January 31, 2018:


Today is the Super Duper Blue Red Full Eclipse Partial Eclipse Moon, depending on where you may be viewing from.

Three years ago this day was my last day of working and I retired after 46 years of full-time work. I've enjoyed every single moment of my retirement since then - three years and hoping for twenty more, we'll see how things go...

February and March can be cruel months in southeastern Wisconsin where I live. January itself was nutso here weather-wise, with two separate thaws. I don't ever remember getting two January thaws before, and many years none happened at all.

Before I know it I'll be headed to Las Vegas to visit my friends and celebrate some sunshine and warm weather, and see a show (I always try to squeeze one in). Meanwhile, I am continuing, slowly, to make this smaller retirement ranch into a home that makes me smile in every room. I still have lots to do, including major painting projects. I keep putting them off. Seems at 66 I'm not so keen on painting as I was at 36. Gee, I wonder why...


Monday, February 6, 2012

Movie Fashion Boards

I found these at The Wall Street Journal, of all places -- in their weekend newspaper.  Checked online (the firm I work for has an online subscription that we all can access) and there they were!  These are some seriously wonderful fashion boards!  All these looks from the February 4, 2012 article "Costume Drama" talking about fashions in recent movies.  Check it out (if the link continues to work).  My favorite is the Marilyn look. 

F. Martin Ramin for The Wall Street Journal, Styling by Anne Cardenas and Elizabeth Osborne; Poster: Columbia Pictures
Severely Sexy: Go for hard-edge leather biker separates, macabre jewels and, of course, an irresistible Alex Wang motorcycle helmet.

Pierre Balmain Jacket, $1,640, nordstrom.com; Sweatshirt, $18, H&M, 212-489-0390; Jean Paul Gaultier Top, $695, Neiman Marcus, 310-550-5900; Pant, $495, Alexander Wang, 212-977-9683; Necklace, $395, johnhardy.com; Boots, $115, drmartens.com; Helmet, price upon request, Alexander Wang, 212-977-9683; Eddie Borgo Cuff, $440, Bergdorf Goodman, 888-774-2424; Theyskens' Theory Backpack, $575, Theory, 212-524-6790

Breathlessly Beautiful: Emulate Ms. Monroe's effervescent glamour with '50s classics, rollered hair and an ever-red lip.

L'Wren Scott Dress, $2,680, barneys.com; Selima Sun for J.Crew Sunglasses, $128, jcrew.com; Sweater, $30, Uniqlo, 877-486-4756; Scarf, $10, luxurydivas.com; Dolce & Gabbana Lipstick, $34, saks.com; Sandal, $690, Fendi, 212-759-4646; Pant, $248, Steven Alan, 212-343-0692; Victoria Beckham Tote, $3,750, net-a-porter.com

F. Martin Ramin for The Wall Street Journal, Styling by Anne Cardenas and Elizabeth Osborne; Poster: The Weinstein Company/Everett Collection
Pantomime Pretty: Conjure the style of silent films with black-and-white pieces with ornate Art Deco details.

Black Pleated Dress, $10,500, gucci.com; DAY Birger et Mikkelsen Cape, $250, net-a-porter.com; Necklace, $68, anntaylor.com; Chemise, $550, aridein.com; Bag, $170, Whiting & Davis, 800-827-1112; Pump, $295, Tory Burch, 212-510-8371; Jennifer Behr Barrette, $198, saksfifthavenue.com.

1 comment:

  1. Perfect dresses for fashion. Very beautiful to see you with nature. Charming environment with you. Jacket,Sweatshirt,Pant,Lipstick, ,are wonderful. Denims are my favorite as well. You can check out my favorite one. Click below.
    wonderful fashion boards