Friday, October 31, 2008

Favorite Halloween Movies

For anyone staying home tonight, may I recommend a few movies?Unlike most people, I really shy from the true scary movies on Halloween and instead go for the PG variety, it's more fun that way(I think). First, The Midnight Hour made in 1985, this movie is pure cheese. But in my house growing up it was a madatory Halloween movie. Kinda hard to find now, but easily downloadable in Isohunt. It's worth watching if only to see the cemetary blow up.Not to mention the killer soundtrack courtesy of Mr. Wolfman Jack himself.Also Hocus Pocus, the only movie I watch several times a season. The costumes a great, and the song and dance number with Bette Midler singing "I Put a Spell on You," it really gets you in the spirit. Aside from that, it lets you dream of being in Salem on Halloween. And the cameo from Gary and Penny Marshall is hilarious. So, while I hope everyone is going out tonight, these are my movie suggestions it you aren't.
Ps. Fright Night is another great one!

For my Mom

Since there's no way in hell you're going to get Ladybird (the crazy beagle) in a costume.

Happy Halloween

" When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, May luck be yours on Halloween."
~Author Unknown

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Superman Indeed!

"It took a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get to where we are today, but we have just begun. Today we begin in earnest the work of making sure that the world we leave our children is just a little bit better than the one we inhabit today." -Barack Obama

Cinderella in Drag???

Looks like Drag Cinderella lost her shoe, will Prince Charming use it to find her? Stuff like this makes me love living in Hollywood that much more.

*Shoe found off Lexington where the Transgender Prostitutes like to linger.

The Postelles

Photo Credit Danny Clinch Photo Credit Danny Clinch Photo Credit Danny Clinch
For anyone who enjoys good fun Rock n Roll music, I suggest you check these guys out. Currently unsigned by a major label, they are already garnering a buzz. Their new album was produced by Albert Hammond Jr. As for tracks my favorite is "White Night," it's catchy and has just the right amount of everything. It's the type of song you put on to get the mood just right in a house party of hipster friends.On top of that, there is something very 50's about their sound, at least to me, I think it's the faster beat in the strumming, which gives it a nostalgic feel.I've been listening to them on Myspace for days, now I just need to go to Amoeba and hope they have the album. Because I really dislike itunes...but if you don't they are on there too. So check 'em out...and you can say you knew them when.....

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Interview Magazine

James Franco is on the cover of Interview this month. Do I really need to say anything else?

Dolores Del Rio Part 2.

Dolores Del Rio

Every time I pass this mural on Hollywood Boulevard I am tempted to take another picture of it, it's that good.Murals like this make me unbelievably happy. What a beautiful woman, what a gorgeous mural.Dolores Del Rio's beauty was something of legend even among other Hollywood stars. I'm sure you can see why. I think I might have to make this a two parter...

In case you are stumped for a costume....

The American Apparel near Hollywood and Highland has a few superhero ideas for you. As long as you aren't shy with spandex! If you are, there's always this option too...

Personally, i've have been scouring the thrift stores for some sort of inspiration. I can never bring myself to actually buy a premade costume.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

My Favorite Cheap Beauty Products

1. Nivea Extra Enriched Lotion-This one is a must for me, I freak out when I am running low. It moisturizes, but doesn't clog pores which is major. Also it absorbs quickly into skin and has a great subtle clean smell.

2.Strawberry Rosebud Salve- Great for lips, cuticles,frizzy hair-even bug bites. This salve is the type of product that you buy in bulk and keep in all of your bags. The fact that is smells pretty is just icing on the cake.

3.Revlon Just Bitten Lip Stain- I like this stain because it is a realistic berry color that lasts. My one beef with it is that is is hard to find, and it's plastic lid. Somehow I always manage to drop it shattering the lid and making it impossible to carry around for fear of leakage. Otherwise it is great, and so so pretty.

4. L'oreal Lineur Intense- The felt tip on this eyeliner makes cat eyes a breeze. I wear a lot of eyeliner, but this is the best.

*Sorry about the picture placement, it wasn't working out too well for me...

Monday, October 13, 2008

Making Tracks

Debbie Harry is the coolest woman alive. In life I strive to be one tenth as cool as she is. My favorite book on Blondie is called Making Tracks, it's out of print, but you can find it on a price.The book is written by Debbie and her then boyfriend and Blondie member , Chris Stein. It details the start and success of the band and is filled with photos not seen anywhere else. So, if you get lucky and spot it at a bookstore get it. Seriously, it's insanely good. I once bought the reprint at the Virgin Megastore in Hollywood about eight years ago, only to lose it a few weeks later. Luckily I found it on eBay for a few bucks a few years later, and it was the original printing. Now that one is falling apart, and I just found the reprint in my stuff. I am ecstatic, and I'm once again falling in love with Miss Harry's awesome style. Both ladylike and tough, I can't believe she found a lot of her clothes in the trash during her starving years in New York. So, if you can, find this book and get inspired!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Butteryass Mondays

Seriously, this guy is my hero! I've gotta give thanks to Nicky Lolo for telling me about this ridiculous site. This guy knows how to hustle for a dollar, that's for sure. Check 'em out every Monday and get some tips on life.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Wow, there are some really cool shoes at I've never seen this site before, but am glad that I did. They have a pretty nice selection of vintage inspired maryjanes and heels, which I have been searching for everywhere.And on top of it all, the prices are ridiculously low. I'm debating whether I should get one pair and wait to see the quality or get a few to save on shipping...either way check 'em out.

Frida's Diary

When I moved if forced me to unearth things I had forgotten. A few years ago I bought "The Diary of Frida Kahlo," which is basically photocopies and translations of her journals. I'm so happy to be reacquainted with this gem. If you are a fan of Frida's this book will not disappoint. Her simple sketches and heartfelt musings about her love affair with Diego Rivera are both beautiful and tragic. Once I picked it up I could not put it down. Knowing Spanish helps, but if you don't the entire contents are translated in the back. I recommend it completely. On a side note, what a style icon she is. The colors and eccentricities of Frida's wardrobe are truly inspirational. Not to mention the insane hairstyles that I wish I could replicate daily.

We're having a heatwave...

Man it's been hot these past two days, and just when I was getting ready for fall. Of course since i've had the past two days off, i've been stuck indoors away from the sun. And i've been humming MM's "Heatwave," song to keep sane. The only thing really to do on a day like this is eat Otter Pops and sit in front of a fan, and watch Christmas movies. Does anyone else do this? Or is it just me? What are your heatwave habits?


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