Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Desperately seeking the perfect jacket


I remember reading an article about Madonna where she was quoted as saying that no one who didn't like a certain picture by Frida Kahlo - I think it was the gnarly and beautiful My Birth - could ever be her friend.

Following rather shallowly in her footsteps, let me say that anyone who doesn't appreciate Desperately Seeking Susan won't be one of mine.

Madonna's jacket in the film plays a key role and is...just the most perfect show-off number in the world, ever.

Glittery khaki green with fluro zebra print and a pyramid on the back:

In the film Madonna is lusting after some boots - see the diamante hotties above - in a second hand store and tells the owner the jacket "used to belong to Jimi Hendrix. But I bet he'd love it if I swapped it for the boots."

And so she does, setting off a chain of events that drive the whole film. 

If you haven't watched it, do. It's tacky, silly and a goldmine of stupid quotes, such as:

"You bought a used jacket? What are we, poor?"
"Stay on the carpet baby!"

and my all-time favourite:

"Bleecker Street Cinema."


  1. I LOVE that movie! Madonna is so fabulous and amazing! =)


  2. Never seen it but I should check it out. I love her styling here, this would work so well now, funny how style just goes round in circles

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