Today’s Sparkle Video is a special birthday dedication to Erik, a devoted Sparkle Soldier who always brings lots of love, smiles, sequins and a proper “anything goes” attitude to the party.  That’s a very good thing, especially since his birthday celebration tomorrow night at Monster Ronson’s promises to be nothing less than fabulous and everyone who is anyone is going to be there! Which brings me to the video, “Roller Boogie”, selected by Erik himself because like most of us, there’s nothing he likes more than spandexed Roller Girls skating in a space galaxy tricked out with flashing lights.

Excellent choice my friend… Happy Birthday!


Twinkle Horse Glitter

How fabulous is this company, Twinkle?  They have created a whole line of products solely to glitterize horses and though I’ve never wanted one before, now I do.  Just thinking about decorating my pretty horsie with products like the Rainbow Dust body spray, the Stencil Kits to add some dazzling stars and then topping it off with Twinkle Toes glitter paint on her hooves gets me beyond excited!

I bet Bianca Jagger wishes this stuff was around back when she made her legendary birthday party entrance at Studio 54!


I can’t decide what makes me love today’s Sparkle Video more- the fact that it reminds me of having cocktails in one of those fabulously tragic cabana bars in Florida or the obvious choice that my man from Hot Chocolate is rocking a serious “moose knuckle” in his ultra tight silver sparkle pants topped off with a totally O.T.T. bedazzled belt. He’s sure got a major squeeze on those goods, but that’s what we call “suffering for Sparkle Fashion”!


Great Moments in Disco Fashion History: Men in Jumpsuits

I get a kick out of this 1976 ad for Jump Suits Ltd. every time I see it. That’s because the Beardo in this photo was at the height of men’s disco fashion in this one-zip number that shouts “After hours at Plato’s Retreat!”.  While the ad copy mentions that these designs are “young, hip, tight and sexy”, we all know what they really wanted to say was “Easy On.. Easy Off, baby!”.  Which reminds me…

… you simply must watch “American Swing”, a film about Plato’s Retreat which was a famous sex club for straight couples in New York City back in the 70’s & 80’s.  Besides the expected mattressed-out orgy room, this member’s only club also had a pool, snack buffet and its own disco so you could get down in one way or another all night long (now that’s what I call a party!). Truly the most entertaining thing about the film is the interviews with former clientele because now, they are all senior citizens.  Trust me, after seeing this you will look never look at the older people in your life the same way again.  You will wonder… just wonder that maybe they are a lot cooler than you think.


Today’s Sparkle Video is a “shout out” to my friend Eigk, who always prefers his glitter mixed with a heaping dose of CAMP! Here we have two dazzling superstars– the world famous drag comedian Dame Edna and legendary Studio 54 glamazon Jerry Hall– belting out a karaoke duet of “Stand By Your Man” dressed in gold metallic cowgirl outfits dripping in rhinestones. It really doesn’t get much better than this unless it’s lit with star filters… which it is so KABLAM!.


Disco Ball Shoes: APPROVED!

Can you imagine the power of wearing these shoes, reflecting disco-tastic light from your feet everywhere you go? Having people swarm you like a superstar, wanting only to be by your side because YOU ARE the PARTY?  That is some downright Superhero sh*t to me!  I came across this mystery photo on the internet and all I can say is that I will not rest until I find this pair of “Disco Ball” shoes and make them mine.. MINE… because they are fabulous and they are APPROVED!


Today’s Sparkle Video wasn’t chosen because of what’s going on in the world right now, but because it’s an excuse for me to once again profess my undying and unconditional love for Boy George.  At first it seemed like a difficult task- how to choose from hundreds of fabulous videos, but this particular version of the Culture Club’s “War Song” won out easily.  A smokey stage, a shimmering backdrop, a whole band dressed in sparkle outfits and a stunning Boy George looking like an angel directly descended from Flash Gordon’s lair!  Just hearing the sweet sound of his voice and seeing his breathtaking beauty topped off with that show-stopping headdress makes me cry glitter tears of happiness. I hope he still has this ensemble, because I know for a fact that he would win the Sparkle Outfit contest at our next party!

Dear Boy George, no matter what you do or where life takes you, I will love you forever.
p.s. can you come to our next party?


Great Moments in Disco Fashion History: Space Disco Coloring Books

Okay, you got me- this really isn’t from back in the day!  It’s the Join The Sparkle Army Coloring Activity Book, a fabulous collector’s item from one of our parties back in August 2009.  It all started when Ronson and I decided to make jumbo coloring walls for the party and I was searching tirelessly, Googling “space disco coloring book” day and night to no avail.  I was so shocked and saddened to find out that no one had ever thought to make something like this.  I thought, “how on earth did parents expect their children to learn about all of the important stuff in life like disco balls, sparkly cocktails and Spaced-Out Sparkle Outfits?”.  It was then that I decided to create my own images for the party and they turned out so fantastic, Ronson suggested we print up a souvenir book for our Sparkle Soldiers to take home.  Yes, thanks to us, some lucky children out there now have a coloring book filled with funny drunk robots partying on the dancefloor mixed with vintage illustrations of futuristic fashion from designers like Kenzo, France Andrevie, and the king himself- Larry LeGaspi.  (Your welcome parents!)

This glorious souvenir from our legendary party is long out of print, but if you’re gagging to have one, there may still be a copy or two available in the archives at Monster Ronson’s.  However, if you’re lucky enough to already own a copy, definitely hang on to it because word on the street is that someday, it may be worth a bajillion dollars!