The goal of today’s Sparkle Video is to get your extra long Memorial Day weekend on a party roll. This remix of “I’m Comin Up” will definitely take you there as it features the legendary Amanda Lear looking gorgeous as always in her trademark fabulous hair and flawless makeup. Adding to that is her disco ensemble to end all disco ensembles: lycra body suit, harem pants with slits so high they might as well not be there and finished off with sexy strappy metallic heels. As if that wasn’t enough, the classic 70’s multi-effects, star filters and gobs of billowing smoke have me completely gagging over the DISCO PERFECTION of it all.
Nom Noms! That’s what I have to say about YSL’s Pure Chromatics eyeshadow quads. They’re made to use wet or dry and I suppose you could use them dry if you’re the type that prefers a more subtle shimmer. However, wet is the only way to go for me because full-on sparkle is how I like to roll, but that’s no surprise- is it Soldiers?
Shown here is quad number 5 and it’s got all you need for the most dazzling smokey eye ever to be seen at the Disco! I love the unexpected touch of pink mixed in with the gunmetal and black shades which keeps this look fresh and exciting. Also, adding some black pencil is an excellent idea so your eyes maintain their intensity no matter how many flashing lights and laser beams you encounter on the dance floor and that’s Sparkle-tastic!
Today we have two Sparkle Videos because according to rumour, tomorrow May 21st is Judgement Day which means that this might possibly be the last ever Sparkle Video Day. However, on the upside of “Rapture-mania” is the opportunity to present the long held idea that one man’s Heaven is another man’s Hell and vice versa. Now, I don’t know about you, but I like the idea that Hell might actually be a super fun party! For starters, all the people we don’t want at our parties here on earth will already be weeded out and- did you ever think that maybe the Devil has just gotten a bad rap? For centuries he’s been the fall guy for many “righteous” people who didn’t have the bollocks to take responsibility for their own actions and that much bad PR would ruin anyone’s “rep”. For your contemplation, I present:
Sparkle Video Exhibit A:
Here we have the Devil caught on secret camera in 1965. This supposedly horrible and mean soul-stealing guy is tap dancing up a storm, swishing and swirling his luminous satin cape around like he doesn’t have a care in the world. He sure looks like he’s having a blast and I just can’t help snapping my fingers to Lawrence Welk’s jazzy tunes while I sip on my martini and chair dance so.. if this is hell- sign me up!
Sparkle Video Exhibit B:
Featuring the female version of Satan, “Girl of Lucifer” is more proof that the only place I could be forever and eternally is this dazzling “Hell” filled with disco smoke, flashing lights and star filters. It also seems well stocked with microphones so we know karaoke will still be on the menu as well as lots of delicious sparkly cocktails. Wait.. is this Hell or Monster Ronson’s? Either way- I’m good.
I am sick with the illness of burning desire to possess every one of these custom sparkle-ized shoes from Redo My Shoe. Have you ever seen anything so fabulous in your life as these Laboutin heels covered in thousands of Swarovski crystals? The ultra-highest of Sparkle Army honors goes out to Joseph and his dazzling creations which can be ordered through his store on Etsy and while your at it- send a pair to Da General.. yah?
Today’s Sparkle Video is a magical feast for the eyes and ears! Sexy keytarist Belinda Bedekovic is killing it on a Yamaha KX5 in a shimmering see through outfit and heels. Adding to this fantasy is gobs of disco smoke and clouds of colorful balloons which create such an atmosphere of lovable oddness, that I cannot believe this only has 1390 views. I guess I’ll never understand what the mass public likes and dislikes- I can only speak for myself and with that, I would like to say that a fully sequined catsuit and some laser beams surely would have made this go viral.
Just look at what’s going on in that parking garage! All that’s needed is some thumping music, dazzling soldiers, gobs of smoke and laser beams and you’ve got a Sparkle Army party! Sure, I’m still holding out for the DeLorean version, but in the meantime this Smart Car will do because it is 100% Disco-fied and it’s APPROVED!
FACT: This baby was actually made as a prop for the band Apparatjik to be used in a film called Pixel City, but you can also see it in full electric action in this fabulous cross promotional piece for the Smart Car.
Today’s Sparkle Video is hitting you from one of my favorites angles: the new wave outer space angle! Kim Carnes looks H-O-T in head to toe silver, especially because she went all the way there- down to her fingertips- impressive! Accessorizing with white boots and a wide and sexy white belt gets top honors and is winning votes everywhere for the new official Sparkle Army Spacesuit. However, it’s not just the outfit that rules, it’s also her raspy voice that gives you Rod Stewart while her fab hair and makeup is serving up his ex-wife Alana. True, the classic 80’s synth n’ guitar mixture has always been near and dear to my heart, but even more so is being a “Voyeur”. Now surround that with gobs of smoke and flashing lights and you have one helluva of a Friday morning!