I love me some tacos. Soft shell, hard shell, from a truck, costs a buck. I’ll try any taco anytime (no euphemisms today, my friends). My favorite is machaca aka shredded beef in a crunchy shell and El Coyote is my long-standing favorite for that. I also have a strong affinity for a good potato taco. My best friend makes the best potato tacos in the world, but I have yet to find a really good potato taco in LA. Any tips?*
Would you try a taco with an adventurous filling? I’ve tried ostrich but I won’t eat any lengua though. That is too kinky VOM for me. I don’t want to eat anything used for frenchin’. I judge mexican restaurants on their salsa and their tacos. It’s serious business. During the tipsy after hours, I’ll take a Jack in the Box taco (2 for 99 cents) a Del Taco taco (lovin’ that pico de gallo bo) or even a Taco Bell Taco IF I HAVE TO. (Seen above). I’m at about 65 for the taco tally. Who wants to buy me my 69th taco this year? After that I ain’t gonna tally no more.
The next addition to our food costume collection? Watchu think?
*Taco tips can be sent to marie[at]agentlover.com
May 7, 2009 20 Comments
- dress – Betsey Johnson
- shoes – Betsey Johnson glitter Pollys
- gold bangle stacks
- Metropark glasses
I got a bunch of mini corn on the cobs. Gonna make me a corn hat sista sledge! WATCH OUT! Speaking of, Corn came out Saturday night after the Bettie Page show and brought her friend BIG MAC.
We met Robyn Von Swank (HAPPY BIRTHDAY AGAIN BOO!) at this cute place in Hollywood called Cafe Audrey. They painted my favorite quote of hers on the ladies room wall.
And another video from the other night…my boos serenading me (my nickname Marlow) to the tune of DANZIG’S MOTHER
apparently someone was carrying a tray of lemonades and got so startled when she heard the ROCK N RAWL, she dropped them and had to go back to get more. WHATTA BUNCH OF JERKS YOU GUYS
Lastly you better enjoy my mini BILLY mix (also featuring one Bruce Springsteen song) We are obsessed with The Piano Man lately. Don’t hate! I know you love it. I’m working on a full Billy versus Bruce mix soon. That will include “We Didn’t Start The Fire” which makes me wanna play air hockey.
May 5, 2009 8 Comments
Bettie Page Heaven Bound, an art show paying tribute to the life of Bettie Page, and curated by Lenora Claire, opened this past Saturday at the World of Wonder gallery. As you can imagine, the girls and I had the most glamorous slash craziest time ever which is always expected at Lenora’s events.
Nikki, Nicki, Reyna and I with the legendary Olivia!
A couple of Olivia’s pieces
Polite in Public had a spanking machine in their photobooth. ME GUSTA! Notice how my face is the least surprised and affected…
Then the amazing Bobby Trendy joined in on the fun…I know. I die. This is going to be my Christmas card everybody.
Let’s talk FASHION! This crazy gold spider on my head was actually made by me! I’ll be writing about it more in the next post.
- Gold Widow headpiece made by me
- vintage dress
- one silk glove with gold stacks
- black heart ring & leopard head ring
- black heart purse -H&M
- Betsey Johnson black glitter Polly heels
I also made an octopus one for Tiffany to wear. Looked good on her blonde ‘do! Here we are with the beautiful Lenora Claire.
Elvira as Bettie Page by Austin Young!
Reyna and I taking turns sitting with Bettie Page’s actual shoes!
Always nice to see Mr. Jason Savvy!
Here’s a wild little video Nicki took of me giving the lowdown of the show. The end is the best…crazy Micks.
In the meantime!
May 4, 2009 17 Comments
And being a lover of all that is creepy, I’ve always wanted a Monster Squad-like club so I decided to make one myself! Welcome to The Awesome Cryptozoology Club! The contributors are several of my favorite ladies who love the strange stuff too. It’s still a bit under construction but there’s already quite a few posts to check out. If you are into weird shit, go on’ and give it a lil lurk….
May 1, 2009 4 Comments
For the past couple of months I’ve become obsessed with gold bangles. And by obsessed I mean wearing FULL GOLD STACKS. My style icon Kimora and I have been scouring up and down and all around for the best bangle for your buck. Surprisingly, the mall has been my best bet. Charlotte Russe hooked up 18 bracelets for $7. Claire’s and Baker’s have yielded good bargains as well. I haven’t worn this many bracelets on my arm since my P.L.U.R. days, my friend. I’ve personally stacked just under 100 simultaneously. Yes, I said 100. Girls with skinny arms, you can easily stack more. My #1 complaint about going this crazy is that the stacks smell like a dirty coin purse (NPI). I’m currently working on that antidote for us.
Be careful what you do when you’re stacked btw. If you have a hot date that night, a jingle-jangle hj might be a little off-putting for your mang. (“This handjob sounds like grandmother’s windchimes!” SICK)
April 30, 2009 6 Comments
So I totally forgot to tell you about Coachella. Reason is probably because there wasn’t too much to tell! I followed my own advice and went after sundown, on the first night, just in time to catch Morrissey complain about the smell of BBQ and see a little bit of LOL McCartney. Everyone I wanted to see (Beirut, Girl Talk, Crystal Castles) played in Moz’s time slot. I didn’t even make it to the other side! I basically hung around the main stage and the beer gardens. And I can’t even do a simple Coachella outfit post because STU ME forgot my camera battery! So all I have is this phone pic of Thelma and Louise. SAW-RE!
Now the rest of the weekend was a lovely Palm Springs vacay. HEDONISM III.
ESCOOS ME. IMELDA MARCOS IS HERE
cochina puta alert cochina puta alert
And of course, the trip gave birth to my new webcomic, Sanders & Sanders.
Nothing beats a nice lil getaway with the BOS!
April 30, 2009 4 Comments
Photo by Marla Rutherford
My favorite redheaded gal pal, the one-woman powerhouse known as Lenora Claire, is an art curator, model, writer and web series host. Anybody else with that much on their plate would have trouble keeping it together but Lenora Claire manages to pull it off with grace, all the meanwhile looking gorgeous. She gives us the scoop on her beauty secrets and style inspirations and talks to us about her upcoming art show Bettie Page: Heaven Bound.
+ Tell us all about your upcoming art show tribute to legendary icon Bettie Page.
I knew it was going to be difficult to come up with a follow up art show after my Golden Gals Gild Wild show which featured erotic art based on the Golden Girls and got nation wide press ranging from NPR to the National Enquirer but I had the amazing opportunity this summer to pose for the legendary artist Olivia and we started a really lovely friendship. When Bettie passed away the idea for a tribute show featuring Olivia’s beautiful work as well as several other amazing artists was born.
Lenora Claire by Olivia
+ How do you describe your personal style, from day to day to a night on the town?
I’m the queen of the slinky black cocktail dress. I pretty much wear variations of that (I have about 100) paired with my trademark neon red hair. I get compared to everyone from Jessica Rabbit to Bozo the clown so I must be somewhere in the middle.
+ Any beauty secrets you can share?
Since I have been dyeing my hair red which is the most impossible color to keep for ten years I’ve mastered the art of keeping up my crayola color. Since heat makes molecules expand (yes, I’ll blind you with science) that opens the hair shaft allowing color to leave so never wash with hot water always wash with cold. Also, I dump some of my dye in to my conditoner bottle so I freshen up my hair every time. On my face I love mac studio fix and always, always, always, work those false eyelashes. Also, ladies ask your best drag queen friend to teach you how to contour. We all have Ms. Potato Head faces so if you learn the art of contouring you can create the illusion of cheekbones or change around anything you don’t like.
+ Do you have any particular style icons?
Jayne Mansfield, Leigh Bowery, Dianne Brill, Vivienne Westwood, and Grace Jones.
+ What are your inspirations?
The Pierre et Gilles color pallet, Japanese street fashion, Thierry Mugler, and too many cult films to name.
Photo by Austin Young
+ Favorite artists?
James Bidgood, Joe Coleman, Henry Darger, Olivia, Mark Ryden, Colin Christian, and Alejandro Jodorowsky.
Photo by Austin Young
+ Who would you love to work with someday?
I would love for Thierry Mugler to make me an outfit that Pierre et Gilles would shoot me in for the poster for my film directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky or John Waters starring myself and Paul Ruebens.
If you are in the LA area this weekend, Bettie Page: Heaven Bound opens Saturday, May 2nd with a gala opening reception at World of Wonder Gallery and runs until May 29th. Lenora’s events are not to be missed! I plan to be right in the middle of that three-ring circus as I always am!
Bettie Page: Heaven Bound
May 2, 2009 8pm-Midnight
World of Wonder Storefront Gallery
6650 Hollywood Blvd Hollywood, California 90028
(323) 603 6300
More Lenora Claire here:
April 28, 2009 7 Comments
When I was writing the retro bathing suit post, I came across pictures of Jayne Mansfield’s famous Pink Palace, which I always heard of but for some reason never took the time to research. Why did it take me so long to see photographs of this wondrous place?!
I can’t deal with this black and gold bathroom. Are YOU seeing this? AMAZING.
I’m fainting right now:
Floor to ceiling cotton candy carpet? I’d go insane in the loveliest way. Like a genie in a bottle bo. OMG
Could you get work done in an office like this? I probably could. Well, I’d get a lot of things done in that office. WINK HELLO
Her husband Mickey Hargitay built the famous heart-shaped swimming pool.
I’m really bummed this was demolished seven years ago. But at least I have the Madonna Inn to get my fix. I wonder if Jayne visited the Madonna too?
Siouxsie and The Banshees – Kiss Them For Me
April 28, 2009 13 Comments
- dress- vintage
- assorted gold stacks
- steve madden wedges
- charlotte russe ring
- metropark glasses
- betsey johnson bag
- beijing market shopping bag
Just a quick outfit post for now from a kickback weekend spent doing some crafting, organizing, shopping and watching LIFETIME ORIGINAL MOVIES. I am totally going to start Netflixing Roswell soon because of that. MISS U.
Below are some of my favorite oldies for you to enjoy until I can get some more posts out.
April 27, 2009 4 Comments
The SS09 Wardrobe Transition
Edited by Clutch22
In reviewing submissions for this week’s edition of Links á la Mode, I found comfort in learning I’m not the only one ”nesting” my closet for spring and summer. Thankfully, Agent Lover shows us how to shop for retro swimwear, Super Kawaii Mama shows us some of her favorite pick-me-ups that cost almost nothing and Dirty Laundry gives DIY alternatives to Maison Martin Margiela. Additionally, there are a variety of insightful designer interviews and shopping reviews to check out in this week’s roundup. Finally, Retro Chick explains how she used IFB’s Little Birdie service to organize a goodie bag giveaway for her one year blog birthday.
Links à la Mode : April 23rd
* 39th & Broadway: Even fashion designers can get scared of a new and forward trend.
* Agent Dreamer: An interview with Rachel Lanese of Crafttastrophe – designer of beautiful shoes and other wearable art.
* Agent Lover: Hunting for the perfect retro bathing suit, part two.
* Breakfast at Saks: A review of independent designer retailer, Moxsie and Itsola dress.
* Broke & Beautiful: Miss Elle experiences amazing handmade jewelry in a video post!
* Consume or Consumed: Review and hypothetically shopping at Net-A-Porter’s sister sale site: The Outnet
* Culturistas: Update your wardrobe for Spring using the clothes you already have!
* Dirty Laundry: How to wear Maison Martin Margiela without breaking the bank via DIY alternatives.
* Fashion Pulse Daily: Perry Ellis surprises with a fall line-up of classics that with please your Dad and your hottie 20-something boyfriend simultaneously!
* Felicia Sullivan: eco-friendly fashion on a budget: toggery by kate d’arcy.
* Haute World: An inside look to the ever famous Louis Vuitton flagship store in Paris.
* Hello Kelli: New Japanese technology creates a loose wave digital perm.
* Independent Fashion Bloggers: Starting your own blog? IFB helps find the right blog platform for you.
* LuciteBox: HBO’s Grey Gardens – beyond the fashionable women.
* Retro Chick: Celebrating one year blog birthday with a reader goodie bag giveaway.
* Star Fashion Addict: A roundup of the hottest handbag styles for spring.
* Style Symmetry: Inspiration Flashback – a look back at Little House on the Prairie.
* Super Kawaii Mama: Luxe & Less – Pick me up’s for next to nothing.
* The Coveted: Basic Investing, is it better to invest in basics or statement pieces?
* The Curvy Fashionista: Interview with plus size high fashion designer, Monif C – breaking all plus size stigmas.
* The Demoiselles: The Littlest Demoiselle discusses ANTM’s Short Model Season, and “under height” models of the p
* The Sunday Best: Why Club Monaco should bring back the crewneck.
April 23, 2009 1 Comment