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STYLE {WISE} Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (1922)

HŠxan (1922) Filmografinr: 1922/06

Poor little hysterical witch! In the middle ages you were in conflict with the church. Now it is with the law.

Title Card: “Häxan (1922)”

We really ought to be saving this one for our own private inspiration board, but a higher wisdom has urged us to share.  We swear!

This sinisterly beautiful Style {WISE} is from the archives of cinema history. Back to the days of the silent film, where the power of imagery ruled supreme.

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The film is the 1922 Pseudo Documentary Art-House Horror Silent Classic, Häxan (pronounced “hek-sen”). Imaginations soared through creative interpretations of alleged real-life events right up through to the early twentieth century.  The Swedish Film was directed, written, and starring Benjamin Christensen as the Devil himself.

Ultimately  comparing the hysteria of contemporary (1921) women with the behaviour of the witches in the Middle Ages; the film concludes that they are very similar. Hey, we never said a peep! {click here for more}

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Title Card: Centuries have passed and the Almighty of medieval times no longer sits in his tenth sphere.

Title Card: We no longer sit in church staring terrified at the frescoes of the devils.

Title Card: The witch no longer flies away on her broom over the rooftops.

Title Card: But isn’t superstition still rampant among us?

Title Card: Is there an obvious difference between the sorceress and her customer then and now?

Title Card: We no longer burn our old and poor. But do they not often suffer bitterly?

Title Card: And the little woman, whom we call hysterical, alone and unhappy, isn’t she still a riddle for us?

Title Card: Nowadays we detain the unhappy in a mental institution or – if she is wealthy – in a modern clinic.

Title Card: And then we will console ourselves with the notion that the mildly temperate shower of the clinic has replaced the barbaric methods of medieval times.

Häxan (1922)

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What’s most fascinating is the way they amp up the already iconic images we have in our mind when we turn our thoughts to the idea of witchcraft, the frenzy of the medieval times, and the rugged decay of the Medieval Times. All these elements are intensified and, almost glamourized, for the silver screen in a way only the 1920s could make happen.

Wouldn’t it be great to  see more powerful imagery like this come to the forefront today, while still staying beautiful ? Perhaps some of you beauties will find some inspiration to take with you after your visit here with The Eye of Faith.

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Witchcraft through the Ages (1922 Sweden) aka Haxan Documentary

Häxan: Witchcraft through the ages, is a true experience for the eyes and ears,  with music beautifully composed by Emil Reesen.

Seemingly a silent horror sensation, but truly a documentation of modern man.

So much faith is thrown into the blind eyes of God, as fellow man takes judgement and punishment upon himself.

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Just a little something-something to get those juices flowing!

Until we meet again?

{theEye}

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Suddenly Sedgwick!

[Photos by: THE SARTORIALIST]

“You live alone, creating life as you.”

-Edie Sedgwick

Seems like the world is going to become even closer to Edie Sedgwick, Andy’s Warhol’s famous factory girl, and high priestess of hip, thanks to Marc Jacob‘s latest Spring/Summer 2013 presentation in New York City this month.

“If all I cared about was me, I could make a million. And that’s what they will never
 understand.”

-Edie Sedgwick


Sedgwick became an international sensation, embracing the life force that so radically inhabited her pretty prep school self. From her smudged eyes and leopard spots, to that undeniable charisma, Edie owned her persona A to Z, making it unbelievably hard not to fall in love with.

She had a bit of a tragic life, but who doesn’t? Far greater than her tragedy are the precedents of beauty, vitality, and ingenuity she possessed throughout her life, and the veiled mystery she still seems to portray. Sedgwick was also able to make a name for herself as an actress, playing versions of herself in art flicks directed by Warhol, among others.  Somehow, she was able to make her entire life a work of art, in a way, which is also tragic but also profound.

“Isn’t that sad! I’m so fragile! It’s tragic! Can you believe it? That’s so sad.”

-Edie Sedgwick

The collection is being lauded as one of the designer’s absolute best, so expect to see the scene come alive with these notions. “Young girls need to learn that sexiness isn’t about being naked” says the iconic designer, and who better than Edie Sedgwick to illustrate this.

The sexiest we see Edie isn’t naked, but when she is talking art and/or philosophy, or doing a dance in a shift dress. It’s her tightrope roping the sidewalks, or simply just having a laugh. What truly defines this appeal is her lack of inhibition and selfless expressionism….


Jacob’s collection captured the very essence of the iconic free bird of the New York City art scene of the 60s, and created a collection that is both classic and forward. There is no doubt, we will be seeing a lot more of Edie, and the inherent {TRADITIONS} she has been able to release into the wild….

I think something very weird‘s going on now, ’cause the power that is permitted to youth is quite extraordinary. And they are sort of run by that kind of power.”

-Edie Sedgwick

Sincerely,

{theEye}

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{PHOTOBLAST} Confessions of a Teenage Witch ! ! !

“Mommy? Daddy? We have something to tell you… you know those new girls we’ve been hanging out with at school? Yes, the one’s who smoke cigarettes and dance in the street.  Well…they have more to them than it seems.  And now…our dear sweet family, we have news… I’m a Teen Witch


Come the Bewitching hour, our style sensory will ignite and burst into the brightest of nights light, for playing with fashion will be our demonic delight! We’ll be in leather or lace, flipping a bird or two.  Dabbling in medieval monk magic, with our new gothic hair-do.  Tonight, the sands of the coast will be our runway.

We are celebrating the defiance of the Teen Witch. We hear a rebel yell in the witchlight, and trust these mother’s of nature to lead us to new extremes and tend to every curiosity.  Mother nature will guide them as they harness each new trait.  Faithfully we will follow, wiser than most, these witches are onto something.

“The blackest chapter in the history of Witchcraft lies not in the malevolence of Witches but in the deliberate, gloating cruelty of their prosecutors.”
-Theda Kenyon, Witches Still Live.


Witch! Witch! WITCH! More than just black nails with some dark eye liner.  Thank our God the tact of burning these on-land sirens has come to a near end.  Now we Covet the beauty exuded by these young go getters who will never show fear when it comes to tampering with their own devilish side.

Far more beautiful to behold than can be told, we engage in the danger of dabbling in the dark arts.  Triumphant we will remain, rising above all in our victory.  For these young beauties may deceive with little intent, what we see is never quite what we get.  So be sparing with all your judgements.  Please, or it may be you who get’s hung!

Until next time,

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