a few weeks ago i was reading in the wall street journal an interview with some famous interior designer/hostess. i wish i could find the article because i would link it for your reading pleasure. the interviewer asked the designer the usual spate of decor and beautiful living questions, but one question stopped me in my tracks. "what is the tackiest thing you love?" i think that is the greatest interview question ever asked. are any of us too highbrow to not have something delightfully tacky that we love? the interviewee's answer was perfect. at her parties she likes to have an entire chafing dish dedicated to velveeta and Ro-tel dip. everyone loves it.
so i thought and i thought about what my favorite tacky thing would be. and i asked other people their opinions. i could start an entire new blog dedicated to my lifetime of favorite tacky things.
a short list
- in high school i thought it was so cute when girls would wear strappy tank tops and have multicolored visible bra straps. or for the truly daring(and exceptionally tacky) instead of a bra there would be visible bikini top strings. at school. in the midwest. so tacky.
- i had a short love affair with lee press on nails.
- tabloid magazines
- i just love listening to britney spears. it's no secret.
- i have had more than my fair share of perms.
- the magic bullet has been on my christmas wish list for years. even this year.
- and i would have to say my husband's favorite tacky thing is "married with children". he grew up watching it and occasionally he will grace us with a slew of bundy quotes.
- and my sister has a not-so-secret love of vending machine food.
but my most enduring favorite has always been big hair. unnaturally big, heaven-scraping, voluminous hair.
and the best product that i have found to achieve this tacky feat? suave hairspray. plus, if i have let my hair "rest" the day before, i don't even need mousse the next time i style.
SO, what's the tackiest thing that you love?