Chuck Versus Jasper

(the ONLY entertaining scene in S. Darko – Jasper from Twilight headbutting Chuck Bass from Gossip Girl)


May 21, 2009   4 Comments

Links à la Mode : The IFB Weekly Roundup

Wardrobe Workout

Edited by Dramatis Personae

Welcome to another wonderful round up of Links a La Mode! This week we have a wonderful selection of posts to help refine, define, and challenge your wardrobe.  From Agent Lover and Style Symmetry, we’ve got the spectrum covered when it comes to hosting and attending Clothing Swaps.  Clutch22 shares with us how to negotiate price matching at retailers, and Krislyn Diaries challenges us to try out great summer up-do’s.  Decline Designs conceptualizes personal style, while Dirty Laundry helps us refine our self portraits.  All in all, our lovely bloggers help you get your wardrobe and personal style fit and in shape for the upcoming Summer season!

Links à la Mode : May 21st

May 21, 2009   No Comments

Happy 200th Blog Post!

I can’t believe I’ve written 200 blogs! Is that right? Is that math correct? ME?! Talkin’ that much gibberish to you guys in two hundred different instances?! Well… I guess that’s not too hard to believe. All those years spent…being a shy, soft-spoken, unicorn-collecting, Fred Savage love letter-writing misfit in my youth…all those bottled up dreams and thoughts have to come out SOMETIME.

Thank you for hanging out around here you fine ass mutha f***’rs!!!!!

Outfit deets? Why the hale not!

  • vintage dress from Fairfax Flea
  • Soho Lab shoes
  • heart sunglasses from SF
  • octopus brooch
  • funky belt from a local shop


And a bonus serenade:

May 20, 2009   9 Comments

Tracy Feith For Target

Did any of you check out the Tracy Feith for Target collection this weekend? I’d have to say the collection was not bad overall. There were a few things that were a lot prettier in person and on than I had expected, and there were also some that looked better from faaaar away (MONET) when up close it looked like gramma’s couch upholstery. For instance, this dress that made me look like a Honolulu hooker.

I am in LOVE with this cobalt blue dress so much I already wore it on Sunday to the Bug Fair. It has a front zipper for easy access (ESCOOS ME) and a hot pink eyelet trim that even matched my hot pink toes.

I usually don’t wear shorts, but these black judy bloomers will look adorable with fishnets, crazy heels and a top hat when I’m practicing my kicklines and tapdancing this summer.

This bright-colored flower print maxi is perfect for sipping pina coladas (sorry BUT I GOTTA! right click and open in new tab for FULL SOUNDTRACK EFFECT) this coming three-day weekend but I passed on it…for now.

I’d have to say the pièce de résistance has to be the most expensive item in the collection, the cropped leather jacket, which is WHAT I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR! Sadly I haven’t found one in my size but I did try one on to see if I was feelin’ it…


HELLO! How badass is that little jacket? No doubt a cropped leather jacket is on the top of my fashion wish list right now. I don’t know if I’ll get this Tracy Feith one though. It’s 140 bones and sold out anyways!

How about you? Anybody else score anything good from Tracy Feith for Target?

May 18, 2009   9 Comments

4AM Spy Wear

saturday night spy wear

  • vintage dress
  • gold stax
  • Clark Kent glasses
  • Crazy, badass heels mah bo Kimora gave me

time warp

I’m probably 5’7-5’8 in those heels. The air up there is nice btw. Why didn’t any of you beanstalks ever let me know?

How I feel:

Anna Karina – “Roller Girl”
Vic Mazzy – “Morticia’s Theme”
Prince – “Little Red Corvette”

May 18, 2009   9 Comments

1980′s Movie Heroines – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

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?)

Let’s french through the fence, bebe

I love me a hunk in a midriff top! It’s true.


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.

White nails and a Superteen magazine, yes please!

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*

Q-Feel – Dancin’ in Heaven
Holland- Wake Up the Neighborhood (second favorite song from the best scene ever)


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!

lollll i CAN’T TAKE THIS choking on lols over here

Related Posts:

+ 1980′s Movie Heroines – Teen Witch
+ That Chick Julie, She’s Truly Dazzling
+ Getaway Girl Style – The Doom Generation

May 14, 2009   16 Comments

Ladyboner Activated


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:

Edward Cullen Mafia

or this


true love

And yes, I will have some ~JASPER~ masks and Gchat Twilight roleplay in time for the sequel.

May 12, 2009   7 Comments

Spring Is For Swapping

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.)

(keeping these FYI)

+ 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.

Lemon Basil Pesto Mayo (as lowfat as I could get it!, next time I might try mixing in greek yogurt instead)

Cilantro Chicken Delishisness with Onions and Bellpepper

Added in Avocado, Spring Mix and Goat Cheese (Nicki and my latest favorite cheese)

The finished dish in a whole wheat wrap! Of course you can omit the chicken and add more veggies if you have a vagatarian bff like I do.

Have fun!

Related Posts:

+ How to Find Treasure in a Room Full of Tack
+ On the Search For the Perfect Retro Bathing Suit: The Sequel
+ Sprung on Spring
+ My Obsession With Red Shoes

May 11, 2009   31 Comments

A Little Bit of Country, A Little Bit of 666

a little bit of country , a little bit of 666

  • 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.

Related Posts:

+ Heart-Shaped Buttons and Red Knee Socks
+ What Would Charo Do?
+ Ne Dis Rien
+ Sunday Spy Wear

May 11, 2009   3 Comments

Obsess With Me – TACO$

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?*

love u tacosreyna's potato tacos
BFF potato tacos with my homemade guacamole

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.

Taco cosmetics purse from Fred Flare

The next addition to our food costume collection? Watchu think?

*Taco tips can be sent to marie[at]

May 7, 2009   20 Comments