Wednesday, September 12, 2012

"Wow, it's the Babysitters Club dolls!"

Dude, remember these?

"I want to be like Dawn!  She's so natural, right down to her jean jacket!" Yeah, okay kid. . . . wait, what about a jean jacket is natural?

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

According to Madewell and Claudia Kishi, sheep are totes in for fall

Sheep are in, apparently

You guys.  I'm innocently browsing the Madewell fall catalog when suddenly I find myself staring at perhaps the most Claudia-approved sweaters of all time.  I had to drop everything for this one.

Read about the infamous sheep fight in Kristy's Great Idea.

Monday, September 03, 2012

Updating the outfit: Jessi and the Dance School Phantom

A while back -- you know, when I was actively updating -- some of you suggested I use polyvore.  Some of you also suggested I re-create Claudia's outfits myself.  I assume that subset had been dipping into Sharon Schafer's special brownie stash or something.  I mean, what were you thinking? I can't pull off a high side pony!  But I CAN try to create less offensive versions of Hodges Soileau's attempts at fashion through the magic of online collage sites.  So: updating the outfit begins with book #42, Jessi and the Dance School Phantom.

What a cover.  Jessi looks more stankface than scared, and then there's Dawn.  With that hair.  That hair*.  It's so bad that the first update I made to her outfit was a VO5 hot oil treatment, because there's no excuse for that situation on top of her head.  Her Texas Tuxedo would be slightly more acceptable if she was wearing grey jeans, and when I think California Casual I think Swedish Hasbeens.  Mostly because the early books kept mentioning Dawn's affinity for clogs and it just stuck.  And orange slice earrings because California.  Obvi.
Jessi and the dance school phantom

* little Lucille Bluth nod for you there.