Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Style Icon: Samantha Stephens

Samantha Stephens was the best witch wife that ever there was, and she was so stylish.

"Bewitched" aired from 1964-1972 and featured some serious Mad-Men style fashions (or, I guess, Mad Men features some serious Bewitched style fashions). There's Sam looking good in a shift dress hanging out in the kitchen.

There she is in her cute little straight-leg, ankle-skimming pants and ballet flats using her pink vacuum looking adorable. But don't think Sam was only fashionable when doing housework! She was also a full-on witch and could do all sorts of things with that twitchy little nose of hers.

Darren, her husband, isn't really onboard for the nose-twitching stuff, but her fabulous mother, Endora, encourages her (Endora is a Style Icon for another time for sure).

And really anything Elizabeth Montgomery wears, whether she's playing Samantha Stephens or not, is absolutely adorable because it's Elizabeth Montgomery wearing it.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016


Natalie Wood is absolutely awesome, and, for the most part, she is a total glamour puss. She's famous for movies like "Splendor in the Grass" and "A Rebel Without a Cause" -- heavy, teenage dramas where she plays the beautiful love interest. "Inside Daisy Clover" is also a heavy, teenage drama, I suppose, and she's totally the pretty girl in it, but before she's the pretty girl, she's the tough ragamuffin. I love her as a tomboy! She's all smoking and blowing stuff up. Don't try this at home, kids! But do watch "Inside Daisy Clover"!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Style Icon: Roseanne Barr

I'm a fan of Roseanne. I love her humor and unapologetic loudness. I also really love her style these days. Like, I want to dress like Roseanne when I'm a grandma. She has some great cranky-hippy grandma style. 

This became most apparent to me when I was watching her short-lived -- but so good! -- reality show Roseanne's Nuts. She lives on a nut farm in Hawaii, and she always looks comfy and fabulous.

Scarves! Earrings! Little braids in her hair! Hanging out with the hippie boy who lives on her land! Also: I dig that she keeps her hair naturally gray hair. Dig it. 

She is just so un-Hollywood and so Roseanne. It was fun watching her hang out on her Hawaii farm, and I was bummed when the show wasn't picked up for another season. Oh well. I still say - Roseanne Barr: Cranky-hippy, grandma style icon.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Style Icon: Helen Mirren

I hear a lot of people saying they'd like to look like Helen Mirren when they're "her age." My thoughts? Who wouldn't want to look like Helen Mirren no matter what age? That lady is foxy! I wouldn't mind being that hot right now!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Style Icon: Agathe from Style Bytes

Style Bytes was the first fashion blog I followed, and I followed it obsessively.

Agathe lived in Norway, and she was fabulous. Her style went from edgy to fun to classic, and it was always so editorial.

And she had a pig as a pet so that was really, really awesome. I loved reading about her adventures and seeing these amazing pictures of what seemed to be an amazing life.

Then all of a sudden -- poof! She stopped writing, and all her rabid fans were like "What happened? Is she dead? What is going on?" (I was one of those fans.)

From what I've learned in the years since, she made the blog with her boyfriend turned husband, and when they broke up, she just lost interest. To which I say: Fair enough, Agathe. You don't owe us anything. But, ah man, we are grateful for the sartorial times we did have together.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Style Icon: Baby in Dirty Dancing

I love Dirty Dancing. I have no idea how many times I've watched it. It was required viewing for every slumber party in the early '90s. Baby is so great, and I love her '80s/'60s style. Especially when she is carrying a watermelon.

But eventually, she's up in the air in that pink dress looking amazing because "No one puts Baby in a corner."

Before she made that sweet lift, however, she had to practice the routine in some great and comfortable summertime dance wear. Cropped shirt? Check. Jean shorts? Check. Little Keds? Check and check.

It's best to wear white when practicing a dance routine in a lake with Patrick Swayze.

And you don't have to have a dance partner to practice! Just break it down on a bridge in a tank top and short shorts!

Or, you could have two dance partners to get it right! And a '60s printed pink playsuit. Oh that playsuit! I watched this movie with a friend years ago, and he absolutely hated it. He spent the whole time saying "It's so '80s. How is it so '80s?" But I think that '80s take on the '60s look is part of its charm. And Patrick Swayze. That's the other part of its charm.