Monday, February 28, 2011

Repeat (1): Jesus Children of America

This weekend, I happened to catch a bit of The Pursuit of Happyness on TV. I saw it with my mom when it first came out and thought it was a nice movie. Touching, sweet, no huge surprises, but that Jaden Smith was awfully cute. The second time I watched it, though, I heard this song and couldn't believe I hadn't noticed it before. More embarrassingly, I'm a huge Stevie Wonder fan and I didn't have it anywhere in my collection (I guess I'm missing more of Innervisions than I thought)! This song is incredibly power, and I haven't been able to stop playing it all day. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

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Friday, February 25, 2011

Photo Friday: Swingin' Sweaters

I picked up my dry cleaning this week and got a cute little surprise

Thursday, February 24, 2011

There's Something About Grace

There's a great series on Fashion Bomb Daily celebrating Black History Month and they did a pretty neat feature on Grace Jones. Thanks to my friend who passed this on to me. Read the article here. The photos alone are worth it.

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Monday, February 21, 2011

Photo Friday (on Monday): Old Tyme Wedding

My week has been nuts so I wasn't really doing so great a job at keeping up with things but I did want to share this lovely photo with you guys. My friend posted this link on her Facebook to a lovely Tumblr, Fuck Yeah Wedding Ideas. I love going to weddings but I've been the type to plan my own wedding but still, I love this theme.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Chelsea Classics: The Women (1939)

I've had to pay attention to my offline life, which is why I'm only now posting about last Thursday today. Last Friday, I made my way to Chelsea to see The Women, the 1939 original, not the God-awful remake with Eva Mendes and friends. It's so nice to get to see old movies on a big screen every once in a while. And it's even better when you get a drag show thrown in for no extra cost.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Photo Friday: Berets!

I've been seeing a lot of berets around and it makes me wonder if I shouldn't give it another go. I bought a blue felt beret a few years ago, but I could never decide if I liked it or not. Should I wear it to the side, should I fluff it up or just leave it flat? Of course, I wore it because I had mono and I got lazy about styling my hair, but it was strictly utilitarian. I've tried the slouchy beret, which my boyfriend likes but which I think looks horrible on me (and is it supposed to cover my ears?!) Now that I can give myself a decent wave set, I'm wondering if a beret wouldn't look cute perched atop a nest of curls. I had to dig into some pictures for some ideas.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Bombshell Betty!

On Golden Girls, Betty White was delightfully charming but I had no idea she bore her, eh hem, charms for the camera. This incredible find is from The Frisky (NSFW after the jump)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Photo Friday (on Monday): Stockings

I've said it before and I'll say it again, I absolutely love the LIFE magazine photo archive. I stumbled across this incredible slideshow a little while ago. The number and types of photos start to a bit fetishy, so I'm gonna say NSFW for the full slideshow, but it does really give you a sense of how styles have or haven't changed. My favorites from the collection, after the jump