When Lola comes to mind, she is …
a boldly elegant, modern persona of blended sexual heritage and gender-bending proclivities, a Smart Sensuality boys club member.
Lola - The Kinks
… a song written by Ray Favies and performed by The Kinks in 1970 which details a romantic encounter between a young man and a transvestite he meets in a Soho club in London. The song “Lola” was originally banned by the BBC.
… a 2007 hit by the French band Superbus. Lola’s gender-bending identity continues.
Marc Jacobs Lola, a sexy with a wink burst of fuschia peony passion scent, suitable for anyone who aspires to be a real woman.
In describing his LOLA fragrance, Jacobs says: “I was inspired to create a feeling to reflect the color violet. A very saturated, rich, warm color which symbolizes the ultimate color of femininity. I wanted the perfume to convey the same intensity and vibrancy of this jewel-like violet, which is fun, sexy yet still elegant, just like LOLA.”
The truth is that I love Marc Jacobs fragrances, and no this isn’t a paid placement.
More than Marc Jacobs, I love peonies which are the first thing I remember stealing as a child. You might say that my peony caper gave me great insights into dealing with men. Never a Lolita, I understood Lola early on.
More about sharing my sins in a day or two. The thievery took on new relevance in my mind today. Half of my small town was gathered at Saturday afternoon confession, wondering if I was ever going to get off my young-girl knees in this prolonged period of penance.
Today, confession is more like a drive-thru, but stealing peonies was a capital crime in those days.
This moment if you want more LOLA in your life, stake out the brand at Amazon.
If not, I love you anyway, so read on about my first confrontation with religious authorities. If you’re a regular Anne of Carversville reader, you know that the peony heist wasn’t my last day of judgement with the men in black. Anne
The LOLA window shot came from a delightful blog Le Journal des Vitrines. Enjoy it!