Monday, March 02, 2009

I Had An Explosively Big DM Movement Yesterday....


DM= Depeche Mode
Depeche Mode= French For "Fast Fashion."
I'm sure you knew exactly what I was referring to by the post title, right?
Anyway, I created this funky little fashion ensemble for my oldest Infidel daughter, Sunbum.
My gosh, it looks as though this child was orphaned at birth and raised by a Flock Of Seagulls, doesn't it?
Sunbum's first words weren't "goo-goo-gah-gah" like most babbling babies. Nope, it was more like Kajagoogoo.
Did you ever watch that emotionally manipulating movie with Christopher Reeves and Jane Seymour called "Somewhere In Time?" Well, basically Christopher has to dress himself head-to-toe in authentic period clothing before venturing back in time. If he doesn't, the space/time continuum will be broken thus sending him careening back to the present day.
Yeah well, using that important time traveling criteria, Sunbum is more than ready to hitch a ride in a passing plutonium-powered Delorean headed towards the year 1985.

Here's The Valley Girl Approved Checklist That I Studied Like Scripture Before Attempting My Feat Of Creatively Monumental Proportions:
  • Utilize blinding fluorescent colors as though your nickname is Neon Leon. Check.
  • Scrunch and bunch your socks like you're playing an accordion made from cotton. Check.
  • Flippy-Floppy hair with a totally rad headband. Check.
  • 3 garishly designed plastic wristwatches climbing up the arm letting everyone know you take fashion cues from the black market watch hustlers on Madison Square. Check.
  • A Vintage Guess? black denim jacket that used to belong to your mother when her entire wardrobe consisted of overalls. Check.
  • Activate the Popped Collar Sequence on my mark....3....2....1....... Check.
  • Black pencil skirt that allows you a justifiable excuse to back out of any and all breakdance challenges. Check.
  • A groovin, grommeted belt to cinch and bind and bring it all together like a corn tortilla encapsulating spicy taco meat goodness. Fer sure. Check.

What? What's that you say? You said, Wang Chung to you??!?
Well, may the power of Wang Chung also be upon you, my fair reader.

21 comments:

Sunbum said...

I love this post!!! And it's not just because it has me in it...

Sunbum said...

Hey, you know I look okay in that outfit! Thanks mom!

Millie said...

I'm in a Dance Hall Daze just looking at Sunbum. She's Simply Irresistible. Hold Me Now.

Jillybean said...

Love it!
You should have called me, you could have borrowed my black stonewashed denim jacket WITH shoulder pads.

Lauren said...

Love Sunbum's outfit!!!!

Jean Knee said...

I have those exact same shoes but ,, er uh.. they're kinda old

Suburban Hippie said...

Don't worry Millie - it's The Safety Dance.

Suburban Hippie said...

As long as she's Footloose anyway.

Jami said...

Nice. Very accurate. Check her pockets for pennies before send her back in time though. Those pennies can be sneaky!

Suzanne said...

Ah...80's fashion! I wore my flourescent pink tee until it was so worn and bleached out that it was barely pink anymore.

Sunbum looks so cute! Let's just hope that it doesn't attract a dude from the 80'! ;)

BTW, I'm glad the 80's are coming back. This whole shaggy hair/girls looking like guys thing is REALLY getting old.

Science Teacher Mommy said...

The first kiss in Somewhere in Time ruined me from any normal relationship with any real person for many, many years.

Annie said...

I love this post just BECAUSE it has Sunbum in it.

Annie said...

I loved Depeche Mode before I hated Depeche Mode.

Heffalump said...

I always called them Depress Mode. I think I still have a cassette tape or two of theirs if she needs props for her pockets when she travels back in time!
I am a little disappointed that there are no acid washed jeans or jelly bracelets involved in this outfit.

J-Mom said...

You look great Sunbum! (I'll look around for an old walkman to finish the ensemble--oh, she probably prefers the updated version of that though) :)

Klin said...

I sure hope you packed her a Vegemite Sandwich before you sent her out the door.

She looks amazing! I love the 80's.

Nancy Face said...

I love Sunbum! She looks great! :)

Nancy Face said...

I was thinking your title had something to do with poop. You sure fooled ME! ;)

Nancy Face said...

I admit it...I love "that emotionally manipulating movie with Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour..."

Lauren's middle name is Elise. Strangely enough, that is the name of Jane Seymour's character in "Somewhere In Time". What a coincidence. ;)

Stacey said...

Sunbum is the bomb-diggity. She is dope-illy fresh.

carrie said...

I ♥ the 80's
I ♥ DM
I ♥ this post
I ♥ Sunbums outfit
I ♥ U