The late 90's / early 2000 blonds? I was one of them! Ah nostalgia :D
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
I've received two blog awards from Miss Amethyst over the past few weeks! I would like to take the time to thank her for thinking of me :) Please take the time to check out her blog at The Pink Retro Powder Room as she often has some great hair tutorials like the Jane Russell Hair tut which I just adore.
1. The Cassandra Voom Show
2. Call Me Lucille
3. Classic Retro Glamour
5. Sailing Over a Cardboard Sea
6. The Glamorous Guide to Unconventional Living
7. Vintage Passions Just Like Mine
8. Annie Pancake and the Time Machine
9. The Vintage Lesbian Project
10. For the Vintage Fashionista
11. Forties Fashions
12. April's Time Capsule
13. Glamour Daze
14. The Pink Champagne for Dancing
15. Good Stuff Only
Please take the time to also visit these other blogs as each of them deserve more followers :)
Also, I am going to try and put together a post of pics from Halloween and Thanksgiving! I did a fun Thanksgiving hair do that looked fab, and I dyed me hair, so it is no longer dark brown. Any guesses on the color?
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
I watched this movie last night as my mother assured me this was a fantastic film.
A romancing con artist finds he is in more than he bargains for when he tries to con a can artist (Salma Hayak). The plan was to con women out of their money, but her (Hayak) jealousy gets the better f her, and they soon being a killing spree. Soon they are being chased by a detective (Travolta) after the "Lonely Heart Killers."
I found this movie to be slow and dull due to some of the (IMO) unnecessary scenes involving Travolta. I think the movie could have developed the story without drawing it out so much. The movie is a good (at least) one timer. The clothing is absolute eye candy that will have you searching etsy for some great 40s frocks.
Salma's was a complete femme fatale in this movie, and her outfits were divine. I especially loved her 40s red dress and white suit complete with Cuban Heeled stockings! Sadly, I was unable to find any great pics on the web.
I would give the movie 7/10. The movie was quite interesting to see how women were taken advantage of after their hubbys were killed during the war (WWII), and how con men (and women) used this to their advantage.
The ladies clothes and hair were fantastic (hair-not the best, but decent), and the men weren't too shabby themselves.
The movie can be watched in parts on youtube, found here.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
More pics can be fond here.
Monday, October 11, 2010
0) Vintage Passions Just Like Mine (not sure if I can link her as she gave me the award)
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Friday, August 13, 2010
Here are some pics of the Cruise Night in Escondido. I was a ding-bat (technical word here :P), and I only took a few pics.
In the antique mall along the street, I snapped a pic of this cute little mint gren and cream kitchen oven :) oh how I wish it was mine...
Enjoy your weekend :)
Thursday, August 12, 2010
I was happy with the waves in the front, but I need to work on the back. I kinda think that I had it rolled up to much n the back. I think if it was a looser faux bob it would have looked better.I just LOVE the waved look! I especially love it on longer hair, which is why I am trying to grow mine out. All of the ladies above have such a pretty face shape to carry off a chin length bob.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Dallas was drawn to this one, as was I, once I put it on her and then myself. So she picked it up, and gave me the responsibility of wearing it with the exception of Halloween as this will be her Halloween hat. It is a tough job, but I'll try and manage :D The old car in the pic is one in a diner in Oceanside called Pit Stop.
I decided to wear the hat out today and quite liked the way it looked. The red and pink fit my "Super Mario" dress perfectly. The little flowers on the dress look just like the power-up flowers in Mario, but pink! Even the center panel have really small Mario flowers! I didn't notice that my dress was a Mario dress until a few weeks back after I began playing Mario World on the Wii.
Sunday, August 1, 2010
The ladies from England (Lily and Sophie) have the most amazing wardrobe!! Below is just one of the amazing outfits they can be seen in....for some reason, I can't find any other pics. One aspect of the movie I like most is that the gals are down right charming!
family while Lily, to her surprise, is not greeted with open arms, and left with a poor family the story goes from there.
Fashion: The cloths are all lovely! The English gals sure know how to dress up. You will see that during the movie, Lily is not greeted warmly by the locals as she is over dressed "city girl" for many of them. One of the interesting aspects is that Lily was a seamstress in London, so here she is making 'naughty' knickers for some of the local ladies to befriend them. I think this movie is particularly effective in showing that by trying to dress up and look your best, despite your settings, you can feel good about yourself. Though it can be hard when the 'majority' feels offended/disapproving of your clothing/hair choices.
Rating: I would give this a 4.5/5. I really enjoyed this movie. There are somethings I would have preferred they did differently, but other wise this was a visual feast! I also think the story had several interesting points (which I will not go into...spoilers).
I am particularly fond of 'period movies/tv shows' as I like to see how a modern gals/fellas look in vintage attire. To give you an idea on my rating scale, I am about 50/50 (sometimes less) with period pieces as many have beautiful costumes but lack in substance (e: Edge of Love, I thought it was so bad, I couldn't finish it...I will try it again at another time).
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Basically this is a movie about an older woman getting in touch with her past as she was a saxophone (I believe) player in the 40's in a group called the Blonde Bombshells after she loses her husband. She meets a young guitarist and slowly begins playing again. She soon discovers that she would like to reunite with members of the old band...and the story goes from there.
The victory rolls in the film were my first introduction to them, and I was in awe. One of the 'ladies' in the film has an amazing Betty Grable up-do.
Now I just adore Judi Dench! She is the sweetest actress, and I wish I had someone like her as a grandma or just knew her.
You can actually watch it on youtube. This is part 1 of 7...just click on the next part on the right hand side. If you are unsure about watching the entire movie, just watch the first part (9.52 minutes, and I 'll bet you will stay to watch the rest!).
On a side note (I am not sure if this is still playing), in the UK there is (was?) The Blonde Bombshells of 1943 in theatre. Though the pics of the performers (on the link) look more like 80's hair/costume, it may be worth checking out!
Monday, June 28, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
The new movie in production ''Mildred Pierce'' wardrobe is so dreamy! I especially love the look Evan Rachael Woods is sporting. I just loved her in True Blood as Queen Sophie!
The mini series has been shooting, and more pics can be seen at:
Tea with the Vintage Baroness
Monday, June 21, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Later in the evening, as everything was not dry, I found my 'rat' and did some faux bangs, that I thought turned out quite well, but could defiantly use some improvement.
After messing with that, I unrolled it, and did a side large pin curl. I really miss my blond hair. I really don't like the darker brown, as I feel that in most pics I look mean or grouchy (ah la the first pic).