MISTER METALLIC MOONLIGHT

Today’s Sparkle Video is a gem beyond sparkling gems, featuring the gorgeous Asha Puthli who’s making an appearance on Stryx (that other-worldly, space-tastic Italian television show from the 70’s).  She’s a magical vision to behold as she slinks into view wearing head-to-toe metallic gold.  Making it even more fabulous is the sultry disco beat of “Mister Moonlight” which dramatizes her flowing wings adorned by glorious space cuffs.  Yes Soldiers, what you are seeing is bonafide LeGaspi couture complete with his trademark trapunto quilting! The combination of her flawless beauty and his dazzling outfit design makes this video so dazzling, it’s- as they say- “everything“.

 

GLORIOUSLY ALMOND!

Marc Almond is a my hero in more ways than one.  First- he’s got the voice of an angel from heaven, Second- a never ending closet of glittering sparkle outfits and now he proves once again why he’s the “King of Fabulous.”  In today’s Sparkle Video, “Glorious”,  he’s saying, “Bite me, Aging. I’ll just bedazzle my whole face”  And it works Soldiers.  It works!  What better way to take hold of the inevitable than to cover it with Swarovskis?  I really don’t care how old Marc Almond gets, because he’s forever beautiful to me.  However, RESPECT for sharing this dazzling new tactic.

 

 

DANCE, DANCE, DANCING SCHOOL FABULOUS!

Today’s Sparkle Video takes “dancing-school-fabulous” to the ultimate level.  Here we have the sultry Legs & Co., of Top of The Pops fame, showing off my favorite look while moving and grooving to Chic‘s classic, “Dance, Dance, Dance”.   I love these costumes because not only do they make use of the glorious mutli-sparkle sequin effect, but each one has their own color-way,  just like the Osmonds ( if they were girls! ).  Plus, the added bonus of flouncy feather tails mimicking Vegas showgirls truly brings their dazzle to the most glittering heights of fabulous!  There aren’t not too many jobs that I’d trade being Da General for Soldiers, but this is definitely one of them.

SPARKLE ARMY OF LOVERS

There’s no better way to celebrate the reformation of the Army of Lovers than by making them today’s Sparkle Video.  This clip is especially hypnotic as it’s a remix of the epic  “Crucified” with dazzling Sound Factory Flava”.   I’m into it Soldiers!  They look just as fabulous as ever, especially Jeane-Pierre and his flowing locks – but it’s always been about him anyway, hasn’t it?  They’ve made some appearances in 2013 and I truly hope they are planning a world tour soon as I would like to meet with them and discuss the idea of joining forces to become the Sparkle Army of Lovers.  While their mission may seem slightly different than ours, “fighting hatred and intolerance everywhere until everybody on the planet can have sex with everybody else all of the time”, it’s really not.  If you add “sparkling from head to toe while dancing under disco balls and laser beams”,  it would be one glitteringly huge  show-stopping force.

SPARKLE MONSTER!

Today’s Sparkle Video is an excerpt from a very short-lived variety show from 1980 called “Pink Lady & Jeff” Jeff Altman was the comedian part of the team and Pink Lady was the famous Japanese singing duo, known for their disco hit “Kiss in the Dark”.   What’s really weird is that all of the information online refers to this show as the “worst show ever made”, but I strongly disagree.  One look at this clip where Mie and Kei are performing a song called “Monster”, while dressed in LeGaspi-esque  costumes complete with sparkle accents and space cuffs (get some!) and the most disco-smokiest entrance known to man, is one of the most amazing showbiz moments I’ve ever seen.  And just think Soldiers- there were only five episodes made of this magical splendor, but there could have been so many more!  I guess people were just not ready for this kind of fabulous on TV, because that’s the only thing that explains it.

WE’VE GOT THE SPARKLE FEVER!

Today’s Sparkle Video is another glorious clip from the legendary TV show, Midnight Special, featuring The Sylvers who topped the charts in 1976 with this classic called “Boogie Fever”.   One of the things I love about sibling groups from this era is the dazzling concept of matching sparkle outfits, especially with a family of this size where the it’s the most effective.  The visual of several tall, slender men all wearing satin pants and bedazzled tops covered by jackets with shimmering metallic lapels and topped off with extra large afros is almost too much of a good thing.  But it’s never too much, is it?  So, add in the sisters in disco-tastic dresses of buttery yellow trimmed with silver sequins and little brother Foster (who became a superstar in his solo career) in a stand-out pair of metallic pants, and it all just screams perfection!  And Soldiers, I think all of us can relate to eating our pizza (and many other things!) while dancing to the beat, because if there’s one thing we have in common, aside from being fabulous,  it’s the boogie fever.

 

 

SPARKLE DOWN SOLDIERS!

Get ready because today’s Sparkle Video is gonna take you there!  And by “there”,  I mean KABLAM!   Witness Rick James and band “Throw Down” in the most dazzling way possible, which is by looking like glamorous spaced-out-sparkle-sluts.   I really can’t say it enough Soldiers, but this is exactly how superstars are supposed to look.  Spandex, metallics, sequins and glitter are all holding court on that stage, including the background singers who are rocking “dancing-school fabulous” accented with cheek contour for days.   It’s true perfection indeed, but then top it off with gobs of billowing smoke and there you have it:  KABLAM!

HERE’S TO SPARKLES!

A classic on this Sparkle Video Friday!  Skyy , resplendent in glittering white space outfits, is singing their smash “Here’s to You”.  And by “you”,  I’m sure they mean all the Sparkle Soldiers everywhere, who are enjoying this fabulously long weekend. Cheers!

WITH A LITTLE MORE SPARKLES…

Today’s Sparkle Video is all about cotton candy and sweet dreams.   Not literally, but I can’t help but think of those things every time I see Olivia Newton John and her flawless beauty and fabulous hair.  Everything about her has always been perfection and seeing her in this pink sparkle number complete with spandex disco pants makes me swoon.  Then top it off with backup singers in sequin tube tops and even more spandex, and it’s just off the darn charts!   The truly best part is that this dazzling clip of  “A Little More Love”  is not only a glittering way to start the weekend, but an especially great way to cure a hangover.   I don’t know about you Soldiers, but I’m feeling better already!

 

SPARKLING TIGHT!

Today’s Sparkle Video has the super sassy Galaxy turning out the definition of “party” with this vintage appearance on Top of the Pops.  This magical jam called “Dancing Tight” is being performed in a room of glorious perfection that includes all the classics: flashing lights, gobs of smoke and endless 80’s disco tarts.   Now, I don’t know what “tight” dancing is, but I’m sure up for trying some- especially in this dreamy fantasy oasis!