Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Getting the Look---Baba Yaga, The Junk Lady, Joyce Byers


I came across the Maximum Middle Age blog when I was looking up the Junk Lady from Labyrinth. I could not believe it when I saw the fabulous "Get The Look---The Junk Lady From Labyrinth" post by Eve Vawter. Eve says:

"... the Junk Lady is such a badass heroine. She's not a tragic figure —  she loves her shit so much that she decides to keep it forever, and not just in her home, but on her freakin' back. There's something to be said for being stubborn and steadfast and saying "I'll get rid of my back issues of Cosmopolitan, but this mixtape I made in 1984? That shit's mine."

Further exploration revealed Get the Looks for Joyce Byer from Stranger Things, Mona "Hatchet Face" Malnorowski from Cry Baby, Maude, from Harold and Maude, Endora from Bewitched, and one of my faves, Baba Yaga. Jessica Jernigan says, in the Get the Look: Baba Yaga post:

"This is what the woman-in-the-know knows: We endure, even when youth passes. Beauty is only fleeting if we let others tell us what is beautiful. We make time our servant the moment we stop fearing it. In the dark places, we can make our own light. And our wisdom is a gift only for those with the courage to understand it."

This site has a lot of other great reads as well, on everything from fashion and pop culture to medical issues, to a domestic arts section featuring Hel(l)oise. Good, thoughtful, snarky and sometimes heartrending posts overall. It kind of looks like it has been several months since they have posted (I do see they have a facebook page) but, at the very least, one should hop over and check out the Get the Look posts under the Beauty Industrial Complex section. Which look do you wanna get?


  1. I took a quick look at this blog and it's a shame they haven't posted recently - some of the stuff is hilarious! I will bookmark it to read more later.

  2. I agree, they have a great take on fashion and aging.