June 28, 2007

Going Bandanas

You might think my tastes here at Sweetheartville run exclusively pre 1970, that I have no appreciation for the wonderful fashions, crafts and popular culture of more recent decades. Well, Dollfaces, that's where you'd be wrong. Take, for example, this terrific little craft booklet I happened upon at the thrift store a few months back. I'm absolutely crazy, ga ga, over the moon for it. You might even go so far as to say I'm GOING BANDANAS!

Need to whip up a lil' something special for that hot two-steppin' date on Saturday night? No problem. Just get yourself a T-shirt, a few bandanas and enough fringe to choke a mule, and you've got the makings of an ensemble nice enough for the finest soiree! And don't think they've left out you outdoorsy types. The deer will never see this lil' lady coming! Never mind that they'll most certainly hear the plastic tinkling of all the pony beaded fringe and sniff the cloud of White Rain and Exclamation! surrounding her. A girl's gotta look good, even when she's hunting.

Ah, the classic Fringed Bib. These come in quite handy on those humid mornings when your bangs just won't feather right, despite your best efforts. Simply tie one on and everyone will be too busy admiring your accessorizing prowess to notice that your hair's a little flat.

Here's one the whole family can get in on, assuming little Becky isn't going to break her mother's heart again by refusing to wear the Toddler Bandana Top Mommy worked so hard to make. Right, Becky? Smile, Becky. You don't want to have to get in the closet under the stairs again, do you, Becky? Smile big like your sister.

Next up are those Fringed Bibs again, this time making an appearance as aprons used to cover a bathing suit. Pair one with a homemade halter top and you'll be the chicest torso on the beach! Could the makers of this little book get any more creative? I think not.

I call this pose the "Whatever! Whatever! I know I look good! You know you want this! You just jealous! Whatever!"--perfect for Maury Povich paternity test show appearances. Everyone will wish they were your Baby's Daddy when they get a load of you in one of these fun skirts!

Brandy: "Tiff?"
Tiffany: "Yeah?"
Brandy: "I just farted!"
Tiffany: "Oh, Brandy! Like, gag me with a spoon!"

If any of you would like to "go bandanas", email me and I'll be happy to send you a scan of the directions for any of these clever projects. All joking aside, a couple of those skirts have the potential to be wearable, minus the fringe, beads and conchos, of course. Here's a more modern take on the bandana top from the girls of Styleicious.


Stephen said...

I just want to know how to tak a creapy family picture like the one above. Holy Shit! My fear is that it might involve inappropriate touching.

jungle dream pagoda said...

...and yes little Becky WILL break her mamas heart eventually by not wearing the lovingly handmaid mama item. I know!
Heavens Holly!!! Too funny!!!
Yipes, and what about those mullets?

my house is cuter than yours said...

why must tiff and brandy rub their asses together? it's certainly not a turn on, not in those outfits, not in those hairstyles...like, gag me with a spoon!

Suzan said...


Amanda Button said...

That one lovely lady looks like young Delta Burke (with a mullet!) teehee! These outfits are the HOTNESS, man! :D

Anonymous said...

Awesome find! I'm laughing so hard, I expect after Ivy is here that you pose like that family of 4, if you don't i will fart on your butt and never speak to you again.

Robin Thomas said...

I totally rocked a bandana halter in the 70s.

It went with my David Cassidy shag.