(All of the images below are from Allee's Kitsch of the Day blog. These fabulous pieces of kitsch don't actually belong to me- only in my dreams!)
During the entire week a new "What Is Kitsch?" video will be posted each and every day on YouTube. I don't know about you, but this is right up my alley! I loves the kitsch. I would tell you that my middle name is Kitsch, but that would be lying because it's Renee.
If you live near L.A., be sure to check out the festivities! If only I loved closer, I would be there myself. Did I mention it's KITSCH?!?
During the course of an action-packed week at the newly relocated Ghettogloss art gallery on Melrose in Los Angeles, Allee will be displaying hundreds of amazing artifacts from her rarely-seen-in-person kitsch collection and will frequently be on hand greeting visitors and discussing the Allee Willis Museum of kitsch. Allee's grand kitsch exhibition will feature two fabulous AWMoK launch parties (on Monday, Sept. 14th and Monday, Sept. 21st); the debut of her delightful "What Is Kitsch?" short film series; Allee's unveiling of her featured "Kitsch O' The Day" blog item live at noon daily in the gallery's front window on L.A.'s ever-popular Melrose Avenue; her usual megaton of scrumptious junk food; specially created gourmet treats from L.A.'s hottest new restaurant, Susan Feniger's Street, of which Allee is part owner; live auctions of spectacular kitsch masterpieces hand-picked by Allee herself; a first-time-ever public raffle to win a guided tour of Allee's exclusively private Willis Wonderland; a not-to-be-missed karaoke sing-off of Allee's classic Earth Wind & Fire hit, "September," at the party on the night of the 21st ("Do you remember...the 21st night of September...?"); plus many more kitschy surprises for those lucky enough to be there.
Some time ago I found a photo album in a junk shop. It was FULL of pictures from someone's vacation in 1972- Switzerland, Italy, England. Seemed a shame that anyone would ever let go of this, so it came home with me.
A honeymoon, perhaps?
All of my favorite photos are of this mystery woman. She's so stylish!
Here are a few more pictures from my summer vacation. The Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest is home to some of the oldest living things on Earth- some of them are thousands of years old! Methuselah is the name of one that is almost 5,000 years old. Yup, 5,000 years old! The location and identity of Methuselah is kept secret to protect the tree.
No pictures of Methuselah obviously, but here are some other interesting trees I met on my summer vacation.