12.23.2009

Happy Holidays From Mommy Drinks and Snow White!

I just wanted to wish everyone that stops by a happy holiday. I've been terribly busy the last few weeks with preparations, and other all consuming projects, that I haven't been able to post as frequently as I like to.

I'm hoping with the new year, I'll be able to kick it back in gear, as I really enjoy doing this, and I enjoy reading your blogs as well! I love my little blogging community. But it really only works from both ends. I've been terrible at getting out there and communicating to my blog friends. So my first new years resolution is to get back on it!

I will leave you with this, as I plan on not doing to many posts for the rest of this year...

Last weekend, we went to this lovely performance of Snow White, in Brooklyn. Here are some pictures, and a video.

Enjoy!
XXOO Suzanne a.k.a. Mommydrinks

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View a Short Video from the performance:

VIDEO FROM PERFORMANCE

12.15.2009

Tiki's Christmas Trauma

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12.14.2009

Tavi's Bazaar New York Fashion Review



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amazing! Inspiration to all young and mature girls!

12.12.2009

A Romantic Christmas









These are a few shots of my friend Victoria's lovely holiday decorations. She has such class, and such taste. Yummy.

12.11.2009

Feelin' the spirit...

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These elves have been around my house as long as I can remember. We had them when I was a child in the 60's, and then mom gave them to me 10 years ago. They look like the Rice Krispies elves, however I just found they call them Knee Hugger Pixie Elves, and they are from the 50's or 60's. One is missing... unfortunately the best one.. he was all decked out in a gold sparkly outfit.

12.03.2009

Goofy on the inside and out

Between the film Cabaret and the Owl and the Pussycat, both of which I saw as a child in the Theater at age 7, with dad, no wonder, I'm kind of... goofy...



11.24.2009

Private Affair



The first single from the Virgins self-titled album "The Virgins" which was released on June 3,2008. The video has that gritty, grainy effect that can only come from taping something on TV straight to a used VHS, if you can remember back that far… And the video is styled after one of those late night cable adult shows, like the Robyn Bird show, or one on Channel J, where the host introduces dancers from different gender, (remember Ugly George?). Each dancer does their bit, and at the end they all sit around the host, and talk and wish everyone goodbye.

I can't imagine that the boys in the Virgins ever saw one of these late night shows back in the day. They seemed to dissapear in the late 90's. I have a feeling the director had something to do with it...

11.23.2009

Lady Gaga's hidden secret...

There is more to Lady Gaga than her eccentric out of this world costumes, disc spinning dancing tunes.



This video clip is from New York University's annual talent show four years ago. Laday Gaga, but then just Stefani Germanotta, performs two songs she wrote herself.
"She came in third place. At the end of her performance, one of the judges says: "Norah Jones, look out!" - (original quote and article taken from boingboing.net)

And now, wow. What ever you think about her music.. or her crazy get ups.. as performance and art, it's incredibly creative.

Here is a music video from her new album, The Fame Monster, which came out Today.

I love the last little bit.. her on the bed with her tits sparking next to the corpse!

I think I found a new heroine.

11.22.2009

Amy Immortalized

To add to your dusty barbie collection!

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11.16.2009

White Rabbit England in the press!

Alway love to showcase my friends with great news! So here we have, White Rabbit England, in the news!





11.08.2009

A Reunion

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still smokin' : Moe, myself, Marybeth, & Bambie

11.06.2009

Another reunion...

Here I go.. I'm off to Virginia for the weekend for my "fill in the blank" high-school reunion.

Me on that glorious day.


A few of the girls I will be seeing... do you recognize me, and my glorious 80's looks along the way?


Moe and me.



Me and Bambie... Bambie was the original Flare girl.

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Me and Marybeth.. who graduated the year before.

11.04.2009

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains

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Have you ever seen or heard of "Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains"?
It was a missing paramount picture from 1981.




An incredible Cast!!!

Starring Diane Lane, Laura Dern and Marin Kanter as teen girls in a punk band.
The film also featured Ray Winstone (of sexy beast), Christine Lahti, ex-Sex Pistols Steve Jones and Paul Cook, along with Paul Simonon from The Clash, Vince Welnick and Fee Waybill from The Tubes.


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Produced by Joe Roth, who now runs disney. Directed by Lou Adler, directed up in smoke. And written by Nancy Dowd, who also wrote Slapshot, and coming home.





It's about a teen girl band, who run away from home, who open up for some english punkers and a washed up metal act.   Through the media, they become stars.. their look and attitude inspiring girls everywhere...  rise to fame,  only to crash and burn, and yet they find true success from the whole process.

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Made in 1980.. it wasn't released. But it aired on late night tv a few times.
Now finally, it's been released (2007), 18 years after it was made.   If you want to know more about this movie and why it was unfortunately not released to theaters, see documentary below.

I discovered it doing one of those netflix searches... looking at one movie that brought up another... and came across it.    I would have loved this movie if I had seen it, and would have died my hair and become a Skunk.

I really enjoyed it, and I highly recommend it to all!

Part One.


Part Two.



This is a great video put together by  Miapink on youtube. Music Provided By The Horrors!!!  It shows, lots of great clips from the film.



I just had to add... that although I did not see this film... and I don't think it came to late night TV until 88. Somehow, just somehow, in 1984 I had a very very similar hair-do. I used to paint red and orange in my blonde using vegetable dye.







(photos of myself, and Barbara, aka Bambie, partner in crime, vcu 1984)

10.30.2009

Even my brother knows my gangster haute couture tastes

An avid Boingboing viewer, by brother just sent me an email with the following image. He thinks it's funny. I think it's a good reason to drop a Hamilton on.


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$550, silver and Swarovski crystal, by Alexander McQueen. (@reversecowpie via boingboing )

10.28.2009

Yummy Furry Vest

One of my favorite designers, Mara Carrizo Scalise, has me drooling over her yummy furry vests. I could do with the leather purse, belts and sexy jewelry too.

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Why can't Mummy have a furry vest for Christmas!???

10.27.2009

Looking back to the 80's


A very fashionable look, circa 1982/3.


I still haven't quite made up my mind as to what I'm wearing for Halloween. Any ideas?

10.23.2009

The Duchess who stole the heart of a king

She captured the heart of a King... a man willing to give up the crown for a Lady.
... How romantic.

She was the one who said: "You can never be too rich or too thin".

she also said: "I'm nothing to look at, so the only thing I can do is dress better than anyone else" and "fill what's empty, emoty what's full and scratch where it itches."


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Wallis Warfield Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor, twice divorced, and allegedly the mistress of Edward, Prince of Wales. Then two years later, after Edward's accession as King, Wallis divorced her second husband and Edward proposed to her.

All of this caused quite the scandal. And ultimately led to the King's abdication in 1936 to marry "the woman I love". He became Duke of Windsor by his brother George VI. Then married Wallis, who became formally known as the Duchess of Windsor.

They both lived a life of leisure as society celebrities.

On a personal note... She is a distant relative on my husbands side of the family. I can't take blood credit, but my sons can. They are the new generation of Warfields.

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Wallis Simpson and Edward VIII wedding portrait (1937). Source: Press Association

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Earl Winfield Spencer, Jr. (m. 1916, div. 1927)
Ernest Aldrich Simpson (m. 1928, div. 1937)
Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (m. 1937)
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Bessie Wallis[1] (née Warfield)
Father: Teackle Wallis Warfield
Mother: Alice Montague
Born: 19 June 1896[2], Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania
Died: 24 April 1986 (aged 89), Bois de Boulogne, Paris

Occupation: Socialite

10.22.2009

lady (lād′ē) - The mistress of a household: now obsolete except in the phrase "the lady of the house"

Thank you for all your lovely comments ladies! Ah... to be out in the country breathing fresh air! And it really was a great group of women. In the evenings we relaxed and made big yummy meals (well I didn't, I cleaned the dishes), drank loads of red wine, played ping pong and Karaoke. During the day we relaxed more, and went to town and explored the old antique and vintage stores. A few ladies went on a hike, and thankfully found their way back home. And of course, I played dress up, trying to be the "Lady of the Manor". At least for a day.

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10.21.2009

Ladies of the Manor: Part III

All the ladies together.





10.20.2009

10.19.2009

Lady of the Manor - "for the weekend"




The Lady of the Manor
The life of a lady of the manor is often misunderstood. The law gave a husband full rights over his wife, whether she was a noble woman or a commoner. She effectively became his property. Her role is most often perceived as undertaking subservient and 'housewifely' duties. Although this was all true the lady of the manor had to become much more. The lady of the manor had to take over the running of the manor when her husband was absent. She was a figure of authority. And her word was literally law when her husband was absent. And the lord of the manor could disappear for significant amounts of time during the violent times of unrest in the Middle Ages. His absences were frequent because he was expected to pay for his land by giving allegiance to the King and his immediate superior and providing the services of himself and his vassals as fully trained and equipped soldiers. In these instances the lady of the manor would be expected to look after the finances of the manor including the collection of rents, supervising the farming and settling all disputes.
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