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. 

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Style Icon: Jean Harlow

Jean Harlow was such a gorgeous, platinum-blond glamour girl. She's one of film's earliest dumb blondes. 

The '30s were a great time for hair. I mean, I wouldn't want to live back then and have to deal with it (air dry for me over here!), but I enjoy looking at the movie stars sporting those fab waves and platinum shades. 

The '30s were also a really great time for gowns. Oh the slinky, silky gowns! Jean Harlow wears them like nobody's business! She's a style icon for sure 

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Style Icon: Anthony Bourdain

Mmkay, I'm a total Anthony Bourdain fangirl. I just so enjoy all the television programming he is involved in. I want to travel the world and eat and eat and eat, but, sadly, my resources are somewhat limited. And so -- I enjoy watching him do it, and he does it with style.

The style of which I speak? Button-down shirts. Khaki pants or jeans. Sometimes blazers. Sometimes sunglasses. Often beer.

Not all men can pull off flip flops. Here is a man who can wear the hell out of some flip flops. He also enjoys boots, the exact opposite of flip flops. 

I think he has travel style down, as he well should since he travels so much. Everything is simple. Everything is relatively comfortable. Nothing is fussy, but you have some elements that make you look like a cool kid -- sunglasses, boots...

...A really amazing view behind you. That really helps with the cool kid status too.