Over 4900 hits yesterday - my highest ever! Are you guys TRYING to blow my mind?! :-D I'm off to a gig tonight; and I'm afraid there will be no post tomorrow as I'm having dinner with friends straight after work and probably won't be back until late.
Today's Spotlight is dedicated to Kitty Lovett of Bloggery of a Gothcat, because her recent post listing Marilyn Monroe as one of her inspirations reminded me of the fabulous Jami Deadly.
|Image (c) Shannon Brooks for Deadbeat Magazine|
Source: Jami Deadly's MySpace
Deadly Cinema, which ran from 2003 to 2005 and is available as a 3-disc DVD box set, combines the classic horror format pioneered by Gothy icons Elvira and Vampira, but with Jami's own unique twist. In Jami's words, "What if a glamorous blonde movie star type thought living in a cemetery and sleeping in a bubblegum pink coffin were as normal as anything?"
Jami's vintage pin-up look is currently enjoying much popularity in the Goth scene, thanks to the boom in burlesque shows (and how many of us Goth ladies list Dita Von Teese as a style icon? Jami has actually opened for Dita, I might add). She has also been featured in magazines such as Rue Morgue and Deadbeat, as if being Marilyn Monroe with fangs (for her Bite Me photoshoot) wasn't awesome enough.
Essential Jami Deadly...
Beauty staple: peroxide!, winged eyeliner, RED lips
Fashion staple: veiled hats and opera gloves (and fangs)
Purchase: Deadly Cinema DVD box set
Random fact: Jami was awarded Scream Queen of the month by ScreamQueen.com in September 2005
If you think Jami is awesome, check out: Dita Von Teese, Wednesday de Avaric, Voluptua
Get more Jami: http://www.modelmayhem.com/6159