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.

Beautiful!!

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)

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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

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+ 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

rathboner

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

LOLVO

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!

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+ 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.

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+ 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]agentlover.com

May 7, 2009   20 Comments

Sunday Spy Wear – Billy Joel Edition

Nerd

  • 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.

the bathroom at Cafe Audrey

“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” – Audrey Hepburn

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.

Billy Joel – “Uptown Girl”
Billy Joel – “The Longest Time”
Bruce Springsteen- “Born to Run”

May 5, 2009   8 Comments

Bettie Page Heaven Bound Opening

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.

The ladies and I with Dita Von Teese and Selene Luna!

The girls with Dita and Selene

Nikki, Nicki, Reyna and I with the legendary Olivia!

Us with Olivia

A couple of Olivia’s pieces

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Polite in Public had a spanking machine in their photobooth. ME GUSTA! Notice how my face is the least surprised and affected…

Juggs N Toots get spanked

Then the amazing Bobby Trendy joined in on the fun…I know. I die. This is going to be my Christmas card everybody.

I DIEEE

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.

Bettie Page Heaven Bound remix

  • 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.

Tiff, me, Lenora

Elvira as Bettie Page by Austin Young!

Reyna and I taking turns sitting with Bettie Page’s actual shoes!

At my throne

Cutest ever

Always nice to see Mr. Jason Savvy!

the always spectacular mr 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!

XOXO

Related posts:

+ Mad Crushin’ on Lenora Claire
+ Lenora Claire’s Birthday at Houdini Mansion
+ Unpleasant Dreams
+ Lenora Claire likes doNUTS
+ You Better Work

May 4, 2009   17 Comments

So I Creep

Happy Friday! A shoutout to the constantly inspiring Sheena She of Chainsaws and Jelly! She made me a Creepy Girl of the Week. HELLZ YEZ. Thank you!

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….

The Awesome Cryptozoology Club

Have a great weekend putanas and putanos!

May 1, 2009   4 Comments

Obsess With Me – Gold Stacks

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

Oh That’s Right, I Went To Coachella

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

SNUGGIE WIZARDRY!!!

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