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The new Forever 21 is open at Coronado Center

A snapshot of less attractive Forever 21 merchandise
A snapshot of less attractive Forever 21 merchandise

Praise the gods of affordable apparel, the 20,000 square foot Forever 21 at Coronado Center is open. Out of key makeup items, yesterday I grudgingly stopped by Coronado to shop at Sephora and was pleasantly surprised to find the new Forever 21 open for business. The store shines like a tranny out on the town. The decor, naturally, is that mega-trendy faux Lucite and chandelier-bedecked, quasi French boudoir style, which compliments the voluminous stock of cheap, whimsy-laden merchandise. This store, unlike its Cottonwood Mall counterpart, has a men’s section, a lingerie section, shitloads of accessories and who knows what else. I’d have to spend hours in there to give a full assessment. Sadly, the store was closing when I arrived and it was all I could do just to contain my excitement long enough to locate and purchase some big-ass sunglasses and ruffley pajama shorts.

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Craftwork

The Craft Punk fashion show happens tonight

Fashion from last year’s Craft Punk
Justin Dodd
Fashion from last year’s Craft Punk

Put on your sharpest duds tonight and find out what the Launchpad looks like when furnished with a 16 foot runway. Evolution Piercing will be presenting the Craft Punk Benefit Fashion Show, Vendor Fair and Silent Auction. Admission is $13 at the door, and all proceeds go to OFFCenter Community Arts Project. Festivities begin at 9 p.m. Read more about the show, and find out what bands are performing here.

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Track Marks: Make Yourself At Home

No, really, it’s totally cool

Because I like to allow my mind to wander into a world where I live in something that resembles an old movie scene, reality is often harsh when I come into contact with it. As in, when I’m forced to interact with strangers. Sometimes not even interact, just be near them.

I don’t mean to be judgmental but sometimes...well, we all are sometimes. This morning, while I tried to stick my head in my book and ignore people, I just couldn’t. The train smelled like makeup and hairspray. Across from me a young woman—a very pretty young woman—spent nearly an hour of the ride primping. How much makeup can one lady put on in an hour? A lot. Oh, and she can pluck her already thin eyebrows too.

To be sure that I wasn’t alone in being grossed out or the only one to find this totally inappropriate, I went to the most trusted source around, the internet. Turns out, not only am I not alone, I’m not the only one to think about makeup on public transportation this week!

I’m not a huge advice column reader, but Slate is pretty good so when I found the transcript of a Slate chat with its columnist Prudence I felt vindicated. Pretty much everyone agreed that there are bathrooms everywhere, so there’s no reason to put your makeup on in public.

So, to the lady on the train, let me say a few things. 1) You don’t need all that powder and whatever else you put on your face, you were pretty before. 2) Hairspray smells nasty, please don’t spray it in a confined space. 3) Two kinds of lip gloss? Seriously? 4) The part where you offered makeup to your daughter, who clearly wasn’t much older than five was really disturbing. 5) I’m sorry I kept looking, but I couldn’t help it (and I kept smelling different things that I—a mascara and not much else wearer—simply didn’t recognize).

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Fashion Show at Ibiza Rooftop Bar Thursday, June 10

Tonight, Hotel Andaluz is teaming up with Elsa Ross, Gertrude Zachary and Chez D’Or to present a summer fashion show on the Ibiza Rooftop Bar at 2nd and Copper from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Get an eyeful of beauty and fashion while enjoying a mouthful of your favorite beverage beneath the starry skies.

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Hair Deux

The gibson girl’s insides are so squeezed that her brain puffs out and pushes up her hair.
The gibson girl’s insides are so squeezed that her brain puffs out and pushes up her hair.

Things in French seem more high class, even if the translation makes no sense. I’m getting zee cheveux cut this afternoon. Realizing this is a $60 cut and I had nothing in mind, I started to peruse hairstyles on ye olde web. Below, is a gallery of interesting lady cuts (some of which are on boys) taken under consideration.

The shocking, shocking 1920’s bob.
The shocking, shocking 1920’s bob.
This haircut implies a fondness for bondage and says, “I’m different, but not very original—and maybe a little desperate.”
This haircut implies a fondness for bondage and says, “I’m different, but not very original—and maybe a little desperate.”
Twiggy’s mod cut—meh. Her makeup is more exciting.
Twiggy’s mod cut—meh. Her makeup is more exciting.
Mia Farrow in   Rosemary’s Baby  —after she gets this boy cut (something I never like on feminine women) things go downhill, what with the Satan’s spawn.
Mia Farrow in Rosemary’s Baby —after she gets this boy cut (something I never like on feminine women) things go downhill, what with the Satan’s spawn.
A glorious beehive—allegedly it’s not a hard to accomplish. This is conspicuous consumption for hair.
A glorious beehive—allegedly it’s not a hard to accomplish. This is conspicuous consumption for hair.
A Bay City Roller displays the glam mullet and jumpsuit.
A Bay City Roller displays the glam mullet and jumpsuit.
Would Crystal Gayle have been nearly as popular if she didn’t have freakishly long hair?
Would Crystal Gayle have been nearly as popular if she didn’t have freakishly long hair?
Molly Ringwald displays a bad perm and the dress she mangles in   Pretty In Pink  , a distracting movie to watch for the many who want to fix her hair and clothes throughout its duration.
Molly Ringwald displays a bad perm and the dress she mangles in Pretty In Pink , a distracting movie to watch for the many who want to fix her hair and clothes throughout its duration.
Johnny Thunders was the toughest New York Doll, and definitely had the best hair. This is what I would do to my hair if I was a junkie rock star.
Johnny Thunders was the toughest New York Doll, and definitely had the best hair. This is what I would do to my hair if I was a junkie rock star.
I’m assuming this woman owns a cocker spaniel. Maybe a shih tzu.
I’m assuming this woman owns a cocker spaniel. Maybe a shih tzu.
Joey Ramone, and most of the other Ramones for that matter, had good hair.
Joey Ramone, and most of the other Ramones for that matter, had good hair.
Cat Power has really excellent hair, and it’s not unlike Joey Ramone’s, but less mussed.
Cat Power has really excellent hair, and it’s not unlike Joey Ramone’s, but less mussed.
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