Friday, 31 July 2015

Queen of Vintage Drag Racing

Linda Vaughn was born on August 11, 1943 in Georgia.  She became a prominent figure in the drag racing world winning titles such as Miss Atlanta Raceway, Miss Firebird and Miss Hurst Golden Shifter.  Linda also appeared in the Gumboil Rally (1976) and Stroker Ace (1983) starring with Burt Reynolds.

Whoop Whoop Weekend Coming

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Guy Ritchie & Jacqui Ainsley Wed at Ashcombe House

Congratulations to Guy Ritchie and Jacqui Ainsley who got married today.  The bride looked simply stunning in ivory lace and they were joined by a number of big stars such as David Beckham, Brad Pitt, Jason Statham and girlfriend Rosie Huntington Whiteley and many more.

Brad Pitt

Guests arriving

Ashcombe House which is located on part of Cranbourne Chase

A festival feel

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

National Lipstick Day

Today in the USA, they are celebrating National Lipstick Day.   This year, the lipstick I have my heart set on to buy\or receiving as One's birthday is looming is Christian Dior's Diorific 008 Mitzah.

Did you know that:

In the time of the Greek Empire, it was thought that only prostitutes wore red lipstick as most women at that time wore no makeup.

During the Roman Empire even men wore lipstick as it was used to indicate social status.

During WW2, Winston Churchill refused for lipsticks to be rationed as was other makeup as he realised the effect on morale it had.

 The Queen had a lipstick made which matched her coronation robes (1952).  The lipstick was called "The Balmoral Lipstick"

It is said that Elizabeth Taylor forbid the wearing of lipstick by other women when working on her film set.

The world's most expensive lipstick is the H Couture Beauty Diamond Lipstick and retails at $14 million.  This is due to the casing being covered in diamonds.

Studies have shown that Londoners love nude lipsticks whilst women in New York prefer red.

Lipstick sales in the UK for 2014 were valued at £137 million.

Looking forward to catching up with the girls tonight :)

Monday, 27 July 2015

Nasima Akter - Bangladeshi Surfer Girl

Meet Bangladesh's first surfer girl, 18 year old, Nasima Akter.  This young lady's story has been made into a documentary "The Most Fearless" which will shown at film festivals later in the year.

At 9 years old, Nasima was made homeless but found a second family with the surf club at Cox's Bazaar which boasts the world's longest sandy coastline.  Nasima found she had a real talent for surfing and she now consistently beats her male rivals in competitions.  However, it has not been plain sailing for Nasima and she has had to deal with a hostile reaction from some members of the community as Muslim's believe women should stay out of the water although she does wear traditional garments to respect the local customs.

As well as being a pioneer for women's surfing, Nasima has also trained to become Bangladesh's first female lifeguard.

One very courageous young lady.

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Iman Abdulmajid

Happy Birthday to Somalian top model and cosmetic entrepreneur, Iman Abdulamjid, who unbelievably is 60 today.  Iman is married to David Bowie.

Friday, 24 July 2015

Aquatic Caravan

If you can't make up your mind whether to purchase a boat or a caravan for weekends away - why not have both?   The German designed Sealander is able to do both and is suitable using at sea and waterways