Tumblr?

Do people still use it? I decided to fuck around with mine and start using it again because, well, I always liked it.

http://cheapwineandpantylines.tumblr.com/

Also working on this new post for ya’ll. Check back soon!

xoxo, Lou

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Fabulous, Fashionable, Friends

I’ve been thinking for a long time about how I might revamp this blog a little. So much in my life has changed since it began, that it seems only fitting that the blog itself change a little too. Luckily for me, it didn’t take too long to find my inspiration. It’s been in front of me all along in the form of fabulous, talented, and of course, fashionable, female friends. I told you last week I was going to do a profile on the amazing Lindsay Jo and her line of recycled skateboard jewelry and accessories:

 

The big hoops have always been some of my favorites. Can you believe those are old skateboard decks?

There’s more here though, so much more: http://www.maplexo.com/collections/all/

She’s all of 4’11” (that’s my guess), operates all her own power tools, and surrounds herself with adorably dirty skate boys, all while looking stupidly cute. I mean come on:

Aren’t you dying to know more about her? I am, which is why I’m paying her a visit today to find out more about how she got started, where her business is today, and of course, her favorite color of lipstick and where she buys her clothes. Duh.

And of course I will continue with the drunken fashion critiques, but I figure this is a good way to get the blog evolution started. I’m surrounded by some of the most amazing women and they all look great while doing what they do.

I mean, don’t you want to know about my gallery owner friend that owns the neon pants I talked shit about in that one post I wrote that one time?

Always fun to inadvertently make fun of something one of your friends owns. (Love you, girl!) For what it’s worth, she’s the one person in my life who I think neon makes sense on. She’s my next badass babe profile (this is your notice, Paige) so I will be sure to talk to her all about it:

This is an old picture. She even wore neon way back when she got the gallery space. Ooo girl. 

And then I just need to find someone I adore that wears my all time favorite hate parade item, Jeffrey Campbell Lita’s … do you exist, friend?

Anyway, that’s it! Just an update. Watch for that happening. Oh and we officially FINALLY have freaking internet at home. I will for sure be drunk one of these evenings critiquing someone or something. It’s only a matter of time.

xoxo, Lou

V M Assy Fashion

I don’t know what was up with the VMA’s this year. I mean, typically it’s a time for celebrities to dress like idiots, assholes, hookers, whatever … anything goes!

But this year, they just fell flat. Failed to impress. When I think of the VMA’s and “fashion”, I think of epic moments such as:

Christina Aguilera (or was it X-Tina then?) in her Dirrrty phase. How great was that?

 

I’ll tell ya, it wasn’t as great as Lil’ Kim’s epic boob hang.

Amirite?

And then there was that time Katy Perry wore a block … of … cheese? On her head.

 

Maybe I only want that to be cheese since I’m from Minnesota and we have cheese heads for our neighbors over there.

Point is, those were pretty rad moments in “fashion”, all owed to the stupid ass Video Music Awards. God Bless Em.

This year. This year stars fell flat! And looked stupid doing it. But not in a good way. Shall we being our critique? Methinks I need more wine ….

Ok, ready.

I think I have to talk about Taylor Swift first. So she’s dating this Kennedy now, right? Have you read about this? Or am I on a crazy gossip tangent? Anyway, she looked OLD! She looked…old! Like, Sharon Stone looks really great for her age and not in a crazy plastic surgery way because that wouldn’t be looking great, but in like, a, why is Taylor Swift trying to look as old as me way?

That’s a J. Mendel suit. And maybe it’s not even that she looks old. Maybe it’s that she looks like she’s a doll from the 80’s? She reminds me of the spectator pumps my mom used to wear in the 80’s:

And her face for sure has a Robert Palmer “Addicted to Love” thing going on:

She could have just had so much more fun with this. Instead, she bored me. And I hate when people with access to awesome fashion bore me. Especially at an event like this!

I’ll allow argument. I guess. But overall I think it’s dastardly. I must be tipsy cause I thought right there I might be making up a word. And on my way home from Whole Foods on this gorgeous Portland night, I opened my wine and took many, many healthy adult-sized swigs.

Moving along.

Miley Cyrus. Duh.

 

So, my lovely love Crystal recently wrote about Short Hair Don Care Miley Cyrus. I’m all for it. But I’m not all for … whatever this is. I love her when she’s got her

… I have no idea what I was going to say there. Let’s assume I was going to say that I DON’T love, oh! I remember! I was going to say I love when she wears that short hair all piece-y and funky. This looks dated and stuffy. To me at least. I would like this better if she were going to the grocery. This hair with jeans and a crop top. This gown with laid back piece-y hair. I prefer the juxtaposition.
Oh and, dated and stuffy. Sorry Pink. I really do like your music sometimes.

Have you even made any music recently? You seem out of place here.

You know what else seems out of place?

Worst fucking thing I’ve ever seen. What? Wha..why? That top! It looks like Victoria Secret styrofoam. With the different material skirt? Are they separates? I don’t know. I don’t care because I can’t stop staring at the STUPID leopard head scarf, which sort of looks like a headband I wear to keep my bangs back when I wash my face. Nuff said, right? Don’t get me started on her choice of shoes. I would like to punch Jessica Szohr in the face for making me see this.

I need something to make me happy, quick!

Ahhh better. I love that these two are such great friends. Girlfriends. Is there anything better?

This comes close:

Uh, thank you! Riff Raff. For bringing the kind of absurdity I like to see on the VMA red carpet! Is that .. what … hm, let’s move on.
Katy Perry this year. This post is mostly about things I hated at the VMA’s this year, so I am not going near Rhianna cause, well, I thought she looked hot. Per usual. Her home girl though? Mehhhhh

I really like this dress! I do. It’s really pretty and I love the see-through. But, I keep thinking of the lead singer of Evanescence. Remember that band? And, I’m just not sure this is a good thing.

Amy Lee is really cute. I’m just not sure that’s what Katy Perry was going for. The styling is off and well, it’s a little tame for her, right?

What else do I got …

I approve. Next!

 

Oh yeah this. Amber Rose. Ok, ok, so I write horror stories in my free time and love horror movies, so I might be skewed, but to me this looks like she’s got some crazy flesh eating virus coursing through her veins that has given her black eyes while sucking all of the other color from her face. Just me?
Poor baby.
Let’s end on what I consider to be the best dressed VMA attendee this year:

Ru Paul.

Because, I mean, right?

Ok, well that sums up my review of the incredibly disappointing 2012 VMA Red Carpet. I don’t know who won any awards because I’m pretty sure I’m no longer their target audience.

I had a picture of Alicia Keys in  a super boring dress, but I was too bored by it to even bother posting.

Fucking. Yawn.

xoxo, Lou

 

 

 

Fair Steez

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted my own steez. And I don’t really have a great exampe, besides the dress/sandal combo I donned for my trip to the Oregon State Fair last weekend.

I wore one of my favorite simple black dresses. It’s sort of canvas-like fabric and the buttons up the front, while adorable, are also very dangerous. Accidental flashings are not unheard of and for an event that revolves around eating and achieving an expanded mid-section, well, let’s just say I could have picked better, but was also still pretty damn comfy all day.

My feet were filthy by the end of the day, but somehow I managed a nice balance of all blacks and browns, which I eventually very happily tipped in favor of this magical beast of color:

The dudes making these airbrushed shirts looked straight outta East LA. I was obsessed. My fella was into it as well. He said I couldn’t, no way in hell, post a picture of him wearing it on my instagram, but he said nothing about my blog. And anyway, he looks fucking cute. Can’t wait to take this puppy for a spin at the bar this weekend.

So, that’s my latest fashion find. At as unexpected a location as I could imagine. I guess the lesson here is, you never know where you’ll find fresh new fashion!

I’ll be getting internet on the home front FINALLY today, so expect more regular posts from here on out. I got some good things in the works.

xoxo, Lou