Monday, November 30, 2009

So in love

Although she was busy "partaking" in armed hold ups between 1931 and 1934, Bonnie,from her beret down to her cute shoes, always managed to look ever so stylish !
It is still heavily debated whether she actually was a part of the robberies, whether or not she ever fired a gun, or whether she was just so in love that she went simply out of devotion to her boyfriend.I prefer to believe she was young and in love.
Bonnie Parker was 19 when she first met Clyde Barrow in January 1930 at a friend's house. Cylde had dropped by to visit a friend where Bonnie was staying while she was out of work. Bonnie was in the kitchen making hot cocoa when Clyde walked in, they took one look at each other and both were instantly smitten. They became inseparable.She remained a loyal and devoted girlfriend as they carried out their crime spree and awaited the violent deaths they knew would follow.
Bonnie Parker gained a reputation as a cigar-smoking gun toting gangsters moll. This grew out of a gag snapshot found by police and then released to the press. She was in fact just a gal next door type who loved her boyfriend and loved chain smoking Camel cigarettes.
On May 23 1934 she and Cylde were gunned down by police on a desolate stretch of road near their Bienville Parish, Louisiana hideout.
Bonnie was only 23 years old.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Memento Mori

I have only ever seen one memento mori photo in real life (found at a yard sale) and i was enthralled.
These photos were taken by a photographer who specialised in these types of images, and often advertised under the banner of "Post mortem Photographer"

Photography became more affordable during the middle 1800's & although more families could afford the high fee's they were still, however, a huge financial sacrifice for most.
The majority of folk back then did not have access to a camera let alone a photographer so when a loved one died they would hire the services of this special photographer, often calling for them when a loved one was close to death, so as to have a permanent reminder of their dear departed loved ones.
During the second half of the 1800's the infant mortality rate was very high, and many babies and small children would die before a photo could be taken of them, also many young women died during childbirth and disease was known to take whole families.
Sometimes these photo's would have the subjects eye's open,
depict mother and child, (one or the other or both departed)siblings, sometimes only the face would be captured, they could be laying down looking like they were asleep or sitting up in a rocking chair.
If you are reading this Lula or Hud i suggest you start saving now for my very own
momento mori photo,and no, i don't think you can take me to Walmart to have it taken either.
One website i like

Saturday, November 14, 2009


Today is my daughters birthday,
I cannot believe how fast she has grown up, and yes it really does only feel like yesterday......
She was a beautiful baby, a funny little monkey and is now a gorgeous, smart, talented and very creative young woman, who is off to Paris & beyond next week.
**Take a peek at her blog
Happy Birthday Lula Belle & Bon Voyage

Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Makeup Player

I think i need this !
It is part cosmetic train case, part media player and speaker system !
You can plug in your iPhone or iPod Touch to watch Stila how-to videos to get glamoured up. You can also play your favourite tunes through this too. And it comes with a bunch of fabulous Stila product, including the revolutionary NEW One Step Makeup Foundation!

The Makeup Player includes:
the Makeup Player
One Step Foundation
Eye Shadow Trio
Lip Glaze
Convertible Color
#7 Eye Shadow Brush
beautytube DVD & instruction card

Makeup, Education and Empowerment all-in-one.
And the best bit, its only $ 69.90 thru the stila website

Friday, November 6, 2009

Hey there Little Red Riding Hood....

I love her !

Random Things

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Just a few things that have caught my eye this week !

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


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When i think of turbans i think of men sitting cross legged wearing a bejewelled turban and charming snakes out of a woven cane basket,
that said, i also think of Carmen Miranda. Which leaves me thinking is to hard to pull off
the the whole turban look ? Will it look like i have washed my hair and have it up in knot on my head or will i look like i am simply having a bad hair day and have my bad hair covered or will i look glamourous like a 1940's movie many questions i know !
Will this turban at Forever 21 make me look like one of the above glamour queens ?
I guess for $5.80 it is worth a shot
and if it doesnt work out guess what i can be for Halloween next year ??

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Bad Gals

I love looking at pictures and images of real women of the 30's. 40's and 50's. I really enjoy
looking at their clothes, shoes, hair, purses,everything. These are photo's from old LA newspapers. The woman above gave false testimony at the trial of ex-madam Brenda Allen in 1949 Los Angeles.
These two are mother & daughter and are the neigbours of the "Horror House " case.
How cool are the daughters bangs ?

This gal was freed after explaining why she was wearing Marine uniform trousers after drinking party in Los Angeles 1948. I love her pants .How cool does this gal look ? This was taken in L.A in 1948 after a dope raid at a party
that this LA model was attending. LOVE her shoes. If i could look like her everyday i would be happy.
if by chance you know where i can buy her shoes pleeeeeeeeease let me know !!!

Sunday, November 1, 2009


Trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat !

We had a fab Halloween.
I love all the little kids who come trick or treating
They love our house as it's always decorated and we have a fog machine and Halloween music and the spooky ghost "floating" across the yard
It's my favourite holiday of the year !!!
PS Happy Wedding Anniversary Mr & Mrs Inky in California xxxx