Some Link-spiration #12

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I wanna be where you are oh oh. Anywhere you are oh oooh! Cue the Michael Jackson. That song has been playing in my mind all day! It’s a feel good song and it’s a feel good day so I thought I’d share some linkspiration from across the web.

  1. How to make better use of those credit cards. Hello reward points.
  2. I love crab and I would love to try this recipe from chef Marcus Samuelson.
  3. Never before seen pics of Marilyn Monroe…but I’m sure I’ve seen them before!
  4. Oh how the world has changed. New services we can’t live without!
  5. Tyra Banks on the future of beauty. What do you think?
Life is either a great adventure or nothing. Helen Keller

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Gowns by….

Have you ever sat and watched the credits at the end of a movie and the title Gowns By? Granted you would have to (A) be watching a classic film as they now say costume design by and (B) actually pay attention to the credits.

What I love about these classic films, besides the fact that they are wildly entertaining, have superb acting is the gowns. The clothes, the costumes call it what you may. I love them.

Perhaps you’ve seen the name Adrian as in Gowns by – Adrian.  He worked with actresses such as Katherine Hepburn, Greta Garbo and Joan Crawford. Have you seen the film The Women not this one, but this one. Just look at Joan Crawford’s outfits. I especially love the midriff dress, midriffs by the way are back in style!

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Then there is the legendary Edith Head. I’m sure you’ve seen the gowns she’s put on the silver screen. She has won 8 Academy Awards for best costume design. Some of my favorites of hers are the Barbara Stanwyck’s costumes in The Lady Eve. Grace Kelley’s clothing in To Catch a Thief. Talk about gorgeous.

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And then there was Travilla. Ah Travilla otherwise known as Marilyn Monroe’s costume designer. I just adore his work. Think about the show stopping gowns in How to marry a millionaire, which we all know I love! I could go on and on about Mr. Travilla.

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So what films has your favorite gowns? I’d love to know. I will also be buying these coffee table books. How chic! Gowns by Adrian : The MGM Years 1928-1941, Edith Head: The Fifty-Year Career of Hollywood’s Greatest Costume Designer,  and Dressing Marilyn: How a Hollywood Icon Was Styled by William Travilla

Till next time!

Eureka! A New Ritual

A few weeks ago I began a ritual of having breakfast in bed with a movie. In my last post, I was supposedly learning to nurture myself, however, I was failing.  So in my quest to pamper I tried sleeping in. You see I’m a bit of an early riser. I have problems sleeping in. Late for me is 7:45am. That is about as late as I can “stay in bed”. That was until two weekends ago I had a terrible allergy attack and my body was feeling quite drained and tired. As days went by I really couldn’t get out of bed, it was a struggle. So I decided to take the weekend to recuperate.

I made breakfast for myself along with a giant pot of my favorite tea. I fixed myself a breakfast tray and had breakfast in bed as I watched one of my favorite movies, How to Marry a Millionaire. What can I say I love Marilyn Monroe and Lauren Bacall. Billy Wilder is is my favorite director. The clothes were beautiful it was light and funny, the perfect breakfast in bed movie and just what I needed. I enjoyed it so much that I did the same thing again Sunday morning. Only I couldn’t find another feel good movie so I watched Millionaire again!

I had searched for another movie I really love, Bell Book and Candle with Kim Novak, but it wasn’t streaming and I didn’t own the DVD.  Well you bet I went ahead and ordered that DVD. I have every intention of watching it this Saturday morning. Now I just have to find my Sunday morning movie.  I’m usually very dark and dramatic but I want to keep things on the lighter side. Trust me if you haven’t tried this breakfast/movie in bed thing, then you simply must!

What are your go to feel good movies?

Things that made me go umm, umm, good

Hello Friday! I love Fridays, not because it’s the end of the work week. I work 7 days a week between my acting career and a day job! Most of the time I love it. I’m excited for Friday’s because I get share what I fell in love with throughout the week.

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  1. This made me believe in love even more. I kept thinking, I need to steal this,  I need to use this in a scene. Actors train forever to get into this kind of belief!
  2. I love to surround my self with artists I admire. Paul Newman is my favorite actor so I’m definitely getting his and a few others.
  3. I don’t know if this is still viewing but I wish I could see it. I love Marilyn Monroe
  4. EMMY Noms, EMMY Noms, EMMY Noms.
  5. I never got into Ashton Kutcher, but this made me respect him. Great speech

As always have a fab weekend!