Monday, December 19, 2011

Vintage Eye Candy

No Words.

Just a Look.

A Vintage Look.....













Thursday, December 8, 2011

All We Are Saying...

December 8, 1980
Do you remember what you were doing?
Do you remember where you were?
Do you remember how you felt?

I know this is unrelated to most things I write about
I am not normally gaga over famous people
John Lennon was different
I was very little when I heard the Beatles for the first time.
Their music was constantly playing
 on my Mom's AM radio in the kitchen
I would sit on the breezeway or play in the yard,
but not so far away from the kitchen door
 that I couldn't hear the radio.
looks really close....seriously

My Mom had the radio tuned to WRKO most of time
music would be playing everyday
 while she did housework
she would turn it up....

That wonderful Rickenbacker sound
would crack through the air straight into my little soul
& not having any of those insecurities
 that I would have as I got older
I would immediately stand up,
attempting to do the twist,
singing at the top of my lungs.....

Oh yeah I
Tell ya something...
I think you'll understand
When I say that something...
I wanna hold your hand
According to my Parents
When we would stand to sing in church
I would sing the same thing.....

Being born in 1963
my generation started off
knowing extreme sadness
 by seeing it felt by a Nation...

By the time I was 10 years old
JFK had been Assasinated
Bobby Kennedy Killed
Martin Luther King Killed
Richard Nixon & Watergate
 ruined my family's trust in the presidency.
through a childs mind
the nightly news was just
pictures of young men moving through a jungle,
the reading of body counts
& men with microphones asking these
 poor souls about the loss of their youth.

John Lennon
for me had always been
my cool hippy representation of
I did cry when the Beatles broke up
but I knowingly took John's hand as he lead me
into knowing who HE was
without the Beatles.

I was a senior in high school
when he was killed in front of his home
I heard about it on my radio the next morning
while I was busy with my curling iron
turning my hair into a Farah Flip.

The Words Were Spoken,
The Limited Details Given,
as they went to commercial.
I sat motionless.....




The DJ's voice returned
repeating the news
then adding....

"Someone has just called making a request," he said
"he's asked me to play this song
because today the music has died"

eyes burning
I heard Don McLean

"A long long time ago
I can still remember how that music used to make me smile
And I knew if I had my chance
That I could make those people dance
And maybe they'd be happy for a while
But February made me shiver
With every paper I'd deliver
Bad news on the doorstep
I couldn't take one more step
I can't remember if I cried
When I read about his widowed bride
But something touched me deep inside
The day the music died......."


It has been said.......
That Mine is the "Cynical Generation"
ya think?

Friday, December 2, 2011

Le Perfect Coating

Even for girls who don't normally dress up,
who never truly girlify themselves,
Source: via Lori on Pinterest

those girls who don't carry themselves
like a movie star down the red carpet....

You can see those same girls
 dressed "to the nines" this time of year.

Almost every girl likes a
Serious Grown-Up Holiday Party

Even the ones who wouldn't wear
a full on white ballgown as a bride.
(my hand is up)

So as "y'all" are
making your plans to look fine..
while you are
counting up your cash
shining up your plastic
to buy yourself that "Killer Dress"
that makes you
"Drop Dead Gorgeous"
Just don't forget about that soft touch
that just finishes this full on

for the blatent
self promotion

This is where the 
French Republic comes in.....
Now this is a gorgeous dress
 nooooo doubt about it.....
As you sashay around the room
with a glass of champagne in your hand
(or whatever you're drinking)
all those party guests
will be ooooing & aaawing
at your gorgeousness.

there is the matter of
 "le grande entrance" to consider.
Wrap yourself up in this Rare 1950s
Cerulean Blue Emba Mink Stole &
Every eye will look up 
the moment you walk thru the door.

What about this one??
mmmm hmmmm

wrapped up in this one
mmmm hmmmm hmmmm
or maybe this sweet little number...

....coated in a little toffee.

If boho is your style.....

......gotcha groovy right here

"Peace" on Earth Man.

Nicole Knows
French Vanilla Ice Cream
needs a topping!

Scoop of French Vanilla....


.....caramel swirl.

Por vous?

oo la la
fa la la

So when checking your look this holiday season
Just Remember
the immortal words of

Baby It's Cold Outside!

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