Friday, May 30, 2008

The Thermos Song

it is an inarguable fact that 1979's The Jerk is one of the best movies, ever. period. And after watching (and re-watching) this movie countless times, it has become exceedingly clear to me the immense genius of the wardrobe of Marie (played by the lovely Bernadette Peters). Her guileless charm is a perfect mixture of naivete, femininity, a sense of humor, and an uninhibited sense of adventure. I admire everything, from her perfect poodle hair to her heart-shaped pout, And oh her wardrobe! Pastel colors, peter-pan collars, hearts and flowers everywhere but never overkill! I think it's high time she got the fashion recognition she deserved. Today's Fashion Inspiration post goes out to Miss Marie Kimble Johnson.

& of course, my own polyvore take on the timeless Marie:


Thursday, May 29, 2008

etsy update!

so i've spent the past few days combing thrift & vintage stores and hunched over my sewing maching sewing my fingers off! of course, Sex & the City was on the whole time to keep me company (don't forget the movie comes out THIS WEEKEND, ee!). The result is one awesome etsy shop update!

amazing Balenciaga-esque red vintage blazer!

the perfect vintage summer sun dress!

a nice little blue summer dress i reconstructed :D

& my personal favorite, a babydoll summer dress i designed & reconstructed out of vintage materials!

check out my etsy shop for more vintage & handmade goodies!
happy shopping lovelies ♥

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

chanel is dead

so, so excited for this biopic film on Coco Chanel, played by who other than the perfect Audrey Tautou! The official title is Coco avant Chanel (Coco before Chanel), and it will focus mainly on Chanel's childhood & "early womanhood". The project is currently still filming and should be released sometime in late 2008/Spring 2009. It's been rumored that both Demi Moore and Keira Knightley were considered to play the part, however i think it is fairly safe to say that miss Audrey will be absolutely amazing!

cry baby

what better way to kick off the new blog than a fashion inspiration postt! in the past few weeks since summer started, i've found that i'm far more inspired without school breathing down my neck. for example the other day on a warm & lazy morning i stumbled across the John Water's film Cry Baby on my OnDemand. Directed by the infamous director of Hairspray and Female Trouble, set in the 1950's and starring Iggy Pop, Ricki Lake & a young Johnny Depp, i was convinced it would be a good way to spend a few hours. Needless to say, my head has been dancing with images of candy-bright colors, va-va-oom curves and mile-high hair ever since. 

reason #1 to watch the movie: young Johhny Depp as Cry Baby, a tough guy with a soft side. delicious.

reason #2 (and the real reason inspiration for this post) : the absolutely fabulous style of Wanda Woodwand, a bad blonde bombshell in stillettos and leather. She's a real heartbreaker, with a sweet pout and a rotten mouth, this girl is seriously sexy.

and of course, my polyvore ensemble dedicated to the genius of Ms. Woodwand: