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)

10 comments:

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love love love your blog!

JessM said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Your blog is literally my favorite, or at least in like my top three.
I've never been so inspired by pictures of people lounging in bed:)

Alexis said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Anonymous - thank you so so so much! :)

Alexis said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

JessM - ah thank you so much! I love your site, so I'm really glad that you enjoy mine as well! Seriously, these women are so inspiring - they can inspire you to want to lounge in bed :)

Raquel said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Pictures are oh so lovely, as usual. My weeks seem to be just so mundane with classes/studying/reading textbooks/work/etc... so don't worry, you aren't alone with the lack of excitement! x

Summer.B said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

great images and subject as always :)... i love lazy weekends xx

Alexis said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Raquel - it sounds like we're living the same life! If I'm not in class, then I'm doing work, studying, or reading for a class (or I'm doing "research" for my blog - a girl's gotta have some fun!)
Ugh, I just want spring to come, and then summer, and then freedom!! Hahah :)

Alexis said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Summer.B - thank you very much! It's not hard to find inspiration with these women though, so all the goodness lays with them (lays quite literally, in this particular case :)
And aren't lazy weekends the best? (certainly Andy Samberg/Chris Parnell would agree ... I need to stop with the pop culture references from 2006 ...)

xxo,
Alexis

Nicole Holm said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

gorgeous photos!

Alexis said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thank you Nicole!
xxo