Category Archives: Movies

Me Myself & Audrey

04.05.1929 – 20.01.1993

I’d happily spend days on end watching Audrey Hepburn on screen in everything from Charade to How to Steal a Million. If Audrey Hepburn were alive she would have been 82 today and a toast is in order. To the woman that has inspired many with her words of wisdom on How to Be Lovely, her ability to charm the pants of anyone, and her grace. It’s why she was so convincing as the prostitute with a heart of gold in Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Audrey Hepburn possessed real gum-shun, she had a persona that was willing to give all it could and ask nothing in return. With all my love, I only wish I could have met her.

Over the weekend I took a trip to the Upper East Side to see the house that she lived in, in Breakfast at Tiffany’s – located at 169 East 71st Street. The only way I could definitely identify it was by the molding around the door. Nevertheless it’s time to watch a little Audrey and celebrate the life of one of the most amazing actresses ever to grace the silver screen.

Breakfast at Tiffany's

I Want to Feel Like: Rachel True (circa The Craft)

I Want to Feel Like: Rachel True (circa The Craft)

Recollection of the angst we possessed in our youth can always be found in the now classic  nineties film The Craft. Wishing for supernatural powers to take care of life’s problems may not be within our grasp but we can always invoke the spirit of Rochelle (Rachel True) and the rest of The Craft coven with a few gothic pieces. Although they technically weren’t the kind of coven that beckoned bubble bubble toil and trouble over a cauldron, if Rochelle ever tried to cook anything I’m sure she’d have used something similar to the witches’ kitchen special edition multi-leaf stacked set by Artecnica. What I loved about Rachel True’s style in The Craft was the jewelry, especially after all the uniforms and odd (definitely nineties) ensembles, this one-eyed skull ring from Clovis has that same aura of dark energy. Nothing says Catholic school girl quite like a pleated skirt, but after wearing them myself for four years, I have no desire to slip into any version of that plaid staple – instead this simple black Therapy pleated skirt will do just fine.  Studs and spikes were a trademark for the girls of The Craft and these Alexander McQueen boots are definitely witch worthy. Now if only I could get Rachel’s coif of defined curls I’d be set.

Spotted: Vanessa Hudgens at Sucker Punch Premiere

Vanessa Hudgens "Sucker Punch" Premiere

With the split from Zac Efron to the latest leaking of sexy photos, I know not what to make of Vanessa Hudgens. I also, as it happens don’t know what to make of this Jenny Packham dress from the Sucker Punch premiere last night at the Grauman’s Chinese Theater in LA. I hate the front but love the back of this Jenny Packham dress, the cut is super sexy, but something is off. Even coupled with her signature smoky eye, the whole ensemble just doesn’t pop. But I love her trademark curly updo and her accessories. This look pulls me in several different directions, but the more I stare at it, the more I like it. Maybe it’s more important whether or not I’m going to enjoy the film, and that is to be determined this weekend.

Coveted Deeply

Five picks of things I’m coveting deeply.

Coveted Deeply

[1] The piece for the ultimate glamor gal, loaded with tons of Swarovski crystal beads, in Spring’s freshest color palette, this Swarovski Glamour Mint necklace is oozing with opulence. Its knots of fuschia, pinks, iridescent white and mint green make it totally wearable with jeans, a boyfriend blazer and a slouchy tunic, or an LBD for girls night out.

[2] When Missoni named Leighton Meester one of the stars of their spring campaign I fell in love all over again. Missoni’s Tilde spaghetti strap dress infuses everything I love about color into one of its signature prints, creating a dress in a figure flattering silhouette I absolutely adore.

[3] Maybe it’s the impending nuptials of Kate and William, but I’m finding all sorts of Britain’s favorite accessories more and more attractive. From hats to gloves, I’d even be on board for dressing up like Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady for the races at Ascot, with a little twist on the color scheme of course. These Duck Egg Blue Suede Gloves are 100% leather and completely irresistible.

[4] Ever have a really shiny nail polish that you just wish you could find in matte? Essie’s Matte About You saves me the trouble of searching for matte nail polish (which is like searching for a needle in a haystack), with one coat of this Essie formula any of my favorite polishes turns matte within seconds. I plan to put it to good use this season.

[5] The legend of Narcissus tells about a man who was so in love with his own reflection that he fell in to a lake and drowned while starring at his own reflection. I don’t plan to die staring at my own reflection but this made to order mirror by Esque Studio, aptly named Narcissus reminds me a little bit of the one from Beauty and The Beast and I’d be delighted to have it sit on my vanity.