Random Fun Wednesday!

It’s the middle of the week, and that means it’s time for a random collection of vaguely-related things that are awesomely strung together for your reading pleasure! First of all, via Queens of Vintage, how to create a 1920s/Art Deco-inspired bathroom! Creating a glam space in your bathroom is simple with chrome, glass and fancy…

Style Icon – Madeline Kahn!

Not only a singularly gorgeous lady, but an incredibly talented, funny, amazing woman! She brought a unique, seductive quality to some of my absolute favorite films: Paper Moon, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, and Clue! Her comedic timing is impeccable, her grace and poise in the midst of ridiculousness is unbeatable, and her hair ALWAYS looks completely gorgeous….

Incredible Conservation Project! – 19th Century Beetle Wing Dress

Just a short share this morning regarding an amazing project undertaken by The British National Trust (Two years ago; I’m late on this, but it’s just so cool!) to restore a gorgeous green gown worn by Ellen Terry while playing Lady Macbeth at London’s Lyceum Theatre in 1888! According to this article, the gown cost £50,000 to restore…

More Random Fun Because It’s Wednesday!

First up: Happy 58th birthday to the fabulous Whoopi Goldberg! This lady is hilarious, talented, multi-faceted, and possesses an incredibly personalized sense of style! In movies, she can be transformed into a frightened, shy abuse victim OR a hot Reno lounge singer! Her costumes are fantastic, but her own every-day style is also wonderfully unique!…

Random Fun Wednesday!

Since I’m merely a human being, and (thankfully) not a Superlady who is obligated to do all the things at all the times, I’m offering a muddled collection of random things I am thinking about/interested in today for your viewing pleasure. First off, Houston has re-elected our gay, liberal Mayor (yay!), but also voted down…

Edith Head – A Creator of Enduring Style

Has everyone seen today’s Google “doodle“?!?! It’s dedicated to (what would be) Edith Head’s 116th birthday! In case you are not aware of who this incredible lady is/was, she was an Academy Award-winning (EIGHT of them, out of 35 nominations!) costume designer. Her career with Paramount Pictures lasted from the mid-1920s until 1967, when she…

Style Icon – Anjelica Huston

Continuing the theme of “Halloween Fabulous,” I want to discuss/gush about one of the marvelous, incredibly talented, versatile and gorgeous ladies I admire, Ms. Anjelica Huston. Progeny of famous Hollywood director John Huston and ballerina Enrica (Ricki) Soma, Anjelica spent most of her early life in the United Kingdom (which explains a lot about how…

“21 Beauty Secrets Southern Belles Swear By”

Thought I would share this piece by The Huffington Post‘s Style section, and just save us all a ton of time! They have been kind enough to poll their massive following for beauty tips, and I’m all about it! Apparently we’re still operating under the ultra-dramatic shadow of Gone with the Wind, a movie I cannot…

The Fabulous Joan Collins

There are all kinds of amazing women in show business who I admire and adore for their talent, beauty and style. One of those women is the fabulous, amazing, iconic, gorgeous Joan Collins. Born in Paddington (adorbs) in 1933, she has been honored by QEII with an Officer of the British Empire (OBE) title. This…

Miss Piggy’s Guide to Life

Originally published in 1981, and given to my Father one Christmas by my Aunt Lisa (the “vintage” to-from tag is still in it), I don’t remember a time without the essential Miss Piggy’s Guide to Life. (Not surprisingly, one of Jonathan Adler’s favorites as well.) Being a child of the 80s/90s, I knew all about…