Friday, July 29, 2011

Film Friday

How to Marry a Millionaire-1953

This movies stars three of the most gorgeous actresses at the time.. Marilyn Monroe,Laren Bacall, and Betty Grable as three New York models. Shatze(Lauren)Pola(Marilyn) and Loco(Betty) move into a Manhattan penthouse apartment in an effort to find eligible millionaire bachelors. They are tired of cheap men and being broke so they use their beauty and charm to try and trap millionaires to set them for life. Betty is perfect for the ditzy blonde roll and Marilyn is adorable in her cat eye glasses that she never wears for fear that guys won't like her in specs.Lauren Bacall is the hard-hearted leader of the pack and in the end they all have to decide between love or money.

Pola Debevoise: Men aren't attentive to girls who wear glasses

This commercial with Lauren Bacall cracks me up..flavour!

Happy Friday!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

midweek menagerie

Proved to be too hot for a light weight cardi and wearing my hair it fall yet?!

Floral dress-F21/cardi-modcloth/tights-jcrew/shoes,belt, and bag-thrifted 

Back to the's sweltering out!


Picked up these AMAZING vintage dresses during a bag sale..5.00 for all of them! I'm in heaven, the shades and detailing are so delicate and pretty!

Did some cooking/baking this week..

whole wheat donuts,turkey pitas,shrimp pasta=yum

I hope everyone is having a lovely week so far!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Beauty Icon: Lucille Ball

With her trademark hair, Lucille Ball was the epitome of a fiery redhead. I would describe her look as quirky/cool and always classic. She rocked her curly pomp with defined eyes and lips, bold red. She starred with her husband in one of the most popular shows of all time, "I love Lucy," in the 50's.

Interesting facts:
-Born a brunette
-She was also the first woman to own her own film studio
-During the 1933 filming of the movie "Roman Scandals" young Lucille Ball needed to have her eyebrows entirely shaved off for the roll. They never grew back.
-She was fired from working at an ice cream store because she kept forgetting to put bananas in banana splits

"The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age."-Lucy


aww,betty white!

A little bit Lucy..

I don't have many vices but make-up is an addiction of mine..I went through my collection this weekend and re discovered my favorite bold red- Revlon Colorstay in red velvet. It's the perfect shade and is super smooth and creamy,love it!
This 50's blouse is my favorite vintage find lately, I adore the pattern and pan collar!
Floral bow brooch-Asos

My go-to braids for summer..a bit more interesting than a topnot and a perfect alternative to a blowout in the sweltering heat. I plait the back(4 braids)when it's still slightly wet and just blow dry the bangs..there is nothing worse than using hot air when it's 100 out!

I hope everyone is having a lovely week!