Posts from — April 2010

Winged Eyeliner Idol: Sharmila Tagore

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Years ago, I watched a movie called An Evening in Paris (no not that snoozefest) at someone’s birthday party where by the end of the night, I found myself at the Spearmint Rhino getting a lapdance by a sexy Persian stripper who finaled with a naked somersault onto my face (IMPRESSIVE)! But what I remembered most about that Bollywood movie was the gorgeous actress Sharmila Tagore and her PERFECT 60′s cateye.

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Just thought I’d share some photos of her with my fellow winged eyeliner aficionados….

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April 28, 2010   15 Comments

Clarissa Explains These Boots

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Can we talk about these ‘lil black boots for a minute? I’ve been wearing them almost every day since I got them a week ago…from JC PENNEY or “Penney’s” as your gramma likes to call it. I know I am supposed to be looking for a new summer shoe but when I tried these on I suddenly felt like Clarissa Explains It All!

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Even though they are pretty simple and non-descript with nothing special going on, they are comfy as fuck and easy to pair with most of my day-to-day outfits. What’s even better is they run big so it feels like I have petite tootsies. And they are still loose! I probably could have worked a 7.5 like Carrie Bradshaw but I didn’t want to push it. Anyway, I have been wearing these suckas with everything. I even found them to be the perfect match for my H&M tiger dress when worn with black tights (You can see it a bit in the Zac Posen post.) I’ve had that tiger dress since fall but every shoe/legging combination I wore with it just didn’t feel right until now. Also could be that the dress is kind of baggy. Anyhoo I digress. Yesterday I had dinner with one of my favorite baklas and when I asked him if he liked the new shoes adorning my hooves, he said “Yes! They remind me of Clarissa Explains It All!” !!!!!!!!!!! PSYCHIC CITY!!!  I love when shit like that happens.  Sidebar, I lurked the name of the shoe and they are actually an Olsen twin brand! Hilarious! You know I am not one of those Mary Kate worshippers but I must give them props for making these perfect stompers.

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Target t-shirt, chola store pencil skirt, Rodarte X Target tights, necklace from some store in Venice, $39 Olsenboye bewts (I just checked JcPenney.com and they are sold out :( )

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April 27, 2010   14 Comments

Links à la Mode: Fashion Has Brains

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Fashion has Brains

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Every week I am always surprised by the selection of posts we receive here at IFB.  I think back to before I started my blog, the discrimination I felt working in retail and adoring fashion, because it was shallow and it wasn’t academic.  Now I look at the community I am a part of and think– how could anyone accuse fashion enthusiasts of being shallow? Or fashion designers, lovers of style?  Indeed, like any frowned upon medium or niche, fashion has brains; it has ingenuity, it has controversy, it has creativity, and it has depth.

This week I want to celebrate those putting fashion and intellect together, to show that there’s more than meets that glittering eye…

Oh, and if you’re looking for something to do this summer… IFB is looking for interns!

Links à la Mode : April 22

  • Agent Lover: – On The Search For The Perfect Retro Bathing Suit!
  • Alice in Stilettos: – Interview with Edgy, Up-and-Coming Designer Chelsea Sutrisno
  • Bay Area Style File: – Interview with Model turned Eco Friendly Beauty Brand owner Josie Maran.
  • Bobbins and Bombshells: – Fashionable History: Lilly Dache – A True Fashion Success Story.
  • Denim Debutante: – Meet US-Made NAEM Denim and Win Your Own Pair
  • dramatis personae: – Back to the Future
  • Fashion Pulse Daily: – Cynthia Rowley for Roxy Spring 2010
  • For Those About to Shop: – Crystal Renn’s inspiring story of transformation may make you think twice about modelling industry:
  • krameymartin: – Being pregnant doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your fashion sense. Check out this post to learn how to jazz up simple maternity pieces.
  • La Chanelphile: – “The Allure of Chanel” by Paul Morand with Illustrations by Karl Lagerfeld
  • M.I.S.S.: – The Rag Trade: The Sale Mentality. This week’s article looks at how we will get consumers to break the sale mentality and pay full price again.
  • Night Watch: – DIY Tutorial: Burberry Prorsum F/W 2010-11 Inspired Blazer
  • Oh, the Places You’ll Go!: – ASOS Curve Models – Plus, or not plus enough?
  • Oranges and Apples: – Some thoughts on weight, fat activism and health
  • Poetic & Chic: – Hamish Bowles, European Editor at Large for Vogue, visits the de Young in San Francisco to announce a new Balenciaga retrospective slated for spring 2011.
  • Retro Chick: – Made To Measure – Dresses for those who aren’t a standard size
  • shrimp salad circus: – DIY Spring Flowers Headband/Belt for Under
  • The Coveted – Craving Miu Miu Clogs?
  • the fashionate traveller: – Discovers the emerging Japanese fashion trend Dolly Kei, as seen through a visit to Grimoire, Shibuya’s premier vintage store.
  • The Fashionista Lab: – I gave up shopping and gained a new perspective on using and building my wardrobe (hint: shoes are important)
  • True Queen: – Warning: Men In Skirts – Examining a taboo trend that attempts to go mainstream

April 25, 2010   No Comments

In The Dressing Room With Zac Posen For Target

If you recall, last time when the Rodarte for Target line came out I tried on a bunch of the clothes and snapped shots in the dressing room to show you what they looked like in the real world. I wanted to do the same with the Zac Posen line so I scheduled my day accordingly. I woke up at 7am, ran a comb through my bangs and was ready to start my Sunday bright and early like I was fittin’ to go to CHURCH. Felt like Black Friday up in this mug. OPERATION ZAC POSEN WAS NOW IN SESSION.

The tiger print sailor dress was #1 on my list so grabbed that one right away. Because there was a pink slip attached underneath, it seriously took me at least three minutes to just GET IT READY to put on. I was twisting that shit around my limbs like I was playing chinese jump rope (REMEMBER THAT GAME!?) I’m sure we can attribute that ridiculousness to lack of sleep and general dressing room slapstick, but anyway I digress…I loved it! THANK GAWT.

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Now to the tuxedo bodysuit and skirt. I had said I wasn’t going to get the bodysuit because I was afraid the crotch was going to snap back like a boomerang and hit me in the eye…but surprisingly the bodysuit was very comfortable! I ended up getting it, but not the skirt which was what I had actually planned to buy. I personally liked the pieces better separately than together. Something clashed. The skirt fit nicely but I was iffy about the design of the waist. I decided to ditch it for now.

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The black sweater dress was another surprise purchase. It was on my to-try list but as a peripheral piece. It’s a nice LBD, clings to your curves and comfortable. Made my booty look noice. WATCHOUT.

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BE STILL MY QUIVERING LOINS…the red leather jacket is AMAZING!! Once I had this sexy thang on I couldn’t bear to take it off and walked out of the dressing room still wearing it. Perhaps I was subconsciously hoping a generous sugar daddy/momma would say I looked totally bangin’ and buy it for me on the spot. At $200 it is the most expensive piece of the collection but it’s fucking fabulous. Super depressed I had to part with it. Perhaps I will write it love letters to deal with my longing.

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Yes I know it looks fucking SICK WITH THAT TIGER ON MY DRESS!!!!! UGH. DAMN YOUUUUU

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Here is that beautiful floral brocade dress. My problem with it was the asymmetrical zipper. The placement of said zipper is great if I want to flash someone a hello from my right boob (Thelma) real quick, but in reality it wasn’t flattering for my cleavage. If the zipper was placed in the middle with a more complimenting cut for décolletage it would have won my corazon. Maybe best for my smaller-busted sistas.

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Here is the print in the same style as the pleated tuxedo skirt. There is also my censored cleavage FYI. (DIDN’T WANT TO DISTRACT ANYONE… TOO MUCH)

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Here is a blue sack dress that was cute to me in a weird way but isn’t my steez. Not into drawstrings and stuff like that. It’s just a personal preference. I think it gives me KIKWEAR flashbacks.

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They didn’t have the red ruffle dress at my Target, but they did have the same design in a black and blue version. I thought it was really cool that Posen made this dress in a two-piece. You can choose to wear it as a LBD or attach the ruffles for a fancier look.

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The pink and purple polka dot dress was pretty cute. Totally a fun spring day dress.

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It’s always fun for a midge like me to try on any type of maxi or floor-length dress. They are so foreign to me! Here is the safety pin-printed gown. The train was totally fun.

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I loved the color combination of this pink and lavender snap skirt. It reminds me of My Little Pony. I went back and forth with this one but ended up opting out for now.

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The dark blue tape dress is a pretty fun piece.

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I like the little window in the cleavage. Looks like my bewbs are caged in. LET THEM OUT!!!

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And that concludes my Zac Posen X Target dressing room antics!!!! I felt like this was the girls locker room and you drilled a hole to look in at me changing. How 80′s!!!

What about any of you ladies? Get anything good? What did you think of the clothes in person?

April 25, 2010   23 Comments

Mad Crushin’ On Josie Cotton

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As you know, Valley Girl is one of my favorite movies of all time and my obsession with the soundtrack is no joke…I’ve listened to it almost everyday for the past YEAR (OBSESSED! It’s great driving music hello). Singer-songwriter Josie Cotton who stole the film’s prom scene performing her unforgettably controversial and catchy song “Johnny Are You Queer,” was the ultimate badass babe back then and is even MORE badass to this day! She’s kept busy ever since the Valley Girl days, releasing several albums including one that covered theme songs from campy films of the 60′s and 70′s. She has a new album coming out this year called Pussycat Babylon and attention LA friends…she has a free show this Sunday at La Cita! I did a Q&A with Josie to find out more about this fascinating and fierce woman! I love her!

If a song like “Johnny Are You Queer” came out today, how do you think the reaction would be?

Well the only thing I know for sure is it wouldn’t be nearly as shocking or outrageous as it was when I released it in the 80′s, what with Queer Eye For The Straight Guy, The Queers and Queer Nation, it’s definitely within the vernacular now. At the time it was not only banned in Amsterdam, the religious right practically went after me with pitchforks, accusing me of really being a gay man promoting homosexuality. Even the gay community had mixed reactions. The east coast faction thought it was homophobic but the west coast gay community embraced it like it was a gay anthem. It was beyond schizophrenic and affected my career tremendously. I really took a bullet for that song, actually for that one word.

What can you tell us about the new album and when can we expect it to be released?

My new record, Pussycat Babylon, is set to be released sometime this summer.  I hate to categorize it cause there are many different influences but in general it is pretty dancey…with some electro-pop and post post punk elements, even some new wave, power pop and Euro-trash disco. It was basically my co-producer Paul Roessler and myself locked inside a studio for almost a year like insane children left to their own devices. I’ve always been involved in the production of my records but this was the first time I had final say on every single detail. I finally feel like a real record producer and arranger. And lest I forget the dysfunctional relationship that compelled me to write the songs for this record. My friends tease me that I attract these borderline/bi-polar type boyfriends just so I can get the material I need to write. If I can get a good song out of it, my feeling is it was probably worth it but I could be wrong…haha!!

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My favorite outfit from Valley Girl was your mini-skirt with the car on it! What current trends are you a fan of and which ones would you like to see disappear?

I have to admit I love the latino teenagers take on the 80′s. They are full on, these kids, with the hair and the clothes. It’s huge out here in Los Angeles. But when I was in Miami at the Winter Music Conference this year I saw so many fauxhawk/ mullets I couldn’t see straight. No one really looks cute with those things. Of course as soon as I say that I’m going to see the hottest guy sporting one in front of me and I will have to eat my words. To me fashion has a lot of irony in it. What was hideous becomes fabulous again.

Who are your favorite designers?

I’m a bit of a fashion nymphomaniac which I probably get from my grandmother. I rarely saw her out of her Chanel suits…cigarette in hand, very Bette Davis. My mom influenced me too but she was more Marilyn Monroe vixen meets Dolly Parton at a rodeo. OK my new favorite designers who I just discovered are Viktor & Rolf. They are over the moon!!  I happened to have loved Alexander McQueen. I adore Vivienne Westwood, Galliano of course, even Chanel right now is amazing. Miu Miu, Commes Des Garcon once in a while, Yamamoto, Marc Jacobs can still do it for me and Heatherette is so up my alley it’s not even funny. I also have very fond memories of going into Patricia Fields store in New York before she really hit big. Recently I have been working very closely with Jared Gold who is designing clothes for my live shows. We are both very absurdist in the way we think. Right now we are on this ‘ballet assassin’ kick and just beginning our ‘Shanghai hooker/cowgirl’ wave.

I love how you look on the cover of the new album! (pictured above) Can you tell us more about it and who you collaborated with for the album?

I was lucky enough to get to work with Albert Sanchez who is a legendary photographer in Los Angeles. Pedro Zalba did the set design but was involved in just about every detail of this CD cover. I think I drove him a little crazy. Not that I’m a diva or anything but I am most definitely a detail person and I have a very clear vision of what I want. Jared Gold, my parasitic twin, designed that beautiful dress and the completely insane headdress I am wearing on the cover. He completely indulged my fascination with anything Asian, outer space and evil children’s toys. He is just one of those Renaissance men, a concert pianist, a gourmet cook, a graphic artist, and a true intellectual who can talk with me in complete earnesty about how incredible Planet Of The Apes and Children Of The Corn were. On my last record I worked with Mike Ruiz who was quite amazing as well.

You’ve worked with John Waters in the past, contributing to one of his compilation albums and he provided liner notes for Invasion of The B-Girls. I think Cotton and Waters are a good pairing. Would you ever want to act in one of his films?

I have told him on many occasions I would date a gorilla to be in one of his movies. I just adore the man and I’m sure we will work together again. My music is perfect for his movies. Well him and Quentin Tarantino.

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You’re a big fan of B-movies and even put out an album in that theme..what are five movies I should Netflix right away?

Let me just say that most of the great b-movies were from the 1960′s and 70′s. They probably wont have these on Netflix though, Marie: Alice In Acidland is a classic trashy movie that looks suspiciously like a home movie. It’s about a girl who drops a shit load of LSD and you go with her on her adventures as she is being seduced by her lesbian French teacher. The throbbing technicolor of the Pinky Violence series are in my top 10…  these cute little Japanese girls in boarding school form a vigilante gang and then dabble in prostitution and assassination in these long red rain coats. It’s hilarious and sad and beautifully filmed. But one of my favorite all time movies is ‘Tetsujin 28 Go‘. Another Japanese movie from the 60′s… this was the pen-ultimate ‘man becomes machine’ movie. It makes Iron Man look as pussified as Barney the purple dinosaur. It’s extremely dark thematically, all black and white, very noir where the lead character’s flesh is turning into metal in agonizing detail, becoming some kind of hideous robot creature. At one point he  grows this enormous metal penis and pretty much impales his girlfriend whom he loves and that’s sad… but funny… like life really. That’s why they’re not really b-movies to me.

Do you collect anything?

I began collecting Mao Tse Tung memorabilia some time after I had been exposed to him through various documentaries I had seen over the years. I just couldn’t wrap my mind around the tyranny of ideas he embodied. That ideas were that powerful, that people could be so brain washed, that so many millions of peoples died for an idea was astonishing to me. Then one day I came across a photo of a vintage tea set with Mao’s face on it, he was waving and smiling all goofy-like. And it struck me if he was such an idealist and so vehemently opposed to capitalism and all its conspicuous consumption, why was his communist regime manufacturing these tea sets?. So I started researching it and realized in the process he was not only a shameless self promoter and a complete hypocrite, he thought he was Elvis!  And that became hilarious to me. And so my collection began. In fact I have that exact tea set, the ‘red book’ which was their bible, the arm band, the insignia and my piece de resistance, the original album of revolutionary marching songs he put out called The East Is Red. I also collect mid-century furniture from the 1960′s so my bedroom actually looks like Mao and Cleopatra Jones had a baby. Sadly this is all in my song lyrics but no one listens to lyrics anymore so I can pass through the world undetected!!

Any advice regarding menz you can offer for the ladies?

I would say never date an actor especially an unemployed one or a really successful one. Either way you’re screwed. I would say be sure you find the same things funny because humor can get you through anything. Never talk about old relationships or nag. Don’t change yourself for a guy or try to fix him either. And girls, ladies, always keep an air of mystery and never never be clingy because the more you need him the less he will want you. Friends, especially girlfriends, are more important than any romantic relationship you will ever have and nothing is more sexy to a REAL man than a woman who knows who she is.

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What are your five recent obsessions?

I love dichotomy and whenever I find it i obsess on it. For example i found myself being drawn to Princess Pony recently for some unknown reason, probably a picture I saw. Then anything with a pony on it caught my attention. I mean what am I, 5 years old? At the same time I was becoming aware of this whole culture of people who ‘date’ and fall in love with horses. There was that international ring that was busted of mostly men who look like farmers who would go to this horse ranch and…well you know where I’m heading with this. Then I became intrigued and started googling it of course and came across yet another horse fetish where they dress up like horses, with hooves and bridles, and lash marks on their flanks. They get ridden and they prance around like abused show horses. So that’s 3 obsessions for the price of one. That’s taking up all my time now (kidding). I have to say I was a little obsessed with guys with tattoos for a while… until I became engaged to one last year. Never take the surfer home from the beach! And I’m always forever obsessed with anything science fiction…Caprica and V being my current faves in terms of tv shows.

What music are you listening to on constant rotation lately?

I have been listening to a lot of DJ’s recently like Chus And Ceballos  Moto Blanco, Johnny Dynell. Eddie X, Larry T and this young up and coming DJ Josh Peace as I am in the process of doing dance re-mixes for the new record with the intent of creating a dance compilation album behind this new album. I especially love the English and Spanish DJ’s. I generally have to listen to a lot of silence to keep my head clear but in general I love artists like MIA, Peaches, MGMT, Tegan and Sara, 50 Cent, Killsonic, Double Naught Spy and Elephant which is a gay twin electro-punk, hip-hop rapper duo. I am also partial to Baliwood soundtracks, Bulgarian hip hop,  Northern Soul, Japanese punk rock, Drum and Bass, Reggaeton etc.. I need a wide variety of music or I get bored fast. They say I have ADDDDDD!!

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What’s next in the world of Josie Cotton?

Animal rights has been a passion of mine since I was a little girl so that’s something I will be doing benefits for in the coming year hopefully and I’ve recently become involved in Prop 8 and the same-sex marriage act because I find it pathetic that is still an issue. In terms of my career I have a lot of live performances coming up: LA, some New York appearances in June, doing Toronto Pride in July, and some European dates I’m very excited about. I’m making a new video soon and that’s really the most fun of all, with total control over how I look !! It’s perfect :) I have a lot of new songs I’ve written, not necessarily for me, that I need to record. And I want to do a lot more writing . I’ve simply fallen in love with the process of writing articles on basically whatever topic leaks out of my demented mind. I think it’s called being an essayist. I’ve written a few things for Magnet Magazine and Punk Globe and I know it’s what I will end up doing full time. It’s my crack. I like myself best when I’m writing. I have this vision of myself 80 years old living in Paris hanging out in cafes writing science fiction novels where I hit people over the head with my cane if they interrupt me.

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April 24, 2010   10 Comments

You Are The Wind Beneath My Winged Eyeliner

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SONOFAGUN I haven’t blogged in a week! I’m having BLOG GUILT MOM. Howeva, Librans tend to ebb and flow and this was a wild week. Also I felt I was bombarding you guys with posts! Do I give too much or give too little? I’m sorry for these cat and mouse games! I just want to make sure you are still interested in me. I don’t want our relationship to become too predictable. So I thought I’d spice things up for you by pulling something out of my good ol’ Inspiration Folder. That screencap alone encompasses so much of my heart and soul. I am quoting 90210 all day/night/week/life on Twitter. Please get @ me if you have the urge.

I gave the Bakery a makeover! Please check out the new pictures of my boo Kiana modeling my cake hats. ! I will post more from that shoot soon. And of course if you are interested in a cake hat email me at marie@agentlover.com!

To spice things up even more, here are some of things I have been researching this week:

Ok that’s enough from my Google Confessional.

People have said there should be more ME on this blog. ARE YOU SURE ABOUT THAT? OK. ::flips hair:: Since I didn’t have time to do any Dress Obsessed outfit shots this week, I decided to do a collage of my recent Photobooth shots aka narcissism birthed out of boredom and convenience. PLE ENJOY

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This weekend will be fairly busy so I’m going to do some weightlifting to ‘Like A Prayer’ right now to get myself pumped and prepared. First off, a little ladies night with some of my gals while we see Kid Sister at Control and tomorrow I’m heading to the Vintage Expo in Santa Monica! Let me know if any of you local ladies attend! It will be my first time (ooh la la… VIRGIN.) I wrote more about it on The Lipstick Diaries. Then of course, there’s  Zac Posen X Target on Sunday!

Here’s a very happy song from Swedish band Love Is All to jump off. It’s on repeat today! If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been kind of obsessed with finding new jamz as of late so be prepared ’cause I’m swapping songs and SWAPPIN’ SPIT. Also, I’m glad many of you enjoyed the Girl Group mix!

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What are you up to this weekend?

April 22, 2010   7 Comments

On The Search For The Perfect Retro Bathing Suit: Part 3

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LADIES!! It’s that time of the year again… MY ANNUAL! And by that, I mean my annual retro bathing suit hunt! If you are one of the many homegirls trying to find that special vintage swimsuit for the upcoming Sean Kingston season, you’ve come to the right place! I have lurked up and down and all around to find the cutest suits so hopefully I can be of service. BTW, have you come to terms with the fact that I will always correlate summer/piña coladas/sunbathing/tropical/desert getaways with the sweet melodies of Sean Kingston’s music?! Just be lucky you don’t have to hang out with me in the real life where “Take You There” sneaks up in a Blondie mix while we are driving or I regularly greet you with a “Wata Gwan!”

ANYWAY, let’s get down to business already. As you can see our style icon this year is none other than ANNETTE FUNICELLO! When I was a mini-Rie-Rie, I LOVED the Beach Party movies of the 60′s with Frankie and Annette. Especially Back to the Beach! Annette is just so charming and fun…and not to mention, brunette! Trying to mix things up from the blonde babes I chose the past couple of years. Sidenote: I need this record of hers right away!!!

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Alright, enough with these sidetracks of life! Let’s get to the suits!

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One new thing I noticed on my hunt this year was that there was quite an amount of patterned suits. From flowers to tiki, and plaid to polkadots, we have a good variety of prints to choose from. I adore this Esther Williams Lotus Garden suit from Dillinger Ink. The bright colors just pop against the black. Imagine a giant-rimmed sunhat and HUGE sunglasses with that. FABULOUS. If you want to get those summer hunks to see spots, the Jantzen Vamp Blue Polka Dot Suit is especially darling because it has that eyelet trim on the bust. You can get that at Popina Swimwear.

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Every year I have to find the best nautical suit! I kept seeing the cute ones from last year until I found this adorable one by What Katie Did on Mio Destino. The details are sharp, the cut looks flattering, and it also comes in a two-piece! I love how it really looks uniformy. I would serve some sailors more than just refreshing drinks in that lil’ numba. WINK. HALLOW FLEET WEEK.

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Turquoise is my all-time favorite choice for a solid color bathing suit. It’s a shade that can look great on almost everybody! This Venetian Blondes Turquoise Blue suit by Broad Minded Clothing is beautiful. From Babygirl Boutique.

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Animal prints are another classic choice. Get your leopard on with this 50s Leopard L’amore halter style bathing suit from Lolita Girl Clothing. If you remember, that is where I had found my #1 leopard print choice for last year’s search! This L’amore suit is actually a two-piece. The zebra style is hot too! It’s an Esther Williams one-piece that you can find over at Dillinger Ink.

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Red and white, candy cane stripes are my top choice for ANYTHING and EVERYTHING! This is the Double Cutie Retro two-piece swimsuit from Lady K available at Get Go Retro. I am in LOVE!!!

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The classic Esther Williams swimsuit also comes in a nice blue belbets color. I love me some blue belbets. It’s so classy and swank. No wonder they styled it with those gloves! You can have a tea party by the pool in that suit! Available at Mod Cloth.

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Oooh la la! Now you can look like a walking vintage Barbie!! You better have the right kind of boob game to sport this lil’ number but if you can pull it off without looking like the mayor of Sagtown….MORE POWER TO YOU MY SEXY SISTA! This shit is CUTE!!! Heads will turn FO SHO. From Get Go Retro.

Tell me what you think of these! ALSO: No flip flops allowed when you wear these if possible. I want to see you in a sexy wedge or a practical, by-the-pool high heel. If you are on the beach I think a nice cork-heeled wedge will do. Am I going to have to do a separate footwear post for this? You tell me. Actually scratch that, I WILL ’cause I don’t know if I trust you…And don’t even try to trick me with some sort of compromise. Meaning: NO PLATFORM FLIP FLOPS ALLOWED! DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT IT. Sorry if I’m being harsh but this is for your own good. OK. Now, let’s do the twist:

Oh look, I made you this mini-mix too! It gets me even more in ~the mood.~ Tell me if you like it! I’ll be back with the shoe post tomorrow. DON’T MOVE.

♥ Let’s Go Surfing – The Drums ♥
♥ When I’m With You – Best Coast ♥
♥ Swim – Surfer Blood ♥
♥ When I’m Gone – Vivian Girls ♥
♥ Feel It All Around – Washed Out ♥
♥ So Bored – Wavves ♥

Beach Blanket Bingo by agentlover

April 13, 2010   44 Comments

Zac Posen X Target

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Okay ladies..in two weeks Zac Posen for Target will be UNLEASHED!!!!! You may have noticed I skipped talking about Gaultier for Target on here because BETCH PLE, that meant NUTHIN’ to me. But I have been waiting in the shadows and twiddling my fingers for Zac. MY PRESHIS. I am scheduling that weekend to make sure I am not hungover slash lazy or stuck somewhere that is far from a Target ( FYI to my hangout crew for that weekend. Thankfully that Kid Sister show is on Friday.) NOW…let’s talk about this collection. Pretty cute right? 80′s prom he says? You know that’s my shit. I like that lipstick tank top. And you know if I was going to a quince or a hoedown anytime soon, I’d get that red ruffled number.

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And now my top two favorites…

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I DIE FOR THAT TIGER PRINT DRESS!!!!! Maybe ’cause it reminds me of Betsey Johnson. It’s so colorful and FUN and a mood-lifter. Also that red leather jacket!!! And that tuxedo top…but it’s a bodysuit and although I like how some of my sistas look sporting those, I cannot. It reminds me of seventh grade when my chi-chis were barely growing and some cholo talked shit about them. To my face. HE TALKED SHIT ABOUT MY BEWBS TO MY FACE MEAN! I’ll probably try it on anyway but I also can’t handle the thought of me doing some sort of Sally O’ Malley high-kick and the crotch unsnapping like a boomerang and hitting me in the eye. UGH THE SLAPSTICK LIFE!

Here’s a cute video of the collection in action featuring the all-girl band The Like, directed by Gia Coppola.

I really hope that tiger print dress isn’t a disappointment. You know what I say about falling in lust over the internet. Sometimes things are just not what they seem. Dear gawd, it better not be like that one time in the early Myspace days of 2004, when I was flirting with some buff hunk who had pictures of his six-pack, which distracted me from noticing he had no smiling photos…then when we went on a date I found out he had Steve Buscemi teeth!!! NO OFFENSE BUT I JUST CANNOT. I’m sorry. Assholia over here. TRICKS ON ME I GUESS. SIGH.

Tell me whatchew think!

April 12, 2010   18 Comments

Dress Obsessed 4/8/10

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Dress from Stop Staring, Betsey Johnson Polly heels.

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One time I wore this dress going to Starbucks and some sexy manz gave me a double take, then I gave him a double take and I noticed he had a clerical collar! What is this Marie, THE THORN BIRDS??? IN MY DREAMS…

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April 9, 2010   4 Comments

Love Letters From Loulou Loves You

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Have you seen the new collection from Loulou Loves You yet?!? It’s a BEAUT! Lots of pictures from the lookbook on a post I have up on The Lipstick Diaries!

April 9, 2010   3 Comments