So hard not to slip so frequently into Courtney Love early 90s nostalgia. The queen of kinderwhore cool and such an influence for girls my age, she pretty much personified what every girl felt growing up in suburban America. At least all the girls I ever knew.
I still see these old photos and covet her even-then-vintage babydoll dresses with white lace collars, smeared red lipstick, and ruined, bleached-out hair. Vulnerable, desperate, ragged, and aggressive, she was at her beautiful and fascinating peak during this time. Here are some of my favorite Love photos, most all can be found at courtney-love.org, which is one of those GREAT fansites that have a million photos organized impeccably by type and year (don't you love those?).
|the famous famous SASSY cover photo|
|OMG didnt you LOVE when she was dating twiggy ramirez??? and i love that mm is wearing a twin peaks shirt here|
|want that dress.|
|everyone remembers this photo series. so cute|
|pre nose job...i WISH there were more photos from her teen rebel years|
I still listen to the first two Hole albums a lot... and the videos for Violet and Miss World are A-MA-ZING: VIOLET
I know I already posted a still from Miss World in my post about white face powder, but GOD how that video made an impression on my young mind... not to mention the end of Violet, which resonates still.
Behind the Music on Courtney Love - this is actually really good.
1995 kurt loder interview
on warhols 15 minutes ....pre-nose job! and SO cringe-worthy (not because of her nose, although...is it totally lame and gross that I do prefer the fake nose?), but her DEMEANOR in this...what a strange and fascinating little glimpse....