Valley Girls Style Icon: Julie Brown on Just Say Julie (and Giveaway!)

HELLO I AM BACK FROM MY HOLIDAY HIATUS. Miss me? I know I did. And I have even more great news…it’s time to celebrate the FOUR YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF AGENT LOVER!!!!Can you believe it? But PLEASE keep your clothes on for now. We will get more into that later! Right now, we will honor my #1 Valley Girl style icon…..JULIE BROWN!!!!!! And no, tis’ NOT Downtown Julie Brown (who OBV I love too) I’m talking about the “hottest little henna head on MTV!” You probs remember Julie from my 2009 Earth Girls Are Easy post, but some of you might have known about her amazing MTV show,  Just Say Julie! , which ran from 1989-1992.

When my soul is not transporting itself through time and space, hovering between the candy-colored rooms of the Madonna Inn, the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland and John Stamos’ shower… it time travels to the set of Just Say Julie. The show had Miss Brown hanging out in this amazing Pee Wee’s Playhouse-type space, introducing music videos, talkin’ shit about the popular singers of the time, sassin’ up her guests and basically just acting like a cute ball of craylariousness.  One of the biggest reasons why I wish I could astral project/time travel to this time is not only because I want to hang with Julie but there were even MORE brilliant minds involved. The set was designed by Allee Willis who is probably my aunt in another dimension. She has a museum of kitsch (!!!) and collects lipstick-shaped things! I want to talk a lot more about Allee Willis, but I think she deserves her own post! Then there was the costume design. As you can see, Julie’s outfits were brilliant! I wish I could see these dresses and accessories in person! The designer was none other than Mona May, who I had the pleasure of meeting a few years ago. Mona was the costume designer for Clueless aka the reason for most of our EVERYTHING. Obviously, this is some triple-threat greatness right here!

So please take a great gander at the set design and costumes in the screencaps below. And take your time boo, we don’t gots to rush….

 

THIS SHOW IS BASICALLY MY LIFE’S DREAM!!! Who knows someone at MTV? Can I be the new Just Say Julie? “JUST SAY RIE RIE?? Make my dreams come true and allow this cleavage of mine to blast through your homes and into your bedrooms. GULP

SPEAKING OF DREAMS…OBVIOUSLY I HAD TO SNEAK IN A PICTURE OF MY BELOVED GOLDBLUM!!!!! There he is with his ex, my other favorite redheaded slash talented Olympic archer, Geena Davis. THEY ARE SO TALL! Like two sexy trees!

And here she is with Angelyne who I’m still not sure why I don’t carpool with. I’d definitely save a lot of gas if she’d give me a ride. I wonder what’s in her famous pink Corvette. Is it OCD spotless with strawberry air fresheners hanging inside? Or do she gots Taco Bell wrappers all over the floor (like Queen Latifah TRUE STORY…)? Does she have a dual CD player/tape deck like yours truly? Does she sing along to tunes while she drives? These are the things I think about when I see Angelyne driving around.

Julie and I are SO alike btw. Not only do we have magnificent cleavage, but we are also both OBSESSED with certain DREAMHUNKS! Julie always talks about Jon Bon Jovi on the show and of course my obsession wee crush on the man some people refer to as Uncle Jesse…but I refer to as SIR STAYMOIST.

YOU GUYS! She even has PRINCE CEREAL…

Let me instagram this…

LOVIN YOU JULIE

I had an idea to make a pincushion hat…THEN I SAW THIS.

You can always catch her fawning over hunks of life like I do. Should we just start a Ladyboner Magazine already? Like a Bop Mag for us grown ladies??? ADD IT TO MY LIST

And Julie also appears to be into one of my favorite sight gags….smokin’ shoes! THIS ALWAYS KILLS ME DED! I am a simple man I tell you.

You can catch up with what Julie’s doing now on her website and check out her album Smell The Glamour!

AND NOW…..A SPECIAL PRIZE! Because I love to spoil you ROTTEN, and to kick off the many more things I’ll be giving away in the next couple of weeks as we celebrate our 4 years together, I’m giving away a Best of Just Say Julie DVD! Just leave a comment and I’ll draw at random  next week! Good luck!

42 comments

1 Natalie { 01.09.12 at 3:15 pm }

PLEASE let me intern/work for this lady boner magazine.

and i’d love a julie dvd…

2 Ashe @ Dramatis Personae { 01.09.12 at 3:16 pm }

OH MY FUCKING GAWWWWDDDD.

MARIE!

I love you so much, because I never think anyone remembers Just Say Julie except me & my mom. Or loves Julie Brown except me & Mallory.

3 Mike { 01.09.12 at 3:25 pm }

I’ve been watching lots of Pee-Wee Herman DVDs lately and totally forgot Julie Brown must live down the block from the playhouse!

4 Mary { 01.09.12 at 3:26 pm }

Awesome pics. I’m a fan but didn’t see her in anything until I was older since I didn’t watch much TV (aside from cartoons) as a kid. I can’t believe I’ve never seen this show. So cool.

5 Dinah { 01.09.12 at 3:26 pm }

JUST SAY JULIE , PA-PA-PAAAA…
Ahhh, the golden era of MTV. I love this woman. I NEED that DVD. Thank you for posting those awesome pics!

6 Bre { 01.09.12 at 3:32 pm }

MY CHILDHOOD <3 <3 <3

7 ingrid henny { 01.09.12 at 3:35 pm }

Ugh. Please. Please me. I’ll give you a kidney and a box full of sparkle farts.

8 vanessa { 01.09.12 at 3:40 pm }

I love Julie Brown! I used to watch Just Say Julie religiously, and have an autographed photo of her hanging in my closet for daily inspiration.

9 Leina { 01.09.12 at 3:54 pm }

Julie Brown is a living legend! Her show was the best thing ever on MTV.

10 charlotte { 01.09.12 at 4:03 pm }

I dont know I f i can beat sparkle farts, but Im always of my natural or un -nautral gingers. gimmie.

11 Morgan { 01.09.12 at 4:09 pm }

Prayin’ to the gods above that you pick me gurrl!

Also- I am really loving all your articles on ROOKIE.

12 Tammy { 01.09.12 at 4:11 pm }

Need to watch this! Luvin’ those poodles everywhere and Prince cereal, wtffff
Btw I recently bought a jacket that used to belong to Angelyne–a MAGENTA, STUDDED VELVET MOTORCYCLE jacket! For real.

13 Monique Catalina { 01.09.12 at 4:33 pm }

I neeeeeed this dvd! Luh you gurl.

14 Nina { 01.09.12 at 5:13 pm }

I have a ladyboner for this post

15 Rachael { 01.09.12 at 5:14 pm }

I have worshiped Julie Brown since I was a wee li’l rubik’s cube in the 80s ~ She is one of my real life heroines!

16 Lorra { 01.09.12 at 5:47 pm }

OMFG I want that tape! GIMMEH!!!!!!!!!!

I loff you.http

17 Lorra { 01.09.12 at 5:47 pm }

HAHA woops – http, lol.

18 Michelle { 01.09.12 at 6:09 pm }

I always feel like no one remembers this show! It seems like a weird dream I had or something. I don’t know how I never realized how Pee Wee the set was!

I am losing my mind over the giant buttons on her dress! That pin cushion hat! The cleavage tassel dress with giant fork and spoon in the background! Pure genius!

19 Amy C { 01.09.12 at 7:16 pm }

I need this show in my life!

20 Jaymi { 01.09.12 at 7:45 pm }

Marie! I knew Julie Brown was AWESOME from like Earth Girls are Easy and stuff, but I NO IDEA about this show!!!!!

Gawd, I love you and your blog! Thank you for being so stinkin’ cool!

21 Ashley { 01.09.12 at 10:59 pm }

I kind of remember this show but definitely Earth Girls Are Easy is one of my favorite movies ever. Sci-Fi Rom-Com, what’s not to love?

22 diana { 01.09.12 at 11:21 pm }

she looks like she could be ms. frizzle’s crazy little sister that’s way into music.

23 Anna Nio { 01.10.12 at 3:59 am }

UAU! I didn’t have Uhmerrcan MTV while growing up, so I didn’t even know this show existed. I FEEL SO CHEATED AND BETRAYED! I did have Ray Cokes, though, for which I’m thankful, but since I praize and adore Ms. Brown due to “Earth Girls are Easy” I still feel very put out for missing out on her (obviously epic) show.

24 Amy W { 01.10.12 at 9:27 am }

I need to watch this constantly for the rest of my life!!

25 Moxie { 01.10.12 at 10:06 am }

Thank you! as always! Prince puffs! omgahhh!.& you know the part about getting geena davis to schtoop him has to be true!

26 leah { 01.10.12 at 2:21 pm }

I spy Johnny Depp on the cover of the Heartbreaker’s magazine she’s reading… obviously a Teen Beat or Bop ripoff. Loved this show when I was younger. It’s so painfully 80′s looking, can’t stand it!

27 kate { 01.10.12 at 5:21 pm }

OMG i love julie! thanks for posting this. i watch earth girls are easy once every few months, but have not seen the JSJ show in so long. i miss when MTV was cool

28 Shannon { 01.10.12 at 6:58 pm }

Wow I started watching Julie Brown when I was 7, her and Elvira were my hero’s when I was a kid! I need those DVDs!!!

29 Catherine { 01.11.12 at 4:13 am }

Omg that prince cereal is such a win! :D

30 Joe { 01.11.12 at 8:50 am }

DEAD @ this post! I used to watch this show religiously! I think I still have some episodes that I taped :P

31 Freya West { 01.11.12 at 2:21 pm }

True story, my roommate and I had a sparkle nail party last week and re-watched Earth Girls Are Easy. Love this post so hard.

32 Claire { 01.11.12 at 8:00 pm }

JUST SAY ME ME ME ME ME ME!

33 Louise LeMans { 01.12.12 at 10:12 am }

I grew up with a dad who recorded Yo! MTV Raps every week. And then I later recorded Alternative Nation and 120 Minutes so I could drool over Matthew Sweet.

Classic MTV RULES, girl, great post!

34 Jessie Dawn { 01.13.12 at 8:51 am }

This post was amazingly entertaining! I totally see your inspiration.

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37 marshall { 01.13.12 at 4:16 pm }

Like, OMG!!! Further proof that the mid-1980′s were the peak of our civilization. Enter my frilly dress wearing ass into your hot pink contest, puh-leeez.

38 Mariah R. { 01.13.12 at 4:46 pm }

Please dont let me be too late! I looooove Julie Brown so much. She is a genius!

39 Dani' { 01.13.12 at 7:13 pm }

Omg I used to love her. My kids need to see Julie!

40 amelia hart { 01.15.12 at 11:58 pm }

oh man! love the prince cereal! hope I win. <3

41 Loulou { 01.16.12 at 6:51 pm }

Are you kidding me? You have the BEST giveaways! Thank you for so many lovely be-bops down memory lane!!!!

42 Stephanie Leibowitz { 01.19.12 at 8:30 am }

Despite my style-limiting job as a chef I’m using Julie Brown as inspiration today, wearing turquoise tights. Posting things like this validates those little hunks of obsession in my neurosis AND I LOVE IT! Also, pick me.