Sunday, February 27, 2011

when i’m in the middle of a dream, stay in bed, float up stream

This past week has been one of those terrible, long drawn-out weeks with a seemingly never-ending list of to-do's. All I want to do for the rest of the weekend is lay in my bed, eat bits of English toffee, read my stack of untouched glossies (Vogue US - I've only briefly checked out the pepto-pink Gaga but I love it already, Lucky, Marie Claire, Nylon, Elle, and Glamour) and sleep, sleep, sleep! 

What are your plans (for this week/weekend/life)? I'm sure infinitely more exciting than mine!

The everlasting lovely Marilyn Monroe

Marianne Faithfull, looking every inch the rock star in late 1968 

The beautiful Brigitte Bardot

Edie Sedgwick, in the Warhol film Beauty No. 2

Audrey Hepburn takes a 'cat nap' as Holly Golightly

Sisters Catherine Deneuve and Françoise Dorléac lounge in their bunk beds

 Czech cult classic Daisies (aka Sedmikrásky) features best friends who are both named Marie lounging in mid-60s fantasticalness 

Edie Sedgwick ponders life as Susan Superstar in Ciao! Manhattan

Marianne, in a scene with Girl on a Motorcycle costar Alain Delon

A scene from the epic campaign for Miss Dior Cherie, by Miss Sofia Coppola

Edie relaxes with Factory friends Andy Warhol, Gerard Malanda, and Chuck Wein

Eva Green is Parisian bohémienne Isabelle in Bernardo Bertoluci's The Dreamers

How cozy does Kirsten Dunst look as the young dauphine Marie Antoinette, with her Austrian pup Mops? 

One of my favorite actresses, Natalie Wood, in one of my favorite of her films Splendor in the Grass

Penelope Tree in a perfectly floral boudoir

The Indian transformation of the attic in A Little Princess completely transformed my ideas about magic, imagination, and what I wanted to decorate my bedroom to look like

Mia Farrow looks surprisingly well-rested as the photographer mistress of a Russian counter-espionage agent in A Dandy in Aspic

I wish I could be served breakfast in bed and write my correspondences while wearing a fabulously furry robe

Scarlett Johansson perfectly channels the airy, light, dreamy beauty of Sofia Coppola's creations, as done in Lost in Translation

Anita Pallenberg and onscreen love interest Mick Jagger snooze the day away in Performance

Real-life lovers Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg cozy up onscreen (but Jane - watch his arm!) 

Godard muse and queen of the French New Wave, Anna Karina

Brigitte Bardot lounges in the gorgeous Italian setting of Le Mépris 

Daria Werbowy, Kate Moss, and Lara Stone all cuddle up under the covers

A makeup-free Drew Barrymore lets us know how she looks when she wakes up in the morning. And the female population grows even more jealous

In Secret Ceremony, Mia Farrow clutches onto her would-be mama Elizabeth Taylor

I love how artfully arranged Marianne's hair looks on that pillow in Motorcycle 
(What, don't you guys wake up in the morning looking like this, too?) 

All that modeling can tire a girl out! Twiggy catches up on her rest (but still keeps those fantastic false lashes!) 

Eva Green is all tuckered out in The Dreamers

Title: from "I'm Only Sleeping" (The Beatles)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

emerging from my world, imagine living in a box

What I would give to be a fly on the wall when whoever conceived of this theme for a photo shoot pitched it to Marianne Faithfull. I can imagine it now: "okay Marianne, so we're going to have you in a bunch of different dresses and you'll be coming out of boxes that are larger-than-life, you see? Each photo will be the same and yet different. It will be such an artistic statement." 
She looks really pretty, though (as per usual)

Sunday, February 20, 2011

and you, you keep me warm

I'm going through bit of a Doctor Zhivago stage - all I want to do is wear ridiculously delicious-looking (faux) fur cossack hats. I blame the blistering winters of upstate New York. I'm not advocating or even condoning the wearing of fur - in this day and age, with so many other fantastic-looking alternatives are out there, I don't understand why you'd want to buy the real thing - but it surely is a fantastic look, isn't it? Websites like ASOS have excellent faux versions of the look, so now all of us (even the veggie-eaters!) can look like we're living la vida Zhivago

Pattie Boyd (but were any of you surprised I put her on the list?)

High society gals in the sixties even gave the look a try

Janis Joplin, with good friend Grace Slick, in her signature hippie-luxe threads

A page from a 1967 issue of Look Magazine

Jean Shrimpton keeps warm

Audrey Hepburn braves the cold in 1963

A Love Story-era Ali MacGraw

Dhani Harrison and Sasha Pivovarova in a sixties-inspired shoot for Fashion Rocks 

The cast of Doctor Zhivago - Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, and Omar Sharif 

I have a strange obsession with the style of Grace Jones, and her take on the cossack hat does nothing to quell that obsession

Former Disney starlet Hayley Mills

Elizabeth Taylor does the fur look (and - no surprise - she looks glam doing it!) 
A fantastic Jane Birkin-inspired photoshoot

Ingrid Boulting on the cover of the November 1974 issue of Vogue UK

The beautiful Miss Gemma Ward

Knowing a heavy fur jacket isn't enough of a statement outfit, Jane Asher adds a fur hat for good measure

Kate Moss poses for a winter-inspired photospread for Vanity Fair

Lauren Hutton, in a very luxe look

A shot of Marilyn Monroe, from her infamous "Last Sitting" portrait session with photographer Bert Stern

The inimitable Marlene Dietrich

Folk-starlet Melanie Safka

The model of this gorgeous Vogue cover is a mystery - a lot of people credit the pic to Penelope Tree, but I agree with the genius over at Youthquakers, who believes it's Lesley Jones

Here's the actual Penelope Tree, doing her take on the fur hat look

Always the fashion icon, Penny Lane tries her hand (or head) at the look

The lovely Romy Schneider 

There's a reason why those Moscow girls made Paul McCartney scream and shout

An excellent street style example of how to rock the fur hat

Another from Fashion Rocks - this time taking inspiration from Janis Joplin

In this statement-making look, it's easy to see why Jean-Paul Belmondo was so in love with Ursula Andress

A timeless - yet incredibly on-trend - example of the fur cossack hat

No surprise that perennial fashion risk-taker Cate Blanchett pulled off this look without a hitch in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Title: from "Keep Me Warm" (Ida Maria)