Monday, April 27, 2015

Party Consciousness: April 27, 2015

Virginia Vogue in Wood -- Color-Reduction Woodcut 1998
I have been sitting to Vogue, the Becks that is, in their mews, which Mr. Woolner built as his studio, and perhaps it was there he thought of my mother, whom he wished to marry, I think.  But my present reflection is that people have any number of states of consciousness:  and I should like to investigate the party consciousness, the frock consciousness, etc. The fashion world at the Becks . . . is certainly one; where people secrete an envelope which prtects them from others, like myself, who am outside the envelope, foreign bodies.

Diary Entry for April 27, 1925 (AWD 73-4)

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