Saturday, 28 February 2015





I'd like to introduce you to my newest twitter friend, Jen who is based in the lovely sunny state of Florida.   Check out her great lifestyle blog Fab Fatale (see link on the left of my page) - I particularly like the Manicures section.



Friday, 27 February 2015

Elizabeth Taylor

1932 - 2011


British born Dame Elizabeth Taylor was born in Hampstead this day in 1932.  She went on to become  one of Hollywood's greatest actresses.











Roll on Wine O'Clock


Thursday, 26 February 2015

Reginald Heade - Vintage Paperback Cover Artist

Very little is known of Reginald Heade, Britain's most famous illustrator of "girlie" paperback covers of the 1940s and 50s - in fact he produced over 300 covers.  He was born in 1901 in Essex and also published under the name Cy Webb.  Reginald died in West Ham on the 14th October 1957 leaving no children or will.  In 1954, he stopped signing his work when the publisher of his books went to jail on obscenity charges.










Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Full Skirts

This Spring I fancy treating myself to a new skirt - something like one of these would be nice:










as worn so beautifully by Dita






Monday, 23 February 2015

Best Dressed at the Oscars

Here are the dresses that stood out for me at this year's Oscars:


Lupin Nyong'o,yet again, looked stunning in a Calvin Klein dress made out of 600 pearls.


Margot Laurent had a touch of old-style Hollywood glamour with her blonde bob, red lips and black Saint Laurent dress.


Cate Blanchett looked stunning in a black lace Maison Marginal dress and turquoise necklace.


It can't be easy dressing for the Oscars when pregnant but Keira Knightley looks beautiful in this Valentino empire dress.

And Not So


Apparently Lady Gaga's outfit caused a few comments for all the wrong reasons.  I'm sure she won't mind.


Bournemouth University Graduate Wins an Oscar


Very well done to Andrew Lockley, a graduate from Bournemouth Uni, who won an Oscar for Best Visual Effects for the film Interstellar.


OSCAR
http://www.itv.com/news/meridian/update/2015-02-23/bournemouth-university-graduate-celebrating-after-winning-second-oscar/

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Wet weather forecast for later ;(


I'm rather tempted to try Jo Malone's new limited edition cologne collection which is available from next week.   The collection celebrates British history with fragrances such as Tudor Rose & Amber (Tudor Britain), Lily of the Valley & Ivy (Georgian), Geranium & Verbena (Edwardian), Pomegranate Noir (Victorian) and Birch & Black Pepper (Modern).

Jo Malone Rock the Ages

Saturday, 21 February 2015

LouLou D'Vil


When looking at the gorgeous pinup and burlesque dancer, LouLou D'Vil, you would never guess that she is in fact from Finland.  LouLou has travelled the world with her show headlining high end burlesque productions and in 2014, LouLou was voted "No 1 Burlesque Figure in the World 2013" and crowned Miss Exotic in 2013 in Las Vegas.