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.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Style Icon: Pollyanna

I loved the movie "Pollyanna" when I was a kid. It starred Hayley Mills as the orphan Pollyanna who comes to live with her stern, cold Aunt Polly.

Aunt Polly has major moolah. Pollyanna doesn't. She arrives wearing a not very fancy outfit.

Don't worry, Pollyanna! New clothes are in your future! (And besides I'm digging the hat and boots.)

Aunt Polly is by no means nice to Pollyanna at the beginning (or middle) of the movie, but she does give her some sweet new threads.

And Pollyanna hangs out around town wearing her fab new clothes and making lots of friends and playing "The Glad Game" and showing people it's way better to be optimistic instead of being negative all the time.

And eventually, she even melts Aunt Polly's heart. How can you not love that face? And that bow? It's impossible not to love these things!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Style Icon: The Dude

Who doesn't love The Dude? I mean, I sure love The Dude. Anyone who's seen the movie "The Big Lebowski" loves The Dude, and if you don't, well, that's just, like, your opinion man. 

The Dude has a singular California style. He's really into comfort. He likes his flippy floppies. He likes his robe. Robes are comfortable, man.

Sloppy chic. That's The Dude. Or actually, I think he's just sloppy. But I love it!

Although this sweater is quite snazzy. Everything The Dude wears looks like something delicious to sleep in, don't you think? This dude dresses for leisure. That's his approach to life -- leisurely. And that's why we love him!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Style Icon: Frances Bean Cobain

For a long time, Frances Bean was the baby who looked so cute on Mtv when her super star parents attended that awards show (Kurt with a bottle, Courtney in a glam white gown). That's who she was in my brain.

But time marches on, and Frances Bean grew up, and it turns out I dig her style. Pictured above: Frances Bean at 13.

She has a punk-rock style (and kind of an LA rich kid style), but I also think she's got a 1940s Hollywood glamour thing going on....

See? Glamour.

Glamour and rips and holes and messy hair. Love it all. Love it all.