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Mallory shops, therefore she is.
September 25, 2010 7:56 PM   Subscribe

Mallory's Clothes. As per the Tumblr description, a comprehensive rundown, in chronological order, of Mallory Keaton's outfits from the series Family Ties (1982-1989). Found by Matthew Perpetua (behind the Fluxblog mp3 blog), then also discovered by Justine Bateman herself.
posted by myopicman (34 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
That's pretty cool. Just stop and think what an impact the internet has had on our culture -- I mean, that's just funny right there.

Also, this Tumblr, does it vibrate? Are all tumblr blogs that tiny and hard to follow?
posted by cavalier at 8:00 PM on September 25, 2010 [1 favorite]


....this is pretty much the intersection of Desperation St and Unemployment Ave here.
posted by The Whelk at 8:05 PM on September 25, 2010 [6 favorites]


Inserting Mallory into Back to the Future (tumblr) also works pretty great.
posted by cavalier at 8:08 PM on September 25, 2010 [5 favorites]


I love the internet. I LOVE IT. This is what the internet is for, right here- this kind of obsessive fandom catalog.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:14 PM on September 25, 2010 [5 favorites]


This is awesome -- it totally reminds me of What Claudia Wore, which is also awesome.
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 8:23 PM on September 25, 2010


With this, we can forever enshrine Mallory's valiant struggle for superficiality in her hostile home environment of feminism and liberalism.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:23 PM on September 25, 2010 [7 favorites]


This is why we needed stronger mental health provisions in the new health care legislation.
posted by HuronBob at 8:39 PM on September 25, 2010 [3 favorites]


Oh yeah dude. Best of the web right here.
posted by clarknova at 8:47 PM on September 25, 2010


That is freakin' awesome. And Justine Bateman has a Tumblr account! Very, very cool.
posted by zarq at 9:18 PM on September 25, 2010


How does Justine Bateman have a Tumblr account?
posted by k8t at 9:26 PM on September 25, 2010


What sort of obsession caused this? And is it treatable with modern medicine?
posted by Yakuman at 1:06 AM on September 26, 2010


then also discovered by Justine Bateman herself

I fail to see evidence of this in any of your three supporting links. Maybe I'm a'missin' sumptin'?
posted by item at 1:43 AM on September 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


Yes you did..
posted by 3mendo at 2:11 AM on September 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


To clarify, at least we know this is Justine's Twitter - and she mentions it there.
posted by crossoverman at 2:43 AM on September 26, 2010


This is a fantastic find, definitely the best of the web. Let's ignore the naysaying and wear ourselves some sweaters.
posted by houseofdanie at 3:28 AM on September 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


Wow, she looks an awful lot like Michael Bluth. I wonder what's up with that?

Actually, I know what is up with that, thank you very much.
posted by pxe2000 at 4:37 AM on September 26, 2010


A few quick notes about this:

- I am kind of surprised at how contemporary some of the looks are. Isn't American Apparel selling clothes exactly like this right now, and if so should we keep Justine away from Dov Charney?

- Does anyone else find the crewneck sweaters a little irritating on Mallory? It looks like her sweater is strangling her in a bunch of the pics.

- Did the Gunne Sax trend carry that far into the 1980s?
posted by pxe2000 at 4:51 AM on September 26, 2010


item: Maybe I'm a'missin' sumptin'?

Come on, everyone knows that Tumblr requires users to obscure and confuse the source of anything posted!

As for Justine's Tumblr, I imagine her setup process went like this:

Choose your Tumblr name

JustineBateman

Sorry, taken

JBateman

sorry, taken

JustineBtmn

sorry, taken -- here are some suggestions: JustinBootman, IHeartJustineBitemarks11774, JasonBatemansTumblr, Tanya77, JostensClassRings, JimmyBSpace...

Fuck this. *selects "Tanya77"*
posted by AzraelBrown at 6:50 AM on September 26, 2010 [6 favorites]


This is surely just a warm-up for the True Purpose Of The Internet: the same, but with Kelly Bundy.
posted by WPW at 6:54 AM on September 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


Look at that face. Justine Bateman was always as cute as a button.
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 7:23 AM on September 26, 2010


Look at that face. Justine Bateman was always as cute as a button.

I feel the same way, which is why I've always had such confused feelings for Jason.
posted by Mick at 7:29 AM on September 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


That's a lot of devotion to a very specific part of fashion and television.
posted by Fizz at 7:41 AM on September 26, 2010


What we really need is a Mrs Ropers Clothes website. TV today just doesn't respect the muumuu anymore.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 7:43 AM on September 26, 2010 [11 favorites]


Justine's middle name is Tanya.
posted by palomar at 8:57 AM on September 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


Please add the magnificentobsession tag
posted by Rumple at 9:04 AM on September 26, 2010


Great, now do Angela from Who's The Boss.
posted by furtive at 9:29 AM on September 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


Somehow the stray shots in which Alex appears in the frame burying his head in his hands at Mallory's insipidity or slapping his forehead (often wearing clothes very similar to Marty McFly's) are even creepier.
posted by blucevalo at 10:06 AM on September 26, 2010


Looking at this, I can't help but get the creepy feeling that we are viewing the tiny, family-friendly tip of this guy's mammoth iceberg of obsession. Somewhere beneath the placid surface, Tina Yothers/Meredith Baxter fanfic lurks.
posted by Thorzdad at 10:10 AM on September 26, 2010 [2 favorites]


Look at that face. Justine Bateman was always as cute as a button.

And tastefully dressed, minimally accessorized, and not slathered underneath layers of makeup.


posted by thermonuclear.jive.turkey at 10:11 AM on September 26, 2010


I was expecting crampons and an ice-axe.
posted by TedW at 11:51 AM on September 26, 2010 [2 favorites]


These slideshow montages would be greatly enhanced by a continuously playing loop of the opening intro to the Family Ties theme. But never shall it get to "I bet we've been together for a million years."
posted by Spatch at 1:07 PM on September 26, 2010


I once did the same thing, but with Bob Newhart, from the 70s era Bob Newhart show> The initial idea was to do every single suit, but halfway into season 1, I gave up, and made it a 10 best list. But seriously, His suits on that show were amazing.
posted by billyfleetwood at 6:48 PM on September 26, 2010


Remember that episode where Jennifer and Mallory went to the mall and they bought new jeans and they paid extra to have holes punched into the knees so that they wouldn't look new and their dad was angry? That was the best episode ever! I loved Mallory. Mallory and Denise Huxtable were the two coolest tv girls of the 80s.. I wanted to be both of them all at once!

billyfleetwood: Agreed about Bob Newhart's suits! Feel free to link... you know, if you want...!
posted by Mael Oui at 7:47 PM on September 26, 2010


palomar: Justine's middle name is Tanya.

That's almost depressing; I thought it was maybe something else.

Speaking of, if anyone wants to do a Mallory Keaton/Patty Hearst mash-up, I would watch it.

And by watch it, I mean give you my first born.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 8:59 AM on September 27, 2010


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