Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Christina Hendricks in Esquire

Christina Hendricks is the reigning sexpot over at Sterling Cooper, and she's turning a lot of heads in our modern world, too. This month, she's on the cover of Esquire in their "Women" issue. Photos after the jump.

The thing about Christina Hendricks is it's really hard to make her look bad. So even though this cooler red hair color isn't as flattering as her usual shade, and even though her beautiful blue eyes get lost on the cover, she still looks amazing.

That being said, people are still not happy with how she's being portrayed. In interviews, all anyone can talk about is how curvy she is and what she eats (like it's anybody's damn business. But for the record, she loves jalapeƱo poppers.). Shooting her eating a watermelon is somehow obscene but not in the way it'd be obscene if she were shot eating, say, a banana. It's weirdly voyeuristic. That's the price a woman pays she's not size 0 ingenue type. Her body is always up for discussion, no matter how many Emmys her TV show wins or how much you want to know what she thinks her character thinks about her dreadful husband.

Read the full Esquire article here.

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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Glee Goes Gaga for Vintage!

If you've walked past a newsstand recently, you know the cast of Glee is on the cover of April's Rolling Stone wearing fabulous vintage-inspired outfits.
Lea Michele, who plays Rachel Berry on the show, is very cheesecake, with the peek of her cheek. I love the soft colors. I read that the shoot's creative director perused second-hand shops to find Quinn's (Dianna Agron) cheerleader uniform. I don't have a scanner, but take a look inside the magazine in your local car wash or doctor's office; it get's sort of raunchy. Jenna Ushkowitz, who plays Tina, is in a charming tartan dress...and has a whip wrapped around Artie's (Kevin McHale) neck. I know. I didn't notice it myself. More Glee coverage possibly to come. At the very least, it gives me something to do until Mad Men comes back.
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Monday, April 12, 2010

Retrofit: Hello, Sailor!

A few weeks ago, I mentioned I was on a cruise and I'm finally getting around to posting about it. Even with my tragically modern clothes (I own one vintage sweater and two pairs of my great aunt's boots), I try to keep the vintage spirit alive. Consider this an outfit post in the spirit of Andi B. Goode.

Note the rockabilly-inspired bandanna and faux-beehive (my hair is still really short and the angle's not great):
But more than anything, I tried to work in a classic nautical style, with blue and white stripes. The photos of those outfits are on The Boy's camera, unfortunately.
What I really wanted for my trip, though, was a sailor dress. The Boy thought it was costumey and ridiculous, but I think they can be so charming.

from Get Go RetroAnd by the way, I am dying for this bathing suit:
also from Get Go Retro

Either way, I can easily do blue and white stripes for summer so I can feel at least a little bit like naughty-cal (sorry, the pun had to be made), even when I can't get to Martha's Vineyard.
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The Cast of Mad Men Does Bye Bye Birdie

I might be a little late on this one, but it's worth posting anyway. This video of Mad Men's cast and crew singing 'Bye, Bye Birdie' fills me with such unending happiness. If only the next season weren't so far away!

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Vintage Life on the Interwebs

I consider myself an analog girl in a digital world so I love when I get the chance to use the Internet to foster my love of all things old. I stumbled across a lovely site this week when I was looking up information on how to care for my poor wilted Kalanchoe, a birthday present from my friend. Get ready to fall in love with Old Fashioned Living the way I did.

It's full of quaint lifestyle tips, like how to start a book club tea group or how to dye Easter eggs with natural ingredients (I'm sorry I got to that one the day after Easter. I'll save it for next year). Unfortunately, there's no fashion on the site, but it's full of great ideas for crafting, cooking, and entertaining. And I must say, I love their list of Victorian parlor games!
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