Monday, February 25, 2013

fashionably passionate

picture it...the year 1984....
this queen was polish'n her crown

this queen was make'n the rounds

these guys wanted to be the QUEEN

and i was obsessed with this australian queen of fashion report'n show

air'n on CNN from 1980 til 2001...and watched by over 200 million globally

Elsa traveled the world report'n on the latest designs...
to walk down the runways from Paris...Milan...London...Tokyo and New York and single handedly brought top fashion to the fore front of the world

i was fixated every sat morn'n from 9:30 til 10 and sometimes even to the point of obsessesion have'n to watch'n the reruns at 1 that make sure i didn't miss anything...much to the annoyance of the rest of my siblings...
  that wanted to watch...the latest smack down on the WWF...or some rodeo show

one in particular designer was french extraordinaire couture designer...
by the name of Jean Paul Gaultier

i had now realized my call'n (at that time anyways)...i wanted to show my designs on the runways of London...Milan...and New York (Paris and Tokyo...not so much) nothing against them mind you...but fer a 14 year old pimpley free fresh faced like what you like...PERIOD!
Gaultier's designs were what i imagined would be what i would create...if i had a french accent with a piggy bank burst'n at the seams to purchase whatever fabrics my heart desired

by 2 greatest the time...
would finally walk down the aisle together as QUEEN and QUEEN...fer the epic tour that redefined what a concert should be...
the BLONDE AMBITION TOUR was a theatrical experience of music...movement and design!

Gaultier would create some of  the greatest visual pieces for the stage ...

from concept to the concert stage...Madonna was the perfect muse to show case his extreme talent and they've stuck together fer the past 20 herpes to a hooker...
and his master pieces...along with her presence...have stood the test of time

i was in awe!

i knew i wanted this fer myself...and 5 years later in 1995...i would be given that chance (granted on an EBT budget)...but i made it work dammit!
recently...i was clean'n out the cobwebs of my past and came across the designs i created fer myself 15 years ago...completely influenced by Jean Paul Gaultier...that have never seen the light of day...until today:

Krystal Kleer sparkler
Krystal Kleer hooker trash
Krystal Kleer snow ferrie
Krystal Kleer summer breeze
Krystal Kleer warrior
Krystal Kleer vampiress
Krystal Kleer evil queen
(this one was actually taken from a dream i had one nite)

i've desperately tried to get in with contact Kathy Lee...

so i'm left with whore'n myself out to my litter of kittens scattered thru-out my blog world..that would be able and interested to stitch this bitch up in one of her fab-u-less creations...on an EBT budget of course
i'm not beneath pull'n out my knee pads...if need be

but if you would like me to save my dignity and feel like fund'n my EBT project thru monetary value...i would be ever so grateful...i would even send you an originally signed copied design or some buttons plastered with my mug on them...or better yet...
perhaps a rotisserie chicken!...well... we can work out the deets later

just drop some coinage to my paypal account under : Mattress Fever

or feel free to contact me via a merried of other ways...

thru email :
thru FB :!/mattress.fever

i'm look'n to get at least one creation created by my april 15th deadline
(the hooker trash would be best fer the number involved)

if yer unable to contribute monetarily or physically sew one fer me...
just enjoy steal'n my creations fer yer own selfish worth...and get off my dress!

Monday, February 18, 2013

still have'n fun

some boys take a beautiful girl...and hiiiiiide her away...
from the rest of the world

but thankfully today's spotlight star is still shine'n bright and still have'n fun after 30 years in the biz!

CYNDI LAUPER burst onto the music scene back in 1980
as the lead singer of the retro rockabilly band BLUE ANGELS

the band became popular thru-out the clubs in the Big Apple until...
they called it quits after play'n their last gig at the infamous Studio 54 club in the fall of '82

originally written and recorded by Robert Hazard in 1979 from a male's perspective...Cyndi reworked the lyrics and dominated the airwaves in '84
with her thrift store style as a solo artist and the release of her all female party anthem...."Girls Just Wanna Have Fun"
off her debut album "She's So Unusual"

the video fer the song was nominated fer 6 awards in 1984
and she won fer "best female video" at the 1st ever Mtv Awards

even write'n and sing'n the title theme song fer the 1985 classic teen movie "The Goonies"

she also sang the theme song to the lil kittens saturday show

by 1985...Cyndi lent her vocals...along with a string of other musical talents
 to help raise money fer the famine relief efforts in Africa on the title track song "We Are The World"

that same year...Cyndi would enter the ring of the WWF
as Wendi Richter's manager and win the WWF Women's title

in addition to her musical 1988...Cyndi starred in her 1st movie
as Sylvia Pickel...along side Jeff the movie "VIBES" and eventually other movie offers would follow

by 1994...Cyndi reworked the lyrics once again to her smash hit...
this time putt'n a rastafarian sound to the music and retitle'n the international hit song  "hey now (girls just wanna have fun)"

Cyndi continued with her act'n career and won an emmy award in 1995
fer outstand'n lead'n actress in a comedy Marianne Lugasso...on the hit series "Mad About You"

among her enormous contributions to the music industry and starr'n roles on the big and the small screen...Cyndi has shown tremendous support towards the LGBT community...especially the homeless LGBT youth with:

Cyndi has performed at many GAY PRIDE events...
include'n become'n the GRAND MARSHALL at many GAY PRIDE parades

Cyndi was also part of the VIVA GLAM campaign...
donate'n 100% of her lipstick sales to the MAC AIDS Fund

and you know you've made it to infamy...
once you've been immortalized in plastic as one of Barbie's best friends 

Cyndi released her 1st book last year simply titled...
"a memoir" which made it to the New York Times best seller list

by 2006...Cyndi made her Broadway debut as Jenny in...
"The Threepenny Opera"...opposite Tony award winner Alan Cumming

Cyndi once again will be headed to back to Broadway this march...
for "KINKY BOOTS" the musical

based on the 2005 cult movie of the same name

music and lyrics written by Grammy award winner Cyndi written by 4 time Tony award winner Harvey Fierstein...and directed/choreographed by Tony award winner Jerry Mitchell

the musical follows Charlie Price inherit'n his dad's shoe factory... 
which is about to go bankrupt...and in order to save the family business...

Charlie gets inspiration when he meets perform'n illusionist ...Lola
in need of some sturdy stiletto's

as Charlie and Lola work together to turn the factory around...
this unlikely pair end up have'n more in common than they thought and find out that when you change yer mind about can change the world

one of the songs from the show became another dance floor hit fer Cyndi

Cyndi also stars in her own reality show...
"Still So Unusual!" saturday nites on the WE network

which follows her hectic schedule and the constant struggle with the juggle of international fame...rehearsals fer her Broadway debut along with...
 bein' a wife to her actor husband David Thornton and mother to their only child Declyn

from grow'n up in the Queens...
to become'n thee most uniquely unusual queen in the industry today 

whether she's spinn'n out the hits fer the dance floor...

throw'n a party in her own back yard...

or simply ponder'n her next big move

CYNDI LAUPER reigns as the unusual artist one step ahead of her game...
and the ride ain't over fer the girl who's still have'n fun!

now get off my dress!