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LIPS UNSEALED

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I'm reading Belinda Carlisle's memoir, "Lips Unsealed."  I'm surprised that I would even read this, I was never a fan of the GoGo's.  They were always too bee-bop for me.  Surprisingly, I'm really enjoying this book.  She has accomplished far more than I would have ever given her credit for. She talks a lot about the punk scene in LA in the early 80's which is very interesting. The main focal point of this book is her struggle with addiction, and she plays it out in a harrowing adventure.  She has lead a very different sort of life, and truly, it started in her childhood.  

I love this photo I found, because even though I didn't care for their music so much, I always thought Belinda Carlisle had the most beautiful face. It's really a good book—I recommend this book.  She's not the best writer, but she does have an amazing story to tell, and she is brutally honest. I came away from this book realizing that she was a person with a lot of faults, but still went on to live an incredible life.  I really admire her. I find myself seeking out old GoGo songs, and wanting to go to one their reunion concerts–go figure.  

 

  • Style Odyssey
    June 23, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    interesting…i didn’t know she struggled with addiction.
    i wasn’t a huge fan of the Go-Go’s but did like “We Got the Beat” (hey, i was in high school, so…yeah.)
    this is a beautiful photo of belinda carlisle. i also thought she had a lovely face.

  • Missy
    June 23, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    Anything 80s is big in the Philippines. If the Go-Gos were to go to Manila, I am sure their concert will be jampacked… even now, especially now.
    Thank you for sharing, Judy! I will look for Belinda Carlisle’s book!

  • Valentina
    June 24, 2010 at 5:28 am

    Gorgeus Belinda!
    Valentina from Fashion Trotter – 100% italian street style
    http://fashiontrotter.blogspot.com

  • DailyDivaDish
    June 24, 2010 at 7:50 am

    That’s a beautiful photo of Belinda!
    XO Piper

  • Debra
    June 24, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    You just have to listen to “I get Weak”! It so reminds me of my husband’s amazing green eyes. I think she looks really beautiful in the image.

  • MsGolightly
    June 24, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    I’m sorry but there is nothing beautiful about her face whatsoever, unless you find a face that looks to be full of botox and fillers pleasing to the eye. A great deal of airbrushing too. I met her about 18 years ago and she looked nothing like that then either!

  • Jess
    June 24, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    its too bad you just now decided you’d like to see them in concert. It’s not happening anymore. Read up.

  • ali
    June 24, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    speaking of bad writing, your comma splicing is out of control.

  • nan
    June 24, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    I just read her book too and it surprised me too that I enjoyed it so much! I thought she seemed like she would make a great friend — she came across as very supportive of and loyal to other women, which doesn’t seem typical of someone so beautiful.

  • The Tart
    June 25, 2010 at 8:51 am

    Will check it out. I loved their music … Fun & great to dance to!
    So much Photoshopping done in her photo here. Sad that a normal photo can’t be used.

  • annemarie
    June 25, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    Excuse me, but do you know that Beebop is a style of JAZZ and not pop music?

  • deb
    June 25, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    I will never forget my sophomore year of college in 1987 when a friend told me I looked just like Belinda Carlisle. I was so happy I almost kissed her on the lips. Of course I look NOTHING like Belinda Carlisle, then or now. And my friend was probably drunk. The room was also a little dim. But still, I heard those words!

  • mina
    June 27, 2010 at 1:44 am

    I saw her on some TV show promoting this book and she was hilarious. Thanks for reminding me to pick it up

  • barchbo
    June 28, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    When I was in junior high/high school, I thought Belinda Carlisle was the most gorgeous creature. Her face is stunning, and she seemed “normal” when I saw her interviewed. (Now I know “normal” = “on something” but whatever. I am glad she is finally experiencing peace.)

  • HelsBells
    June 28, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    You should take that picture down or give credit. I can tell you right now it is the property of Playboy magazine. You’re using it without permission.

  • Eyeshadow Colour
    June 28, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    That picture is stunning.

  • Cynthia
    July 18, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    It’s too bad Jane Wiedlin tore up both her knees and cancelled the tour (which I found out recently when I looked her up — Jane was always my favorite Go-Go and remains a personal style icon).

  • Den
    July 27, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Have just found your blog via girlworlddecor and it is terrific!
    Lisa at A Bloomsbury Life had an interesting post on Belinda and great photos as well – they have been friends for a long time, and this piece was centered around Lisa’s stay at Belinda’s wonderful (french or italian) home.