Sunday, March 25, 2007

Malenafy Yourself

I just finished filming a cool action flic. (More on that soon. It's still in the "secret" stage.)

Tonight, I am "Malenafying" my daughter's friends pants. They started with a humble beginning, living at the $5 store in the fashion district, but were quickly rescued by my junior Diva. I assured her I could vogue them out in 30 minutes or less. So, with the help of a soldering gun, metal studs, safety pins, and a crystal skull, her pants went from bargain to bombshell.

We goth chics know how to work it. I didn't grow up with money, so whatever I wore, I either made or embellished to the hilt. This skill has served me well thoughout my life. Like when I was invited to a big party in Atlanta, and the %^&*% airlines LOST my luggage. The only place that was open was K-Mart. So, I bought a tricot black slip and some cheap pumps and pretended no one would notice. Ahh, the memories. Another time, when I lived in New York, a fellow model ripped a hole in her Fogal micro-fishnet stockings. She couldn't replace them and she had to be onstage in 2 minutes. So, we used a strand of my hair to weave the hole back together.

Why am I telling you all this? Probably because I am too pooped from running around LaLa land to write anything of substance. So, I am alive and well and thinking of you. I will leave you with a photo of me at age 14 playing the violin, and my first modeling photo from 9th grade.

Ok, due to popular demand, here's a pic of my little model in her jeans. They look way more flamen in real life, trust me. My daughter is selling the headbands and girly accessories for $5 on her little netstore:

She and her little friends are learning about wholesale/retail from the Goth Kool-Aid Mom on the corner. We're having fun. The cell phone charms flash when the phone rings. I don't expect them to make any real cash, but it teaches them how business works.


At 9:19 PM , Blogger Yoga Gal said...

Were you born of woman, or did you come on shore like Venus on her half shell?
That was a photo of you in the 9th grade?
Damn woman, didn't you go through an awkward stage of youth?
When I was in the 9th grade I had less then zero glamour! But then I was no Goddess!
Please post a photo of your creation of glamour jeans!
Thanks for sharing the photos to us mere mortals!

At 9:21 PM , Blogger vandaluna said...

Dang Malena! You are one of the most impressive people I've ever had the pleasure of meeting!

At 11:08 PM , Blogger ravyn said...

Wowza! What a great photo! And great stories -- yes, please post a photo of the reinvented jeans!

At 11:57 PM , Blogger tuaregblue said...

Whoa..ninth grade?? Holy cow!
When I was in ninth grade I was still wearing those horrible 80's-style know, the owlishly huge ones..*shudder*

You're such a cool mom.:) You gotta post a picture of those pants!

Heehee, you know you're extra crafty when you can mend fishnets.;)

At 12:00 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Great picture, Malena.
And good on you for being skilled with a glue gun (where would I be without mine ?).

At 4:21 AM , Blogger ivenotime said...

Echoing all the above comments - great pics - ninth grade.....shudder....eighth awkward stage was long and classic. Can't wait to hear about your movie!

At 5:49 AM , Blogger Dan Guy said...

In ninth grade I had just realized that, despite the comfort factor, wearing a red and green sweatsuit was not the way to go. *eesh* The memories that burn!

At 2:01 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Gee, everybody's already said it regarding 14 and 9th grade. I, too, want to see the jeans, if that's possible. :) 14 I was just trying to make sure we had enough girls playing to have a girls basketball team. That, and having an adult tell me, "You could be a model, if you lost weight." :P

At 4:03 PM , Blogger Yoga Gal said...

"If you judge people, you have no time to love them." Mother Theresa
Reading the blog comments on the Goddess Malena's photos brought to mind how hard we are on ourselves when growing up. One thing I learn through my studies in yoga is not only non-judgment of others but non-judgement of yourself! When I in the 9th grade I was spending every free hour in a dance studio and I never felt my legs were long enough my body was never thin enough (despite the fact I was 98 pounds of solid muscle) and I know that even though Malena photographed as a Super Model I'll bet that even this blooming goddess must had heard from her inner voices she could be thinner or blond. I read Lorraine was competing as a figure skater when she was a teenager and she must had her own inner demons telling her to slim down or keep slim.(despite the fact she must had been in top physical shape). And Dan I bet you looked as cute as a bug in your sweatsuit(all 14 year old boys are cute). The fact is you are beautiful and have the divine within you! Embarce that truth and open your heart to self love and outer love will come. That is the real "Secret" of how to be happy. Namaste

At 9:16 PM , Blogger Yoga Gal said...

A star is born! Your daughter is just darling! Such beautiful skin and the face of a Renaissance Angel! She is so lucky to have such a cool, beautiful , Goth Goddess of a mom!
Thanks for sharing the photos!

At 2:25 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Well, you can definitely tell she's your daughter Ms. Marvelous. :) Thank you for the photos.

At 3:21 PM , Blogger Malena said...

Actually, that is my daughter's friend. But, she will love the complements. Thanks all!

At 10:49 PM , Blogger Rubius said...

Malenafy... Malenafied... Malenafication?

Wonderful photos. Thank your

That original creative touch of yours is perfect.

Very cool site. Well done young ladies!!

At 5:17 AM , Blogger Dan Guy said...

Your daughter and her friends are AWESOME.

At 9:42 AM , Blogger Kitty Cat said...

Danth, you elf, i love the thought of red & green track suit....what a sugar plum..
as for the girls corner store, Malena, i have loads to donate to them, may their commerce flourish.

and let's all send a wish & light a candle for Quiche the Fabulous, she is feeling Very Unwell, i just got off the phone with her and i Ordered her directly onto Bed Rest, so poorly did she sound.
tis a crisp and beautiful clear day here in LA,
sending my love to you all.

At 12:40 PM , Blogger Rubius said...

Oh best and most health-restoring wishes to our lovely FabLo. We love you doll. May vitamins and minerals and healthy herbs come together to make you better. To that end... Drink Orange Juice (unless you are allergic to it)... and Get Better!! We are rooting for you.

At 12:49 PM , Blogger ivenotime said...

Do feel better soon Lorraine - hope you get the rest you need! Take care! Dan, yeah, the red and green sweatsuit is too cute for words...Malena, best wishes for $$$ for your daughter and friends - great way to learn about business!

At 4:21 PM , Blogger Yoga Gal said...

"There's nothing worth the wear of winning but laughter and the love of friends." - Hilaire Belloc
So sorry to read the Lorraine is under the weather. I'll send my prayers and light a few candles to the Blessed Saints that you will be back to good health soon! The Devil Winds are blowing in Southern California, yes you can clearing see the Hollywood sign an the San Gabriel Mountains but there is stuff being stirred up that gives people with sinus problems major headaches. Yesterday the winds cause a Chinese Elm tree to split in half and crushed a neighbor's car! Talk about your bad day! I hope you're taking care of yourself Lorraine. Drink lots of hot ginger / honey tea and get plenty of rest! Namaste.

At 4:45 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Best wishes for recovery, Lorraine.
(thanks for the tip-off, Kitty).
Loads of rest, cat's love, vitamins (preferably from fresh fruits) and good vibes.

At 2:14 PM , Blogger K said...

Oh no! Feel better soon, FabLo...


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