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Private Affair

The first single from the Virgins self-titled album "The Virgins" which was released on June 3,2008. The video has that gritty, grainy effect that can only come from taping something on TV straight to a used VHS, if you can remember back that far… And the video is styled after one of those late night cable adult shows, like the Robyn Bird show, or one on Channel J, where the host introduces dancers from different gender, (remember Ugly George?). Each dancer does their bit, and at the end they all sit around the host, and talk and wish everyone goodbye.

I can't imagine that the boys in the Virgins ever saw one of these late night shows back in the day. They seemed to dissapear in the late 90's. I have a feeling the director had something to do with it...

Lady Gaga's hidden secret...

There is more to Lady Gaga than her eccentric out of this world costumes, disc spinning dancing tunes.

This video clip is from New York University's annual talent show four years ago. Laday Gaga, but then just Stefani Germanotta, performs two songs she wrote herself.
"She came in third place. At the end of her performance, one of the judges says: "Norah Jones, look out!" - (original quote and article taken from

And now, wow. What ever you think about her music.. or her crazy get ups.. as performance and art, it's incredibly creative.

Here is a music video from her new album, The Fame Monster, which came out Today.

I love the last little bit.. her on the bed with her tits sparking next to the corpse!

I think I found a new heroine.

Amy Immortalized

To add to your dusty barbie collection!

White Rabbit England in the press!

Alway love to showcase my friends with great news! So here we have, White Rabbit England, in the news!

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains

Have you ever seen or heard of "Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains"?
It was a missing paramount picture from 1981.

An incredible Cast!!!

Starring Diane Lane, Laura Dern and Marin Kanter as teen girls in a punk band.
The film also featured Ray Winstone (of sexy beast), Christine Lahti, ex-Sex Pistols Steve Jones and Paul Cook, along with Paul Simonon from The Clash, Vince Welnick and Fee Waybill from The Tubes.

Produced by Joe Roth, who now runs disney. Directed by Lou Adler, directed up in smoke. And written by Nancy Dowd, who also wrote Slapshot, and coming home.

It's about a teen girl band, who run away from home, who open up for some english punkers and a washed up metal act.   Through the media, they become stars.. their look and attitude inspiring girls everywhere...  rise to fame,  only to crash and burn, and yet they find true success from the whole process.

Made in 1980.. it wasn't released. But it aired on late night tv a few times.
Now finally, it's been…

Looking back to the 80's

A very fashionable look, circa 1982/3.

I still haven't quite made up my mind as to what I'm wearing for Halloween. Any ideas?

The Duchess who stole the heart of a king

She captured the heart of a King... a man willing to give up the crown for a Lady.
... How romantic.

She was the one who said: "You can never be too rich or too thin".

she also said: "I'm nothing to look at, so the only thing I can do is dress better than anyone else" and "fill what's empty, emoty what's full and scratch where it itches."

Published in The Sketch

Wallis Warfield Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor, twice divorced, and allegedly the mistress of Edward, Prince of Wales. Then two years later, after Edward's accession as King, Wallis divorced her second husband and Edward proposed to her.

All of this caused quite the scandal. And ultimately led to the King's abdication in 1936 to marry "the woman I love". He became Duke of Windsor by his brother George VI. Then married Wallis, who became formally known as the Duchess of Windsor.

They both lived a life of leisure as society celebrities.

On a personal note... She is a dist…

Happy Birthday Mom!

I got my cake and horse too!

if i were a man...

I'd buy my clothes from Hollander and Lexer and Smith+Butler...

fantasize about Sophia Loren...

look like Steve McQueen...

ride a Triumph, BSA, BMW, vintage Honda or Deus Cycle...

Lovers Land - Road Trippin from riley blakeway on Vimeo.

and definitely play guitar for Stoned Cold Dandies!

Glenda was on her way to her 22nd Star Trek convention

sexy boots, photographed by photoblogger Tommy Ton - From 2010 spring street style

my night out to see The Cult

Last night I saw the Cult play live at Terminal 5 with my friend Daniela. A spectacular show. Ian Astbury voice is as strong as ever. This was the Love tour, and they played all their best songs... She Sells Sanctuary, Rain, Hallow Man, Revolution... To be honest, when they first started playing, it sounded like them, but Ian looked so different. To be fare, I was up on the balcony, so I couldn't see any details of his face. But long gone was the long black hair and bandana!

The crowd was great! A true mix of their 80's followers; heavy metal throwbacks, bikers, goths, old punks. And then the rest of us.. mainly the above 40 crowd.

I used to listen to the cult in the mid 80's along with Siouxsie and the Banshees, sisters of mercy, Bauhaus... they were different than the rest, and rocked, but in a psychedelic way. When they embraced the metal rocker persona, I had moved to L.A. at that time, and heavy metal was in full swing. Every corner of HOllywood boul…

Fashion's Night Out 2009

(outfit: Skirt by Trosman and Ace of Hearts shirt by Tit Tees)

Oh girls, I'm sorry you think I've forsaken this little ol' blog. Well, I had to put it aside for the last week. But last night was so much fun, I had to share!

Went out on the town with my stylishly lovely mommy friends to see what was going on up on Madison and then down in the Bowery for Fashion's Night Out. We met up with Gayle at Barneys, who was loaded down with her purchases of the evening, and had our photo taken from some random photographers. Daniela, who has styled and worked with MK and Ashley, was trying to get us to meet them where they were supposed to be Bartending at Barneys. But it was so mobbed that even their assistant couldn't get near them!

Not to be dissapointed, we continued on through the throng, and ended back downtown on the Bowery, to see our friend Darryl (of Darryl K). Personally I love this neighborhood much better than Madison.. duh! Her shop was rockin'…

Who can keep calm at a time like this!!!

The first time this sign was pointed out to me, was by the lovely Victoria! How perfect for her and her fabulous husband. Two of my favorite brits.

This is a reproduction of the original Keep Calm and Carry On poster produced by the Ministry of Information 1939.

Keep Calm and Carry On was a motivational poster produced by the British government in 1939 during the beginning of World War II, but never used. It was rediscovered in 2000, and now graces the wall of such places as diverse as the prime minister's strategy unit at 10 Downing Street, the Lord Chamberlain's office at Buckingham Palace and the United States embassy in Belgium. um, not to mention Victorias.

If your dying for a poster, or even a t-shirt, go to this fun site "Keep Calm and carry on", and get one for yourself.

So, now that it has resurfaced, and gained a huge fan club, why not play upon the idea? Well, Jennys Bakeshop, on etsy, has done just that. Paying tribute to an iconic image, they desi…

Seriously, How does one hold their hands in this position... naturally

I don't know, but check out the ears!!

Can't take California out of me!

Yesterday, Amagansett, New York, 2009:

Any old day, Rolling Hills Estates, California, 1975:

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Olivia ruled this little girls dreams...

Damn, Olivia Newton-John was awesome!

And I lived those years. I tried to dress like that. Only, I was a pudgy adolescent. But then, I so wanted to be older, like my friend Julie's sisters. We watched them dress up in silky wrap around dresses, long sashes, and sexy Candies shoes and go out for the night with their feathered haired boyfriends. Then we would grab their left overs, a hairbrush, put Abba, ONJ, KC, the Commodores... you get the idea.

This would be the Disco period.

I couldn't embed this video, so go check it out for the fashion. I love the skinny black tie, the leather pants.. and that leather coat is so MEMBERS ONLY!
Olivia Newton-John - A Little More Love

These are also some good ideas of her, style around this period.

Magic, live:


Later she cut her hair, and looked so cool. Fresh Disco! Love the chorus girls outfits:

In highschool, I took Ballet, Tap and Jazz. And for our Jazz recital we did a dance to Let's get PHysical. It was hilareous. If you n…

What about Farrah!

Today I'm feeling a little on the quiet side. The drizzle that persists, puts me in a very solemn place.

It could also be the loss of 2 pop icons of my generation, First, Farrah Fawcett, and then Michael Jackson. Poor Farrah, struggled so much to keep her fame, going out with a documentary to remind everyone.. and on her final day, her final curtain call, she gets trumped by Michael. What Irony.

If he hadn't died on the same day, Farrah would be featured prominent on the cover of every website today. But instead, she is a sideline, not a headline. And nothing to say Michael doesn't deserve it. He does. He was an important part of our culture, he was after all the "king of Pop". But let us not forget, Farrah was the queen of pop culture too. She rained in the late 70's. Every girl tried to do a Farrah do. Every boy had her poster on their wall. And she was the first actress to break out of the sex icon to serious actress role.

To Farrah and Mic…

The Original Waif or Oh Glorious Audrey!

Some of the most amazing photos of Audrey Hepburn, were taken by Bob Willoughby in late 50's . A lot of his prints of Audrey were never shown. And now he's selling the remainder of his prints.

Visit his website,, to see all his amazing prints, and if you have the cash, buy me one!!!

Audrey Hepburn in cowboy hat, Green Mansions, 1958 by Bob Willoughby

Audrey Hepburn shopping in Beverly Hills, with 'lp', 1958 by Bob Willoughby

Audrey Hepburn poses with 'lp', 1958 by Bob Willoughby

Audrey Hepburn dressing room with 'lp', 1958 by Bob Willoughby

Audrey Hepburn rehearsing for My Fair Lady by Bob Willoughby

a little bit of inspiration goes a long way...

Today, while the rain and drizzle and gloom settle over me like a wool blanket that I'm itching to get off... I look towards some inspiration.

Alice Neel has always been my artist to go to, when I need a refresher in why I am an artist.

This is one of my favorite paintings by her:

The great lady herself:

Read more about alice here.

I'm a creature of habit, and I tend to only feel the inspiration to paint when it's sunny, and the lighting is right. I thrived in California. But New York has been a bit of a struggle for me. My last painting, done a few years ago, has been nudging me to move forward again (when the web design slows down) to get the brushes out!

Here are The kids, from a few years back:

This is what I started to work on last summer. Funny, I guess this summer I will continue on... Winter solace.. doesn't seem to apply to me!

what a week! now it's time to slip into something sexy

Forgive me fellow bloggers it's been too long since my last post!

I've been mad, mad, mad working to finish this website I was working on! I kept to my deadline, and launched it Friday. Absolutely nothing to do with Fashion and Style. A soccer website!!! LOL []

On to today's treat. I have to direct you over to Frou Frou Fashionista. If you havn't peaked before, it's a must, and if you have, its worth another look. A few days ago a post caught my eye because the images are just so damn beautiful. Gorgeous photography, and gorgeous lingerie. Go look to see the full show!

Just a sample:

images copyright Bruno Dayan

tit tees!!!!!!!! omg.. can I say that?

Have you checked out Tit Tees Blog yet? If not, you should! A lovely blog, where the gorgeous ASH FOX shows us her limited edition street wear designs for ladies and gents (each intricately crafted, but rough around the edge) and shares with us her own glam rocker chic sense of style, parties attended, bands a rockin her Tees, and more!

I myself, could not be helped! I had to get two sexy tees, just for my own!

Tiki thinks I look absolutely yummy.

Please go visit her blog, and get some of her designs on Etsy