Current Obsessions: Scrunch Socks, Some Kind of Wonderful, 9-1/2 Weeks, Kim Basinger’s bob, Mickey Rourke really was hot!

Watts from Some Kind of Wonderful {1987 – which I originally saw in the theater with my dad and brother -have seen a million times since, but recorded nonetheless} rocking major scrunch socks & creepers, & pretty much everything else that’s in fashion right now {minus the hat}.

If you don’t believe me, ask someone under twenty what the “latest” is and they’ll tell you they’re being original. lol. {or just check out the HOT section of lookbook} Sorry babies but this ain’t the first time we’ve seen this …and to be perfectly honest, in about 5 years you’re gonna look back and be all embarrassed about your outfit choices, just as we were once the glam 80’s and the recession grunge 90’s were through ….I’m just sayin’ …this all looks too familiar …and I’m also just sayin’ …that I’m totally loving it!

{Kim Basinger rocking love, eric scrunch socks in 9 1/2 Weeks …so hot}

Last week 9 1/2 Weeks aired on one of our movie channels and since I was about eleven years old when it was first released in 1986, I never really gave it much attention {clearly I was too young to get it and I’m quite positive I was banned from watching it}. I knew about it, I had seen bits and pieces of it but I never sat down to watch it in it’s entirety. So when it came on {as I was trying to fall asleep} I hit record {DVR’s are phenomenal} so I could really take it all in.

And let me tell you.

It. Is. Hot.

If you haven’t seen it, then really all you need to know is that Mickey Rourke {who plays a Wall Street exec} who was once really hot .. .

…has two-month affair with Kim Basinger {who plays an art-gallery dealer …which is rather ironic because I work for an art dealer …? ….okay, not really} …and they have hot sex anywhere they can. …and it’s really hot.

In actuality, the stereotypical judgement that this movie is a high class porn is a prudish, in my opinion, and closed-minded. While the plot is really all about sex, it’s filmed quite beautifully and artfully and was a pleasure to watch {no pun intended …okay, it totally was}

Enough about the movie itself, what I can’t stop dreaming about is Kim Basinger’s hair in it …and how much it’s making me want to chop all of mine off!

. . . which I actually mentioned here too.

. . .ahem, Balmain, anyone?

If nothing else, I recommend watching this movie for the fashion {as well as Some Kind of Wonderful} …because, really, they’re so now. {how funny is that?}

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • Tiffany

    March 11, 2009 |

    Some Kind of Wonderful is one of my all-time favorites. I’m going to go put on a pair of scrunch socks right now and maybe beat some drums. 🙂

  • freeTEYme

    March 11, 2009 |

    I saw 9 1/2 weeks in cable and I agree how hot Mickey Rourke was. I could not believe he’s the same guy in that Wrestler movie now! 80’s – the clothes – the music lol it’s all coming back =)

  • drollgirl

    March 11, 2009 |

    i rented this movie a few months ago just to see if it still held up, and IT DOES. whoa. some very good stuff. kim is at her best, and so is mickey. it is good. gulp.

    and now i’ll have to give some kind of wonderful a whirl!

  • Darrah

    March 11, 2009 |

    I’ll acknowledge the scrunch sock situation as a trend, but it really does nothing for shape and elongating the legs.

  • rena

    March 11, 2009 |

    Some Kind of Wonderful is by far my favorite 80’s movie! Watts was the coolest character and I always wanted a pair of red fringe leather gloves just like she had.

  • B

    March 11, 2009 |

    THAT’s Mickey Rourke?! Lies, all lies!

  • nuheila

    March 11, 2009 |

    9 1/2 is one of my favorite movies ever,have seen it many times and i still love it!!!kim and mickey together…hot;)

  • Clare

    March 11, 2009 |

    I haven’t seen that movie in a long time. I have watched it many,many times in the past though. I develped a mad crush on the actor Craig Shaffer after that movie. He went on to do A river runs through it with Brad Pitt, another awesome movie.

    I cant believe how hot Mickey Rourke was in the day? What the heck happened? Did he have plastic surgery or is he just a mess from boxing?

  • tanya

    March 11, 2009 |

    First of all, I completely agree, 9 and a half weeks was a fantastic movie. Second of all, Mickey Rourke was hot in it..what the hell happened.. Third of all, that hair would probably look hot on you BUT it’s always so curly in the movie..I’m wondering if it would look that good straight on her. Sigh. Okay, that’s all I had to say. 🙂

  • anhesty

    March 11, 2009 |

    some kind of wonderful is one of my all time favs! been watching it many times since its on cable right now.

  • Staci

    March 11, 2009 |

    OMG first of all i LOVE that movie….and i swear i was watching e today and that cute lil blonde from dancing with the stars was wearing the same out fit but instead of the jacket she was wearing a vest she looked sooo darn cute!! i thought to myself i NEED that outfit…and here you post about it!! haha!!

  • Maki

    March 11, 2009 |

    OMG!!! I love both movies – so 80’s!!! This is why 80’s rock!

    Yes, Mickey was super super HOT, but now… 🙁

    I love the ending of “Some Kind Of Wonderful” – and Mary Stuart Masterson was sooo cute!

  • Milly

    March 12, 2009 |

    I LOVED the 80’s and growing up in it…I so did the scrunchie socks…i’m not afraid to admit it
    I love love some kind of wonderful..they were giving it just the other night in some premium the closing song too
    and sooo totally agree Mickey Rourke was hot back then….what happens when plastic surgery goes

  • Leigh

    March 12, 2009 |

    Wow he really was, I feel weird even saying that…LOL’

    Thank you so much for your support as well Maegan.


  • Tanya

    March 12, 2009 |

    I used to think he was the hottest, sexiest man! I couldn’t believe when I saw him years later and how horrible he had hacked himself 🙁

    And I loved Kim’s look too. She’s a gorgeous woman. Such a HOT movie!

  • Absolutely Not Martha

    March 12, 2009 |

    thanks, maegan, for commenting on my blog. i’m happy to discover yours! thought i’d share my mickey post with you just in case you hadn’t seen it:

  • Underfunded Heiress

    March 12, 2009 |

    Oh, I love her bob too! Makes me want a short do. It would like great on you but I LOVE your long hair.

    OMG, Mickey Rouke was soooo HOT! I am in love. What happened to him 🙁

  • Wanderlusting

    March 12, 2009 |

    9 1/2 weeks is perfectly hot.

  • Dionne

    March 12, 2009 |

    Gotta love 80s movies. It’s like when Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights came out. I remember telling some girls that were talking about it that there was another Dirty Dancing before that from the 80s. They had no idea!

  • J-Diggety

    March 12, 2009 |

    Omg, I adored creepers!! I totally forgot about those shoes 🙂 Good times…

    And I’ve never seen either movie, but adore 80’s movies, so I guess I’ll be making my way to the video store this weekend!


  • xs

    March 12, 2009 |

    that reminds me to watch it. i’ve wanted to for a while. he was a cutie. then boxing happened.

  • Cyrielle

    March 12, 2009 |

    OMG I can’t beleive that this is the face of Mickey Rourcke!! He is so sexy! why did he used chirurgical help?! (sorry for my sentences, I don t perfectly speak english!) Thank u for this interesting post! <3

  • Lump

    March 12, 2009 |

    oh I loved LOVED Some Kind of Wonderful… I wanted to chop my hair off really short because of that movie.

    I still have yet to see 9 1/2 weeks. I have no idea what’s wrong with me. ha!

  • Penny

    March 12, 2009 |

    You would definitely rock that hairstyle like a hurricane.

  • Anonymous

    March 12, 2009 |

    I absolutely love that movie!!!! (91/2 weeks) I have preformed that stripper dance before for my boyfriend which he LOVED!! That is the sexiest scene in that movie!

  • Mrs. S

    March 12, 2009 |

    This is precisely why plastic surgery should be used carefully, poor Mickey Rourke he was so hot and now he is so…not.

  • Robin

    March 12, 2009 |

    Mickey Rourke was so HOT in that movie. Love the socks, too!

  • Hanako66

    March 12, 2009 |

    …love both of those!

  • Manda

    August 21, 2009 |

    Stalking your blog from current day (hee)
    You look very much so like Kim B! Did not realize that before…

  • Anonymous

    August 26, 2010 |

    Mickey went into armature boxing at the height of his career, That and steroid use is what led to his face changes. He said so himself. he hardley had any plastic surgery. Also he is in his 50’s now so he cant look young forever. The changes were gradual

  • Anonymous

    April 25, 2013 |

    I would give anything to see a full scrunch sock comeback!!!

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