Monday, March 31, 2008

The Scene
Debrief about Saturday's party with Styleminded and Mr. Honorary Hot Chick over lunch.

Loves them. They are both so cute I want to eat them with some cheese and salsa. Dear, good people.

Mr. Diabolina worked from home today and I find him quite relaxed when I get home. Work's been tough for him lately so I am thrilled. We eat dinner and watch Dancing with the Stars, Intervention and our most favorite, The Hills.

I heart Whitney. She's a Trojan, ya know. Poor pretty fashion thing. Why does she always have to work for such Cruela Devilles? First at Teen Vogue and now at People's Revolution. Don't think I'd cut it in fashion. Being a delicate flower and all ;)

The Outfit
Forever 21 top
Theory chocolate slacks
Vintage Burberry trench

The Accessories
Me&Ro turquoise and gold earrings
Louis Vuitton Speedy
Manolo Blahnik chocolate suede pumps

The Grade

The Commentary
Between the bangs, the bow, the peter pan collar and the sickeningly sweet print of this top I felt very Eloise today. 8 years old - tops.

Probably because I had bangs when I was 8 and that unforgettably round, Catholic school uniform collar. Hee hee.

My mom bought this top at Forever too. It's cut is really flattering if you are a bit thick in the middle like we are. It drapes and falls straight down. No hugging the muffin top :)

It feels like a facsimile of a Marc top that I can't quite recall. Can you? I'm thinking 3 seasons ago.

Anyhoo, here are all the current Marc thingys I would buy if I didn't have a mortgage. Sigh.

Which one are you digging?

Sunday, March 30, 2008

The Scene
Clean up the house in the morning.

You know it's a good party when you find frosting in unbelievable places the next day. Oy vey.

Have brunch with my mom and Mr. Diabolina before heading out to Fancypants and Mr. Roboto's engagement party out in Laguna.

Sable Crow is invited too as are Rocket Man and MChu.

So cute that we have all become such interconnected buddies in the last year.

The party is wonderfully fancy with lots of Chanel and Balenciaga and Christian Louboutain and Dolce and Gabana. My kind of crowd.

Fancypants looked pretty in purple. Alberta Ferretti. Such a striking dress with deliciously feminine detailing.

V. excited about the Alberta Ferretti store opening on Melrose. Won't be able to afford any of it but it will be nice to press my nose to the glass like a homeless person.

Sable Crow was also a stunner in a dandy Penguin for Barney's suit. Just take in that lining and the stiching and the gorg shirt and the pocket square.

He also wore white shoes though he consulted with me first. Called and said he was having a gay emergency trying to decide if it was too early to bust out the white shoes. So funny. In the end we both figured the old rules are out the door especially when you are partying near the beach.

Have I mentioned how much I heart MChu and Rocket Man? They are one of the cutest couples I have ever met.

Por ejemplo, last night, for Mr. Diabolina's birfday they made a snowglobe with their picture on one side and ours on the other.

Such sweet kids.

Mr. Diabolina cleaned up nice after a night of sacrificing his natural beauty for the hilarity of a truly inspired costume. Love his custom made shirt. He and Sable Crow get their shirts made by a tailor in Hong Kong. Doesn't he look like like an Easter egg in this one???

The leather jacket is impeccable. Purchased at Saks and the shoes are Gucci.

BTW, Mr. Diabolina wore plaids stained with paint when I first met him. Don't be fooled thinking he came out of the box this stylin'.

The Outfit
Marc Jacobs cherry print halter dress
Vintage Parisian trench coat

The Accessories
Louis Vuitton earrings
Forever 21 bangle
Banks&Biddle gold and diamond bangle
Alice Roi clutch
Via Spiga gold sandals

The Grade

The Commentary

This is one of my all time favorite dresses. Another polka dot print of sorts.Love wearing it to bridal showers and wedding rehersal dinners and now engagement parties. Something about it just screams "love and romance" to me. Maybe because it's so springy. It reminds me of beautiful things blossoming.

Normally pair it with silver accents. My silver clutch and silver flat sandals and Tiffany heart earrings to be exact. But today decided to switch it up and go for the gold :)

I actually gots a funny story about this dress. Kelly Ripa has it too. I realized this after I bought it and was miffed.

We seem to have the same taste. You see a few months before I bought this dress I was at a party with her. A friend works with her and we ended up at the same house party in LA.

At one point in the night, she paused her conversation and stopped me when I was about to leave the room. She thought I had grabbed her bag. In fact we both had nearly identical silver sequin clutches that night. It was funny but a little embarassing like she thought I had stolen her bag. Humph. I know I'm brown but...

We also both have a tank top that says "Save the drama for your mama" in Spanish. But I am pretty sure she looks cuter in it than me even though she has had THREE kids. UGH. I covet her adorable tininess, year-round tan and flawless hair.

Anywayzz, loving that I kinda matched Fancypants tonight. It was such a lovely party. I am very excited for their wedding. It is going to be a stunningly first class rager. Always a good combination.

Congrats to the happy couple!

p.s. I am not so sure about these bangs. Think they make me look 12. Not in a good way. More of a nerd way.

Will have to be careful about what I wear so as not to look too juvenile. Have to vavavoom up my looks.

MChu told me a hilarious story about last year when she got bangs. Rocket Man would always interject into conversations, "MChu just got bangs" so as to explain why she might be acting a bit awkward. So funny those two.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

The Scene

At one point today, my mom wishes him a happy day and thanks him for being a good man. And that really is the truth: he is the best person I know.

We open presents before breakfast and then I head to the gym to burn off some nervous energy. 4 miles, 42:53.

Guess who I see at the gym? Ricky from My So Called Life. I breathe a sigh of relief. Clearly it's a sign that tonight's 90s party is going to be a huge success ;)

You need to know that I am such a nerd when it comes to planning parties. I am the ultimate detail narc so events are pretty nerve wracking for me. I'm getting better as I age but sheesh can I be a stress case.

Mr. D and I run some last minute errands and finalize his costume. He spots a curly blond afro at Aardvark's and instantly decides on Steve Saunders from 90210. He is my hero.

I drop him off and go pick up a poster I had made of him at 13 sporting sweet Rebook pumps. Then I decide to really commit to my Brenda look. It's do or die time!

I run into a FANTASTIC SAM's (I know highly risky but it's in the 90210!) and get my bangs cut. Not so sure it's going to be a good idea tomorrow but I know tonight, it will spell perfection.

The Outfit
So my costume was a little Aardvark confection meant to replicate Season 1 episode 8 of 90210. I know you know it.

It's titled the Spring Dance and Brenda Walsh loses her virginity to one Dylan McKay. Ugh and remember Kelly showed up in the same dress and refused to change because she was a Spring Princess???

All this was kinda the biggest drama my little 12 year old brain had ever experienced. Ugh I loved that show well into college :)

I think I did a pretty damn good interpretation of it down to the pearls and the black gloves and the hideous red lipstick.

Ironic how the dress is very Chanel in the palette. Mr. Architect pointed that out. Loves him in beige cord overalls with a Cesear bowl cut. So fugly hot.

The Commentary

Here were some of the other rockstars of the night.

Lauragami and D win most punctual and hilarious without being drunk awards.

We decided she was Andrea Zuckerman and he was David Silver character. He even dances into his photo pose. Amazing commitment.

The party was technically a Donkey Kong tournament sponsored by Shakey's aka a 13 year old's dream in the early 90s. Mr. D and I were inspired by the brilliant King of Kong documentary.

So Rocket Man took the cake by dressing up as Kong himself. He made these amazing barrels out of mini Heineken kegs. We adore him and his konging ways. He is consistently a riot and just a great pal to us.

His hot lady MChu ain't half bad either. She used Dep to curl her hair. So. freaking. hot.

Mr. Diabolina's little brother rocked jean shorts and a member's only jacket. So funny. Loves me those gams.

Lots of folks went grunge including The Monkeys. Plaids, overalls, funny Tshirts

Styleminded was Rayanne from My So Called Life. See the flask? She bought a black and white dress to be Kelly to my Brenda but alas she was not feelin' it.

She is five years younger and I imagine not as into 90210. Sigh. I had the blond wig ready...

Love that KFR did Mia Wallace from Pulp Fiction. I did that a few Halloween's ago with the coke rimmed nose and syringe to the heart.

Mr. Diabolina was Frank the Tank from Old School with the dart in his neck and yet another tight perm wig. Fug.

Despite the tight blond geri curls he was still quite the hottie magnet.

BTW Dr. McDreamiest didn't dress up. I'll let it slide this time because he was working all day.

Ugh. And he acted all shy when he learned that he is famous via this blog. Whatever! I know he loves it ;)

My ChowChow came as Scary Spice. She was wearing the dress I made her wear for her "Girls Gone Wild" bachelorette party 6 years ago. Paired it with red patent boots and wild hair. Love her.

Her Poppa Bear was Dr. Dre. Adore him. He showed up as Mr. T for my 28th "Come as your favorite 80s tv character" birthday party. Shaved his head Mr. T style. Getting bangs is NOTHING compared to that level of costume commitment ;)

There was another "rapper" in the house, Marky Mark. Mr. Honorary Hot Chick wins the hottest mess award. Um, yum.

Sable Crow wins most effective use of his own clothing from high school. That's his letterman jacket. Please notice the patches are for being a smartypants not an athlete. Hysterical.

The Grade

All in all an A++++ of a night. Mr. Diabolina had alot of silly fun and cleaned up with presents!!! Thanks to all for your creativity and humor and friendship. We heart you.

p.s. Weezermonkey already blogged about the party. Heart it. Read her.


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