Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Tom Fletcher's (McFly) Wedding Speech

Men - please take note - does help if you can sing :)

I just love weddings don't you?  Here are a few pictures sent in by my dear friend Sue who was Maid of Honour at her Sister Sonia's Wedding last Saturday.   Wishing all the best to the happy couple.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

1950 Inspired Make-Up Tutorial

Right Ladies, we have started the LBD diet for the Party Season, now we need to think about our makeup.   I love YouTube for their tutorials and will definitely be practising getting the glam look.

If you have not tried them before, definitely invest in a pair of false eyelashes - they are on sale everywhere such as Boots, Superdrug and most clothes shops so have a couple of trial runs and when you are feeling confident, try a pair from Shuuemura (, they have a fantastic range.

Monday, 28 October 2013

How Times Change

Portland\Weymouth November 2013

Portland\Weymouth 1944

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Lou Reed - Walk On The Wild Side

Lou Reed, American rock musician, songwriter, and photographer died today aged 71 years old.  Best known as guitarist, vocalist, and principal songwriter of The Velvet Underground, and for his solo career, which spanned several decades.

Texas playing at Portsmouth Guildhall on 22nd November - tickets go live today.

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Sent in by CrazyDazy

This afternoon went to Portland Bill and Kimmeridge to watch the waves coming in.

Portland Bill


On the cliff top at Kimmeridge is Clavell Tower which was a folly built in 1830 by the Smedmore Estate.  In 2006, work started on rebuilding the Tower as it was getting dangerously close to the cliff top.   Now you can stay there for short breaks. Check it out - what a fantastic place to stay.

Friday, 25 October 2013

With October storms hitting the South this weekend, surf reports (Magic Seaweed) are forecasting 7-11ft waves hitting Kimmeridge (Dorset) - average in comparison to Inch Reef, County Kerry, Ireland where they are expecting up to 33ft.

House of Bonzer


The radio is reporting that today is the day we need to take action if we want to fit into our LBD for the Party Season.    Come on Ladies, lets think about loosing those couple of pounds and toning the old limbs so we look smokin hot!

Happy Birthday Californian Babe Katy Perry

VH1 Divas - Salute the Troops

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Sabina Kelly is one of the top modern day pinups.   With her platinum blonde hair and gorgeous looks, she is one lady who deserves to be the top of her field.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Hollywood Bling

Everyone loves a bit of bling whether it be sparkly costume jewellery or the real thing.  Elizabeth Taylor's love affair with jewellery is well documented but I thought I would share with you some other leading ladies exquisite pieces.

Emerald ear-rings worn by Vivien Leigh in Gone with the Wind where she tries to seduce Rhett Butler in the green velvet drape dress.

Jean Harlow was only 26 when she died but still managed to accumulate quite a collection.  This art deco emerald ring is beautiful.

Marlene Dietrich's acting career took off in Germany in the late 1920s and she was one of the first women to make wearing trousers look super sexy.

This necklace was worn in a publicity photo by Marlene

The Cartier watch below was bought for Jackie Kennedy on her 50th birthday by her son.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Check this out - located in Sydney Street, Brighton this three storey shop offers a wide range of American style new, used, retro  and vintage clothes as well as footwear.

Definitely worth a look

Monday, 21 October 2013

Wonderful Waspies

In 1947 waspies or waist cinchers were included in the House of Dior's Spring\Summer Fashion Show to accentuate the nipped in waist which went on to become known as the "New Look".  

Once again, they are back in fashion.  Not only can they look super sexy with matching underwear and stockings, they define the waist (you can reduce your waist by 2"), but also give a smoother look to an outfit.   High Street shops such as Marks & Spencers and Debenhams have included them in their lingerie ranges so you don't have to pay an absolute fortune.

So ladies, for the party season fast approaching, why not invest in one to wear under your LBD.

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Stars and their Cars

Having read an interesting article in Classic American Car Magazine about Hollywood stars and their cars, it made me want to research this subject a little more and I came across some really great and glamorous pictures.   Here are just a few:

Diana Dors, Britain's answer to Marilyn Monroe was well known for her love of cars

Angie Dickinson driving a 1962 Cadillac Coup De Ville

Fancy giving the King a ticket!!

Bridget Bardot

James Dean in his beloved Porche

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Titanic violin could fetch record price at auction

Check this out - the violin that was played by band leader Wallace Hartley as the Titanic sank is up for auction today in Devizes, Wiltshire.  Auction starts at 1.00 pm.

Weekend forecast reports that it'll be a good one for surfing.   Grab your board and head for Bournemouth Pier.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013


2014 will be the 50th anniversary of the Pirelli Trade Calendar.  The calendar is famous for being a corporate gift to a limited number of people and has now become a collectors item.

Photographer Uwe Ommer, Bahamas (1984)

It isquite something for models and photographers to be commissioned to produce one of these calendars and over the years many famous women such as Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Penelope Cruz and Sophia Loren have appeared in it.

In honour of its anniversary, here are just a few pictures from the first calendar in 1964 which was to a peep at 2014s.

Photographer Robert Freeman,
Majorca (1964)

Sophia Loren (2007)

Models:  Miranda Kerr, Alessandra Amrosio, Helena Christensen,
Isabeli Fontana, Karolina Kurkova, Alek Wek (New York 2014)