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A bit of instruction

I have seen this video a number of times, but I still love watching it!  Happy Tuesday!

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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.

photo courtesy avanzaza.com

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I’m Dreaming…

A couple of nights ago I was watching White Christmas.  I have to say that is one of my favorite Christmas movies.  The music, the dancing, the clothes…I just love it all.  I could watch Vera Ellen dance all day, and I am thinking of convincing one of my sisters to put together an act with me so that we can do that “Sisters” song…

But most of all, I am determined to one day have a dress just like the one Rosemary Clooney wears when she sings “Love You Didn’t Do Right By Me.”

If I had loved during this time period I would want to be a singer at a club like this.  To wear beautiful dresses and sing beautiful songs every night would be my idea of the good life.

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Finally finished!

Remember months ago when I posted about a red ’40s shirtwaist dress I had been trying to finish for a while?  Well, I was hoping that posting about it would inspire me to get it finished.  That didn’t work, but I found the motivation when I decided that I wanted to wear the dress for my birthday.  I will have to take a proper photo of the whole dress soon, but in the meantime, here is a photo of me and my good friend Heather to give you an idea what it looks like.

And, I swiped this video off of Miriam’s blog because I think the clothes and the music are fabulous.  It really makes me want to start wearing 1920’s cloche hats!

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Happy Birthday to Me!

You are just going to have to indulge me a moment…

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Swinging on Sesame Street

Happy 40th birthday Sesame Street!  I know this clip is from the 70’s, but it’s got a great swing beat.  Plus, you’ve got to love Wynton Marsalis on the trumpet.  I remember seeing this as a child and loving it as much then as I do now!  Hope it brings a smile to your face!

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Monday En Rose

Happy Monday everybody!  I have been sitting at my computer updating my contact list for this weekend’s Open Studios show, (click over to my art blog for more information) and listening to music to help keep myself motivated.  I hate doing the tedious business stuff, but it has to be done!  So, to keep all of us inspired on this Monday, here is a little Edith Piaf for you.  Au revoir!

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