Posts from — March 2010
This is just a quick little Dress Obsessed post for today, with an impromptu photoshoot! You know how we dew…
I got this dress in Tokyo at a store called Drug Honey in Harajuku. Added a belt and of course some Betsey Johnson Pollys. A simple yet satisfying outfit… on a simple yet satisfying girl…what?
Checked out the only reason to buy the new Purple Magazine with Lohan on the cover: the Aurel Schmidt book that came with it which is titled Pussy…pretty amazing!
March 29, 2010 8 Comments
Photos via jerriblank.com
When I am feeling a ‘lil DITD (down in the dumps), I turn to YouTube like a medicine cabinet filled with antidotes to a weary day. All that’s usually needed are some video clips of my idol Amy Sedaris to make the tears of THIS CLOWN quickly run dry. SHE MAKE ME LAUGH THIS WOMAN! Let us celebrate her day of birth with some reflection…
Hopefully many of you already own the hilarious cookbook she came out with a few years ago called I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence, but did you know that she has another book coming out later this year??? It’s a craft book called Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People. I cannot WAIT! Look at that sick dress she is wearing on the cover!! I’m assuming it’s made by Mary Adams who is known to make all of her gorge dresses. UGH jealousing over here…
Photo via amysedarisrocks.com
Ple enjoy my happy pills below…
And here she is saying some of the best lines as Jerri Blank in Strangers With Candy…
THANK HEAVENZ FOR AMY SEDARIS.
March 29, 2010 5 Comments
Photo by Greg Gorman
Whether it was reading one of her tawdry romance novels for the first time in high school or watching a Lucky Santangelo miniseries on television, almost every woman I know is familiar with the “Queen of Steam” known as Jackie Collins. Selling over 400 million books to date, the British-born author is one of the most fascinating storytellers of scandal in our time. As the sister of Dynasty‘s own Joan Collins to being seduced by Marlon Brando, she knows the lowdown dirty of Hollywood first hand and has made a successful career of it. Her new book, Poor Little Bitch Girl, is about the lives of three high school girl friends, now in their twenties and caught up in their own sordid affairs. I asked Jackie to talk to us about romance, rebellion, her style and even Twitter!
In a time where we can get a good dose of scandal anywhere: the news, reality television, and gossip blogs, what else besides tales of raunchy romps can your novels bring to someone who has never read them before?
Interesting characters. Strong females. Edgy relationships. And the real truth about what really goes on among the rich and infamous. ou are not getting the front page of a tabloid, you are getting the true stories of celebrities with their names changed to protect the not so innocent!
When you came out with your first novel, author Barbara Cartland described it as “a nasty book, filthy and disgusting” and she “hardly slept after reading it.” I can only DREAM of someone describing my writing in those words. What advice can you give to someone who wants to write?
Oh yes, talk of writing a book is easy, but actually doing it is not. So… my advice is get to it, and WRITE!
I always describe today’s technology as a double-edge sword. With sites like Twitter and Facebook, communication with anyone is literally a click away. But in terms of romance do you find that all the texting and instant messaging hinders intimacy?
Not at all. Progress is the internet, and I find communication with my fans quite inspiring. I am obsessed with Twitter (jackiejcollins). It’s so much fun!
You’ve always been a bit of a rebel, from getting kicked out of boarding school at age fifteen to being the “Queen of Steam.” Who are some other women you admire for not playing by the rules?
Angelina Jolie. Wild and wonderful. She reminds me of my favorite heroine, Lucky Santangelo. And I love Kathryn Bigelow. So talented and smart. A woman who definitely does it her way.
Can you give us your five current obsessions?
Spare ribs at Huston’s
Do you collect anything?
Books – everything from current novels to coffee table photo books – usually kind of edgy.
Bronzes of panthers and cheetahs.
Buddhas of all sizes.
I would love to take a peek inside of your closet. What are a few of your favorite wardrobe essentials?
Black pants. Black boots. Black t-shirts! My working uniform. And at night I dress it up with great original jewelry.
Can we talk about a little bit about your sexy affair with Brando or do we have to wait until your autobiography? I just want to know if he was he a teddy bear in the sack or did he throw you around like a ragdoll…?
Yes, I’m afraid you’ll have to wait!! And it’ll be worth waiting for!!
When can we expect the tell-all of your life by the way?
Hopefully next year. Working title – Reform School or Hollywood.
Jackie, I still haven’t figured out menz, I’ve even asked some of them for help! What advice do you think I should I remember when I find the hunk of my dreams?
Always remember that the pleasure you give is the pleasure you get back. Tenfold!
Last question. Will you be my fairy godmother?
I will take that laugh as a YES, Jackie!
That’s not all my boos! We also have a GIVEAWAY for Poor Little Bitch Girl!!! All you have to do is leave a comment below and you’ll be entered to win! The winner will be randomly chosen after the contest ends on Friday. If you want… tell us about your own Jackie Collins-esque scandal! GIMME THE JUICE!
March 29, 2010 22 Comments
Irregular Choice, this song’s for you.
March 26, 2010 12 Comments
You probably saw these SUPER CUTE medical-themed Hello Kitty toys when they were all over the blogs last fall but I forgot to write about them on here. BLASPHEMY! My friend Nathan Cabrera designed these for the Dr. Romanelli and Medicom collab. As you can see, they are just as cute in person as they are online. I found them available to purchase in the US through Toy Tokyo and Mimoco. So adorable they make me wanna SLAP MY MOMMA WITH A BAG OF HOT NICKELS. HALLOW.
The candy striper is my obvious favorite, but the cutesy-faced internal organs on the anatomical kitties get me every time!
Which one is your fave?
The t-shirts are pretty wonderful too!
March 25, 2010 2 Comments
Spring is the transition to summer from winter. Not too cold, not too hot. Iced coffee in the mornings, chai lattes at night. Heat lamps on bare legs, furry coats over cleavage and a scoop of ice cream in your hot chocolate. I am working on a good Spring Mix to drop next week, but in the meantime I wanted to share my SUMMER CAMP OBSESSION. This band sounds so dreamy, romantic, full of LONGING. And they sample 80′s teen flicks in their songs from our favorites Heathers, Sixteen Candles and Say Anything. What are you trying to do, kill me over here? They remind me a little bit of a Stars, 60′s girl groups, and I Am The World Trade Center getting tossed in a nostalgic, lo-fi blender. “Ghost Train” has been emailed and texted to all of my friends with the note “LISTEN OR DIE.” Their cover of “I Only Have Eyes For You” sounds like something you have to sing under a blanket with a flashlight. In a pillow fort. We all need to make more pillow forts. Put that on your checklist this spring/summer.
Thank you Summer Camp for bringing so much warmth and love to my once COLD, DEAD CORAZON.
March 25, 2010 No Comments
† Check out this interview with Heather of Mono Clothing on Hearty. And if you haven’t read their Fan Death interview yet, check that out too! Probably one of the best features I’ve read about my favorite band!
† Aurel Schmidt’s tees for Opening Ceremony are SICK!! I wanna get the “E” for my BFF and the “Y” for me…wish my name was YARIE.
† I’ve made a personal decision to stop buying Forever 21 and to buy more vintage. Check out the goods at Happy House Vintage helmed by the lovely Betsey J and Stolen Peacock Vintage by Winona of Daddy Likey! Love this dress!
† Seeing Rumi’s posts about Tokyo are making me miss MY HOME so much. I love that upside down world.
† My black tie-dye obsession takes on a whole new direction with this lingerie!!!!
† SHUTCHO MOUF AND GIVE ME THIS PEGLEG ROSE FLORAL GSHOCK WATCH!!
† Okay you guys, I kept crying while watching this for the first time a few weeks ago! What can I say, underneath this bitchface of life, I am a big crybaby. THEY ARE SO SWEET. (It’s one of my favorite Bjork songs too)
Got some links for me to lurk? Lemme know! marie at agentlover.com.
March 24, 2010 2 Comments
Christina Aguilera’s AMAZING SHOE CLOSET/LIBRARY!!!! AHHHHH!!! Sidebar, why am I on some crazy Christina Aguilera kick lately? Am I already waxing my nostalgic legs for the early 00′s?
#1. I’ve been watching this for the past week. #2. Now I want to get dirrty. #3. Now I am excited about this COUNTDOWN. What’s happening to me? I won’t fight it though. I’m just going to make an Xtina aerobics megamix! For myself to enjoy…
Mariah Carey’s closet. So LARGE and in charge I had to chop the photo in half. Mariah is SO CRAY now isn’t she? I mean she was already going cuckoolicious a few years ago when she was pushing that ice cream truck on TRL. I’m scared because I do have a soft spot for Mariah Carey you know. I don’t want her to have a big break (break) down. (Fave song ft BONE THUGS)
You better believe I’d post KIMORA on here!!!
You’ve probably seen Anna Sui’s amazing hidden walk-in closet inspired by The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe! My DREAM since childhood is to have a house filled with secret passageways… Lemme just get my futon, Anna. I’ll be catching some zzz’s in your closet. Hope you have some of your eyeliner in there for me to use in the morning.
I couldn’t find a picture of Betsey Johnson’s actual closet, only those sweet pics of her pink apartment, but during my lurks I remembered she was supposed to debut a home collection a few years ago with bedding but it never came out. What a bummer! Where are these samples? Look at what we could have been sleeping on! Man I’m such a whore for some floral.
Last but never least, a little bit of IMELDA!!!
March 23, 2010 9 Comments
I’ve been waiting to see The Runaways movie since I love the band especially some of dat Joan Jett. Like many of us, I was apprehensive because of the casting choices: Kristen Stewart (BELLA) and Dakota Fanning. Honestly…I was mostly worried about Bella’s mullet. Weren’t you this whole time? Anyway, I actually liked the movie! Bella made a pretty decent Joan Jett. She put on her butch hat and made good use of her scowls in this film. However when I look at the real Joan Jett my lesbo-meter goes OOC. She makes me want to jump from a 2 to a 6 on the K Scale if you know what I mean. She has what we call “WHORE EYES.” That super sexy, alluring, come-bone-me stare. And no matter how much black eyeliner she cakes on and cigarette smoke wafts through the air, Bella does not have “WHORE EYES”. When I look at Joan Jett, penises are long gone from my mind. Like a forgotten memory or an extinct creature. A penis is basically a dodo bird when I look at Joan Jett*. GAH!!
Dakota Fanning as Cherie Currie just didn’t do it for me. It’s just too soon in the game to turn her into a lingerie-wearing, stage-squatting tart. I still think of Uptown Girls when I see her. Come back in a few years and we’ll tawk. SAWRE DAKOTA. That’s just how I feel. 70′s child star Tatum O’Neal as her mom though, NICE TOUCH THERE.
I loved the costuming though. Hello 70′s fashion! There is a scene where Cherie comes out on stage to lip-synch some Bowie and she’s wearing glittery gold platforms but I couldn’t find a screencap of it.
Basically if you are a NON-hardcore Runaways fan, dig the 70′s, and like rock n’ roll chicks then you’ll probably enjoy it. And the ‘sex scene’ between Bella and Dakota? SICK!!! It was really PG and didn’t show anything but I have never felt more dirty AND heterosexual watching that in my life. BORING! Unlike HEAVENLY CREATURES…
Joan’s WHORE EYES STARING AT ME
*Editors note I take that back menz, I was just playin’! Don’t fret my pets…
March 22, 2010 7 Comments
MadeMe held a contest on Twitter asking who wrote the song “Do The Bartman” with the winner receiving a free t-shirt! My Simpsons fandom retired sometime in 1990, but during its heyday a cassette tape of The Simpsons Sing The Blues regularly occupied my boombox to the point of it turning into cassette spaghetti. I knew it was Michael Jackson who wrote it , so I double-checked myself before I wrecked my self with a little Goog, tweeted back and WON! I was thrilled and surprised when Erin sent over these floral pantalones instead since you know I loves to get my leggings swagger on. I obviously did The Bartman to celebrate but these leggings are so comfy and sexy, I also had to PT to some “PYT.” DAS RIGHT BEW. Simpsons-related Sidebar: this was one of my favorite video games! WHO NEEDS CHEAT CODES?
Made Me is behind those floral printed leather jackets that make my fashion boner rise and weep at their beauty. Let’s have a lurk at them again, shall we?
SIGH. BEAUT!!! Thanks Erin!!
March 22, 2010 7 Comments