Thursday, August 26, 2010

Christina Hendricks Posing for London Fog Ads

Christina Hendricks is the face of London Fog's Fall 2010 line, which is brilliant marketing on their part because London Fog was one of Sterling Cooper's big clients. That episode was wonderfully informative. We learned there was no London fog, it was dust from the mines, that Sal gets his kicks when he's not with his wife, and that Don is willing to look past certain faults (God knows he ignores enough of his own).

Bravo, London Fog, and congratulations, Christina Hendricks, to whom I say: I want your life. You have dramatic, natural curves that apparently you maintain by eating cheese poppers. You get to wear beautiful vintage clothes and play dress-up in your real life at the Emmys. When you're not on set you get to wear (and keep!) fantastic trenches. You're in the early stages of what seems like a great marriage, learning to really enjoy each other's company, which is great, because your TV husband sucks. You've done all manner of sexy scenes with John Slattery, my favorite silver fox since Richard Gere's last movie tanked. Some girls have all the luck.

Click here for great behind the scenes footage of the ads.

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Retrofit: Snoods!

The weather has taken a turn from the sunny and sticky to the rainy and awful. Sunday night, I managed to get a neat pin curl set and by the time I got to the office, my hair had completely fallen. I wasn't going to go through that again. I left my pin curls in and put on a snood.
This is not a good angle for me, but you get the idea

It's nothing special, of course, just something I bought for $2 at the local beauty supply store but it does kind of make me feel like a lady. It's a shame I don't really have any hair to fill it with, though. I'm thinking about buying a smaller snood that will create the illusion of longer hair. Any suggestions? As for my pin curl set, it stood up a bit better, but not as well as I'd hoped.

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

New Marilyn Monroe Photos

The most photogenic of ladies shows us you don't have to be all tarted up to look radiant. A UK museum is showcasing candid photos of Marilyn Monroe, taken by American photographer Eve Arnold who is now 98 (!). Of the photos posted on The Daily Mail's website, this is my favorite:

I'm still trying to figure out what on Earth is holding her breasts up. And I love her plaid pants (I immediately started searching for plaid trousers after I saw this. If you find anything, let me know!) What I really like, though, is that the saccharine innocence you see in Marilyn in movies like "The Seven Year Itch" is toned-down and genuine here.

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Life Kiss Photo Reenactment *Smooch*

This link is not dead! I'm settling into a lovely new job (it's temporary but it pays my bills with a little left over to shop on Etsy). I have quite a backlog of things I've been meaning to post.

First things first: Last week, a statue was unveiled in Times Square that shows the famous couple--a sailor and a nurse--kissing after the Japanese surrendered, ending World War II. To celebrate, there was a kiss-in where hundreds of couples gathered to reenact the kiss on Saturday. Saturday marked the 65th anniversary of the end of the war and is celebrated as the Spirit of '45 day. I can't tell you how badly I wanted to go! Cuteness and love abounded, although the real couples in the photo weren't an item and never saw one another again.

[photo via The Daily News]

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Monday, August 2, 2010

You Don't Know Hef

Friday, the documentary Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist, and Rebel was reveal and Flavorwire posted a great list of 57 things you don't know about Hugh Hefner (since Playboy is 57 years old). On the list are things such as "Hugh Hefner has personally interviewed every “Girl of the Month” in Playboy’s history" and "Hugh Hefner was once a on staff at Child Life Magazine" (ha!). Click here for the rest of the list.

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