Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I Can Think Of No Better Lounging Decor Than George Clooney

Well, maybe I can. But right now, he's pretty yummy. And he rather does go with any room's decor...



George Clooney & Gemma Ward photo by Norman Jean Roy.

PS I always have to slow down to read the photog's name; I always see Norma Jean... *sigh*

Monday, August 30, 2010

The Kitty Is Tweet


Patient Kitty by Drake Brodahl.

What I've Been Up To

If you want to know why I've been silent these past 10 days, you can read about it here. Meanwhile, I've finally learned how to make a gif post properly at blogger.



If you want to know how, it's simple: upload your image to Google Docs. Make sure the document's setting is set to share with anyone. Then right-click to get the url of the image location and post that in an image tag.

A bit cumbersome, but it works!

UPDATE: Apparently that only works for one day? WTF?! So you have to use Photobucket. *sigh*

money smoking

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Don't Cha Wish Your Girlfriend Was Hot Like He?


Tony Ward well-suited to cross-dressing with stockings & high-heels in the Fall 2010 issue of 10 Men; photography by Richard Burbridge.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Wear More Hats, Less Everything Else

I don't like Dita, but I do adore hats. Especially purple hats with black netting.

So, here you go.



Dita Von Teese by Albert Sanchez, 2008; via Bohemea.

Simply Struck Speechless


Via Bohemea.

Power Forward

OK, so maybe her position isn't a forward, but I like this photo And if I could get a foosball table of all ballerinas, I would. (Found via a link sent by my Dearest David.)

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Can't Say No

More from Silent Order; magie.femELLE by *silent-order.

The Sofa She Sits Upon





Photos by Silent Order; link found via S & M = Smoke & Mirrors.

Even Death Does Not Stop Time

Proof? This antique silver skull pocket watch from Europe (1701-1900) which was part of the Rubin Museum of Art's "Remember That You Will Die" exhibition, which focused on works of art depicting or dealing with death from Medieval and Early Renaissance Europe and Tibet. The exhibition just closed August 9th. Bummer.

Wolves, Beware

Woman of mystery meets Little Red Riding Hood.

Friday, August 13, 2010

It's Friday The 13th But You'll Be OK Because Maureen Loves You


From BigHappyFunHouse.

Bare Bears? Where?! There!

I absolutely adore this sketch by Willy Pogany.



I know, I know; you expected me to gush over the nudes first. But I love bears as much as bares. *wink*

Ava Garnder's Checkered Past

The Making Of The Devil

Joshua Hoffine Shows you how this photo was made. (Via S & M = Smoke & Mirrors.)

Asymetrical + Hippy = Ass-Symetrical?


From Réunion des musées nationaux; found via The Humm Of Mystery.

I NEED This!

I'm sure it would break the bank, but...



Via Dirty Mutha Fuss.

Seasons Change; Bikinis Don't

There's A Ribcage In The Trunk

According to the GirlieGirlArmy, Michael & Sloan are relaunching as Michael Spirito (new website due in September):
And even before a major launch, earrings from the new collection are on the cover of September's Cosmo on Jessica Alba, A cuff is featured in Marie Claire, and their pieces can be seen on a full page in August's Elle on the twilight actress Ashley Greene.



There's also a Trunk Show at the brand spankin' new Bloomingdale's in Santa Monica, CA this coming weekend - The 14th and 15th from 12-7pm. And in their Century City, Los Angeles store the 20th and 21st.
And since you can get tons of pieces for under $100 at these shows (most pieces retail from $300-$6000) - we suggest you put it in your book and hustle on over.

Don't live in the Los Angeles area? No worries! The line will be in a store near you soon. Can't wait? Call or email (details below) Sloan, and he'll give you the GirlieGirlArmy hook up!
Currently available at Maxfield LA
Email at Info@michaelspirito.com, or call 212.933.1429

Blossom


Marion Cotillard: Portrait Of the Artist; Vogue by Mario Testino, July 2010.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Vegas Graveyard

Awash in the metallic sunset of life and the sepia of memory.


Via Sensen.

Dizzy For The Divan

Miss April 1958 and her lingerie aren't bad either.

Tomorrow's House

Tomorrow's House or The Tiny Angel by George O'Neil: "A charming tale of an angel's adventures." Endpapers, frontispiece and twelve full-page illustrations by Rose Cecil O'Neill, the originator of the Kewpies, Kewpie Dolls & related ephemera.

I Love Stuff Like This

It helps balance out my girlie-girl side. *wink*


Ménilmontant, Dimitri Kirsanoff, 1926; via Colette Saint Yves.

Vintage Is As Vintage Does

Fabulous photos by CameraBandit for Etsy seller Fab Gabs. They really sell the dream! More at the Fab Gabs vintage blog.


My Favorite Aqua Man

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Pin Ups To Dry Your Dishes

Vintage linen dish towels with pinups, ready for you to embroider.


Keep Warm With Vintage Pin Ups - And Superman

I simply have to make one of these in my lifetime!


Incredible Vintage 40s Novelty Quilt Pin Up Girl and Superman:
Here is a very unique cotton novelty quilt made up of approximately 80 squares with 40 of these featuring a multitude of approximately 30 pin-up girls with approximately 9 patches of children (it is difficult to discern with certain patches if they are young women or still adolescents) and right in the middle stands the one and only “Superman”. It measures 68” x 78”. The quilt itself is made up of a calico like print in blue and white with white cotton squares which feature the embroidered squares which have been made up with cut out cotton fabrics from the 1940s and then embroidered over. It is fully lined in white cotton and it is all hand-stitched. The quilt is rough and somewhat worn around the top edge and has some fading to the blue (more so to the bottom of the quilt) but there is also some at the top and throughout the quilt here and there. It features young ladies doing various things, like playing tennis, skating, skiing, ballet dancing, at the beach, out of the bath, exercising, saluting, skipping rope, etc.



Bebe & Fuzzy Friend



OK, if you're reading down here, that probably means you give a flip what I'm thinking and why I posted this; so I'll tell you.

You might just be thinking, "Well, duh, who doesn't love an incredible vintage dressing room photograph?" And that's true enough, especially when the lovely lady, Bebe Daniels, is wearing pretty lingerie and holding a kitten.

And you might just think I'm posting this in my ladies who lounge series because I'm torn between the lovely lingerie and the incredible decor of the room. After all, that's what I said when I started the series.

But truth be told, there's something a little more creepy involved too...

Whenever I watch an old movie, see an old photo, with animals in them, I always think, "That animal is dead now."

I told you it was creepy.

Yes, I know, often the people themselves in the photos are dead too. (Whenever I say this aloud while watching movies with family &/or friends, I am reminded of this -- as if I were intellectually slow.) But something about the shorter lifespan of animals, about how they aren't as celebrated as their human celluloid celebrities, makes them seem more vulnerable, less inclined to be remembered or recognized for having lived at all.

Animals are so often props -- not only in film, or photography, but in every day real life -- that commenting on their passing somehow seems to reaffirm their status of once having been alive.