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Even the best laid plans…

So, last night I got all dressed up to go to a New Years Eve party downtown where a friend’s band was playing.  I went out to my car only to discover that I had a flat tire.  It was pretty late by that point, and I wasn’t able to get a hold of anyone to come pick me up for the party, so I ended up spending the evening sitting on the couch, in my fancy outfit and hair, eating chocolate and watching a marathon of The Thin Man movies on TCM. (not a bad evening, but just not what I had planned.)

I was finally able to get my hair in to some form of victory rolls, thanks to this tutorial:

I don’t think her method is completely authentic, but it gives you the look and is really easy to do!  Here is what the final product looked like, even though I am the only one who saw it last night

And, I have to say after watching a lot of Thin Man last night, I adore Myrna Loy!  She always looked so beautiful and sophisticated, but she was also really funny.  I was reading a bio of her recently and was interested to learn that early in her career, she was typically cast as an “exotic”, made to look like she was of Asian decent.  The Thin Man movies helped break her out of that stereotype and into comedic roles.

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Channeling my inner Audrey

This week is an absolute whirlwind, so sorry my posts are a bit scarce.  I don’t typically do daily outfit posts because my wardrobe on a daily basis at the studio is a mix of paint covered jeans, aprons, and the occasional vintage piece.  But yesterday I was feeling very Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face, what with my bangs that I recently hacked off, and my gray turtleneck and dark jeans.

Sorry about the crummy bathroom shot!  I was running a bit late yesterday!

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Inspiring Icons: Ingrid Bergman

I don’t think I have ever mentioned how much I adore Ingrid Bergman.  Basically, if she is in a movie, I will watch it.  I was re-watching Gaslight recently.  Creepy stuff!  Although, even as a woman slowly being driven mad by her own husband, she is still always beautiful and stylish.

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Because who doesn’t love Rita…


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Inspiring Icons: Audrey Hepburn


West End Movies is showing the classic Charade this Friday at 8pm.  Charade stars Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant, two of the classiest actors ever.  It is a fun, and funny romp through Paris, and you can enjoy it for the low price of $5 at West End Movies.  Check it out!

So, for this week’s inspiring icon, I have picked the gorgeous Audrey Hepburn.  I don’t think there is much I could say about this woman that is not widely known, so I have decided just to post a few previously never before seen photos by photographer Bob Willoughby.  Enjoy!

~Emily C.


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Inspiring Icons: Lauren Bacall


I absolutely adore old movies.  The glamor and polish always make me want to step inside them and become a part of the story.  I especially love the clothes and style of the women in 40’s black and white films.  And I love finding another woman who has as deep a voice as I do, so I especially love Lauren Bacall.  If you have never seen her first movie, “To Have and Have Not”, with her husband Humphrey Bogart, you need to check it out today.  Not only is her hair and wardrobe flawless, this movie includes probably the best and sexiest line ever- “You know how to whistle, don’t you?  You just put your lips together and blow.”


If you enjoy old movies like I do, you need to check out West End Movies in Greenville’s West End.  They screen different classic and independent films every week for a lot less than traditional movie theaters.  This Friday at 8pm, they are showing Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None”, from 1945.  I have never seen the movie, but I remember the book being pretty creepy!  Tickets are only $5 and include free popcorn.  West End Movies is located at 640 South Main St., Studio 200.  Why not check it out!

~Emily C.

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