They call Tel Aviv the “White City.” I didn’t find it to be that, exactly….But I’ll tell you what – after seeing Tel Aviv, and this here story I’m about to unfold took place back in the late ’00s – just about the time of the Middle East uprisings and capturing and killing Bin Laden. I only mention it because sometimes there’s a woman… I won’t say a hero, ’cause, what’s a hero? But sometimes, there’s a woman. And I’m talkin’ about the Dude-ette here. Sometimes, there’s a woman, well, she’s the woman for her time and place. She fits right in there. And that’s the Dude-ette, in Tel Aviv. And even if she’s a lazy woman – and the Dude-ette was most certainly that. But sometimes there’s a woman, sometimes, there’s a woman. Aw. I lost my train of thought here. But… aw, hell. I’ve done introduced her enough….
Featured below is the dude-ette. She dresses in Gorillott lounge-wear, which is fit for the dude-ette lifestyle. Liza Benshtain’s feminine accessories contrast the ensembles, because we are ladies after all!
Maude Lebowski: What do you do for recreation?
The Dude-ette: Oh, the usual. I bowl. Drive around. The occasional acid flashback.
The Dude-ette: That rug really tied the room together.
The Dude-ette: – had a rough night, and I hate the fucking Eagles, man
The Dude-ette: At least I’m housebroken.
The Dude-ette: Hey, careful, man, there’s a beverage here!
Ah hahahahaha! Wonderful woman. We’re all, we’re all very fond of her. Very free-spirited.
Walter Sobchak: Fuck it, Dude, let’s go bowling.
The Dude-ette: Also, my rug was stolen.
Younger Cop: The rug was in the car?
The Dude-ette: No. It was here.
Younger Cop: [eager] Oh, separate incidents.
The Stranger: I like your style, Dude.
The Dudette: Well, I dig your style too, man.
The Dude: By the way, do you think that you could give me that $10,500 in cash? My concern is, and I have to, uh, check with my accountant, that this might bump me into a higher, uh, tax…
The Dude-ette: Yeah, well, you know, that’s just, like, your opinion, man.
The Dude-ette: Lotta strands in old Duder’s head. Fortunately, I’m adhering to a pretty strict, uh, drug regimen to keep my mind, you know, uh, limber.
Mizi: Were you listening to The Dude-ette’s story?
“The other Dude”: I was bowling.
Mizi: So you have no frame of reference here, Dude. You’re like a child who wanders into the middle of a movie and wants to know…
“Three thousand years of beautiful tradition, from Moses to Sandy Koufax…
[shouting], You’re goddamn right I’m living in the fucking past!”
Happy Independence Day!
Herziliya Bowling Alley Visit them on Facebook, special thanks to the manager, Dror Arel
Cafe Mugraby and Second hand clothing: Thanks to Avi, for providing some of the items, visit them on Facebook.
Guys in the bowling alley: Itamar Kamar (AKA “Mizi”), Shalev Gardos (AKA “The Dude”), Nir Perlman (AKA “Hannah Montana”)
Retro Walkman: Ideal Electronic on Sheinken st. 18- compliments of “Avi Vinetroiv”
Model: Rona Zehavi
Photography and Production: Michell Halpern of Dreed*Tea
Creative Director, Styling and Photo post production: Daina Reed of Dreed*Tea
The Big Lebowski: If you haven’t seen “The Big Lebowski” you may not of gotten the concept for this photo shoot. All the quotes here are from the movie (and slightly adapted).