Sunday, March 27, 2011

Edith Minturn Sedgwick.

"It's not that I'm rebelling. It's that I'm just trying to find another way."
-Edie Sedgwick

Edie Sedgwick. If I could pick one person in this world that I would like to be most like, I would choose Edie. Hands down. Yes, I love Twiggy, Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn as well, but Edie is the girl that I find myself drawn to the most. She is a beautiful disaster. I wouldn't wish her misery on my greatest enemy, she spent her life struggling with psychological issues, because of her brothers suicide, that led to eating disorders, and drug abuse. But, her beauty, outstanding personality and style has been iconic ever since she was Girl of the Year in 1960's.

"While I was girl of the year and superstar and all that crap, everything I did was really...motivated by psychological disturbance. But I’d, I’d make a mask out of my face because I didn’t realize I was quite beautiful...I had to wear heavy black eyelashes like bat wings and dark lines under my eyes. Cut all my hair off, my long dark hair, cut it off and strip it silver and blond. All these little manoeuvres I did out of things that were happening in my life that upset me. I’d freak out in a very physical way, was all taken in a fashion trend."

"You have to put up with the risk of being misunderstood if you are going to try to communicate. You have to put up with people projecting their own ideas, attitudes, misunderstanding you. But it's worth being a public fool if that's all you can be in order to communicate yourself."

"Edith Minturn Sedgwick: beautiful artist and actress and all around loon. Remembered for setting the world on fire and escaping the clutches of her terrifying family. Made friends with eeeeverybody, and anybody...creating chaos and uproar wherever she went. Divorced as many times as she married, she leaves only good wishes behind."
-Factory Girl


Kat said...

dear goodness i love edie sedgwick to pieces. i consider myself her reborn but not nearly as pretty or stylish. i love her so much. i'm so happy you love her as much too.

you've always been amazingly supportive. thank you.

and also, i need you and maddie's addresses. don't be freaked out but i have things for you both. <3

kitten roar said...

i love edie as well. she is such an interesting woman. awesome quotes and photos!

April said...

I love her, and this post. And you! :)

Charlie and Kathryn said...

I'm sad because I don't know who she is.. I am going to immediately google her :D
She's so pretty she sounded like she was also very troubled too..
I wish I lived in the old times when the most famous women were like Marilyn and Audrey...OH and we could all crush on James Dean!

Pretty pictures :O

Haha Kathryn xx

Maddie M. said...

I love this. And you, ya Twiedryn.

Vanilla said...

I love her :) great post, thank you for your comment :)

Love, Vanilla

Kat said...

i just realized i missed your birthday while i was away.. but happy birthday; know that you're wonderful.

Jaymie said...

Edie Sedgwick what a ledge.

autumn jordan said...

such a lovely post on edie, what a fiesty little lady.

gorgeous blog by the way, gorgeous you.

autumn jordan