Monday, February 18, 2013

Fashion Inspiration From The Movies! Casablanca Style.

Hello my darlings! It is yet again time for a monthly installment of: Fashion Inspiration From The Movies.

This time I am featuring Casablanca a fabulous classic!

Casablanca 1942
Staring: Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman

Set in unoccupied Africa during the early days of World War II: An American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications. 

Now it is time for my ever so exciting commentary regarding the fashions from this classic:

Stills from the movie Casablanca.
Bogart has on a wonderful fedora, trench coat and tie, if only men looked this good today!  Ingrid is sporting her famous hat (I have a hat like this) and such a classy suit!

From the classic movie Casablanca!
Bogart has on a crisp light suit with a dark tie, great for  looking sharp in warm locations such as Morocco. Take a look at the ever so lovely outfit Ingrid has on, what a beautiful and classy head scarf. 
Great fashion from the movie  Casablanca.
Bogart has done it again! Looking dashing in the hat, tie, understated suit AND do not forget your pocket squares gentlemen. Ingrid has on yet another great hat, LOVE the striped top and cool, light jacket. 

Lovely lady and nice gentlemen! Now we have a chance to take a peak at the outfits from earlier, only now it is a full length view. Wow, am I glad I included this because have a look at Ingrid's outfit plus those wonderful spectator pumps she is has on.

Bogart in yet another cool suit also look at that stunning paisley dress Ingrid has on!

I love this picture of  Ingrid, I want a giant globe such as that. Look at her soft and feminine hairstyle, classic lightweight suit and flower/pin.

Wow, romance is in the air and great outfits are everywhere in this movie!

This concludes our Fashion Inspiration From The Movies for this month.

Here's looking at you kid!


Saturday, February 16, 2013

New Outfit Post.

It has been forever since I have done an outfit post, this post goes in conjunction with the Bettie Page Store post I did a few days ago. I am wearing my new Bettie Page blouse. This is what I wore out to dinner for Valentines Day evening.

Blouse from the Bettie Page Store.
Bettie Page Blouse.

Clothing Specs:

Hoop earrings: Thrift store
Watch: Thrift store
Blouse: Bettie Page Store of course
Black pencil skirt: Store at the mall
Fish net hosiery: Spartacus
Heels: Pin Up Couture also from Spartacus
Lipstick: Lady Danger by MAC



Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Bettie Page Store in Portland Oregon Opens!

This last Sunday I was out for stroll and some shopping in down town Portland with my friend Jen. It was a cool and brisk afternoon. I had caught wind that a Bettie Page store was opening in our fair city so we set out that afternoon to find it. All I knew was it was on Broadway Street but which Broadway Street? We have two in Portland, one was right in the heart of down town, which was right where I happened to be. The other one would not have been possible for us to make it too on that day considering we were on foot and bus.

So we asked around a bit and came up with nothing. We ended up walking up and down Broadway until low and behold there it was not even a block a way from Pioneer Square! We proceeded to go in to have a look see, there were so many beautiful things to look at so many lovely reproduction pieces of clothing from back in Bettie's heyday! Last Sunday was the store's grand opening day.The next thing I know Jen is pulling outfits off of racks and handing them to telling me to try them on, saying this one will be perfect for you and so will this one! I tried on each wonderful piece and they all look they were made for me! The shop was beautiful, laid out so nice and the staff were so perfectly sweet and helpful. Plus the music was divine, I felt like I had taken a time capsule back in time to the 1950's.

I ended up picking out and buying a sweet little sheer, long sleeve blouse, it was an off white with red and black, medium size polka dots. It will go with the two black pencil skirts that I bought last week at the mall, I had been looking for a blouse with some red in it to go with the black pencil skirts but it does not appear that red is an "in" color for spring which is too bad because I love me some red! However red does seem to be a very popular color for the 1950's which is lucky for me because the 50's is one of my favorite era's!

I highly recommend the Bettie Page store for all ladies that are looking for a nicely made and feminine clothing line, whether or not you are a Bettie fan I am sure you will love this store!

Until next time!


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

No Poo! The Non Shampoo Method To Washing Your Hair!

Home Remedies
Most of you who have been following my blog for a while know I am a fan of home remedies. I am here today to mention the no poo, shampoo method. I normally have very oily hair, about half way through the day my hair looks like a grease pit but no more! I was willing to try anything to get some balance to my hair and scalp, I was even willing to go without shampoo! (If there was a chance that it would or could make a difference). Well folks I have been doing the no poo method for about 4 months and I noticed a difference right away. This is an all natural way to clean your hair with none of the additives, stabilizers and synthetic fragrances which are not good for a person anyway.

All it takes is baking soda, water and apple cider vinegar. I keep two plastic water tight containers in the shower (make sure they hold at least a measuring cup amount) one with just baking soda in it and the other with the vinegar and water combo.

Also you may have to work with these proportions a little bit to find out what works best for you, because everybody is different. Since my hair is oily I use a little more baking soda then what is recommended but about the same amount of the vinegar and water combo.

Here are the proportions most recommended:

1. Pour about 1 tablespoon of baking soda into the palm of your hand, and moisten it. Massage it into your hair and your scalp. Wait a minute, then rinse. I usually focus the baking soda mainly on the scalp because that is where it gets oily. Make sure you rinse the baking soda out really well otherwise it will be fizzing on your head and you will turn into a science experiment! 

2. Combine 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar (I use Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar) and 1 cup water in your container. You can do this in advance, so you don’t have to mix it up every time you wash, and you probably won’t need the whole cup for a single washing (I use about a quarter of the container for each time). Give the container a good shake, then pour some of the vinegar mixture onto your scalp. Massage it into your scalp and your hair, wait another minute or two, and rinse thoroughly.
That is all! Try it out, it works great for me and it may just do the same for you.