Sunday, February 6, 2011

Ship Shape

Have you heard about Randy Quaid and his wife, Evi? Randy Quaid is an actor (and brother of Dennis) whose screen credits include Cousin Eddie in National Lampoon's Vacation and, more recently, Colonel Tom Parker in a TV movie, Elvis.


Lately, however, Randy and Evi have been holed up in Vancouver trying to obtain asylum from the Canadian authorities. Why? Well, it's a long story. It has to do with outstanding arrest warrants in the United States for vandalism and other illegal conduct, and apparently being targets of a gang called the "Star Whackers."


Whatever. Today I want to focus on happier times in the Quaid household, when Vogue featured their Los Angeles home in a 1993 spread.



Nice Hermès bags, Evi! And I don't know why I find this Hamish Bowles line hilarious, but I do: "Most recently she has cropped her blond hair like a midshipman's...."

A view towards the Pacific over the Santa Monica canyon...


I love the lined-up custom riding boots.



Blue, white, shells...and a Hermès apron!




I love that Evi commissioned a quilted leather jacket from Chrome Hearts when they were just starting out...lined with a Hermès scarf!
I'm pretty sure this house (in which they no longer reside...don't worry, Randy & Evi, I'm not stalking you) is in Santa Monica; does anyone know it's exact location? It looks like it overlooks the canyon, but I don't recall ever seeing it when I lived there. Does it still look like this?

3 comments:

Bee said...

I remember reading this Vogue article. Fun to see it again, and admire that beautiful house -- and apron. Btw, I also read the recent Vanity Fair article about this couple. Oh dear. I think she may have tipped over the edge from crazy-wonderful to just plain cuckoo.

Wouldn't it be nice to be in Santa Monica right now? Poor you, buried under snow.

Petunia said...

Wow, good find! I love their house. This was definitely happier times for them... so sad.

the gardeners cottage said...

i don't know anything about them. but i'm intrigued. but mainly i want to know why does hermes make aprons? hahaha. too funny.