Category — That’s Fashion
The lovely peeps at B.A.I.T. Footwear sent me a pair of Patricia shoes from their new fall collection! How cute are these?? GOOD NEWZ 4 U: they are also giving a pair to one of my readerboos! WE CAN BE TWINZIES! All you have to do is leave a comment! Extra entries are given if you follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@baitfootwear) ! Just make sure to specify below. Winner gets a pair of Patricias in the color of your choice: purple, black, or brown! The contest is open to U.S. and Canadian readers only. I will choose a the lucky duck on Friday! GOOD LUCK SISTAS!
EDIT UPDATE: DANI U ARE DA WINNA!!! Congrats on your new pair of shoesies! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize!
October 9, 2012 36 Comments
October 8, 2012 8 Comments
B.A.I.T. Footwear’s fall collection is filled to the brim with cute shoes galore. Every single pair is perfect for tights season! Make sure to come back for the giveaway I’ll be doing with them this week! IT’S A GOOD WAN
Pretty Good Things makes some of my favorite accessories ever. I’m in love with these mini berets and this spooky sweet spider bow clip needs to be in your hair all month long. Happy Birthday to PGT designer and founder Mary P. this Monday! YAY Fellow Libra! She’s celebrating with 32% off in the whole shop! Just use code HAPPYBDAY during checkout good til tomorrow and FREEAGENTS to get free shipping!
I swear Bluesville USA finds the most interesting vintage pieces. I even used this gorgeous black lace gown of theirs in my recent shoot for Rookie! Can we talk about these hand-painted owl pants?!? Someone needs to snatch these up quick so I can vicariously live through you since they don’t come in my size! WAHH
Sarah of Fash Flood and Megan of Princess Lasertron just launched their new shop, Hello Holiday! I’m dying over this Root Beer Float Dress and the Leopard L’Amour wedges! Use code: AGENTLOVER for 10% off your first order!
Every October I get into full blown Morticia mode so I had to feature this Addams Family Nesting Doll Set by Bo Bo Babushka that Pygmy Hippo has in stock right now. And you know I’m not even a cat person and I’m freaking out over that ice cream necklace! P.S. LA friends: if you come into the store and spend over $20 you’ll get a free Halloween goodie bag!
Laurel and Hector Vintage came back with so many amazing pieces from their recent vintage buying trip to Japan and Spain. That Wicked Games Houndstooth Dress KILLS! It’s just too bad that the Agent Lover dress is sold out!
Someone needs to buy this vintage 50s Orange and White Squaredancing Dress that Mary Van Note has in stock and wear it to Oktoberfest! Is there anything more perfect than that eyelet bib? I THINK NOT.
October 7, 2012 No Comments
FUN NEWZ! The photoshoot I styled for Rookie is now up! Fellow Rookie Tara Niami was the photographer, and this was my first time both working with her as well as styling a shoot for the mag. The month’s theme was Drama, so I went on a search for dresses with interesting fabrics and dramatic details. I ended up using a gold, glittery, 70s disco-looking number and a ruffly red dress from Shareen Vintage, this amazing silver metallic Shida Tatsuya jacket and a split panel Twinkle dress from Koshka, and a beautiful black lace nightgown from Bluesville USA, as well as accessories from Motherland and Pygmy Hippo Shoppe. Working on this shoot was a blast, and the models, Audrey and Roshanay, are a couple of rad ladies. I’m looking forward to do more styling in the future. You can see the whole photoset, “She’s Just A Wish,” here.
September 26, 2012 6 Comments
I met up with the lovely Erin from Calivintage to shoot this street style video for Modcloth (I come in at 0:45) when I was in New York for Fashion Week. Before you ask, I didn’t show my signature dance move because I wasn’t prepared to booty pop on camera. True story.
September 26, 2012 2 Comments
Queen of nails Madeline Poole should have an art exhibit for all the colorful creations she’s put on other people’s hands. Her blog is a feast for the fingertips, showcasing everything from her Misfits manicures to literal Cheetos fingers. You can see Madeline’s work in various commercials, videos, and editorials, including an upcoming shoot she did with Ke$ha for Wonderland Magazine. To help celebrate NAILZ WEEK here on AL, I chatted with Madeline about some of her favorite nail polishes, her current crush, and her new nail sets that you can buy at Sephora!
I know you are a self-taught nail artist and also have a background in painting. Can you tell us about that and how you got started doing nails?
I was just painting my nails one night because I didn’t like my outfit and I really wanted to represent Hello Kitty somewhere so I painted kitty on my nail. I used my acrylic paints, not nail polish….. and it was really easy. So I continued and elaborated and seriously within a week I was a “nail artist” and I haven’t stopped.
What’s your current favorite nail design?
Currently into ALL of these looks but especially the cubic one in the center, really enjoying finding vibrating colors for each quadrant.
Any trend you can’t stand? The caviar one creeps me out personally. I think it triggers trypophobia in me.
Ew I’m so with you on that… totally don’t get the caviar thing or the crackle for that matter. I mean it was cute for a second but it reminds me of a bad Victorian bed frame.
What would you put on a Manicure Mixtape of your favorite songs?
I definitely like listening to R&B when I paint nails. Makes me feel relaxed and salon-y. And this song: special Fergie present from Total Freedom.
What are some of your favorite polishes right now?
I love Ginger + Liz “Health is Wealth” and “Jeggings,” Nubar glitter stripers, and Orly “Fancy Fuchsia”.
Who are some female artists, designers and otherwise that you admire?
Consuelo Castiglioni of Marni, Kelela Mizanekristos (an a-mazing singer), and Nagisa Tushima of Disco Nail.
Is there anything you collect?
I do have a miniature collection, but it’s pretty minimal and I’ve lost a lot of it over the years. It’s mostly doll food and accessories. I had this amazing miniature PC computer with a mouse and everything. I’m trying to think, “What do I have a lot of?” and all I can think of is the 10+ empty coffee cups in my car.
A fictional character you identify the most with?
Who’s your current crush?
Mykki Blanco in the “Wavvy” video. OMG.
Your five current obsessions:
Argan oil, my Kansai Yamamoto dragon sweatshirt, H20, jeggings, my friend Ashland.
Any new projects that you can share with us?
YES! My new nail polish kits with The New Black, they’re super cute. There are three kits, each kit has 4 colors and a striping brush for detailing (the longer bottle in the center.) They are available on sephora.com.
September 4, 2012 4 Comments
That’s right, darlins. You know what time it is….::spread legs slowly and drops into a Chinese splits::: For NAILZ WEEK, we are starting out with 1995′s Worst Film… Showgirls! Now, I didn’t plan doing a DEEP ANALYZATION of this movie at first. For shame, I know. But I recently watched it for the first time in probably a decade and felt compelled to write about it. I immediately applied superglue to my nipple tassels and pressed firmly, took out my bejeweled monocle, and studied each scene VERY INTENSELY. And just as I suspected… it is even more amazing now than it has ever been before! Says my always questionable taste, I’M SURE.
We start off with Nomi Malone, (played by Saved by the Bell‘s Jessie Spano//author of teen advice book Ask Elizabeth, Elizabeth Berkeley) hitchhiking to Las Vegas in the most obscenely gorgeous fringe motorcycle jacket.
Ahhh, the Luxor. I stayed there once. It’s kind of fuzzy, but I do recall someone ordering a $90 bottle of Captain Morgan rum from room service, and a dude friend and my ex bf robo-tripping, then I walked into the bathroom and one of them was sitting in the tub pulling his hair out or something weird like that.
Nomi ends up making friends and roomies with one of my favorite characters, Molly, who’s totally like a Vegas version of Janet Jackson in Poetic Justice.
Nomi has MANY talents…including doing her own NAILZ! While watching this, I fantasized that at the end of Showgirls, it segues into a crossover with my favorite movie Beauty Shop, and Nomi ends up being hired by Queen Latifah’s character to work in her salon and she becomes a star manicurist. CAN U SEE IT? I can.
In order to make ends meet until she ~becomes a star~, Nomi ends up working at Cheetahs, a totally gross and seedy strip bar.
Her pervertio boss is one of the Fratelli bros (from Goonies, you a-holes)! I SEE U
If they ever do a Showgirls musical, I’d want to play the gnarly Henrietta “Mama” Bazoom. “You’re the only one who can get my tits poppin’ right!”
Ahh…entrar La Queen Chola…CRISTAL CONNORS. Cristal, named after the champagne of course, is thee star dancer of “Goddess,” which is the Stardust’s big, cheesy, topless revue. It was based on a similar show in Las Vegas called “Jubilee!” that I forced my friends to take me to for my 21st birthday. OF COURSE I would…
Gina Gershon is so hot you guys. I know I am not the only one who is Gay4Gershon.
Even in her rhinestone-studded, cocaine cowgirl outfit, I am totally in love.
SOUND THE DIVA ALARM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Look at Kyle Maclachlan’s hairdo in this. What a merf. Also, remember when horseshoe rings were all the rage?
Cristal ends up getting Nomi an audition for “Goddess,” which she wins.
Everyone looks hot in a black bob with red lipstick IMHO.
Cristal likes to frequently taunt Nomi by calling her a “whore,” which results in a similar reaction as when Biff would call Marty McFly “chicken” in Back to the Future. You don’t do that unless you want THE WRATH coming for you. But the reason Cristal does it, is because she’s secretly HORN for Nomi and likes to push her buttons. Are you guys familiar with HATEHORN? It’s when you basically hate someone, but at the same time you’re totally turned on by them. The Internet modern times are perf for HATEHORN because you’d be like ‘I HATE THAT FUCKER I HOPE HE/SHE GETS EATEN BY A BEAR!!!’ but then you look at their Facebook/Insta/Twitter/blog all horny. (FYI Let me know if you have hatehorn for me with the email subject: HATEHORN.)
Nomi, fueled by her desire to be the star of the show and fed up with Cristal’s constant hatehorn bullying, finally snaps and pushes Cristal down the stairs. And WHY hasn’t Lifetime secured the rights to this film yet btw so I can watch it otra vez y otra vez? The suits don’t want to spend $$$ on getting Paula Abdul to sub for Cristal so they ‘take a gamble’ and give Nomi the coveted position.
VICTORY IS MINE!!!!
Well, well, well…OF COURSE he would prey on the new celebrity. Do you SEE these glitter stripes in her hair btw? New trend for fall, I hope.
One thing I really appreciate about Nomi is that she truly knows the beauty of enjoying a cheeseburger in otherwise dire situations. “I’m a nobody who hitchhiked to Vegas with just the jacket on my back? Who cares, let me eat this cheeseburger while riding in a convertible with the top down!!!”
“I’m now a famous star in a huge show but the path I chose to get here was filled with lies and corruption! Who cares? Let me eat this cheeseburger and enjoy the view.”
After a really hard scene to watch where Molly gets brutally raped by some Fabio-looking musician that she worships and his yes-men, our unlikely heroine Nomi, goes out to seek revenge. Of course she does her nails first.
Don’t fucks with Nomi Malone, Fabio!
I’m really into revenge on film, especially when it comes in the form of a violent thigh-high, stiletto boot-stomping. Curious why the director didn’t choose to have a little blood splatter on Nomi’s face in this scene to make it more disturbing.
My favorite face of hers. Like letting out a satisfying fart.
Nomi ends up paying Cristal a visit in the hospital, apologizing for her actions but Cristal admits to doing the same in the past. Fame, fame, fatal fame. It can play hideous tricks to the brain….they share a long-awaited LIPLOCK. Nomi gets her Jordana chola brown lipstick all over Cristal’s face. Horny!
And off goes Nomi THE DRIFTER…onto her next adventure. The end.
September 3, 2012 17 Comments
Basically obsessed with this Charlotte Olympia MOONFACE CLUTCH! Yas, it is about three car payments but a cholita like me can dream. I think a big reason why I like it is because it reminds me of a special man from my past.
MAC TONIGHT. For all of you youngs, Mac Tonight was a mascot for McDonald’s back in the 80s. He was RULL SMOOVE. McDonald’s is so 80s, you guys. I can’t believe people still eat it? Save for a work meeting hash brown here and there, I haven’t braved Mickey D’s since I drunkenly stumbled into one when I was in Tokyo a few years ago and got ye old ‘rhea. Boohoo. Still love me some MAC TONIGHT though.
August 30, 2012 5 Comments
HELLO FRIENDS! I have a few spots left for September! For those of you who run your own clothing shop, jewelry line, or if you have a new blog you’d like more people to check out, see my Small Business Ad Program! Contact me at marie[at]agentlover.com if you are interested and have any questions!
August 29, 2012 No Comments
HOW I LOVES ME SOME LAZY OAF!!! Their latest collection channels two different types of girls- the goth girl and the candy girl which is obv SPEAKING TO THIS EX-GRAVER ova here….My favorites are clearly the daisy jacket and daisy dress, the watermelon cardigan!, the genius sticker shirt and the color panel jacket. My birthday is in October in case you are wondering…anybody? Anybody? Check out more of Lazy Oaf AW12 here.
August 28, 2012 7 Comments