Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Vintage Christmas Aprons

So, I had all of these plans for Christmas-related posts for the month of December but... I had lots of take-home finals (you know, the kind that are actually papers in disguise). Anyway, I am finally done with school forever and have a chance to write a post!! Here is one I have been planning a while.
I recently purchased this amazing vintage-y Christmas apron.
I love the battenburg lace detail on the corners.
 Here's an apron that was featured in the December 2002 Martha Stewart Living.
It's made out of white cotton organdy and twisted red and white rick rack.
Here's some more amazing vintage aprons


 Here's an article on aprons through the decades.
Shabby Apple also recently wrote a post about aprons. You can read it here.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Obsession Monday: Lauren Bacall's Eyebrows

What I wouldn't give for some eyebrows like these...

Turning on the glamour

Rockin' some plaid
How she was "discovered"

With Bogie
First Lauren Bacall movie I watched-it's GOOD
Trying out different hairstyles for To Have or Have Not
(I'm glad they picked the one they did! It's amazing how much older some
of these hairstyles make her look. And she was only 19!!)

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Shabby Apple

Check out Shabby Apple's Winter Wonderland Collection! This skirt is my favorite :)
This gorgeous Nutcracker dress is coming soon! I love both colors!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Edith Head: Queen of Fashion

Today we learn from Google that it is Edith Head's 116th birthday.
Edith Head designed costumes for over 400 movies, dressing famous actresses such as Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Taylor, Barbara Stanwyck, Dolores Hart and many others. Edith Head once said, "If it is a Paramount film, I probably designed it." She is the only woman to receive 8 Acadamy awards for her work and was nominated for an Oscar 35 times. She is the most honored costume designer and woman in Acadamy Award history to date.
Did you know that her trademark "sunglasses" were not "sunglasses" but rather blue lensed glasses. Looking through a blue glass was a common trick of costumers in the days of Black and White film to get a sense of how a color would photograph. Edith had a pair of glasses made out of the proper shade of blue glass to save herself from looking through a single lens. Her friends commonly would see her in regular "clear" glasses. - Imdb

How To Dress For Success

This looks like a fun book to get!

Read more about this book here or look at the preview on Amazon
Also, don't miss this book.

It was very good! Lots of anecdotes about the big movie stars she dressed!
A Look at Edith Head's Many Designs

Audrey Hepburn




Grace Kelly

To Catch a Thief

"I've dressed thousands of actors, actresses and animals, but whenever I am asked which star is my personal favorite, I answer, "Grace Kelly." She is a charming lady, a most gifted actress and, to me, a valued friend." - Edith Head
Barbara Stanwyck

On the special features of The Lady Eve, there was a feature on Edith Head. It said that most costume designers were afraid to dress Barbara Stanwyck because of her tall, thin figure. Edith Head saw it as a challenge though and loved to design outfits for Stanwyk.
White Christmas
(best movie ever)

Happy Birthday Edith!