Posts Tagged ‘photography’

Another gratuitous short-haired brunette post


Nadège du Bospertus

As I remark in the comments, she was usually smiling. It was typical of her. For example:



Another bonbon girl with a bow


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Nadege du Bospertus, model. Yves Saint Laurent, Autumn-Winter 1992, Couture.

Women as Sweetmeats

And a bonus bonbon song:



cupping her
like a lover
all day
and gloating
at his

(Julian O’Dea)

“Audrey Rouget” as career woman

From The Last Days of Disco (1998): “Audrey Rouget” as unmarried career woman (publishing editor) at the disco on the right:


Here she is in Metropolitan (1990):


I am of the party that she should have become Mrs Charlie Black. He was the right boy for her.

Whit Stillman, the director, is one of the more socially conservative movie directors, but turning one of his best characters into a presumably childless career woman isn’t going to save his WASP community.

Huffington Post spanked


“The Press Ombudsman of South Africa has found the Huffington Post South Africa guilty of the publication of hate speech.

”HuffPost SA apologises unreservedly for the publication of the blog titled Could It Be Time To Deny White Men The Franchise on 13 April 2017.’”

Story here.


As I suspected this was a hoax aimed at making the Huffington Post feminists look foolish. Underinformed ideologues are not hard to fool. The perpetrator appears to have had the famous Sokal hoax in mind.

Photo Album

Photo Album

In that old photo
your face is lowered
to the book
as you read;
candid and smooth
as the page.

And in this one
you had the sun
in your eyes;
but to me, the sun
was always in
your eyes.


(Julian O’Dea)

Women as sweetmeats

A classic article from 2Blowhards:

Gross Over-generalizations — Women and Baked Goods

“Here’s my theory: Women identify with baked goods. (Before laughing too hard, consider the fact that women obviously identify with flowers. Why not with food?) How so? Well, baked goods… There’s often a sponginess there. There’s often sweetness, juiciness and chewiness: nurturance. There’s the skin or crust, and let’s not forget the yeast. Brooding, gestating, fluffing up and settling down, keeping the flesh and the mood plump, fresh and appealing: Baked goods as metaphor and mirror for women’s flesh and their emotional nature — which, let’s face it, are very different than male flesh and male moods.”

I suppose. I also feel that women can be identified with confectionery, the sweet things. That is with lollies as we say here in Australia (or candy or sweets.) “Sweets for the sweet”.

And women seem to like to wrap themselves up in bows like bonbons: