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Creative Chaos

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I’ve received a lot of great feedback about my blog lately, but several people have suggested they would like to see me insert a bit more of my personal life. Oh. OK. Well, here ya’ go. Here’s my crazy closet that’s over flowing into the bedroom so much that I’ve added a rolling rack. I didn’t even bother putting doors on my closet, because I knew I wouldn’t be able to close them anyway.

Although this may look out-of-control to you, I like to think of it more as creative chaos. The last pic is of me in front of my closet in the early ’80s. I remember this day because my friend Jennie was cracking up while I was singing  Bette Midler’s “The Rose”, so she took this picture. Notice my stuffed closet in the background? See! People don’t change; they just change their clothes.

And the only reason those sweaters in the background are half-ass folded, is because my mom would threaten to kick me out of the house if I didn’t take care of my clothes. And I would threaten to kill myself if I didn’t get a bigger closet or at least a bigger dresser. I was a horrible teenager, until I got my first job and realized what earning a paycheck was all about.

So, I hope you enjoy my beautiful mess. And for those of you who keep trying to change me by suggesting I get rid of my things, it’s probably not going to happen. I was born this way. Here’s a suggestion to you: how about you turn my garage into a closet? It would be cool to paint the floor with chalkboard paint, add some hanging bars, a few shelves, a three way mirror and maybe even a mannequin or two.  That would be awesome!!!

Stay true to yourself!!!

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Bam! Pow! Wow!

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The late Roy Lichtenstein has proved to be an iconic 20th century Pop artist. His comic book inspired art was a big look in the ’80s and is now being resurrected at Barney’s New York. Thanks to the Art Production Fund (a non-profit organization which supports public art projects) together with Roy’s wife Dorothy and the Lichtenstein estate, the artist’s works will medium through home décor items.

In honor of the exclusive Roy Lichtenstein collection, Barney’s held a Pop Art party in his favor. The windows were decked out with giant recreations of Roy’s signature plates, cups and frisbees, while guests dressed in bright, bold, cartoon-like outfits. All-American finger food like miniature grilled cheese sandwiches dipped in tomato soup and tater tots were served with Coca Cola.

Some of the home items include: water bottles, beach towels, place-mats, dish ware and pillows. It’s a fun and happy collection and 25% of the proceeds will go to benefit the Art Production Fund.

I’ve been noticing a surge of comic-book inspired T-shirts and accessories in the fashion world lately. I’m predicting a pulp-like, ’80s- inspired, Pop Art revolution soon.

Mark my words.

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Rock the Look

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Anna Sui brings down the house again during New York Fashion Week. Her 2013 collection was an eclectic mix of Rock n’ Roll, Punk, Rockabilly and Goth inspired looks, with a splash of Pin-Up and ’80s glam. WHOA!!! That was a mouthful. I was so excited to see all of her chunky skeleton jewelry because we actually have similar pieces at Roadkill Ranch right now (yay me).

The Ramones blasted as the cat walkers took the stage with their star-studded looks. It was a concert of  plaids, florals, ripped  fishnets, chunky spikes, buckles and skulls. Every outfit was layered with a mix of good and bad like lace with leather and pretty ruffles paired with torn and shredded pieces.

So, pull out those old Doc Martins and pair them with your boho-chic maxi skirt, add a leather jacket and a big skull necklace and you’ve got the look. Or, take an old party dress, add some fishnet stockings and a denim jacket, then accessorize to the max for a badass day look.

I’m loving all of the options for spring and am slightly reliving my 1980’s glory days. Only this time around, there’s no Aqua Net hairspray  needed for the big hair look. Headbands, cat ears and sparkly pins on tame, colored hair seems to be where we’re heading.

People will always stare, so make it worth their while.

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