Friday, May 18, 2007

Awww...Eff Off Brangelina! It's Fashion Friday!

Before show-biz power couples started adopting babies, there were some twosomes who liked to adopt drug dealers. And judging by the amount of pills and maryjane thrills this historic power couple did, no doubt their dealer became such a fixture in their household that he was considered family.

Before there was Brangelina, there was Branita.

Brian Jones and Anita Pallenberg

She swung it in Mary Quant minis. He slung 'n hung it in trousers from the hip boutique to the stars, Granny Takes a Trip.

Granny Takes a Trip boutique, the King's Road, Chelsea, London

Boy, were these two mod and stylish! Boy, were these two the fashion trend setters of Swingin' London! Boy, were these two considered rock 'n roll royalty! Boy, were these two royally messed up!

These beautiful doppelgangers would frug the night away at sweet hot spots from London to Marrakesh in their velvets and silks, playing a mad game of dysfunctional-co dependence-a-go-go while sitars and pushers loomed in the background. And Keith. Keith loomed too. Bided his time. His patience paid off, and Branita soon became...

Keith An' Pal

In the beginning of his deathly pallor stage, Keith managed to swipe Pallenberg off her platformed feet and became head pallbearer for the Branita funeral.

Never has a soap opera of this magnitude been so well costumed. When she wasn't busy casting spells and putting curses on people who got in her way, Anita managed to be one of the most stylish women of the '60's. Unfortunately her next great romance would be her undoing. Anita's famous coupling with Mr. Brownstone could easily have been called...

Ah-Need-A Fix, Now!

But not to worry too much. Anita is still alive and relatively well. Brian? Not so much. Keith? The jury is still out on that one.

currently listening to: Neil Young, Trans


SamuraiFrog said...

Anita Pallenberg...damn, E, do I even have to say it anymore?

Invisible said...

ya know E sometimes your posts leave me scratching my head... and NO i dont have fleas!!!


Allan said...

I'm scratching my arms and feels like bugs are crawling on me...aaagghh...maybe a swim will make me feel better.


bonjourtristesse said...

Hey guys and a gal!

SF! LOL! I knew ya would be an Anita guy! She is pretty fascinating subject matter and she was so fashion forward...those old photos of her stand the fickle passage of fashion time!

Vis...ah the fabled love triangle of Brian, Keith and Anita...what a crazy Dynasty without the shoulder pads soaper! The social history of the Stones IS a head scratcher, and like Allan is indicating below, all the smack made everyone involved so terribly itchy and twitchy. I think Keith may have had fleas at one point...ewwwwwwwwwww!

Allan! Chase the dragon and you'll get the fire! LOL!!! Keep scratchin'!!!

Larry said...

No less dysfunctional, but even more short-lived: Brico!

(Brian and Nico)