February 09, 2011

Beauty School with Vicky Talluso

Have you met Vicky Talluso? She's my favorite literary bad girl from the novel Cruddy by Lynda Barry. (All quotes in today's post are taken from that book.) Like me, Vicky loves makeup. Although it's never stated explicitly in the book,  I'll bet we both also consider hot pink nails a neutral choice. Let's peek in on what her first day of beauty school might look like. Today's photos were shot and edited by Melissa Mankins Photography.  (And yes, this is an outfit I, too, would wear.) 
"I am going to do beauty for a living. I just have it in me. I can just look at a person and know exactly what to do."                                    --Vicky Talluso

After: 
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"Vicky wasn't the kind of person who looked hard at anything. Her eyes flitted and kept flitting except when they came to a mirror." 


Before: 
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"...her eyelashes were incredibly long, but so were her arm hairs. And the eyebrow hairs of her right eyebrow. The other one was completely missing. I noticed it right away. She was very bald above her left eye. The skin there was crusted." 
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But who are we kidding? She's never been one for attending class or completing assignments so she plays hooky instead.  
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She arrives home to find the police are already waiting for her. Before complying, she just wants to make sure she looks good for her mugshot. 
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Luckily, she knows the drill because this isn't the first time Vicky's been in trouble. (Nor the last...)
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Wow, hope everything turns out okay for her, that poor confused little mixed-up fashion plate!  I'll keep you posted. 
heart,
--m
ps: all items featured today were thrifted except the hat which was a gift. 


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1 comment:

  1. Holy Cow! I have that Charm School book too. It's really great to flip through.

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