Gorgeous blogger Suzanne of Idee Fixe lured me out in a fierce snowstorm last night. How could I resist her? On December 18, she admired my swear rings. On December 19, she bought them. That’s fine decision-making for you.
Suzanne and her husband plowed into Manhattan in their four-wheel drive, picked up MrB and me, and took us to Paddy Reilly’s to drink Guinness and listen to rock-n-roll Christmas music. I was excited to be introduced to Suzanne’s friends Tish and Snooky of Manic Panic, who are singers in addition to hair color and cosmetic superstars. In the early ’80s, I would repeatedly browse the racks of Manic Panic temporary colors, always narrowing down my choice to neon pink or electric blue. Then I wouldn’t buy either because I was worried my mom would be angry. She was already annoyed by the blonde bangs and hair teased up to the heavens.
Anyway, Suzanne had a great time showing off her swear rings. (Her post on the evening is here.)
I showed off the hat that gorgeous blogger Jennine of The Coveted gave me. She’s one of the kind, gift-giving bloggers I mentioned here. When she stayed at my apartment in October, I admired her hat from Tar-Jay. Upon her return a couple of weeks later, she brought me my own hat! How thoughtful is that? Thanks Jennine!
I changed outfits about five times while waiting for Suzanne because it was so hard to find anything that looked good with snow boots. I finally decided that, because I like to reminisce about ’80s fashion with Suzanne, she would appreciate an oversize ’80s-looking jacket (thought it’s really from the early ’90s).
Add this jacket to the list of items that I wear on the same day — or close to the same day — every year. I last wore the jacket on December 21, 2008. Then there’s the vintage Moschino dress that I’ve worn two Valentine’s Days in a row. And I wore one of my favorite Ossie Clark dresses on September 12, 2008, and September 10, 2007. The Moschino dress was obviously intentional, but the jacket and the Ossie were not. Go figure!
duuuude you’re still as hot as you were in the 80’s i fawking love ur hair!
that jacket is fantastic!
Suzanne aka Punk Glam Queen says
Holy fuck (holding up rings) my spam word is NEIMANS!!! Did you know when PG Princess was but two she’d put on her little tinkerbell shoes, call them her Manolo’s, grab a shopping bag and say she was going shopping at DEMON’s! She thought it was the correct name. And well it can be bloody evil…
Damn I wish you came into MP when I was there I would’ve had you blue or pink with no care as to what the parental units thought! And you looked so pretty last night!
I had such an amazing time and I can’t wait until we see each other again, YAY! Love to Mr. B! Also, I’ve started my crusade for you to take over the world… whilst listing some things on my etsy shop I just *had* to accessorize with those amazing swear rings. I think it may be a hard sell for me to quit my bad habit, but I’ll have fun in the interim!
Its been a while I wanted to drop in and say hello. Suzanne has great taste obviously lol. Your oversized Jacket is TDF!! I love it.
Hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Hope to see you soon
The closer to God indeed! You were freakin’ badass, Wendy.
wow! you look like a powdered donut princess! that SNOW! holy crap… i just can’t believe it! and your snow boots are fab….
Mish Dish says
I love the snow photo, you look gorg.
Sister Wolf says
Every christmas, I like to wear my red CUNT shirt, but this year I think I’m too depressed. I wish I could just be you, WendyB.
love the 80’s hair and you look fabulous in your winter wear!
I love your Duranx2 hair!!!!!!!!
Suzanne is a gorgeous woman, with a smile that radiates. How superb she looks in the rings!
When Mr.OM and I were in NY last year for our honeymoon, the first place we went was ManicPanic for some green haircolor goop in a jar (which was really for his beard). He has a whole rainbow collection of wacky haircolor in the cupboard under the bathroom sink. I’ve used the bright pink to staggering effect. My very dignified French colorist gasped en horreur when she saw it!
I’m second guessing letting my hair grow again… that 80’s spiky crop is too hot!
The Clothes Horse says
That blazer is awesome. It’s good to see you surviving the snow storm. Sounds like an epic sort of storm…
Lenya Jones says
LOVE the boots! And snow, I’m homesick now.
Awww! You looked so cute in the 80’s.
So cute!beautiful snow!
sharon rose says
Fabulous hat and I adore your 90s jacket, very chic!!
Make Do Style says
Love that swear rings are taking over the world. I’m going to ditch clothes buying on save save save for swearing!
LOL ref KLine’s remark xx
That’s a wicked photo of you in the 80s, I had a girl in my class with the same hair style as that, very cool!
Suzanne rocks the rings!
Couture Cookie says
Do you still have your snow-washed jacket….? Is that look ever coming back? As adorable as you were, I think I prefer your current look. 😀
Your rings are perfect on Suzanne. My favourite photo of them!
And you in the ’80s, what a little Madonna.
Cafe Fashionista says
Ohmigosh swear rings!! How clever is that?! I love you Wendy – really and truly I do!! I also love your 80s picture – what a little rebel you were! Tres cute!!! 🙂
Love Ur “snow” pic!
Please don’t forget to enter the brooches giveaways!
It was really intense this weekend! I left my apartment once… It’s really debilitating all this snow!
Holy crap, that is some fabulous 80’s hair!
your hair? love it! and manic panic…hahaha…my mom once made me dye brown over it after i went purple for a nine inch nails concert my freshman year!
Miss Janey says
Love the pouty 80’s WendyB… the hat, the coat, the swear rings… all of it really. Seeing the snow falling in the background makes Miss J a wee bit nostalgic for a back-east Christmas- until she read this line: “it was so hard to find anything that looked good with snow boots”. Gdamn, Miss J HATED trying to make warm boots look fashionable, but she hated cold feet even more…
Do I detect a hint of pink neon on 80’s WendyB? Was this right before the ‘Tears for Fears’ concert? Hahahha!!!
pretty face says
I wish I could get out of this snow storm! Pretty schmetty I hate it!
Attacked by powered donuts. Sounds tasty! Snow is less fun, but you still look awesome!
I had the blond bangs too. Bleached blonde. Must have been the thing to do in NJ back then. I finished off the look with a pair of red faux glasses. Real sexy.
That 1st photo of you is PRICELESS! So many bloggers would die to look like that, haha.
that my friend is some amazing eighties hair! good times!
the jacket is splendid!
K @ Blog Goggles says
Omg, you’re amazing. I love love love that pic of you (the old one especially, but the new one too!).
Oddly, my anti-spam word is also neimans.
K @ Blog Goggles says
P.S. As soon as I save up $375, those rings will be mine.
Midtown Girl says
OMG. No seriously OMG.
I CANNOT get over that 80’s pic of you. It totally reminded me of the new movie coming out with Fanning & Stewart..wow.
You look like a baby rock star – what a freaking cutie!
Denise @ Swelle says
Okay, that hair is wicked. That picture totally looks like an album cover. I emailed you something.
you looked awesome back then and you still do! 🙂
happy Holidays to you, darling.
That Target cloche is gorg! And I’m still dying over the hair. Long live the 80s bitches!