louis looey

i just saw these photos and read that louis vuitton is now the "world's most counterfeited fashion brand", and i had to chuckle....

when i was a senior in high school, louis wallets and purses started creeping up in st. george. we were strangely fascinated by them, and when i was a senior and we went to tijuana on our senior class trip (high class--that's how we rolled in santa jorge.) we wanted ONE thing, and one thing only: fake louis purses.

i bought a purse and a wallet from a mexican woman who assured me that the 40 dollars i was paying was for "the real thing--NOT a knock-off!!" and i plunked down my 2 twenty dollar bills and ignored the k-mart label inside the purse.

my friend kris anne and i even took photos of ourselves with nicole carter's mom's REAL louis purse--we were so lame, but easily impressed like all 18 year olds. (for the record: i never did get a real louis. sigh.)

now i could get louis garbage bags:


louis place mats:


a sa-weeeeeet louis scooter:


or my own ghetto-louis-fabulous store-front:




but i think i saved the best for last:


don't hate me for my stylish, permed hair-DON'T or my black stretch pants. not everyone can pull of this classy, sophisticated look....(and btw, there IS a scrunchy holding my hair up on the top of my head in there....i couldn't achieve that height all by my lonesome...)

20 comments:

jennie w. said...

Have you no shame, woman?!!

Apple said...

"When you are a [wo]man, you wear stretchy pants in your room" --Nacho Libre

Just thought that quote applied...

devri said...

Ok, I'm leaving this site now, thanks!

tammy said...

You were hot. I never knew anyone in real life that could get their hair that big. You make me proud.

Vanessa said...

I wish stretch pants would come back.

Holly H. said...

Hey Vanessa... stretch pants are back. I was looking at my new issue of Lucky Mag last night and they have shiny faux leather stretch pants EVERYWHERE. I must dash right out and get some...

And as for the LV knock off's... How did you get a picture of my scooter?!? That shizz is real!

Angie said...

Holy freakin shit balls! I don't think I have evah seen hair that big!! I'm from Utah too where hair is big, but that is Texas hair there sista!! Love it!! You are the bomb!

Tanja said...

Love the mall hair, it was as big as I used to wear mine! You are a fashion diva, don't ever forget that!

boxerlover said...

Love the hair. We called it the West Side Wave.

Adam and Kristina said...

I too own a Louis. I bought it second hand, and I hardly ever use it anymore, but whatever. I only wish I looked as good as you did.

Mother Goose said...

Hey, you were totally in style! I remember the days of the higher the better, the more you could tease your hair days and the leggings or even stirrup pants remember those, with the big long baggy sweater! WE were in fashion. I know because I LIVED for fashion.

Kami said...

Those pics are classic! Check out that computer in the back ground...I love the 80's!

Annette said...

No wonder Russ could not resist your lovin! I think that is better than the Mrs. BonJovi do from yesterday.

rachel said...

Do those stretch pants have stirups? Those were my faves! My "flouie" (fake louie) was purchased on ebay thank you very much :)

Collette said...

i love how you make me laugh out loud everyday! I too had a LV that I adored-those were the days! I love your hair, scrunchies were the best invention evah!

Tiburon said...

I spit on Louis Vuitton!

Amy said...

I love the hair because I had the same do! Gotta love Betty's REAL louis! Nic was the luckiest girl in the world- her mom had the read thing... Viv didn't even know what the heck it was and when I wanted one... she laughed at me! Really and truly laughed.

MiaKatia said...

One word... HOT

Petunia said...

You had the biggest hair I have ever seen!!

Ida said...

Oh you make me laugh out loud. I am thinking the song swap meet Louie from the 80's. I heart that song. I heart your high ass hair. SO radical like totally.