Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Lovin' Linkful

Here are the links that are dominating the tabs on my computer this week:

I seriously want to throw all of these parties. (Flavorwire)

The other day on the tube, Susie Bubble sat next to me. I inwardly freaked out for the next nine minutes until I got to my destination, because I absolutely worship Susie and her style. Her map to her favorite stores in London is a treasure trove of vintage and designer shops alike. (Style Bubble - Google Maps)

20 must-see places before the world ends. Better hurry, we've only got nine months and one day to go! (Buzzfeed)

This tumblr owns my life. I check it multiple times a day. The author's posts are so eerily accurate to my life, I think she has a window in to my soul. (#whatshouldwecallme)

A delicious recipe for homemade thin mints. Now the Girl Scouts don't control my cookie needs, which is really excellent, because some of them can be cruel little bitches. (Chicagoist)

Julie, of the girl with kaleidoscope eyes, and I are big fans of the show Community (honestly, if you're not a fan of the show, I suggest that you seriously reexamine your life) - so to celebrate its return, here's a compilation of over a hundred (101!) gifs from seasons past. (Screen Junkies)

A great resource for important places in music history in London, it's been especially helpful when trying to find more obscure sites of the sixties and seventies. (The Shady Old Lady)

I made a film a few months ago where I do my best effort to recreate Baby Jane Holzer's screen test. It's being exhibited at my school during my absence this semester. Though you can't see my short, check out one of Warhol's most famous and infamous screen tests featuring his first superstar. (YouTube)

Monday, March 19, 2012

green earrings, i remember the rings of rare design

Earrings are kind of my thing. I love them - I honestly can't get enough studs, chandeliers, hoops, cuffs, or shoulder-dusters. It's probably no surprise when I tell you that the bigger, the gaudier, the more over-the-top, the heavier, the better. I am obsessed with the idea of wearing giant earrings with everything. I want to be Edie Sedgwick, running around the city in leotards, tights and giant earrings. I really think that Edie started the whole shoulder-duster trend, and once everyone saw how killer it looked they all followed suit. Of course, Edie would have had to purchase her earrings from somewhere, so of course the trend didn't originate with her entirely, but I do believe she is to credit with the rise of the insane earring as an essential part of a gal's accessory collection. 
These are some of my favorite girls in some of the grooviest earrings that I have ever seen:

One of the fiercest models in the history of fashion, Donyale Luna, rocks some serious ear candy

What would a post on statement earrings be without the queen of shoulder-dusters, Edie Sedgwick? Seriously, the girl's collection of chandelier earrings, beaded butterflies, plastic spheres and ethnic hardware is unrivaled by anyone

Lauren Hutton tries her hand - er, ears - at the trend 

Only Vogue would have thought to match one's earrings to their ponytail - what a novel idea

Never one to shy away from daring, statement-making fashions, Marisa Berenson is shown sporting an array of earrings styles on the covers of various fashion mags

Peggy Moffitt tended towards brighter and wilder styles for her accessories

Though primarily known for her earthy hippie child look, Sharon Tate still glammed it up from time to time, wearing giant chandelier earrings like these

 Susan 'Internation Velvet' Bottomly's endless array of statement-making earrings made her the perfect successor to Edie Sedgwick for the position as Andy Warhol's confidante debutante

The 'It' Girl of the sixties Twiggy was always on the forefront of fashion trends, seen rocking earrings that were anywhere as wild as disco balls to mismatched pieces that look like children's toys 

Veruschka knew how to show off her wild accessories to their best advantage - subtly pulling her hair away from her face so that every girl could envy her earrings

Known for her timeless French fashion sense, Catherine Deneuve occasionally tried her hand at wild trends of the sixties 

Jean Shrimpton knows how to rock a pair of killer shoulder-dusters on the cover of Vogue

Title: from "Green Earrings" (Steely Dan)

Saturday, March 17, 2012

take my photo off the wall if it just won't sing for you

I am a horrid little blogger, aren't I? The last three weeks of my life have been a blur of internship applications (don't ask...), last minute weekend trips, exams, work, and catching up on three series of Misfits (seriously, how did I miss that show? It is beyond brilliant).
The way I see it, my problems are nothing that a little Twiggy can't fix.  


Twiggy always knows how to get me in the retro mood. She's so varied in her talents and looks that I find her endlessly inspiring. The girl really can do it all - model, act, sing, design. Given the chance, I bet that she could rule the world. 
I was at a department store today in Chelsea that had this great large print of a photo that Avedon took of Twiggy in 1967. I wanted it so badly, but reality came crashing in when I looked at the several hundred pound price tag. Eh, but a girl can dream right? 

Thursday, March 1, 2012

put your makeup on, fix your hair up pretty

Is it strange that one of my favorite things to do is put on makeup? There is something so calming, so spiritual, so superficially life-affirming about the process that I quite enjoy. It's lovely to see dolly girls that I love who enjoy the process of primping themselves in front of a mirror as well

These two models admire their own reflections with fab updos and great cat eyes (I'm digging the white cat eye on the left!)

Known for her gamine gorgeousness, Audrey Hepburn had the best eye makeup in the history of all of Hollywood (at least, according to me)

The fabulous makeover scene in Vertigo takes Kim Novak from dowdy brunette to blonde bombshell

Brigitte Bardot knows what to do to perfect her sex kitten look

A Playboy Bunny from the '60s knows the perfect compliment to bunny ears is heavily lined eyelids

Catherine James, muse extraordinaire, paints her eyes (also, can you spot those Edie-inspired shoulder dusters that she's wearing? Must be during her Factory days)

Donyale Luna gets some assistance from a fellow model

America's original sweetheart Doris Day always kept her makeup sweet and simple

Edie Sedgwick was known for her obsession with makeup - taking hours every day to contour her cheeks and define her doe eyes

Elizabeth Taylor adjusts what looks to be some pretty killer glitter eye makeup

Natalia Vodianova for Guerlain's Fall campaign last year

Here the 1944 Rockettes are caught primping in front of their mirrors

Jane Birkin fixing her appearance both offscreen and on (in Wonderwall)

The fabulous Miss Faithfull on the set of The Girl on a Motorcycle, in a magazine spread, and backstage at Saturday Night Live

The ultimate bombshell Marilyn Monroe appreciated the beauty and femininity of cosmetics, oftentimes being photographed applying them

Natalie Wood enhances her already amazingly wide eyes with coats of mascara

Mischa Barton pencils her eyelid as Rachel Bilson looks on in The O.C.

Pattie Boyd several times did spread for magazines documenting her famous dolly look

The Shrimpton girls always looked camera ready 

Sue Lyon on the set of The Night of the Iguana 

Sylvie Vartan admires her own appearance

Here all of the Polly Maggoos ready their looks in the famous film 

It's easy to see why Sophia Loren attracted the likes of Cary Grant and Carlo Ponti

The women of The Women primp themselves

I love everything about this look - from the perfect cat eye to that dark red lip

A young pre-Marilyn Norma Jeane smiles as she puts on her 'stick

Modern day dolly Drew Barrymore puckers up

Title: from "Atlantic City" (Bruce Springsteen)