Alright everyone, let’s talk about dance movies. Don’t try to front on this because I know there is not one person in the world who is truly able to resist the simple charms of Dirty Dancing, Footloose, Flashdance or Step Up 2: The Streets. I LOVE ‘EM ALL! But when I was a baby hood rat in the 80′s, a certain silver screen treasure was in constant rotation in my VCR: Girls Just Want to Have Fun!
Ms. Carrie Bradshaw herself, Sarah Jessica Parker, had the starring role of Janey, a dance-loving military brat who rebels against her strict father by pirouetting her way towards a coveted spot on “Dance TV.” I was really feeling Janey on this because it was my dream to simultaneously be on Soul Train AND Club MTV (with Miss Downtown Julie Brown) HELLO!
Every good girl needs a couple of rebellious gal pals to help guide her out of her shell and become a lil’ FUNKY! Helen Hunt and baby Brenda Walsh come along and partake in all the teenage hijinks!
Janey needs a dance partner so she pairs up with blue collar hunka, Jeff, and they naturally fall for each other while perfecting their fan kicks. I don’t care if he was the Poor Man’s Joey Lawrence, I thought he was fuuuwiiine! WHOA! (you know I have a Joey Lawrence doll..right?… TMI?)
SJP was a million Manolos away from being a fashion icon at this point with Janey’s frumpy-ass school uniforms. Luckily, we had a style savior in the form of her badass best friend Lynne, played by Helen Hunt.
Lynne’s main style signature is her collection of creative headwear and hair accessories. From channeling Don King to Davy Crockett to sporting dinosaur barrettes to rocketship clips, Lynne rocks her shit without fear and das why mama likes her.
Instead of doing a Polyvore set for this post, I decided to invoke the spirit of Lynne and make something myself!
Now the crème de la crème has to be Lynne’s grasshopper hat.
I had to recreate it…but I couldn’t find a grasshopper. Instead, I found a gigantic black widow. AHHHHH! Now, a black widow would be too Halloween-y and way too gawth for me right now. So what did I do? Paint that shit GOLD!
I also made an octopus one for Miss Tiffany!
I’m making a lot of hair accessories right now. Lots of ideas in this noggin’ so stay tuned for some surprises! Oh you Girls Just Want to Have Fun..still inspiring me..all the way into adulthood!
My favorite song from the movie is Q-Feel’s “Dancin’ in Heaven.” A few years ago my good friend Brant found it on vinyl and would play it for me when he would dj! Ahh GOOD TIMES Q FEEL. “Quick, slow, quick quick slow!” I better see a million downloads for this song! *lowers eyes*
OH HALE NO: From wiki: A script is in the works for the Disney Channel. Several Disney Channel stars have expressed interest in taking a part, including Selena Gomez and Ashley Tisdale. Um. ASHLEY TISDALE AGAIN!? First she was going to be in the Teen Witch remake, now THIS ONE? Is this bitch trying to ruin my fucking childhood movies?! I am starting to take this personally. This shit is so wack!
Let me simma down now…stay tuned for the conclusion to my 1980′s Movie Heroines special next week!
May 14, 2009 16 Comments
Recently I had to notify my fellow Twilight nerd girlfriends to let them know Rob Pat ~EDWARD~ is no longer my number one, and Jackson Rathboner ~JASPER~ is now my new favorite fanged flame. This comes to no surprise because I like to keep my fictional crush options open. Like when I moved from Jordan to Joey, Vinnie to Doogie (WHAT) Cory to Shawn (actually that was the other way around) and finally, Seth to Ryan.
He so fine bo. He reminds me of the surfer boys I had crushes on in junior high. And also Julian Casablancas for some reason!? Anyway, he making my ladyboner atten-hut!
Also related, I came across these gold fangz grillz when I was Googlin’ for my stu Grillz Cheese photoshop joke. Da hale? I love ‘em.
And I finally ordered my Edward Munster shirt.
I loooove reading how the WTForks Girls indulge in Twilight mania. Now I can regret ever feeling embarrassed by this:
And yes, I will have some ~JASPER~ masks and Gchat Twilight roleplay in time for the sequel.
May 12, 2009 7 Comments
With Spring comes a certain other kind of fever aside from Spring HORN: the kind of urge that makes you want to clean out everything from your desk at work, YOUR DARK SOUL and your messy closet. Figuring out what to do with old clothes can be overwhelming, so yours truly is here to offer you tips on how to clean out your closet and throw a little swap party afterwards! Not THAT kind of swap party you kinky putana, unless you want to hit two birds with one stone, (WHAT?) but the kind that results in a new wardrobe all for FREE!
Clothing swap parties should be at least an annual event. It’s not only another nice excuse to spend time with your ladies, but also funner and less stanky than thrifting! (Hopefully). My girls and I have been having impromptu swaps recently, and I have acquired some really cute dresses!
+ Separate your old clothes in three piles: One for the swap party, another for possibly selling on ebay (everyday we hustlin’) and the last for donating to charity.
+ Have an open mind when sorting through your giveaway items. What didn’t work for you might be perfect for one of your girls. Remember it’s all about how you WERK IT.
+ If you haven’t worn a certain item in over a year or so, you should probably get rid of it. There’s a thin line between being sentimental and being a hoarder (I’m guilty of this sometimes too.)
+ At some point, you’ll come to an item or five that will leave you conflicted. Usually this is an item that you don’t wear as often, yet you have some sort of attachment to. As much of a sentimental person I am, I don’t like holding onto an item that conjures up unpleasant memories. If every time you see a certain dress in your closet and it instantly reminds you of that jerk you dated last year, throw that shit out boo! It’s important to rid of things that hold some bad jujus. On THAT note, don’t tell your girlfriends at the swap party that so and so did YOU KNOW WHAT to you in said dress. (SORRY ABOUT THAT LADIES! Just kidding everyone! well not really.)
+ Know your friends’ bodies. (WINK) On the serious tip, you don’t want to bring a bunch of clothes that nobody will be able to fit into. Everyone should be able to swap with at least one person.
+ Don’t invite too many people. You don’t want to create a Black Friday atmosphere with people throwing ‘bows to get that old Betsey Johnson skirt you’re giving away. If two people want the same thing, encourage a compromise: “this skirt for that top!” Or just flip a coin. Arm wrestle? MUD WRESTLE? Nobody should get all bitchface over clothes! It’s all in good fun!
+ As with any shindiggy, serve refreshments and food. Trying on clothes can be exhausting! We had potato tacos but I also made my girlfriends healthy chicken and veggie wraps to eat for lunch the next day to make up for the taco gluttony. GRAMMA MARIE PACKIN’ YOUR LUNCH. Below is food porn if you are into that. I know you are, I am too so it’s okay.
May 11, 2009 31 Comments
- turquoise polka dot dress – vintage
- white knee socks
- velvet black flats
- Cloven Hoof pendant
- Betsey Johnson bag
In honor of Mother’s Day, some of my mom’s favorite singers! I grew up on this kind of music and it reminds of me of Sundays, so I’ll be posting more like this each time I do a Sunday Spy Wear post.
+ Patsy Cline – Walkin’ After Midnight
+ Patti Page – Tennessee Waltz
+ Connie Francis – Where the Boys Are
I love her! She’s so gorgeous.
May 11, 2009 3 Comments
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