Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Movie Night: The Last of the Blonde Bombshells

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!

More Pics...

Monday, June 28, 2010

Giveaway at the Vintage Housewife's Closet

My-o-my, the Vintage Housewife's Closet (you all know and love her from the Vintage Housewife) is having a giveaway, and she is so sweet that she is offering to giveaway her dress in your size!

I am looking at the dress no 7 which is "a plus size gals dream." So if you are plus size (or any size for that matter) get over to her blog to enter and find your dream dress!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

On the Set of ''Mildred Pierce''

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
Painted Woman

Monday, June 21, 2010

Hair Chronicles from Father's Day

These are, more-or-less, the after sots of my Father's Day hair. I slept on 2nd day hair in a high ponytail with some dry pin curls (I unsuccessfully attempted the Betty Grable up-do). After I took my hair down the next day, I was displeased, so I put the hair in Hot Sticks to again attempt the up do with no success, so I brushed it out until I ended up with a better version that the pics show.

My hair is quite "wind-blown" for lack of a better word due to golf-carting with my dad and little sis when we got to my parents house. We had SO much fun, and everyone was in a great mood!!!
I didn't get the chance to take before pics as I was rushing, and I forgot! Boo! Meanwhile, I am currently out of school for the summer with no job, so I will probably be posting more hair chronicles as I go.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Hair Chronicles

Here are some of my looks I was 'sporting' yesterday. I did a pin curl cold set the night before, and to my horror, they were still wet in the back come morning (my hair is VERY porous from over processing). I used a bonnet type dryer to help dry it, but before it could be completed, I had to head out. I did some waves in the front and underpinned the back. Here is the result: It turned out alright, but not what I was hoping for...
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).