Wednesday, December 30, 2009
This is from Clothes on Film, so take a look at the whole post if you are interested in A) Clothes, B) Film, C) Ginger's dress in Pick Yourself Up.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
I call it a "Things That Smell Good" post. The perfume bottle is Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf Eau de Parfum, the soap (which is what has been making my room smell so good, and it's sitting unopened on my table) is Mistral Lychee and Rose soap. The hand cream is Caswell-Massey Dr. Hunter Hand Creme with rosewater and glycerine. I love rosewater! At one of my friend's parties over the summer, we ate at I think and Indian restaurant and they had warm rosewater to wash our hands with and it smelled so good. I want to take a bath in it. Maybe you can tell, but I like flowery fragrances.
Oh and PS: this will definitely be my last post before Christmas, so Merry Christmas everyone, or happy holidays, and Happy New Year if I don't post again before then!
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
As always, click for a bigger image.
And here's a Halloween photo for good measure. (Yes, I just got them last week.)
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And so I was messing around on Photoshop so I could stick all the pictures together. The upper right corner looked disgustingly barren, so I thought of putting my name there. But I really needed something square, so I stuck a picture in lieu of name. It really has nothing to do with the shoes, it was more of an aesthetic choice. Which segues perfectly into my next post, which I was inspired to work on. Why now, I don't know, since I have so much to do tomorrow, but there are just some things that cannot be explained.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
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First of all, the turquoise beads were just a quick sprinkle job because I was taking way too long to make this. Staying up 'til 6am three nights in a row when class is at 8? I had to hurry in the end. Actually, the 'first of all' should be the fact that I've never made a box before. I don't know if I've even cut wood before. Either way, it was pretty shoddy construction, so I tried to mask that by covering the entire thing in beads, which is a bit shoddy itself. The one thing I am proud of is the silver and gold design on the box. That's the part that really took forever anyway. My photos aren't the best because the lighting wasn't working with me (please note my Bruin blue nails :) ).
What Mr. jwalker was doing last Friday:
Also, thank you Gingerella for the award! I will tack it up somewhere soon.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
So I stumbled upon this photo on google, and discovered it linked to a site where someone had uploaded a lot of their personal photos, from the late forties until now. That's such a cute idea.
But anyway, this one says it was taken at a lake near a Ginger Rogers cabin. I have no idea where this is. Anyone?
PS One of my word verifications was 'gyroweed' which I decided I really liked as a word. Now to decide what it means.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
My mother just told me that her boss had lunch with Ginger about 30 years ago because one of his friends wanted them to meet. I got excited because I always wanted to know what sort of a personality she had. At first my mom starts going on about how she looked (typical). But then she told me her boss said Ginger was very friendly and down-to-earth, which is how I imagined she'd be. She still carried a child-like enthusiasm and was eager to meet someone new. I felt reassured to learn this because it solidified my high opinion of her.
Oh, and regarding the title of this post, they ate Chinese.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
I've never seen/read this before - I just discovered it! But it is a nice little article (dated 08 May 1995) with cute pictures, and it makes Ginger seem like one of the most wonderful people I've never met.
Click on image to view article.
Anyway, for my wishlist part 1, I am currently in love with the majority of the beauty products at Anthropologie.
I am always enamored by their vintagey design! I looked online, but their selection isn't as big there as in the store.
I like perfume a little too much, but it always looks so cute in the bottle! It's usually way very expensive so I can't afford that many. I mostly use Flowerbomb now.
And to tangent, I bought the Winter air freshener from Bath and Body Works (the one that smells like the best of all things Christmas in liquid form?) and I can't stop inhaling deeply. It smells so good. I love that store. Rarely do I come out of there empty handed. I think I will add a gift card to here for my wishlist. Actually, for gift cards, I would probably want them from the following places:
Forever 21 (I tell you this store is a gold mine if you can spot the classy from the trashy items)
Now for a tangent upon tangent (it's what I do best) I need to figure out what exactly to buy other people. And also some have requested artwork, so I may take that route for more presents. Which in my case means I need to run down to Samy's and buy some black & white film. and some frames, or other items to embellish it. I LOVE working with colour slides because everything is just so vivid! I took a picture of my youngest sister with colour slide film and it came out bursting with colour because of the contrast of her red dress, the lime green balloon animal/hat she wore, and the blue pool in the background. I actually have no idea where the picture is right now. It must be somewhere around my house.
Alright, scooting along the tangent line (oh dear only I would say that) this quarter is almost over, I have a lot of reading and studying to do, but hopefully it won't eat up all of my time. My goal is to get through 61 pages of my art textbook reading... maybe 100 since I have a lot and only two days. On Monday I have to actually start working on my sculpture! I'm making molds of my hand with alginate (it's the same as that puffy, gooey stuff dentists use to make molds of your teeth. (I always gagged during the bottom mold.) Then I'm filling the mold with wax, which I'll have to heat... somehow. And I haven't decided if I want to do anything about the fingernails of the hand molds, because mine aren't in the best shape right now. I bet the sculpture professor would love to know that I'm even thinking about something like that, but it's just a part of my multi-faceted personality! :)
Monday, November 9, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
a) Nominate three more blogs for the award
b) Answer a few questions about myself
1. A Noodle in a Haystack
2. Some Parade
3. Finding Ginger
I don't think any of these blogs will be posting all too often at the moment, but hey. ;)
What's your current obsession?
Shopping at vintage fashion expos. They are so great because everything is right there, and unlike a flea market, you know it's going to be vintage!
What's your zodiac sign?
Sagittarius, the hardest one to spell. I really don't know anything about my sign, except for the fact that it's some half-man creature.
What am I wearing today?
Right now I'm wearing a little red and white striped sun dress that has small black flowers on it. I just realized the flowers are so spread out. Also, it is hot enough to be wearing this sun dress today.
What's your latest purchase?
A cigarette case.
What do you have for dinner?
Usually a lot of vegetables and sometimes pasta.
What's your favourite decade?
1930s 100%! Bias dresses I love. After putting one on you have the urge to spin around and dance. (I did that a little after trying one on in the dressing room of one of the expos.)
What are your must haves for summer?
Sunglasses and a hat, yet both of those items are broken. :(
Also, ice cream, and cute sandals! My sandals are also broken. :( Good think ice cream can't exactly break, otherwise I'm sure I would have broken it by now, too.
What is your favourite piece in your closest?
Hm. I really like this sheer, bias, early 40s dress I have. I also like my velvet 30s dress that I posted about. I also like Ginger's skirt and gloves, which I posted about as well. I also like my two silk scarves from China. I love a lot of my shoes. How do I decide?
What is your dream job?
Being the costume designer for period piece movies. :)
What's your favourite magazine?
I guess Vogue because I see the photo shoots as art versus advertisements for clothing. I also like some of the old LIFE magazines.
What do you consider a fashion no-no?
Bubble tops. I have one, but I always hide it by tucking it in. I personally think they look unflattering on people, but I think that's because I am drawn more to thinks that hug my waist and don't really enjoy looking pregnant when I'm not.
Describe your personal style?
Anything that has a vintage feel. I look for key aspects, such as ruffles, dots, peter pan collars, lots of buttons, cinching at the waist, bias, in modern clothing.
Who was your favourite Beatle?
What are you proud of?
Having the ability to think for myself and not always follow others, and having possessed this ability a lot longer than other people my age.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Location: New York, NY, US
Date taken: August 14, 1945
Photographer: Alfred Eisenstaedt
These were just two random, ordinary people who came out to celebrate a victory. I find it an even sweeter image knowing that the act was unplanned and just a thrill of the moment type of action. LIFE Magazine attempted to locate the kissing pair about 20 years after the photo was taken. Multiple people claimed to be the sailor or nurse, but nobody (not even the photographer) was truly sure who the people were. One woman, Edith Shain, wrote a letter to LIFE claiming to be the woman in the photo, and she has been the favoured candidate over the years.
Here is a short interview with Miss Shain from BBC News in 2008:
Saturday, October 24, 2009
There are also now four frogs in the mountains named Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Fred, and Ginger. And one named Asta.
And one named Chocky. If I ever get an aquatic frog for the dorm I'm naming him Chocky.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Anyway I was looking at previous events at the Billy Wilder theatre and discovered that they had a special event dedicated to character actors! I would have loved to see these movies on the big screen!