Monday, November 7, 2011

Girl Crush: Marlo Thomas

If you're a Generation Y'er like myself, you weren't around to experience "That Girl" in its authentic glory.
But hopefully, if you have a Mom like me- you had someone who noticed the similarities between the plot points of shows such as Sex and the City and That Girl who could nudge you away from the Manolo Blahnik webpage and direct you to Marlo Thomas.



Meet, yes THAT girl of That Girl: Marlo Thomas.

Could she be any cuter?

The plot for the show is one we all know and love: a young pretty girl comes to the big city (in this case THAT big city NYC) to make it as an actress while balancing her personal life and relationships.

As I've only seen a handful of episodes, I can't get you a play by play or character assessment like I could about oh say... Friends (no one knows more about that show than me, I swear by it), but I can say that it is so worth watching, if only for her campy 60's style.
And speaking of Friends... Marlo Thomas had a recurring role as Rachel's Mom, Sandra. and as seen below, "That Girl" was referenced very subtly on the episode: "The One with the Football" (see above).

So besides her delicious retro vibe, her perky smile and perfectly coiffed hair coupled with her relationship with all the Friends... what could make Marlo Thomas even more enticing?

Well, she was an integral role in one of my favorite books growing up and she's a huge philanthropist for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

I think I'm in love: Marlo Thomas 2012.

Have you ever seen "That Girl"???
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31 comments:

BlackLOG said...

I can honestly say I have never seen that girl or in the words of the Eurhythmics "Who's That girl". I guess it never made it to the UK

As for Ross and Rachel I’m with you they were so on a break but since he was such a whiny jerk it should have been a permanent one anyway

rinniez said...

never heard of it, but if shes good enough for friends she's good enough for me :P
xx

Fash Boulevard said...

omg, i totally agree. total girl crush. so happy I stumbled across your blog. totally following. If you get second, I'd love if you'd check out mine. It's all about the adventures of a southern girl turned LA stylist. thanks, love. xo

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Winda Tiodang said...

wowww amazing pict!! i am a new fashion blogger from indonesia living in singapore :) i really like your blog. i will really appreciate & it will be an honor to have u as my blog member.

and of course i will folback!:D also, u can mention me anytime on twitter @tiodang if you want me to check out your latest post & leave a comment ^^ ,please list me on twitter, so i will know u're my follower!! ;)

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Winda Tiodang said...

wowww amazing pict!! i am a new fashion blogger from indonesia living in singapore :) i really like your blog. i will really appreciate & it will be an honor to have u as my blog member.

and of course i will folback!:D also, u can mention me anytime on twitter @tiodang if you want me to check out your latest post & leave a comment ^^ ,please list me on twitter, so i will know u're my follower!! ;)

i've just recommend your post to google!u can check it! that's what u got if you keep in touch with my blog too!! hope u will do the same ^^
u can contact me at : cheeringwinda@yahoo.com

Winda Tiodang said...

oh ya and one more, i just wanna say , i saw your photos in your previous post, and u are soooo pretty, u're one of the prettiest girl i've ever seen, u're so blessed dear, u are one lucky girl. be thankful to god for that :)

Erika said...

Ohmigosh Caitlin I love you times infinity now! Why? I have seriously always wanted to be That Girl! She, to me, is iconic. I LOVE this post! :)

Ashley said...

shes a classic beauty!!!

Slamdunk said...

Ha, yes, I have seen That Girl, and I afraid I just confessed my over-the-hillness.

Little Ms. Fun said...

I've never seen That Girl or anything mentioned above. I have seen/obsessed over Friends though! I'll be googling her right after this comment...

Bravoe Runway said...

I have totally seen That Girl on Nick at night! It was such an adorable show, along with i dream of jeannie and bewitched!

Punctuation Mark said...

she was the best back in the day and still great today... her charities are so good and she makes such a difference in this world!

Tina said...

lol such a random girl crush but i do get it! she was [and is] so pretty!

i honestly remember when i was little nick at nite used to show that girl and i remember watching it! but i dont remember if i liked it or not lol but i totally have seen it!! and i love her on friends [can you believe i just recently started watching friends?? i mean like within the last 2 months lol i never really watched it before. like i dont get that ross reference yet! but i will!!!]

Recently Roached said...

I guess I have seen her on Friends, but I wouldn't have recognized her younger pics. I'm OBSESSED with Friends. Seriously one of the best shows ever. And I agree! They were on a break! :) Although if that happened to me... I would probably be singing a different tune. LOVE your blog!

Mr. Taylor and his Lady said...

haha, adore this! i've never seen or heard of it, but it sounds perfect! love her already!
xo TJ

Elle Sees said...

I've never seen it, but am familiar with it, and the other show she was on in the 60s.

BlueVanilla said...

Love thissss!! Totally have seen that and im in love with her perfectly styled hair!
xx

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JMB said...

Uhmm I absolutely love your blog!! Love your style!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

never seen it but she really looks like Shania Twain in that 2nd pic! lol

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Tangled In Texas said...

Ya she is totally adorable! I can't believe she's married to Phil Donahue. Cah-razzzy!

Remember him? Of the (I guess 90s?) talk show fame?

inHERshoes said...

i don't think i've ever seen "that girl", oh my goodness, she was hilarious in "friends". i think she will always be one of those people with classic beauty, just like jackie o.

cryskay said...

love her. xx

this free bird said...

it's the hair. THE HAIR!!

| C AND C | Sarmin said...

I never seen "That Girl", don't know who is is, but I totally remember her being Rachel's mom.

& everything I am watching Friends now, like RIGHT NOW, I think about you...& totally agree, they were on a break.

xo SARMIN

J said...

i haven't seen it but she is super cute!!

love jenny xoxo said...

she is so cute!!! And such a great person too!

XOXO

Dirt On The Rocks said...

I've never heard of her, but I absolutely enjoy watching older shows. I'm going to look this up and check out the episodes :D

Deidre said...

I haven't seen that girl! But now feel like I absolutely must!

Jenna Christine Cooper said...

Hey there :) So, did you get my email?! Apparently, everyone is too damn busy; but, I still would like to set up a time for you to come out to the OC -say ... ANYTIME your sweet self feels oh so obliged. I need some company, until I make it to the big city (Lord, please say this shall be soon). Anyway. I started to read your blog, and then I forced myself to go workout. I have a question for you -and, my answer is 'no,' I have never seen this show, but it looks so cute -her being an actress in the big city. But, question: how on earth do you have time to write so many blog posts with perfect self-made illustrations and such?? When I write a post, it takes me eternity plus five minutes. Your blog is so damn cute -it's no wonder you have one million and five followers. Good for you, but really, how Caitlin??? :)

PLEASE, can we set up a date? Perhaps just the two of us? A little "pick up from where we left off on 'where's my soulmate'" night? I'd just love this. Just say when -perhaps happy hour somewhere? Oh, and also, if you find yourself bored, I'll be at Mario's, downtown tomorrow ... serving some liquor. I know you need to come buy something at Mario's, duh.

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

Humm, to be honest I don't think I've ever even heard of this show... But being from Russia, I guess they never really ran it here. Her character looks so well put together in her pristine style! Gotta love that, yeah.