Larry LeGaspi

As September 11th approaches and we are busy getting our outfits together for “Join The Sparkle Army” in Berlin- I want to share the inspiration for many of my own outfits: Larry LeGaspi.

Larry LeGaspi was an American clothing designer who was light years ahead of his time- so much so, that his first store in NYC was not a success at all.  It was called Moonstone and back in 1973, people were not ready for his futuristic concept. According to “Disco Chic: All the Styles,Steps and Places to Go”, the store was “decorated like the surface of the moon, with a silvery moonscaped floor and twinkling stars overhead”.  While it sounds like a dream to you and I, at this point in time, Star Wars had not come out yet and people basically didn’t get it.  After the store closed, he had DAZZLING SUCCESS designing costumes for legendaries such as KISS, LaBelle, Divine, Funkadelic and disco lovely Asha Puthli. Thankfully, by 1978, both the disco scene and LeGaspi’s business as a designer took off, as people were finally ready to wear gold lame, winged shoulders and metallic spandex.

Larry LeGaspi: Fashion Visionary and Sparkle Army Hero!

B/W photos from “Disco Dressing” by Leonard McGill

color photos & quote from “Disco Chic: All the Styles,Steps and Places to Go” by Brian Sherratt and Nalani M. Leong


Sparkle Space Mission

Normally I’d wait until Friday to post a video as sparkling this one- but I just couldn’t!  Not just because of it’s GLITTERING FABULOSITIES, but also because it’s his birthday. Yup- featuring our favorite lovable nutter Monster Ronson as the SPARKLY SPACEMAN, this promo ad for “Join The Sparkle Army” on September 11 will overcome you with Sparkle Madness!

Happy Birthday Ronson.. see you soon!


The Sparkle Army Returns to Uranus!

Just when you thought it was safe to go out and not get hit by a glitter bomb, the Sparkle Army is returning to Berlin on SEPTEMBER 11, 2010. Once again, Monster Ronson’s will be tricked out with disco balls, smoke and laser beams so you can dance all night to DJ’s spinning the best in SPACED OUT SPARKLE DISCO and a very special spotlight LIVE PERFORMANCE from DEN HAAN! More details to come soon, but for now… SAVE THE DATE!

You better get started making your outfit! For inspiration and “how to” tips, check out I’m on my way there right now!

Space Porn Sounds Like This

When it comes to music, the Sparkle Army’s motto is: We like both kinds of music- ROCK N’ ROLL and DISCO! Both are driving, hard, sexy genres that cause provocative and “uncensored” behavior and that’s the kind of party we all want to be at!

Today’s featured track is an Italo Disco number that rocks my world! “I’m Not Ready” by Fred Ventura is a sexy combination I call “New Order meets Divine at Human League’s house and then Bobby O shows up for cocktails”.  There’s got to be a porn flick somewhere with this in it- one with SPACE SLUTS in partially SPANDEXED BODIES, writhing to the rhythm while Space Ship Control lights flash all around them.  If not… let’s make one!