Kelis in Balenciaga Fall/Winter 2004 photographed by Nathaniel Goldberg for Vogue Nippon’s September 2004 issue
fuck it. be creative even if you never really *make* anything. write out plot synopses of stories and then move on. design OCs you’ll never use. make mood boards and concept art and don’t do anything with them. life’s too short to forget everything that inspired you and creation doesn’t have to be “complete” to be worth the time you put into it.
keeping up with the kardashians ending during the age of aquarius is actually too perfect.
a family that got famous in the age of neptune/pisces (illusions/fantasy) & mysteriously climbed their way to the top in entertainment, although none of them are talented in the arts or traditional entertainment, and maintaining a powerful position by selling illusions to the masses & profiting from it.
their initial rise to fame was actually fairly aquarian in a way… a sex tape (uranus = unexpected scandal), unexpectedly leading to a reality show (non-traditional form of media). but their fame was truly cemented by the rise of social media (aquarius = technology) and their powerful social media presence. however, rather than embrace authenticity, they used social media as a platform to flex their “perfect” selves/lives and perpetuate lies by selling fantasy, very much in vein with the age of pisces.
the age of aquarius is about dismantling the very structures that made them famous, capitalism included. taking power away from illusions and grounding it in something real & authentic. collectively, more people are starting to see them for who they are: talentless people who profit from supporting the capitalistic agenda by taking advantage of the lower class & feeding them lies (i.e. selling their own stories to TMZ, calling paparazzi on themselves, lying about plastic surgery & cosmetic procedures, & selling people overpriced products. everything that made & kept them famous will slowly be dissolved. flex culture, support of capitalism, being rich, and being “famous for being famous” are no longer enough in the age of aquarius. from a timing standpoint, the show has ended at the perfect time, roughy one year into the age of aquarius. if it had kept running, it would have only continued to lose popularity.
so my natural deodorant slid right off my underarm after 30 mins outside… ig summer’s here.
Paper Magazine, 2007.