Gentlemen Marry Brunettes (1955) is one where I like the costumes better than the movie, though I do really like Jane Russell in this. Showgirls in Paris in the 50s, plus some 20s flashback scenes. These are some of my all-time favorite pieces. Costumes by Travilla.
The stand-out best for me is this green & white outfit-
Striped jersey off-shoulder column dress with waspie-waist overskirt. Absolutely genius. I need to find/make this . It will happen
Dolce&Gabbana-esque leopard dresses -
I do love dance outfits, especially vintage warm-up rompers.
The straps at the leg cut-outs are brilliant.
And this is the absolute best little striped jersey dress ever. Get in my wardrobe now
Velveteen bow silhouette sticker on the shoulder. Where do I get these?
We also have these slightly more formal audition rompers -
The one on the right is how I want to dress all the time. With a velveteen bow sticker on my shoulder.
There's a shopping spree scene with some real gems from 1955 as well -
There's even a stand-out hat - pink pagoda with pearls-
I left out a lot of really good pieces. It's definitely worth a rainy day watch.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Friday, December 16, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
We had a lot of fun at Legoland today. It opened last week so we had to check it out.
This Lego Grandpa made snoring sounds.
Some local sights
I especially liked the fountain in front of 30 Rockefeller Plaza
These giraffes and elephants are life-size
They have a lot of the Las Vegas strip - the Luxor, Mirage, New York, etc. Out front in the desert part there is this little vulture over a dead body.
see the whole set here on flickr
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Warning - this is not a very good movie. Well, it's only OK.. This is one that I should have included in my fashion week/Italian suspense movie week, but it had so little impact on me I forgot. It's a little sexy and Franco Nero is in it. But the sunglasses (for fall, not summer) are really really good -
The Fifth Cord (1971)
The Fifth Cord (1971)
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Wednesday, October 05, 2011
Sunrise when we arrived in Venice
works by Giuseppe Veneziano at the Contini Gallery. We were there on a Sunday so I couldn't go inside, but there is a virtual tour here.
Dog at the Doge's Palace. There's a cat too -
I think he's eating a bunny.
You can see all of my vacation photos here. Click slideshow at the upper right.