Monday, March 04, 2013

You Can Always Count On Me, And I Can Count on Boo

Bunheads, you guys. Bunheads. You gotta get on this ABC Family train.

Come to think of it, ABC Family is also the reason I had this weird three year obsession with the Gilmore Girls at an age too embarrassing to report (still think Jess Mariano is the DREAMIEST).  And then I had that shameful two year obsession with Gossip Girl (Dan, you guys? Really? Dan fucking Humphrey?) and then this year I got oddly obsessed with how badly the show ended and then eventually I found this finale recap and it strangely made everything better.

And now I kinda love Bunheads and I'm really embarrassed about it, but apparently not embarrassed enough to not talk about it on a completely public blog. Sometimes I watch adult tv shows* too. Really**.

Which led to this email:
Which leads to this post.

So, you know, if you're not into this cotton candy puff of a show, there's really nothing for you here. Sorry dudes.

Onward. Let's contemplate together.

The amount of girl power in this image is overwhelming.
Kinda sensitive and naive. The emotional center of the group. Got in trouble with her friends for her boyfriend situation. Just livin' her Mary Anne lifestyle, haters.
Blonde. Boy crazy. Super possessive of her bestie, just like when Claudia became BFFs with Ashley Wyeth. Child of divorce. Weirdly good at/into random adult things -- the real estate agent to Stacey's mathematician.
Sibling trouble (although with a dense, terrible-at-acting brother instead of a scoliosis-suffering twin sister). Kind of adrift until discovering her kickass side. Roller derby is way cooler than soccer, Abby, get with the times. Also, amazing crushed velvet dress on that cover.
Most likely to benefit from some serious time in therapy. Most likely to get drunk at a high school party and throw up in the bushes. Most likely to run away from home. To be honest, I can't figure out whether Sasha is Sunny Winslow or Cokie Mason or Stephanie Green from Sleepover Friends (because as Lauren pointed out, they both have their own houses).

Millie Stone is obviously adult Kristy Thomas. If you disagree you're just not paying attention.

* Speaking of totally adult tv shows: I have a lot of concerns about Girl Meets World, the first of which being that I totally conceptualized that show on my elementary school playground and I think somebody owes 8 year old Kim a LOT of money.
** Sometimes I also read adult books. But not very often, apparently.

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

BSC Style Alive & Well on What My Daughter Wore

Just randomly found the most amazing style blog you're not reading (or maybe you are, I'm often late to the game on this stuff) called What My Daughter Wore.  I got so into it I started thinking that some kids would be cool to have until I remembered that they cost money and require a lot of, like, maintenance and whatnot.  Or so I hear.

Anyway, whether or not these cool young ladies know it they are totes channeling the Babysitters Club and I'm loving every second of it.  Am I wrong here?

Monday, November 12, 2012

Yumi Sakugawa Gets It

Just found the most amazing illustrated essay: Claudia Kishi: My Asian-American Female Role Model Of The '90s. Yumi Sakugawa is my favorite person right now. Go read the whole thing immediately, adult Dawn Schafer is portrayed as a tanorexic wearing a pot leaf necklace. Can't even handle the greatness of that image.

Monday, November 05, 2012

The Most Claudia-Ass Shit on Urban Outfitters Right Now

The most Claudia-ass shit on Urban Outfitters right now.

Dr. Martens boots
I saw these on Miley Cyrus because I have the internet surfing habits of a 15 year old.

Dr. Martens buckle boots
As part of her exploration into buckles as self-expression. New garage art show theme!

Jansport backpack
Let's be real though, Claudia doesn't mess around with tie-dye. She does that shit herself.

Ecote handbag
This is a fannypack and you know it, Urban Outfitters. A VELVET fannypack, no less.

Cooperative mini bag
As part of her Miss Frizzle underwater motif outfit.

Post earrings
They're, like, a statement on materialism, you know? Stacey doesn't get it.

Chain jewelry
Claudia Lynn Kishi and earcuffs: like peanut butter and dyslexic jelly.

She Colors Way Outside the Lines bangle
Tribute to Mimi's impassioned defense of her butterfly self-portrait.

Cooperative knit glove
Paired with her dangly jointed skeleton earrings.

Spitfire vintage style eyeglass
Stolen from Janine. Gave her a headache.

Cooperative Animal Beanie - Urban Outfitters
Sheep are out, pandas are in.

Highline Round Sunglasses - Urban Outfitters
To hide her eyerolls while co-sitting with Mallory Pike.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Updating the outfit: Claudia Kishi, Live From WSTO!

"Anyway, I wore the coolest tuxedo I'd recently bought in a thrift shop, including a silky, piped shirt and a bright red velvet cummerbund. I removed the shoulder pads from the jacket, which made it really slouchy (I love that look). Then I bought a pair of white socks with silver glitter. I decided to wear a pair of red sneakers to match the cummerbund. I swept my hair up and fastened it with a rhinestone barrette in the shape of a musical note."
Love it.  Seriously, she's fabulous, and Ashley Wyeth better recognize.  2012 Claudia (also Trust Fund Claudia -- I recognize that her Helmut Lang pants and Marc by Marc Jacobs duds aren't likely to be obtained on a babysitter's salary) would rock a clear musical score umbrella with her version.  Even if it wasn't raining.  That's just the kind of free spirit she is.     
Claudia Kishi, live from wsto

Marc by Marc Jacobs black shirt / Paul Smith tux jacket / Helmut Lang wool pants / Converse pointy shoes / Swatch red jewelry / Tatty Devine teardrop earrings / Brooch / Felix Rey see through umbrella / Ring

Also a red wraparound Swatch she probably borrowed from Stacey and forgot to give back, and red Converse that she stayed up all night studding.  She'll explain her technique on the radio show, don't worry.

Read the original book entry.

Monday, October 15, 2012

#123: Claudia's Big Party

I think the most important takeaway from this book is that Claudia has a seventh grade boyfriend who gets nervous about going out to dinner with members of the Babysitters Club.  Think about it.  Imagine being nervous about dinner with Mary Anne Spier.

"I'd worked hard on my outfit - a long black skirt, a white shirt with full sleeves, and a short vest that I'd covered with bright-colored buttons and bows.  My hair was braided with strands of ribbons that matched the decorations on the vest."

Once you de-Seinfeld the "white shirt with full sleeves" aspect of the outfit, this actually sounds pretty bomb.  Get it gurl.

Claudia's big party