Princess Beatrice of Awesome wore this hat. It's a Phillip Treacy (like I had to tell y'all that — I know my readers knew it had to be a Treacy). I hope it comes in hot pink. Even though I do love this hat, it doesn't come close to my favorite of Beatrice's hats, also a Treacy.
Sometimes I go looking for Christmas gift ideas for you, sometimes the ideas find me. This post happens to be an example of the latter.
Christmas gift idea#5: 80's Barbies
My 7 year-old has Barbies on her Christmas list. Barbies are a great gift idea for girls and 36 year-old women who have 7 year-olds.
While browsing the Amazon.com for Barbies I came across this doll.
This is Peaches and Cream Barbie. She debuted in 1984 and she was one of my favorites. I was a Barbie nut. I was 10.
When I saw this doll online tonight — FOR SALE — I was 10 again. I remember opening her box. She smelled of peaches. Her dress was chiffon and she had a stole!
This was glamor straight out of Dynasty.
Speaking of Dynasty.
I continued to browse the Barbies 'til I hit gold. GOLD RECORDS!
Cyndi Lauper, Joan Jett, Cher, and Flashdance Barbies.
I'll give you a moment.
Okay. I'm back. I put on my legwarmers and cut the neck off my sweatshirt. Now I'm all better.
Thanks for your concern.
When I was but a young lass in the '80s, I would watch Dynasty and pretend that Joan Collins was my grandmother. She was glamorous and embodied everything fabulous that women were back in the day and I want to be her when I grow up.
When I was little, pretty much the only reason for having Barbies was to act out scenes from Dynasty. My Barbies were exceptionally well dressed.
Have I reached the age where I can wear turbans? I need to know.
This is how you travel, ladies.
And now, advice from Joan:
"Wear lots of makeup and big hair." Way ahead of you, Joan.
A few months ago I read that mary janes are nice if you want to be the cute girl, that there was nothing wrong with being the cute girl — but they weren't fashion or high glam.
Maybe they're not high glam, but they're sassy and I do love sassy.
These are my favorites on Zappos.com right now.
I do believe I need these.
Fun for everyday. Hot pink stitching? Fun.
These also come in red, but how many red mary janes do I need? A few more.
Yes, I'll take these in a 9, thank you.
When I was a little girl I loved watching the Miss Universe pageant for the beginning portion where the contestants would come out in costumes of their nations. Miss France might have a skirt that looked like the flag and a top made of brioche, Miss USA would be dressed as the Statue of Liberty, Miss Australia would have a koala attached to her back. It was spectacular.
Not only is the Miss Universe pageant still going on (despite never having contestants from other planets), I believe the costumes are even better. The actual pageant is on the 23rd, but many of the contestants posed this week in their national costumes at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Vegas so we could have a little fabulous on our computer screens.
Let's go to the photos.
"In Peru we know how to do the party. AMIRITE? AMIRITE? I got the lampshade on my head and I wear the tablecloths. Ha ha ha. I stole your collectable plate and glued it to my belt. Ha ha ha. I make with the practical jokes too!"
Miss Honduras is a rare breed of tiger peacock. She is to be feared.
"Stupid bitches in costumes."
photos from gettyimages
Did you watch the BET awards? I didn't either, but Prince was given a lifetime achievement award for general awesomeness. Let's go to the pictures.
"Why yes, I am wearing a one-of-a-kind shirt with my face on it to an award show where I will be given an award honoring the one and only me."
Is it me or does this shirt look like those Lisa Frank notebooks with rainbows and unicorns all the kids had to have back in the day? Poor Patti LaBelle had to close her eyes. Don't worry, Patti, it will be okay.
Tell me that's not eerie similar.
"That's right, it's not an award, but I caught it so it's mine – like Mardi Gras, bitches!"
"I would like to thank myself for being such a genius and a pioneer and a snazzy dresser. Remember the peek-a-boo butt pants? Yeah, that was me. I would like to announce the launch of my new clothing line PRINCE 4 UR AZZ, which will be a partnership by myself and the lovely rainbowfied Lisa Frank. Peace."
New regular feature announcement: I'm introducing the Saturday Style.
Last Saturday it was pink Sperrys, this week it's crazy ass hats from Royal Ascot. What, by golly, is the Royal Ascot, you ask? Why, it's only one of THE social events of year in England! It's a multi-day horse race with a strict dress code (think Kentucky Derby on crack) and was held this week. Let's go to the pictures!
Do I even have to tell you how many outfits I have that would go with this hat?
Love this one.
I want this hat for my birthday.
Now that's a bow.
If this were in hot pink I would have to have it.
This is how I would do subtle.
And now for the crazies.
Do you know how much I love blue cheese?
Oh Captain, my Captain.
Photos from Getty Images and Tom and Lorenzo.