Katie Haegele on everyday costumes, dressing from the imagination, and Pee-wee Herman.
This old picture of Paul Reubens with Cyndi Lauper rolled past my tumblr dashboard today, prompting me to reflect on him. Reubens lives, in my mind, in the small category of famous people who I really wish I knew. I am not into hero worship. I just think he and I could be friends.
I once listened to an interview he did with Terry Gross on Fresh Air. They talked about his life, and at one point he recalled moving to Florida from upstate New York when he was around nine years old. When his parents told him they were going to Florida he was all excited, thinking they were moving to the tropics. It was important to him to look the part. His mother took him shopping for school clothes and he picked out things that would suit his new look. (Apparently he had more agency in this arena than I did.) He’d be, like, a beachcomber. That’s what you do in Florida, right? Comb beaches? He showed up for the first day of fourth grade wearing clamdiggers and a nautical-themed shirt, “like a total freak.”
Cindy Crawford and Helena Christensen by Helmut Newton in 1991
i’m not sure i’d say those are more “fun” but ok
Reader Genevieve saw our awesome Geordi street art from the other day and alerted us to this cute Darmok and Jalad related thing she saw at the New Third World Lounge in Philly. She notes: “Presumably this depicts JLP after he removed his suede jacket, but before his grey uniform undershirt was ripped by the alien beast.” Good eye, gurl.
30 days of quentin tarantino:
↳ favorite death scene (stuntman mike)
Best movie scene of all time.