Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Loving the mini heatwave 
Susan Hayward

Susan Hayward was born Edythe Marrenner this day 1917 in Brooklyn, New York.   She died on March 14 1975 from brain cancer which is speculated that she may of been affected by radioactive fallout from Atomic Bomb testing while making The Conqueror (1956) with John Wayne, Agnes Moorehead and Pedro Armendariz who all succumbed to cancer related illnesses.

Susan began her career as a photographer's model but travelled to Hollywood in 1937 hoping to secure the role of Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind.  She was unsuccessful but did go on to play in Beau Geste with Gary Cooper (1939), acted with John Wayne twice and went on to star in many films through to 1970s.

Monday, 29 June 2015

Vintage Swatch

Swatch Watches started off in 1983 when a Nicholas G Hayek thought that people needed a second watch, leaving their expensive watches to be worn only for very best.  These second watches were inexpensive and funky and expressed the wearers individuality.  By 2006, they had sold 333 million watches and are still going strong.   Some of the early watches are now becoming highly collectable.

The 1983 GT403 retails at $1200

1984 Grey Memphis GM100 $1200

Here are a few of my favourites:

Aqua Dream 1986

Cosmoses by Alessandro Mendini

1986 Ping Pong White

Mackintosh 1987

Tennis Stripes 1983

Hello Petula

What the hell - It's hot and sunny and I have to work!!

Man Crush Monday

The delectable Hugh Jackman

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Actors who have played Henry VIII

King Henry VIII was born this day in 1491 and his reign has been filmed and televised a number of times.  Here are just a few famous Henrys:

Damian Lewis - Wolf Hall

Eric Bana - The Other Boleyn Girl 2008


Rhys Meyers - The Tudors

Keith Michell - Henry VIII & his 6 Wives 1979

Sid James - Carry on Henry 1971

Richard Burton - Anne of the Thousand Days 1969

Robert Shaw - A Man for All Seasons 1966

Charles Laughton - The Private Life of Henry VIII - 1933

Timeless Pearls

Pearls have been worn by those wanting to show off their glamour and status from the days of the Romans to today.  Chanel was particularly fond of wearing pearls and for her one string was not enough and yet for some pearls are all you need:

Coco 1955


Elizabeth Taylor

Joanne McCormick - Vogue 1957

Jackie Kennedy 1962

Jean Shrimpton - 1960

MM 1962

Audrey Hepburn - Breakfast in Tiffanys

Princess Diana at the White House 1985

SJP as Carrie Bradshaw

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Sophie Holmes for Elle Germany
Rihanna wearing McQueen jumpsuit with pearls

last but not least - my friend Sue wearing her Mum's pearls.