Thursday, October 30, 2008

Long Live the Queen!

This has touched my heart and made me cry:

Frank Turner had a friend named Lexie who recently passed away due to breast cancer. To help himself cope with his grief and to honor his friend, he wrote and performed this rather upbeat song to celebrate her life. Her children also appear in this video.

What have you done to cope with the loss of loved ones and how do you personally view death? Is it an ending, completion or is it just a new chapter, a different state of being?

Sunny Side Up!,

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Barrel of Bitches

A brand new gem that I'm digging from the swell guy over at And Your Little Blog, Too

Its a favorite of mine this week!

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

mmm, LUELLA.

I was looking through Luella's show on thanks to Krisatomic , and I am now smitten with this entire look:

But, I would kill just for the fantastic necklace!

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The Vanities Girls.

Vanity Fair recently put together a portfolio showcasing all of the most recent young actresses who are "on the cusp of fame or have just hit it big; they have names you need to know and faces you won’t have trouble remembering. " and have been featured in their Vanities opener. Each one is shot in the style of a 1950's pinup shoot so oviously, I love almost all of them.

My favorites are:

Carla Gugino:

Alice Eve:

Emily Blunt:

You can view 24 others here along with thier photos of course, are their stats and what work they are currently involved in.

Kisses to Gala for pointing this out.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Dorothy's Ruby Slippers, Revisited.

This year, in celebration of the 70th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz, Warner Brothers and Swarovski Crystal have teamed up with some of the most popular fashion designers of today and asked them to create an interpertation of the iconic heel tappers that is all their own.

I adore these, by Oscar De La Renta:

If you are interested, here are the rest.

I absolutely love this film because it brings back so many childhood memories. It was a big occassion for my mother, sister, little brother and I when it would make its yearly Christmas television appearance.
Here's a secret, to this day, the Wicked Witch of the West freaks me the heck out and I make someone else watch this with me for that reason.. I'm 21, yes.

Of course, almost everyone has fond memories that are attatched to this classic. Is there anyone out there that actually does not care for this movie at all?
One of my best friends, who is blogless, cannot stand it and finds it frightening? WTF? My brother-in-law used to say it was too "devilish". I've always found that to be a thing of uproarious hilarity. So anyway, come on, do you NOT LIKE The Wizard of Oz? You can tell me, to each his own.

via .

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Monday, October 20, 2008

Portrait of a Small Town.

Portrait of a Small Town is a photo essay by Everett W. Kuntz focusing on life in his hometown of Ridgeway, Iowa between the years of 1939-1942.
I love how you can catch little glimpses into how everyday life unraveled decades ago by not only focusing in on the subject of the photo but also taking time to glance the background:

"Ground beef .15 a lb.", " "Columbia Catfish .13 a lb."

Aren't these two adorable? I wonder if they were sisters or best friends?
Perhaps they were both.

The rest can be found here.

Thanks to For Me, For You for sharing this first.

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Vivacious Lady.

Maybe a little bitch slapping will wake you up sufficiently enough to get through Monday!

thanks to FABULON for refreshing my memory!
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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Reason #1 Why I Love Betty White.

Tell it like it is, Betty!
"If Barack Obama needs more experience, I can give it to him!"

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Monday, October 13, 2008

John Rawlings Photography.

These are divine:

Mr. Rawlings is the author of many of my favorite photographic images of this era.
Alongside the likes of Cecil Beaton.

Who is your favorite photographer? What is their subjext area? What is it about their work that draws you to them?

First photo via
All others louie_gee_gee
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Wednesday, October 8, 2008


OK, that title is SO early 2007..sorry.
However, I do, indeed, like these babies:

by Nicholas Kirkwood.
found via Fabulon .
Ohhh, pearls!

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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

All You Need is Love.

In animated form:

One of the most amazing pieces of art, ever.

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Monday, October 6, 2008

How neat?!

Lace tape:

I really like that. Its a unique way to make a plain ol;d cardboard box a bit more fun.

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I'm so excited!

to have a little piece of Old Hollywood glamour!
Yesterday I ordered the Grace Kelly Wool Coat:
$102.99 at Mod Cloth

Now I need the Norma Jeane Winter Dress:

Which I shall have once I pay off my credit card.

So, what are some of YOUR fall/winter wardrobe must haves dears?

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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

My newest song obsession:

The Show by Lenka:

Its so bubbly and happy and we all know I love such frivolity! Her asthetic is adorable, too.
What songs are you obsessing over this week?

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