Monday, October 26, 2009

Inspiration-1920's Flapper

One of my all time favorite periods for fashion and style is the 1920's. My sister is going as a flapper for Halloween so I thought I would post this video I found as inspiration.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

All Hallow's Eve Eve Eve etc.

I'm getting excited for Halloween this year. Normally it sneaks up on me and I half heartedly celebrate what used to be my favorite style holiday. I have always loved The Munsters and kind of spooky glamour so this year as part of my focus on fabulous I'm going to enjoy Halloween more. Here's a little early inspiration if you'd like to join me.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Coco Before Chanel

I got to see the movie COCO BEFORE CHANEL tonight with my wonderful sister.
We decided to dress up. I went full-on Little Black Dress. We both wore pearls galore. This reminded me of our punk rock days when dressing up was sometimes the funnest part of the evening. This was a really good movie, however, and worth the effort. Here are some pics to celebrate going out on the town.

Thanks to my sister for making me look like an Amazon.

Whoa. How'd that little Longhorn get in the picture?

This is how much I love Chanel. She seems a little uncomfortable with my affection.

Inspiration-Audrey Hepburn Quotes

I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it's the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It's probably the most important thing in a person.

There is more to sex appeal than just measurements. I don't need a bedroom to prove my womanliness. I can convey just as much sex appeal, picking apples off a tree or standing in the rain.

I've been lucky. Opportunities don't often come along. So, when they do, you have to grab them.

For me, the only things of interest are those linked to the heart.

I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.


Sunday, October 11, 2009

Vintage Style Right From The Source

Here are some other books I'm dying for. I saw a book about Dorothy Draper in the FIDM library. This book was written in 1941. It's back in print and has wonderful vintage pictures and style.

Entertaining is Fun: How to Be a Popular Hostess

This one was written in 1939 and was out of print for 60 years.

A fabulous gift idea

I was truly inspired by a book written and illustrated by Jacqueline Bouvier (aka Jackie Kennedy aka Jackie O) and her sister Lee. It's called One Special Summer and it's a wonderful recounting of a trip they took in 1951 when they were but 22 and 18 respectively.

This is a great gift idea in two ways. First, the book itself is a treasure. I found a copy in the local library but if anyone I know is reading this, I desperately want one of my own. Hint hint!!!!!

Also, you can try this idea for yourself. Make your own illustrated journal of a special trip or for an anniversary or birthday. If you can't draw as well as Jackie, don't worry. A friend of mine made a similar keepsake when we were in high school. She used lined notebook paper and drew stick figures. She kept drawing  throughout our church ski trip and later made copies for everyone. It was hysterical and better than any photo journal because her hilarious comments and silly cartoons helped us remember all the inside jokes and craziness.

One Special Summer is a great way to look into the early mind of a woman who knew classy and fabulous as few have.

Bon Voyage.

My top 3 favorite classy and fabulous women of all time

Of course, Mademoiselle Chanel



Who are your top 3?