Our limited edition ‘smoking angel’ print is now available!

Painting by Nicole Swerdlow, Words by Zara Barrie

Level up ~your home~ with this stunning, limited-edition, original print — only sold here, babe. Here at The Crazy Sad Babes Club, we believe that nothing is more beautiful than the unique combination of words and fine art — yet we couldn’t seem to find anything that seduced our literary and visual brains simultaneously. So we created the art we’ve forever coveted.

This high-quality print was originally hand-painted with acrylic by esteemed artist Nicole Swerdlow with words written by viral internet writer and critically acclaimed author Zara Barrie. In our world, some of the godliest angels smoke cigarettes. In our world speaking your darkest truths is precisely what brings you into the light. Hang our holy beautiful bad girl in a special place to remind you that so many things can be true at once. Give her to a friend to remind her that her unabashed honesty is the only thing that will ever set her free. PRINT is HIGH-QUALITY MATTE 11 X 15. Each print is signed and comes with a special hand-made affirmation designed to stick on your bathroom mirror so you never forget who the f*ck you are.

Girl, Stop Passing Out In Your makeup: The Bad Girl’s Guide To Getting Your Sh*t Together

Zara’s debut book is available to order now! CLICK HERE.

Finally, a self-help book for the millennial party girl who hates bullshit advice from “experts” who know nothing about the trauma of drinking and sex, the acute pressure of keeping up with the rest of the Adderall poppin’ world, and the insecurity that comes along with feeling like you have to be thin and gorgeous and sparkly in order to be seen.

Girl, Stop Passing Out in Your Makeup is a self-help book for the fabulously-flawed, gorgeously-complex, totally-disruptive, fierce force of-girl-nature who wants to feel a semblance of peace without losing her beautiful restlessness. It’s for the misunderstood party girl who knows she has so much more to offer the world but is too lost in the glitter to see her way out. In this book, we’re going to take a pair of bolt-cutters and snap the cord of shame that’s keeping us shackled to all this toxic shit. And together we’ll let ourselves feel again. And by the end of this book, we’ll channel our fire into one giant, beautiful flame that will light up the world. Because as I, Zara Barrie—self-identified mascara lesbian and infamous sex and dating columnist—swear to Lana Del Rey (my higher power), there is nothing more powerful than a party girl who has finally decided to channel her party girl prowess into wild creativity. Good girls, watch out.


“Reading Zara’s writing will make you feel like you’re at your cool-as-hell big sister’s sleepover party. You will be transfixed by her unflinching honesty and words of wisdom, and she’ll successfully convince you to not only ditch the shame you feel about the raw and messy parts of yourself, but to dare to see them as beautiful.”—Alexia LaFata, Editor, New York Magazine

“If Cat Marnell and F. Scott Fitzgerald had a literary baby it would be Zara Barrie. She’s got Marnell’s casual, dark, downright hilarious tone of an irreverent party girl. But then she also has Fitzgerald’s talent for making words literally feel like they sparkle on the page. I’ve always been a fan of Zara’s writing but Girl, Stop Passing Out in Your Makeup takes it to the next level. With shimmery words that make her dark stories sparkle, she seamlessly manages to inspire even the most coked-out girl at the party to get her shit together.”—Candice Jalili, Senior Sex & Dating Writer, Elite Daily

“Zara has the rare talent of marching into the deepest, darkest moments of life—the
mascara-teared and alcohol-soaked—scooping them up, and thrusting them into the light
with amazing clarity, forgiveness, and compassion. As her editor at Elite Daily, I had the
honor of watching Zara blossom into the emotionally raw and poetic writer she is now. Her
gripping first-person narratives help every woman (including me) come to terms with her
own demons or insecurities in a refreshingly comfortable way. There’s a reason she’s built up
an army of ‘babes’ who are empowered by the words of their dear big sister Z: Her candid
honesty and no bullshit advice are simply addicting.” — Faye Brennan, Sex & Relationships Director, Cosmopolitan

“Reading Zara is like reading your own thoughts—only sexier and much more brilliantly
written.” — Kaitlyn Cawley, Editor-At-Large, Bustle Media