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The #Vintage #Vixens of Dead #Hollywood

25 Oct

Halloween Countdown

Of all the deepest pains in this world, love can be the most painful. Love really does kill, especially if the love involves one man and 3 women, all desperately wanting to keep his love. When fighting for who you love, there are no rules, and sometimes blood is even shed. Using a vintage + thrift store costume collection, the incredible make up and hair stylings of Betty Guevara (Eye Bleed Glitter), and three beautiful model super stars, the Trash Mob depicts a story of love, obsession, betrayal and murder.

I hope you enjoy my campy (and unintentionally sexist) tale of the biggest bitch fight in history.

Vintage Vixens

BonnieAndClyde Art

One man. He rules the streets, the underground crime rings, and the hearts of three beautiful, cold blooded women. He seems to have a power over them that evokes a sinister loyalty, perhaps an obsession within all of the women who fall in love with him. A man with so many enemies really needs a woman who would die for him, a woman who would kill for him. But like money and the quests to obtain it in excess, the dirty roads of greediness create darker monsters in the game of love. He had everything a man could ever want, his empire, the Hollywood Casino, gave him a life of endless sex, money, drugs and power. Sometimes when you want too much, you end up with nothing. The elaborate planning and delicate balance can blow up in your face. When he messed with the wrong women, he ended up alone, with not a single beating heart left of the three that were endlessly devoted to him.


Ginger caught his eye the moment she entered his underground Casino world. She was a fiery red head who made even this cold, composed man feel nervous. His heart could never belong to just one person, but he knew he wanted her to have it. She made a loyal and dependable right side woman, and he knew he could trust her to be loyal to the end, no matter what trouble it meant for her. She gave up her life as a lounge singer, and entered the world of violence and crime to be with the man she worshipped.

vintage CarWhen he found her lifeless body in a pool of blood, he admired how beautiful she still was. Red had always been her color. With a world of broken promises and destruction he had created, this loss could easily be a chilling revenge from one of his enemies, however in his heart, he knew this carnage likely came from within his innermost circle, as it reeked of revenge and jealousy all over the scene. Only a broken heart could slay a woman in this way. His heart longingly ached at the thought she would know longer be beside him in his car, riding in the darkest hours of the night, her angelic voice singing softly to him as he rested his hand in her lap.

Vintage Car

The blood on the carpet was full of poison, but her heart was filled with everlasting rage. One mistress had killed her but there was still another that Ginger wanted removed. She couldn’t bear to see her sweet smile or hear her bubbly laughter parading around the casino with him as his main girlfriend, thinking she was the only one.


She didn’t want to begin her blood bath too soon, there was quite a show unfolding that she could only see after her death. There were more secrets and scandal about to unfold, but when the moment was right, she was ready to take her golden blade, and slit that pretty little neck of the one he seemed to adore so much.


Her loyalty and love was too strong for only her earthly existence. She would kill for him until the end of time.


Babe was a college girl, pure sugar and sweetness. He fell in love with her smile and her ability to make him laugh. Nobody would ever guess the dark sides that emerged from Babe the deeper in love she fell with him. The Casino life turned her world upside down, she saw things that couldn’t be unseen, but none of it mattered as long as she had him. She felt she was born for him, and she had no doubt she would one day die for him. When her closest friend became one of his lovers, her heart broke, but when she got in the way of another one of his lovers, her neck broke too.

IMG_5060When Ginger had been murdered, she knew her days were numbered. The last time he spoke to Babe, she told him how much she loved him, but not in her doting usual way. She told him she loved him in a way that sounded like a goodbye forever. “I love you more than anyone or anything I will ever love in this life”, she said to him. He could feel the love he had for her, and although his heart felt his own version of love for this sweet voiced beauty, he could not speak the words in return. He never could.


She sparkled like a diamond, even upon her death. The multiple knife slashes across her swan like neck were screaming signs of rage and jealousy, tell tale wounds of her possible killer. When he found her delicate little frame crumpled on the floor near his bed, his heart sank and tears filled his eyes. Although he would never cry, he began to feel a semblance of guilt, knowing it was he who set free the monsters within his mistresses.


Despite her innocent and pure hearted demeanor, Babe was a master of his golden gun. He taught her to use it and it was her job to always keep it safe, but to only use it in defending his honor if the occasion arrived. She had been slain at the dead hands of one mistress, but there was yet another one she wanted to settle the score with.

IMG_5038She never would have thought that her closest friend in the world would have done this to hero, but she should have known his magnetic charm was too much for her to resist. Having a friend so seductive and beautiful was only playing with fire around him, but she could never in her blinded heart blame him for the affair that was sparked with her former friend. It was the ultimate betrayal and it spun her into sheer madness.

IMG_5037With blood on her hands and fury in her heart, she used the Golden Gun to defend the love that had been broken for the man who was her world.


Scarlet was the Queen of the underground world. As her name denotes, she was a walking beautiful scandal that all who laid eyes upon her could not resist. Every man who met her became infatuated with her, but she never found a man who could give her all that she desired. Sometimes the world was never enough for her. Not a single woman trusted her, yet she formed an unlikely bond with Babe and guided her through this life of scandal and sin. She didn’t mean to break Babe’s heart, but HE was the only man who had ever made her heart feel anything at all. She had to have him, it didn’t matter at what cost.


For all the hearts and homes she had broken in her young life, he couldn’t imagine his sweet Babe would be the one to pull the trigger. A once beautiful sisterhood was slaughtered because nothing in their lives could prove to be stronger or more important than their obsessive desire to belong to him.


Scarlet had rarely known or experience competition. She believed that stealing his heart would be easy. She had Babe in her back pocket, but what she didn’t know was that she also had Ginger in the game. Ginger was not a woman she could compete with, their beauty was a fair match and Ginger seemed to have him entranced. Scarlet didn’t care to outshine or outsmart Ginger, she had to remove her from the game all together.


After Scarlet discovered the secret casino quarters that he and Ginger met for their affairs, she arranged a secret meeting of her own with Ginger. Scarlet arranged a romantic spread of strawberries and champagne and hid in the room, waiting for Ginger to arrive. As Ginger primped and prepped for her meeting with him, she eagerly helped herself to the fine champagne, the liquid gold she loved so much, unknowingly swallowing cyanide. As she seized and choked, Scarlet was possessed with an evil rage and beat her face in with the bottle as she watched Ginger die a painful death.

IMG_5050In her twisted heart she felt she was just taking care of business. She wouldn’t let anybody in life stop her from getting what she wanted, and the only thing she desired was him. When he found his Scarlet slumped across the seats of the Casino theater, he knew he truly was alone. He knew he had caused this. He knew he drove three women to madness because they loved him so much.

His heart wanted to break, but he didn’t have it in him. Being numb and stiff inside kept him alive through his dangerous games. Perhaps it is why he needed to be surrounded with women who felt everything so deeply and intensely. He wanted too much, greed would always be his downfall, but there was no time to stop and feel. He had each body removed and disposed, tossed out like trash. He continued to pull women into his world, one after the other, as the three jealous beauties continued to watch from their after lives. He never seemed to lose his touch, but he could never get a woman to stay around long in the days after the murders.


Although their bodies and flawless faces were long gone from the Casino, they continued to live in the place they had killed and been killed, trying forever to guard his heart and terrorize the women who dared to fall in love with their man.


Thousands of secrets live behind the Hollywood Casino doors. The girls decide which ones come out and which ones are locked up forever. He didn’t believe in much, didn’t even believe in God, he thought he was going crazy for years as the voices and faces of his slaughtered lovers followed him through his days and nights. As he laid in bed at night, the soft lavender fragrance Babe used to wear would fill the room and he could hear her soft sweet whisper, “I love you more than anyone or anything I will ever love in this life”.


He had to constantly convince himself it was just his imagination seeing Scarlet’s sultry eyes burning from the darkest rooms, her beautiful curves dancing in the shadows. “Come to me”, her eyes would say, just as they had always done before. He drank more than he ever did to fight the madness overcoming him.


He couldn’t ride alone in his car for more than 5 minutes without hearing Ginger’s soulful voice singing songs of broken hearts and sorrow. “Stop singing!” he would scream in terror, and just when one voice stopped, he would hear another. The depth of their desires, and the intensity of their love for him could not be stopped as easily as their beating hearts were. Their longing for him and feelings had no place to go, forever with him as they had always promised.
IMG_5054It is said that Ginger, Babe and Scarlet still roam the halls and chambers of the Hollywood Casino to this day. Local legend says that anytime champagne is served in the Cigar Lounge (formerly the secret chamber for Ginger), that the people who drink the champagne become violently ill. It has been said that a lavender aroma has filled the noses of the visitors from time to time. More chilling yet, an unidentified soulful singer often interrupts the airwaves of radios and televisions within the building, crying softly and singing songs of heartbreak and sadness.

Perhaps this tale can serve as a lesson about greed, loyalty and love. But most importantly, never get in the way of a woman and what she desires most in life.

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Old Hollywood Credits

Much thanks to the Aurora Hollywood Casino for “hosting” our shoot against your knowledge! Watch out for the #DreamTeam!

These incredible hair and make up stylings are thanks to the magical Betty Guevara, Eye Bleed Glitter. Check her out to see more of her hand made latex prosthetics and gory goodness!

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Last Minute #Costume Ideas!

24 Oct

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Pin up cat

For some of us, finding the perfect Halloween costume is an art, a delicate process, a mission that begins the day after the PREVIOUS Halloween. But unfortunately, the real world of working and other responsibilities can get in the way of our Halloween costume planning time and budget.

Do you have a last minute party or Halloween event and no costume? Relax, I will walk you through some simple and inexpensive solutions.

1. Cat Woman / Sexy Cat – “Submission Kitten”


Chicago Model Jasmine as “Submission Kitten”

A “sexy cat” is one of the most simple and common costumes a girl can put together, its like the LBD of Halloween costume and it never fails.

Cat ears and cat costume accessories are very easy and inexpensive to obtain this time of year. The best part is that you can make the costume as sexy or conservative as you want.

I snagged a pack of cat ears from Target for $3 so I could do some creative crafting with them, but an untouched plain pair was perfect for my version of a cat costume.

In typical Tio Trash fashion, I wanted my version of the cat costume to have a unique edge, hence the S&M Fetish Cat. Tio Trash model, Jasmine went from sweet to submissive sexy in a plain black halter dress, a ski mask, thigh highs and spiked boots. I used “Fetish” accessories to spice the costume up. If you like that route you can use a whip for a tail, or if you want to be more like Cat Woman, the Batman character, you can use a whip as an accessory itself. Add things like wristbands, collars, etc. for that S&M bondage element to a classic costume.

This costume can easily be put together with existing pieces in your everyday wardrobe and you can grab ears and a mask for less that $20!

2. The Dark Bunny

Lace Bunny Ears

Like the cat costume, a bunny costume is another classic go-to for women at Halloween. With varying degrees of sexiness, the bunny can be cute a cuddly, sexy playmate, or mom jeans and bunny ears. Bunny ears and accessories can be found everywhere at Halloween for almost nothing!

A take of the bunny costume I don’t see very often is a “dark”/evil bunny. However, I have been seeing a lot of photography and fashion shoots lately using this elegant but simple lace bunny ear headband.

This style of bunny ears can be easily found with a quick internet search, however, the product personally like the most is from the amazing Etsy Shop, MagicMask. This headband as well as a wide variety of other beautiful masks and hair accessories are the shop specialty.

Magic Mask Etsy Shop

Horror enthusiast and model, Dixie Savage (as I like to refer to as the Elvira of our generation) captured the delicate gothic beauty of this look in a lace button up from Old Navy and a velvet jumper. The creative stylings for this outfit are endless. Lace tights, lingerie, a long gown, a body suit … there are all types of ways to easily create a unique bunny costume using a simple set of ears and your wardrobe favorites!


Chicago Model Dixie Savage as “The Dark Bunny”

3. Alien Girl


Aliens are the latest craze in jewelry and accessories lately, and an Alien costume is a costume that can be extravagant and detailed, or quick, simple and cheap!

For this look, we went a sexy rave route and Tio Trash model, Satanas, showed us some skin as a white hot Alien girl! Using an inexpensive “go go skirt”  (Lovers Lane) and a bikini top, Make Up artist Betty Guevara of Eye Bleed Glitter created the real accessory on her body with eyelash glue and rhinestones to create the planets of the solar system down her torso.

As a wig enthusiast, I snagged a purple wig from my collection and whipped up a pair of antennae on the spot with pipe cleaner and puff balls. This was to show that this can be created in less than 5 minutes, but even if you have at least a day’s notice, you can make something much more detailed. All you need is a headband, pipe cleaners or wire, and a little bit of bling to create custom Alien antennae.


If you like to experiment with creative make up, this costume is a great way to go crazy with make up to create an ‘out of this world’ Alien masterpiece. Metallic fabrics, crazy shades and glow in the dark accessories are perfect touches for this costume.

4.  The Chola

Chola1Dressing like a glorious Chola is fun any day of the year, but it also makes a fast and easy Halloween costume. With just a flannel, bandana, hoop earrings and the correct use of eyeliner, you can quickly become a Chola for your Halloween festivities!

Make Up Artist/Hair Stylist Betty Guevara transformed model Jasmine into a vicious Chola with perfectly done eyeliner, lip liner, and a sexy hair style.

Chola Make Up by Betty Guevara of Eye Bleed Glitter

Chola Make Up by Betty Guevara of Eye Bleed Glitter

For extra drama, I added obscenely long press on nails for hilarious “Chonga talons”. This look was so easy and fast to put together and with great hair and make up, this costume can look perfect!


This look was so good, within minutes, my sweet lil Jasmine struck my heart with terror after her Chola transformation. Nobody will be messing with you Halloween night in this costume!

Chola Costume

Halloween does not need to be stressful for all of you busy bees and last minute planners. With just basic accessories like animal ears, you can transform your existing wardrobe into a quick last minute costume for your Halloween festivities!

Post your last minute creative costumes to Instagram – would love to see them! #TioTrash – @TioTrash

Thank You

A million thank you’s to my amazing Trash Mob! These girls look amazing in freakin’ EVERYTHING!


Jasmine, Dixie Savage, Satanas the Model – CHECK THEM OUT!

Hair and Make Up Artist:

Betty Guevara of Eye Bleed Glitter <- for the sickest Halloween fantasy and special effects make up looks, check out her page!


Happy Halloween!


The Count Down to #Halloween: Costumes, Jewelry, Gore + More !

24 Oct

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As far as I am concerned, October 1 marks the beginning of Halloween Season. For all of you other Halloween fanatics, Halloween is more than just one day, it’s a magical season with crisp fall air, fantastic cable programming, and most importantly, the pop up time for all of the Halloween Costume Shops so that us hardcore creeps can do our Halloween shopping and our clothing and home decor shopping for our everyday lives.

I have had a crazy busy Halloween season with not a lot of time to post, but that being said, I want to make sure I post a colorful, creepy, and fun count down to Halloween to show you all of the creepy fun I have been up to this Halloween season.

Let’s begin!

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Tio Trash Returns!

30 Apr

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After a long, cold and miserable winter, Tio Trash is returning from a hibernation hiatus, just in time for summer! In other words, my paying job hit the peak of its’ busy season and I am FINALLY able to return to my trashy treasure!

I have missed you all but I am back in action to kick off the summer with more of the beautiful models, make up artists, photographers, and most importantly, the trash-licious fashion and looks we all love!

Love all of my readers and followers, thank you for all of you’re support. Join me for a hot trashy summer, back and better than ever!



Beth Hillstrom aka Tio Trash

Photo By: Jovy Skol

Photo By: Jovy Skol

The #Sh** is #Bananas ! #SummerTrend #TrashyFave

20 Jun


I don’t know when it hit me, but I realized that bananas are kind of cute! They are high in potassium, delicious, and make a good subject for immature jokes!

The colorful Rita Ora is bananas.

The colorful Rita Ora is bananas.

I haven’t seen a whole lot of banana love in the celeb community, but I have found a number of funky banana pieces that I ADORE! Maybe this is a sign that a banana trend is on the horizon, but either way, I will be rocking some banana swag this summer. I put together THREE different looks using my favorite banana pieces I found. Most of the accessories I picked are Betsey Johnson and Tarina Tarentina because those bitches know what’s up. I’d be shocked as shit surprised if neither one of them didn’t already have some crazy banana goodies way ahead of the game. If you want to find out more about the accessories I used, shoot me an email, or visit my Polyvore Profile!

Bougie Banana

Bougie Banana

Banana Look #1, “The Bougie Banana” is for a funky femme style. I threw in some 60’s kitsch with modern accessories (Betsey and Tarina-heeeey).



Banana Look #2, the “Urbana (Urban+Banana)” is straight up funk and soul. Ghetto gold, a loose fit, and contemporary accessories give this look an urban edge.

La Banana Bonita

La Banana Bonita

Look #3, “La Banana Bonita” is girly / feminine all the way! Florals, pinks, ribbons and a flowy skater skirt make for one cute Chaquita banana! Olay!

The pieces I found are in the mid price range and are easy to order from your favorite online shops!

Banana Trend

If the bold center pieces are too much banana for you, try a ring, necklace or purse for that little pop. Banana swag is endlessly available from hundreds of Etsy artists so you can find the banana piece that speaks to you!

Banana purse

I am sure this trend would be 100% Rachel Zoe approved … maybe she will actually die this time! KIDDING!

Peace, Love, and Bananas!  Signature

Rachel Zoe, coining "banana" like she invented the word ...

      Classic Rachel Zoe, coining “banana” like she invented the word …

Instagram Fashion Icons! #Instagram #FashionBlogger #InstaIcon

28 May

Instagram Fashion FavoritesInstagram is one of my favorite ways to view the world. It can be an eye opening fashion portal all on its’ own! Through Instagram I can keep up with my favorite fashion bloggers, designers, hot trends, and celebrities.

We all know the big names like the adorable Le Blog De Betty, the classic beauty Chiara Ferragni aka ‘The Blonde Salad’, and all of our favorite designers and celebrity fashion icons like Betsey Johnson and Kim Kardashian. But what about those thousands of girls with real life swag and real life adventures who do not seek to be big names in the fashion world, but are just stylish and awesome in their everyday lives?

Well, if you are lucky, you can stumble upon them through Instagram. When searching fashion and beauty products through Instagram hashtags, I find tons of real life girls rocking the looks and trends that we all love. Not only does Instagram give a visual scope of their fashion sense, but every once in awhile, you can get a glimpse of the fun and creative lives these girls lead.

I follow a lot of people that I have never met and people that aren’t “house hold names”. Often these are the people I have found through coincidence and have been captivated and inspired by their look or the lives they show through Instagram. There are 3 young ladies that I particularly draw a lot of fashion inspiration from. Perhaps you will too!

1. @BlackEuropean aka Keeping Up With Kendrèa

This girl streams lots of humor, fierce hair and make up, and fabulous fashion from her Instagram. She knows how to make the basics look badass! Her accessories are always on and her style is FEARLESS. She is one of my all time favorite girls to follow!


Click to Follow @BlackEuropean

2. @AlexandraBazooka 

This Canadian grunge / rocker chick can get away with anything! Her style is BOMB and she knows how to rock the tricky trends that most girls try to pull off but don’t quite get it. From her ever changing hair to her badass tattoos, she is head to toe fashion inspiration for me. She does the grunge look with perfection as her nails, make up, and accessories are always perfection juxtaposed with the dirty rock dress. Keep the pics coming, Alexandra, I LOVE your swag!


Click to Follow @AlexandraBazooka

3. @Fr3nchFry

Last but not nearly the least, the feisty Parisian born, “Frenchie”. Pulling tones from Rihanna, Noemie Lenoir and Prince, this girl has a truly unique style. She does the clean sneakers and jeans look but with a whole different element added to it. She is grit and glam all into one beautiful and polished package. I guess I can finally admit that the French know how to do fashion!


Click to Follow @Fr3nchFry

A thousand “thank you’s” to you three lovely ladies for allowing me to share your Instagram Fashions with my readers, and for your daily fashion inspiration!

Readers, be sure to tag @TioTrash, in any of your favorite Instagram Fashion Pics to share your looks with the Tio Trash community.

Stay Trashy! XOXO


From #FashionGrungeBlog – #Friday Feature : Love and a .45

25 May

Bored this weekend?
I can’t wait to follow this Fashion Grunge Blog movie recommendation for some style inspiration!
Trashy Friday! XO

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23 May

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TIO TRASH Product #Giveaway! #FreeSwag

22 May

Product Giveaway

I want to celebrate summer by doing my FIRST product giveaway to 6 Lucky Subscribers! Make sure to enter your email and subscribe to the Tio Trash blog!

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Stud Muffin #studs

14 May

Today's Look


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Feeling Like a Stud.

Anybody who knows me knows I am obsessed with spikes and studs, which are conveniently spreading like herpes in a biker bar on fashion items of all kinds! My love of trucker couture and spikes seemed like the perfect marriage when I laid eyes on my first studded trucker hat. I love a hot trend, but I also love a low price. I picked up my studded trucker hat from Charlotte Russe  for only $10.99 and it is definitely on par with the more expensive ones I have seen.

Being a nice day in Chicago, I decided to rock it out for the first time with some tube socks, Chucks, shorts, and funky ghetto bling. I like to say my style is a little bit hood and a little bit rock n’ roll … maybe like if Jenny from the Block sang a duet with the Osmonds. I hope you enjoy my blinged out trucker look today, contact me if you would like to know where to get these items!

Trucker Bling

Asos stud hats

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