Last time we did a sunday brunch it we gave some thought to Rocky and Bullwinkle,
“Hey Rocky, watch me pull a rabbit out of this hat.”
“Musta got the wrong hat!”
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This week, get out your snow cone bras, it’s time to decide whether you’re On The Borderline, you feel Like a Virgin, or you’re ready to Vogue!
Welcome this week’s guest author Lane Hayes! And BTW, Lane, Dolphin shorts STILL make me laugh. I was once flashed on a bridge in Paris by a jogger wearing Dolphin Shorts…
This week’s question is: “Which Madonna incarnation do you most identify with, and why?”
Madonna is an icon. She’s a media savvy superstar people tend to love or hate. Possibly one of the best things about her is her almost arrogant nonchalance. She is who she is and if you don’t like her, that’s your problem. Not hers. Who doesn’t wish they had that kind of carefree panache while wearing a cone-shaped corset, fishnets, a garter belt and not much else? Sign me up!
Or maybe not. I don’t think the world is ready for that look on me. Maybe it never was. There are so many other incarnations to choose from though. The 1930s Hollywood sex kitten phase or maybe Blond Ambition when she wore her hair in an impossibly high and tight ponytail (oh yeah, and that cone bra)? How about the cowgirl look from Music or even Evita?
My personal favorite Madonna incarnation is her Like A Virgin/Material Girl phase circa 1984-85. I love it for many reasons but the biggest is probably because I was a teenager who had a sexy fun new idol to look up to. One who could wear a tulle wedding skirt with laced up leather boots and a belt that claimed she was a Boy Toy. It never occurred to me to consider the look trashy or trampy. She looked edgy, cool and downright fierce. There was no mistaking her for someone’s “toy”. She looked like she could handle anyone without assistance.
I loved the blend of messy curly hair, short tight skirts and cut off leggings (think Desperately Seeking Susan). No one had successfully pulled off such odd combinations outside of a fashion runway before. C’mon, some people were still rockin’ their Dolphin shorts (if you don’t know what those are, look them up…it’s worth the laugh) and shoulder pads were a must! Madonna was among the first to deconstruct fashion so that thrift shop finds looked original and sexy as hell. She was punk meets pop, but heavy on the pop, which gave her a cool factor and accessibility other artists didn’t have. What about those mesh tops with her bra showing? Good girls didn’t wear clothes like that! And yet, somehow she didn’t come across as a bad girl either.
Madonna blurred the lines between good girl/bad girl and threw out a new idea. Can’t you be a little bit of both? Yes! A million times yes. I’m mostly good, but yes… I like some edgier things also. Hell, I write MM contemporary romance books. And I love reading them! The sexier the better. Some people don’t get that and never will. But I think Madonna would concur… that would be their problem.
Hmm. Maybe I have learned something from the Queen of Pop after all.
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