Friday, July 16, 2010
Gas Station Glamour
I've always been the typical city girl, hiding from the summer heat with air conditioning and a trip to the latest gourmet ice cream parlour. But occasionally I love the feeling I get while making a pit stop at some remote gas station en route to Vegas. I like to get out of the car in my ripped jean shorts and pretend I'm brunette bomb shell Cindy Crawford on location for her famous Pepsi-Cola shoot, seductively strutting across the gas station, breathing in the scent of freshly pumped gasoline and sipping an ice-cold soda straight out of a vending machine. There's just something so glamorous about newly tanned skin, cleavage sweat, sex hair and damaged denim in 105-degree heat...very all-American.
I get made fun of all of the time for fantasizing about moving to Texas and driving a Cadillac EXT pickup truck with two pit bulls grinning in the back. But honestly, I love "that" look--bejeweled belts paired with torn jeans, a vintage "T" and distressed cowboy boots--I would wear something like that every day if I could get away it.
But for now, I plan on slipping into something from Gasoline Glamour, a rugged brand made with just a hint of snobbery, suitable enough for even us L.A. girls. It's all very True Blood/Goth Bayou-esque and embraced by my favorite styling duo, CC & Jules as they recently featured the Los Angeles-based label's Chain Drip Shoes in a spread for Vanity Teen. I am hooked on all of the items, especially the Swarvoski-encrusted cocktail rings, revamped leather corsets and spike-embellished heels. All pieces are just begging to be taken on a road trip for bar hopping in Austin or gambling in Vegas.
And as for gas station glamour food...I'm not going to recommend my favorite candy bars. What I am going to do though is make you drool with a recipe for Three Musketeers Pie, an addictive dessert I found on the Internet while trying to complete the meal I planned for my husband and myself on our first Valentine's Day together. Do not be frightened by the use of gelatin because it's absolutely necessary to provide the pie with firmness. If you follow the recipe carefully, it will turn out amazing. It was devoured between the two of us in less than 24 hours.
Gasoline Glamour Favorites
Chain Drip Shoes
Trans Am Red Necklace
Rock and Roll Junkie Vest
Gold Spike Cuff Hard
Black Leather Spike Half Gloves
Annie Get Your Gun Necklace
(all photos from Gasoline Glamour's Web site)
Three Musketeers Pie
1 prepared 9-inch Oreo cookie pie crust
4 Three Musketeers candy bars (or 16 miniature bars)
2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
3/4 cup cold water
1 quart vanilla ice cream
Cut bars into small pieces.
Combine gelatin and cold water in a large saucepan; let soften for 5 minutes. Add 3 Musketeers. Heat slowly over very low heat, stirring constantly, until candy melts and gelatin dissolves. Remove from heat. 6 Stir in ice cream until it is melted.
Place mixture over bowl partly filled with ice and water; stir occasionally until mixture is thickened. Pour into prepared pie shell. Chill 3 hours or until firm.
(Recipe originally from Food.com)
I'M STUFFED. HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND.