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Rad Swag, Cackles, “Polar Express”/”Dead Eyes Opened” That Really Put The SCARE In Scarecrow… Sounds Like A Party To Me!

Apparently, I’ve Got This ‘Thing’ For
Public Humiliation…

Well, that and the fact a friend of mine edited a new clip for me to post on The ‘Tubes that might very well be (no, I can’t believe I’m saying this, either) too ‘dark.’

Seriously?  SERIOUSLY.

Sheet left me in need of some Dorkus Maximus action
A.S.A.P. !

That’s why when I spotted this nifty little Widget celebrating the 70th anniversary of OZ? Whelp, if you’ve been ’round these parts of the Interwebz very much in the last 6 months, then you should already know (cough! PHOTO ALBUM cough!) I’ve got my claws way on up in that old-school biz with The Wiz…

(hack!  BLOG ARCHIVES, FASHION cough!)

Besides, what better way to whip out the ROFL-copter for a ride than by transforming myself into a brainless, cross-eyed ol’ Crow? (No disrespect to the celluloid masterpiece; I’m just a tad sore because I thought I’d get to morph into the Wicked Witch of the– oh wait. Scratch that. I guess it wouldn’t be much of a stretch for me, hrmm?)

At any rate, here’s what went down when I “got OZzy with it”:

Since the “CC-As-Crosseyed-Scarecrow” Show seems a bit persnickety, here’s a back-up:

Swept Away In A Cyclone…There’s No Place Like (Home?)

For CONTEST INFORMATION (& Other Coolness, Natch)—      Take a jump “BENEATH THE CUT!”

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Tarina Tarantino Celebrates 70th Anniversary of OZ with FIDM

(Never mind the clichés of “better late…” nor excuses placing blame on technology. Here’s a different take–first-person and personal–and it’s happening NOW. // Said another way? It’s as current as that waft of air just inhaled, as immediate as a favorite fable. There are news feeds, and then there is that which feeds itself. And so this story goes, its entrance grand and by way of royal proclamation):

To any nay-sayers, or

perhaps those simply unaware of



Tarina Tarantino

throws a party,

it’s the real deal.

So much so, in fact,

that her recent collaborative effort with


the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising

was a straight-up, full-on

molar-splitting, mind-bending

sensory overload…

Upon exiting the car at valet:

A diverse smattering of “Dorothy”s rockin’ blue-and-white gingham,
Camera flashes going POP!
(Massive thanks again, L.A. Times!)

A seven-story tall hot air balloon, flames lapping at the mouth of the nylon envelope

buoyant and bursting with color: its print

that of the classic Oz line-up
(Scarecrow, Tin-Man, Dorothy, Lion–and of course, little Toto!)

An outpouring of music, lyrics weaving their way through

the well-dressed crowd’s heightened conversations

“Did you see Kristen Cavallari?”” // actually, nope: I didn’t…but thanks all the same //
Syncopation and scents of appetizers in-the-making

A supreme delight: olfactory artistry

And in lieu of a red carpet?

True to the advice given by Glenda, the Good Witch–


was the hue to be followed…

It wasn’t until the soirée was winding down a bit
that the thought entered my thick skull

I had a camera of my own in my trusty black rubber “murse.”

And what better interrobang to provide that impetus than the devastating beauty

Debi Mazar

Actress and current model in the Double T’s “My Pretty” catalog

(She plays the Wicked Witch to Kelly Osborne’s take on That Girl From Kansas)

Ms. Mazar, I discovered, has another endeavor among her list of accolades:

Turns out Miss Thing “gets a little Bloggy” on her own…

Even better?  The site is by no means what came to mind when she shared the news with me…
How nice it is to genuinely be ‘taken aback’ by anything!

(Yes, SERIOUSLY—being jaded is as played-out as ‘Millennial Entitlement,’
amateur scenotypes [Mickey Mouse ears or down-market “I’m-So-Sweet” photo shoots involving cupcakes? DNW]
or–in my case–the mini-top hat. 2007 was 2007 for a reason, “kthanx.”)


Considering her main profession doesn’t often associate women with food,

To find out she [GASP!] not only eats, but also enjoys preparing the dishes?

Quite a serendipity:



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