Friday, September 24, 2010
Oh, Mallory! I love you.
If you ask me who my childhood heroes were I would have to say: The Giving Tree, Madonna, and Mallory Keaton. The first two are pretty self-explanitory, right? Who wouldn't want to be an awesome tree with so much to give, and an international pop star with tons of rubber bracelets? I don't know who. The third may not be as immediately evident. You see, to me, Mallory Keaton was the ultimate older sister. She was tough and pretty and had that great brown, feathered hair. Sometimes she would wear eyeliner, but mostly she was just simple and pretty. Something about her spoke to me. And as dumb as they made her seem on the show, I knew she could kick that little twerp Alex's ass any day. Because she was older and cooler than me at such a formative age, I have forever looked up to her style and envied her wardrobe. I loved her tomboyish prettiness and in the last few years, I've been thinking of her a lot as a style icon. No joke.
A few months ago I had gone to the trouble of Netflix streaming an early episode of Family Ties to screencap still shots of Mallory's amazing wardrobe. It was a lot of work and in the busyness of my days I forgot the pursuit and saved it for a later. Well, I'm apparently not the only one who loves Mallory. Someone beat me to the punch and I'm thrrriiillled by it. My amazingly astute, awesome librarian friend Nicole "Colie" S. sent me a link to Mallory's Clothes.
It's a single-serving Tumblr (the best kind, honestly) that is in pursuit to present "a comprehensive rundown, in chronological order, of Mallory Keaton's outfits from the series Family Ties (1982-1989)" Um, YESSS! I couldn't be happier and hope you can share in this joy. Let's show Mallory just how much we honor her tele-style and make this Tumblr a hit. I'm so excited!!
Photos come from my new favorite Tumblr, Mallory's Clothes.