I bought this nautical-themed dress from Keiko Lynn’s line a long time ago and finally have an outfit post with it! Such a fun dress, especially since it’s in my favorite color palette.
Also, I want to thank the Philippine Daily Inquirer for featuring me in their newspaper! OH MY GAW YOU GUYS!! My friends and I are ready to visit the Philippines! Salamat to Jewel for sending me a picture of it! You can read the article here.
January 24, 2011 15 Comments
Moschino Cheap and Chic Pre- Fall 2011 OBV with that ode to Olive Oyl!!!
WAHHHHHHHHHHHH Love u Tia Rosella!!
That is all.
January 23, 2011 8 Comments
LADIES AND GENTS, let us talk about one of the campiest women-in-prison movies, 1986′s Reform School Girls. It has some similarities to the previously discussed Switchblade Sisters, particularly since our heroine is another fair-haired, good girl-gone bad who has to fend for herself amongst a group of merciless teenage cholitas. However, the characters are way more over-the-top in an almost John Waters vibe and spout hilarious insults such as “You’re just a shit-stain on the panties of life!” How can you not be in love?
Good girl Jenny finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time when her boyf decides to rob a bank while she is waiting for him in the car. She is then sentenced to a high-security ladies prison run by a dominatrix-like warden and her corrupt staff.
Pat Ast who was part of Warhol’s Factory crew in real life, plays the evil Edna who makes the best rubberfaces in the movie. After checking in Jenny and a couple of other nice girl convicts, she leads them right into an American Apparel ad.
Clearly this is the scene where we can admire the style of these bad girls. Lots of Vanity 6 lace, leather g-strings, stacked bracelets, big metal band hair, leopard print, cigarettes and combat boots.
Soon into her stay at Pridemore Juvenile Facility for Girls, Jenny goes head2head with the most feared of cholas: Charlie, played by “Queen of Punk” Wendy O. Williams (in true Andrea Zuckerman fashion as she was pushing 40 years old at the time.)
But Jenny ain’t gonna take shit from NOBODY and they start to ladyrumble.
At some point the ladies put their differences aside and band together to form a rebellion against the evil Edna.
Wendy O. Williams in the scene Gaga emulates in any way she can. SHE WAS SO FUCKING BADASS.
Unfortunately the reality of female prisons do not include lingerie parades and punk rock hairdos. Continuing with the WIP theme I also watched Beyond Scared Straight, a show that brings troubled teens to maximum security prisons with the purpose of scaring them out of their juvenile delinquency.
There were two particular female prisoners named “Green Eyes” and “Diabla” in the prison that were so FUCKING SCARY, I know if I were one of these teenage hoodrats I’d never want to do anything bad ever again! Just watching that show even SCARED ME STRAIGHT! I also cried a million times during the episode especially when one of the girls saw her own freakin’ mom in there! Her mom was on her knees BEGGING her daughter not to turn out like her! OMG I am getting the teary-eyed chills just thinking about it again.
Even though I am scared shitless of them, I kind of want to meet Green Eyes and Diabla. NOT AS A PRISONER MYSELF of course. Maybe I will write them a letter. JUST KIDDING I’M TOO SCARED.
January 21, 2011 12 Comments
I haven’t worn this dress since Palm Springs last summer because the neckline is super low and wearing a bikini top underneath isn’t acceptable during non-vacay times. I forgot all about it until it peeked out from my closet and said LEMME COME OUT MAMA so I put this blouse underneath it and a belt and it was resurrected!
I also want to talk about something that I have been forever on the hunt for (besides the perfect pair of red boots and replacement gold cowboy boots, etc.) A red lace putana dress!!
Topshop was selling this one last year and I still regret never buying it!
This one from Erdem’s Spring 2011 collection is pretty too.
UGH will I ever find you red lace putana dress of my wildest dreams? Or do I have to get this thing? I actually bought some sorta vintage red lace babydoll thing on Ebay ’cause it was cheap but it might be more Kelly Kapowski than I wanted. I will try to werq it though! WE SHALL SEE.
January 19, 2011 7 Comments
Ohhhh my gawww you guys. I am super excited for the Vidal Sassoon documentary coming out next month! Vidal is responsible for SO many famous hairdos! He first became a legend in the swingin’ sixties with the haircuts he gave Nancy Kwan and Mary Quant (perfect bangs foreva). Then in ’63, he created his famous “five point cut,” which was first modeled by Grace Coddington (!) and later worn by Peggy Moffitt. He ALSO cut Mia Farrow’s memorable pixie ‘do for Rosemary’s Baby. What famous locks weren’t touched by this mang!
Watch the trailer below and nerd out with me.
January 17, 2011 9 Comments
January 12, 2011 6 Comments
♥ thrifted sweater//I Heart Ronson skirt//Target tights//Jeffrey Campbell shoes//knit bow brooch and hairbow from Pygmy Hippo ♥
I bought this sweater during my thrift tour in Palm Springs last month because I never saw anything like it… a half sweatshirt/half knit (HALFBREED) mutant. I figured I could wear it with some leggings for casual days, until recently, when I threw it in my bag with some random things I figured MIGHT work in a weird way. What would it matter if I looked like a box of crayons come to life? But once I added the accessories I knew I was on some sort of legit Punky Brewster tip…then later realized I wasn’t just repping Punky…I was a full fledged CHICKLET!!!!!
If you remember this very special episode from Punky Brewster, Punky and Cherie get jumped into a girl gang called The Chicklets and are pressured to do drugs!!! Luckily Punky and Cherie are smart cookies and JUST SAY NO to The Chicklets lace-gloved offerings of marijuana and assorted pills. The episode kicked off the show’s participation in a nationwide anti-drug campaign led by Nancy Reagan (who makes an excellent macaroni and cheese if you recall.)
Punky Brewster was the best dressed character from my childhood. Perhaps even one of my first style icons! Her clothing consisted of bright colors, a vest, striped socks, assorted pins and a bandanna tied around her leg. Her style was Rainbow Brite meets The Warriors.
This episode was the creepiest one ever..it STILL scares me!!!
Does anyone also remember the Punky Brewster Saturday morning cartoon with the leprechaun GLOMER??
January 12, 2011 10 Comments
At first, I was going to do a post about Mad Love but then remembered a different, lesser-known movie that better showcased Drew’s amazing style from back in those days. It was called Wishful Thinking. In the 90′s and early 00′s, if liked an actor I would watch their entire filmography like an obsesshia. It is that exact reason why I have BUBBLE BOY on VHS. I had such a boner for Jakey Gyllenhaal after Donnie Darko (HALLO DIDN’T WE ALL.) Nowadays, I think he’s a big ol’ nerd (1:17 ple) but I would still have sex with him of course. ANYWAY, that is how I came across Wishful Thinking. The film itself sucks balls in my opinion except for the style and whimsy of Lena, played by Saint Drew.
Love this cluster of flower brooches on her sweater!! Drew was really into daisies in the 90′s so she usually accessorized with a fresh daisy in her ‘do during all of her photoshoots. WHY DID I THROW AWAY ALL MY MAGAZINES
Tons of rings, big glasses, cute cardigans, colorful scarves and tights…THE BEST.
Loved the way her apartment looked too.
Safe to say I’m sprung on 90′s Drew again, no?
PS LOTS of 90′s Drew on my tumblr!
January 11, 2011 21 Comments
In case some of you haven’t heard me shouting from the rooftops (via Twitter y Facebook), it’s my blog’s birthday/anniversary this week! We have been together for THREE WHOLE YEARS CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?! I hope you are still crazy in love with me Beyonce style as much as I am with you. This week is pretty much teenage Marie-themed so I hope you’ve been enjoying the flashback to my past. BUT NOW…close your eyes and open your ears because I gotchu a present!!! It’s the sequel to the 90′s Chick Rock mix (that mix is back for download as well)! This time we have a fairly good amount of grrrl bands, songs you might recognize from your favorite movies and maybe even one that you fantasized making out to with your Jordan Catalano-esque crush. No Mazzy Star though, SAWRE! But there IS Ethyl Meatplow (anyone, anyone?)
DISCLAIMER: The Primitives “Crash” actually came out in 1988 but it’s such a 90′s song memory to me we are leaving it in!!
GIRL POWER 2011!!!!
January 5, 2011 17 Comments
January 4, 2011 33 Comments