Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Archies!

We love the Archies. We are the Archies. I’m Betty and Stan is Jughead. Except he’s not gay in real life. Even though we both like these paper dolls. A lot! They were scored at a yard sale near our house a few years back. Stan made their clothes change with a mouse click. Much easier than those wimpy little tabs! We really love the Archies clothes. They were teenagers wearing cool clothes to their band gigs and everywhere else! . When I was a little kid in the 80s collecting and reading old Archies comix, I dreamed of the day I would grow up and move to Riverdale. A Utopian paradise! Filled with the best wardrobes imaginable! I wanted the boots, jackets, dresses, skirts, pants, scarves, belts, jewelry! All of it! I’ve had a reoccurring dream for many years of going boutique shopping with Betty and Veronica. It was at Riverdale’s version of Joseph Magnin, a long defunct store I fantasize about shopping at too! We picked out lotsa hot rock chick gear. Everything fit, I wanted it all, and I was able to buy whatevs. But then I’d wake up to the harsh reality of modern times! The complete lack of 60s/70s rock star boutiques in the 80s 90s and 00s. More fuel for my obsessive collecting firestorm!! I’m compelled to scour the planet for the lost and rare treasure of my fantasies!