Monday, February 25, 2013

Baby Steps

Managed to hobble outside today for a very slooooooooow short walk!
Yay! Spring is on its way!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Tighten Up

Take This Look:
I Love Lucy
And Pair It With This Look:
And You Get THIS Look:

These are my brand new Victoria's Secret PJs. Although I do prefer second hand clothes I draw the line at PJs. I will sleep in my OWN sweat & drool, thank you very much.
Am I still in a back brace?  Yes dammit!
Is my house a mess?  Uhhh..Yes.
Is that a Margarita in my hand?  Hell Yes!!
Is this a good song?  Oh Yes.
P.S. Pajamas are trending.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Valentine's Day

As much as I like to pretend that it's about Romance
It's really about all the Pretty Stuff.
Happy Valentine's Day!
Love, Connie*


Friday, February 8, 2013

Haunted Shoes

My friend, Tom, says that clothes must have an afterlife because ghosts are always seen wearing least the ghosts I've seen.

A Ghost Story: Many years back I bought a pair of Super Cute Shoes at the Salvation Army. They fit me PERFECTLY. And they were Extremely Comfortable. It was like they were made for me! They looked a lot like these shoes:
Cute, n'est-ce pas?

So I put them on and headed out the door. Footloose and Fancy Free. I loved my New Shoes. But after a very short time they started to Hurt my Feet. I mean, REALLY hurt my feet. It was almost as if they had grown SMALLER. I could hardly bear it. I started to get blisters. Then my feet started to bleed. I have never had shoes that hurt so much. I had to hobble home in my bare and bloody feet.
A friend of mine had admired them so I said, "Here. Take them! They are YOURS."
The next day she wore THE SHOES. Midway into the day she started to feel unwell and actually fainted and fell down a flight of stairs. She was, thankfully, okay but she threw THE SHOES into the back of her closet where they mysteriously disappeared....
Too bad that we didn't know about the Vintage Store Psychic.


Sunday, February 3, 2013

Costume Design

Edith Head

Do you have a Fantasy Occupation? I have a few....Park Ranger, Stone Mason and
That is why I get so excited when the Academy Award nominations are announced. I can't wait to find out the nominees for Best Costume Design.
Sometimes while I'm watching a film I'll get so caught up in watching the Costumes that I'll hardly even notice what is going on in the story!
So here are the Oscar Nominees for 2013:

Jacqueline Durran for ANNA KARENINA.
Ms. Durran has said that her inspiration for this film was 1950's Couture meets 1870's Russia. Yes, Please!  She was also previously nominated for Atonement and Pride and Prejudice which I guess makes her Keira Knightly's official costumer. I would imagine that it is almost impossible to make
 Keira Knightly look bad.

Paco Delgado for LES MISERABLES.
This is his first nomination, however, he has two Goya Awards for Costume Design. The Goyas are the Spanish version of the Oscars.

Joanna Johnston for LINCOLN.
 This is her first nomination. But she has worked on lots and lots films. She was Assistant Costume Designer on Out of Africa. Wasn't that a beautiful movie? What a great training ground!
Mirror Mirror Stills

Eiko Ishioka for MIRROR MIRROR.
Sadly Ms. Ishioka passed away in January 2012 but she was Astounding! This is her second nomination. She Won an Academy Award for the Costumes for
 Bram Stoker's Dracula. She was quite prolific. She designed Costumes for Bjork music videos, some Costumes for the Opening Ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the Costumes for Cirque du Soleil: Varekai just to name a few.
She will be missed.

This is a big year for Snow White at the movies. And also a big year for Colleen Atwood.
This is her 10th Academy Award Nomination. She has already won 3 Academy Awards for:
She is the only American in the bunch. She's kind of like the Meryl Streep of Costume Designers.
She also designed the costumes for another film that came out this year, Dark Shadows. I actually thought the costumes for Dark Shadows were better than those for Snow White...but I'm a sucker for knee sox.
If you check out her resume you will notice that she has worked on quite a few Johnny Depp movies. Yep, I'd like to get Johnny Depp in for a Costume Fitting!
 The 2013 Academy Awards Ceremony will be broadcast on Sunday, February 24.
Which one of these is YOUR favorite?

Friday, February 1, 2013

Three Things

Hmmm...I do believe it is time to check in with the Three Things that are currently putting a Big Smile on my Face..

I saw these chairs piled up in a local restaurant and for un tout petit moment I felt like I was in Paris.

This is Pancake my Faithful Nap Buddy.
And when I need an Extra Big Smile I go to YouTube and watch Soul Train Line Dances.
There is just so much to Love about The Line Dance: the Styles, the Music, the Moves, the Memories. My sister and I spent many Saturday Mornings in our Pajamas dancing along with Soul Train. ~ Yeah, She's A Brick-House. She's Mighty Mighty....~
What are YOUR THREE THINGS??????
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