Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Mr. Toad is rich and troublesome in the book "The Wind in the Willows." If he were a real-life person instead of a fictional toad, he would totally have his own reality television show.
Seriously. All this guy likes to do is drive fast cars, wear fancy outfits, drink and spend his money. What is that if not an episode of "Keeping Up with the Kardashians"?
I would watch the show just for the fashion. Mr. Toad is one dapper dude. He's all checked suits and waistcoats and pocket watches. I am loving it, Mr. Toad. Loving it!
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
I love this weird show. I love these weird, weird women on this show. Lily and Vivian Charles are the aunts of the show's lead female character. They are former synchronized swimming champs and take quirkiness to the next level.
Lily has an eyepatch. Vivian is agoraphobic. They both wear ridiculous outfits. I love it. There is no fear of sparkles or leopard print faux fur.
Their house is also pretty epic and eclectic. If you're going to stay inside all the time might as well have an excellent book collection and a parrot.
"Pushing Daisies" is a gorgeous show. Every shot is so stylized, which is part of the reason the fashion is so fabulous. The aunts are two of the weirder characters on the show, but, really, they fit right in. The plot? It's all centered around a detective/piemaker who brings people back to life with a touch and then puts them back to death with a second touch. See? A little weird. But so good!
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Doris Day is my favorite movie career gal. I feel like people look at her as very un-feminist, but I'm not sure why. I guess because she's so virginal? (Favorite quote about her: "I knew Doris Day before she was a virgin," -- Oscar Levant.)
In her movies, she is always career-focused and fabulous. She is terribly competent and won't put up with any nonsense. And she wears great hats! And coats! And kitten heels!
And, okay, she always ends up with the man who is after her, but I love that about her movies too. There's a push and pull between the Rock Hudson/Cary Grant character and she changes and he changes too and then they allegedly live happily ever after. Change is good!
Pink coats and tall blond hair and long gloves are also good! Plus the lady sings. And she loves animals. And she's so impossibly cheerful in her movies, you can't help but be in a good mood while watching them. Doris Day -- cheerful, career-girl style icon.