Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Lipstick Quandary

Does anyone know of a non-oil based lipstick bright colors)?

Does a creature of this type even exist?

Friday, August 13, 2010

Cruise Night

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

Marcel, Have We Met?

I took these pics a few weeks back. Not too shabby for my first time and no setting plan. I had set my hair in pin curls the night before. I was running late, so I had only a few minutes to remove the pins and form the waves. I used the long clamps to hold the waves. I finished the styling in the car and pinned the longer porting into a faux bob, which didn't turn out well :(

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

Red Hat Society, Can I be a Member?

While we (my sis and I) were out and about the other day getting stuff to fix her fence, me and Mom wanted to stop by a small thrift store. They had a good dozen hats, and we tried nearly all of them on...the lady working there soon joined in!

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

Movie Night: ~The War Bride~

Hands down one of my favorite period pieces (Titanic, Changeling, Mulholland Falls, ... to name a few). I was a bit hesitant of renting this movie as I hate sitting through boring period movies (even if there is beautiful clothing candy). After seeing all the pretty pics on other blogs, I had to rent it from Netflix! I wish I would have watched it sooner :D

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!

Breakdown: The movie is basically about a gal living in London during WWII meets a young fella and soon fall in love and get married. He leaves her behind pregnant, and soon he sends for her to stay with his family in (rural) Canada. Sophie is left in the hands of a rich 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).