Pink Ladies Magnets are Here

The Pink Ladies Collection has expanded!  I’m pleased to announce the new Grease magnets of your four favorite sassy ladies.

This set of six magnets includes Rizzo, Marty, Frenchy & Jan. Each magnet is hand pressed with a mylar front and a metal backing. The six images in this collection are pictured and are one of a kind. Each magnet measures 1 inch in diameter.

Ready to ship in 1-2 business days, get yours before Grease premieres live on Sunday January 31st! Be sure to check out the Pink Ladies Script Prints too in the Avant Dante Etsy shop.


Grease Live!

We have a new holiday on our hands, and it’s called Grease LIVE Premiere Day!  That’s right we all get to go back to High School on Sunday, January 31st with a fresh new cast for the all-time classic. These are the cast members I’m crushing over the most… to say the least!

JuliaMV5BMjA5MjUyNDEyM15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNzU3NTAzMDE@._V1_UY317_CR3,0,214,317_AL_nne Hough as Sandy                                                                                 If ever there was someone to physically embody a role without even having to try it has to be Julianne right here and now.  I can’t argue, she is PERFECT for Sandy.  They may need to change the outcome of that American Bandstand dance contest because this Sandy can out Cha-Cha anyone from Saint Bernadette’s.  #WATCHMEWHIP


MV5BMjA2NzA2NTMxNV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwMjA1ODEy._V1_UY317_CR105,0,214,317_AL_Vanessa Hudgens as Rizzo                                                                           The HUDGE is back where she belongs!  In fake high school hallways singing and dancing out all of her feels.  This brings me back V. Hudge to your High School Musical days of yore and I’m sure she will the delight the hell out of us once again.  If only we got Zac Efron to play Kenickie, that shit is what dreams are made of. #SEVENTEENFOREVER


Carly Rae Jepsen as Frenchy  MV5BMTM2NDg5ODQ5MF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMTE5OTQwOA@@._V1_UY317_CR2,0,214,317_AL_                                                                            I mean the hottest pop song of my adult life isn’t enough for her, she has to go and bring back one of the best teen best friend characters of my LYFE.  If you need me to believe Carly Rae dropped out of high school to pursue a passion for the arts I’m sold.  You’re now an actress, this is crazy, wish you luck girl, call me Frenchy. #PINKHAIRDONTCARE


Kether Donahue as Jan    MV5BMTg5ODQxNDQ2MV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMjgxNTI3OA@@._V1_UX214_CR0,0,214,317_AL_                                                                                    Okay Kether, here is the deal, I know we are friends in real life… we just haven’t been graced with the opportunity to meet yet.  If you haven’t seen her genius at being horrible in You’re the Worst please do so immediately.  My actual BFF played Jan in high school so basically, our friendship is destiny.  Also, we’ve seen this lady eat ribs like she DGAF and it’s magic.  #YASKWEENKETHER


Martin Short as Coach Calhoun (rumored) MV5BMTgyODMyNzIwNV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwMzgyMjQ0._V1_UY317_CR4,0,214,317_AL_                                                      This is one rumor that had better be true.  Mainly because I want Martin to reawaken his Performing Arts Professor character of Desmond Forrest Oates from the early 2000’s teen movie Get Over It.  If you haven’t seen that one, leave right now, drive to the nearest shell of a Blockbuster video, punch yourself in the face because you missed your chance to see this GEM of a movie (jk find it online and BUY IT). #SHORTCHANGED


Ana Gasteyer as Principal McGee    MV5BMjA5MzMzMTM1Nl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwNTg1NTUz._V1_UY317_CR4,0,214,317_AL_                                                                  Again the casting choice evokes a memory.  It’s the image of Ana and Will Ferrell as the Culps on SNL bringing the latest hits of today to your high school gym assembly.  If it has been a minute since you’ve treated yourself to that musical snack, here you go sickos.  She is perfection and has clearly been preparing for this role for years. I hope she sings the Rydell High Alma Mater WITH a baby xylophone.  #SCHOOLED


Boyz-II-Men 2

Boyz II Men as Teen Angel                                                             Come ON!  This is so perfect. We have the most classic boy band for the most classic teen musical. Whatever they sing to me, I would certainly listen to before the water runs dry, or I can’t re-enroll in class.  Plus we already know they look great in all white. #ONBLENDEDMILKSHAKEKNEE


Didi Conn as Vi     MV5BMTgzNTAxOTQ0MV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNzYzMzgzOQ@@._V1_UY317_CR2,0,214,317_AL_                                                                                              Would you just look at her?  She is the cutest.  I’m so glad they have at least ONE original cast cameo.  The original Frenchy playing the waitress is the best use of this little nugget of a grandma who used to french inhale her cigarettes. She is head bitch in charge on this set, everybody better bow and kiss her class ring.  #DONTCRYOVERSPILLEDMILKSHAKE


I’ve been practicing my hand jive for years and to celebrate I’m adding to the Pink Ladies Collection in the Etsy shop. Stay tuned for details this week!


Pink Ladies Script Prints are Here!

It’s automatic, it’s systematic, why it’s a Greased Lightningggg!  If you were ever at any point in your life an American Teenager with a pulse (morbid, sorry), you’ve probably seen, sang, acted in or have experienced feelings from Grease.  This epic stage and film musical continues to awaken the youth and nostalgia in our red white and blue hearts  across the decades.  Whether you love it or hate it, we all know that you KNOW it and the story keeps getting resurrected again and again on high school theater stages every semester.  I myself had a run as costume designer for our High School production of the show and my best friend played Jan.  It was one of the best extracurriculars I ever participated in and I STILL have an unhealthy obsession with drive-in movie theaters.

For all of these reasons and because I can sing every line of every lyric from memory I decided to make my next big art project around the fierce four, the baddest bitches in pink, the original Mean Girls gang, the Pink Ladies.

These punk rock portraits of the Pink Ladies are printed over a page of one of the original shooting script from the movie Grease. Sold individually or as a set, these one of a kind art prints are the ideal gift for the Pink Ladies mega fan as well as the perfect addition to the chic and offbeat trendy home or office.

Each Pink lady is printed on 4.5″x 7.5″ sheet of vintage script paper in black ink and the following colors:

Jan (Jamie Donnelly) in Cotton Candy Pink
Frenchy (Didi Conn) in Bubblegum Pink
Marty (Dinah Manoff) in Bright Pink
Rizzo (Stockard Channing) in Dark Hot Pink

The print is mounted in the 8″ X 10″ back, pine, float frame. Included with the frame are wire table stand and hook and screws for mounting. The text from the script and the image itself can be seen from all angles. The scene of the script page is chosen at random and the only one of its kind.

Available as a Set of four $85 + SH

Individual prints $25 each + SH

Available on Etsy

Original art by Michelle Dante