Supa Supa Fly

A couple of weeks ago I asked the boo boos on Twitter if I should dress up as an In Living Color Fly Girl or one of our beloved Spice Girls for my friends’ 90′s-themed party. The vote was UNANIMOUS…just about EVERYONE in the world wanted to see me parade around in some booty shorts and a Cross Colours crop top rather than squeeze into a pair of J-Camps Hollywood Blvd stripper shoe knockoffs. As much as I wanted to wear Union Jack pasties under a Union Jack Bra with a Union Jack skirt, how could I fight it? After all, ’twas a Young Rie’s dream to be a Fly Girl….

I KNOW Selenas popped into your head right now. I mean it could really go either way, but I studied the above video and some other In Living Color footage to get the exact copy of one of their many diverse looks down pat. I think it was pretty good for pulling it all together on the same day. Queen of themes, datchu?

Luckily I had most of these items already. The bra is from pre-Forever 21 ban and I got some of these SHAWTS from Target. I was bummed because I couldn’t find any decent knee pads anywhere. I wish I still had the ones that I actually had used for my own Fly Girl- esque dance performance over a decade ago. I think we danced for  some Mya soundtrack song. Either Bulworth or Rugrats. WHO KNOWS.  The final touch was obviously this hat.

Are you guys excited about the new In Living Color reboot? You know I hate remakes but I am curious. Howevz, THIS video of the Fly Girl auditions gets me rullllll pumped!


1 Danielle { 04.24.12 at 1:29 am }

I’m so glad you posted this here, I have no idea how to reply to things on tumblr, if there’s even a way… aaaaanyway, that pizza totally made me think Selena. “I loooooooove peetzaah!” BUSTI-CACA. But you’re right, it works either way. Honestly though, you are way flyer (more fly?) than The Fly Girls, Marie. I hope you did one of the dances.

2 lola { 04.24.12 at 7:13 am }

holy shit, the girls practicing outside!! people in cars must have been like “what the hell is going on there? looks like a fly girl casting call”

they never knew how right they were

3 lola { 04.24.12 at 7:14 am }

also cannot believe how good yr outfit looks. the pizza–it’s too much

4 charlotte c { 04.24.12 at 8:49 am }

OMG I love this comment LOL

5 Mallory { 04.24.12 at 8:52 am }

Had I been on Twitter that day, I totally would have voted Spice Girls. That said, I LOVE this. SO, SO much. And the cupcake is totally cracking me up.

6 Mary { 04.24.12 at 9:01 am }

Killin it, that bra is amazing.

7 Rachael { 04.24.12 at 9:38 am }

Firstly, glad to hear it’s not just me who is on a Forever 21-ban! I detest that place.
Secondly – WUuuuuuuuuut I had no idea about the reboot! That is my favorite sketch show ever ~ hope this new one does the old justice. Though I find “Key and Peele” to be very similar to In Living Color. That’s on Comedy Central.

8 mary { 04.24.12 at 10:10 am }

That’s the perfect outfit! One of my friends auditioned for the reboot. As a sketch comedy dude and not a fly girl.

9 Morgan { 04.24.12 at 11:27 am }

Almost died when I saw the saw the pizza shot, love you rie rie

10 vanessa { 04.24.12 at 11:59 am }

The food/cleavage photo series sealed your “best outfit of the night” award, we should have made gold plated homies to give out!

11 Vonnie (@socialitedreams) { 04.24.12 at 4:58 pm }

lol, loving it girl

12 Josh { 04.24.12 at 4:59 pm }

Is that pizza from the 90s?

13 Josh { 04.24.12 at 5:01 pm }

I just realized that Carrie Ann Inaba was a fly girl.

14 Monique Catalina { 04.25.12 at 3:55 am }

Ohmygosh that homies cupcake! And I didn’t know bout a remake say whaaat

15 Louise LeMans { 04.25.12 at 1:39 pm }

OMG!!!!!! You looked awesome. Gold & black forevah. SO perfectly 90′s. I am generally anti-theme parties (I know, don’t hate) but this looks like it would have been rad.

16 Mace { 04.27.12 at 5:47 pm }

I need you to know that looking up info on Carrie Ann Inaba sent me down a whole rabbit hole of info I didn’t know. A small uncredited part in Showgirls! One of the Fook twins in Austin Powers! Naked with Madonna on the Girlie Tour!!!!!!!!

17 marie { 04.30.12 at 4:52 pm }

Hahah love you! I was the only one dancing! I busted out all my old 90s moves girll the Roger Rabbit, The Running Man…even some crazy ass Kid N Play type shit! You know I ALWAYS DELIVER

18 marie { 04.30.12 at 4:53 pm }

love you more than my Bedazzler

19 marie { 04.30.12 at 4:54 pm }

haha next time I hope! I only got ONE vote for them!! hehe

20 marie { 04.30.12 at 4:54 pm }

Right?? If they came out with anymore i MIGHT break my F21 ban for a day…

21 marie { 04.30.12 at 4:56 pm }

Yeah girl, they just do way too many things I don’t agree with. Granted, almost every big company seems corrupt but I will pick n’ choose my battles whenever I can so they got the cut. I will check out this Key and Peele!

22 marie { 04.30.12 at 4:56 pm }

Ha! I got excited for a moment thinking you might know a potential FLY GIRL!

23 marie { 04.30.12 at 4:57 pm }

Hahha lovin’ you!!

24 marie { 04.30.12 at 4:57 pm }

I am awaiting my award!!!

25 marie { 04.30.12 at 4:58 pm }


26 marie { 04.30.12 at 4:58 pm }

HAHAHHAHA this guy…i swear

27 marie { 04.30.12 at 4:59 pm }

OMG!!! ok, my sis in law just told me she did the Girlie Show. Insanity!

28 marie { 04.30.12 at 5:00 pm }

thank you!! No worries, I feel you. I think if they are done the right way they can be pretty rad! But a lot of the times they are half ass or supa cheezy.

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