posted on Mar, 9 2011 @ 02:58 PM
I don't follow her closely enough to be able to say with any authority, but her pose seems to be a focus on decadence and decay.
That pose is always popular with "today's youth," and has been since Romanticism hit in the 1780's. Edgar Allen Poe, Coleridge, Shelley, Bryant,
Keats, Yeats and the rest.
When that stuff gets unusually popular every so often, it is because it speaks to the public mood at the "fin de siecle." Sort of like the folks on
the Titanic, doing everything in an overwrought style, even while the ship is sinking beneath them. Or like the Cabarets in Berlin in the Twenties,
showing Burlesque to the French and British tourists, while the fascists were meeting in the basement.
History is the sound of hobnailed boots ascending the staircase, and of silver slippers coming down. (Voltaire)