Cabinet of curiosities & Inspirations since 2009

Cabinet of curiosities & Inspirations since 2009
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26 juil. 2008

Picturegoer Magazine 1913-1960

Picturegoer was a magazine that was published in the United Kingdom between 1913 and 1960.
Its primary focus was contemporary films and the performers who appeared in them.
All magazine covers HERE.

23 juil. 2008

Vintage Vintage

I just fall in love with some vintage this week.
An amazing Bill Blass dress, a shiaparelli Hat, Oleg Cassini shoes 
and sequin dress, and some great 80's style clothes.

Attitude Broche 80's

16 juil. 2008

La Belle et La bête-Jean Cocteau

In his own eyes, Jean Cocteau was not a filmmaker.
 Of course, he was a filmmaker as well as a dramatist, novelist, poet, painter, decorator, boxing promoter, essayist, librettist, journalist, and full-time celebrity.
 His three great films of the fantastic – Le Sang d'un poète, 
La Belle et la Bête and Orphée – remain central to his visual legacy, 
yet Cocteau always insisted that in the field of film he was an amateur.
In 1946, at the age of 57, Cocteau directed his first narrative feature 
La Belle et la Bête (Beauty and the Beast).

La Belle et la Bête is based on the famous children's story by Madame Leprince de Beaumont. In it, Cocteau combined mythical narrative, visual poetry, cinematic trickery.
For example, when Belle first walks through the main hall of Bête's castle, 
the film cuts to close-ups of candelabras lighting themselves as she walks past. 
Cocteau's use of reverse motion serves the contextual purpose 
of emphasising the magical atmosphere of Bête's castle.

14 juil. 2008

Bebaroque tights perfect for this winter

I read on the Vogue UK website about Bebaroque tights Roxy.
The wonderful hosiery label Bebaroque, which started in July 2007 by Mhairi McNicol and Chloe Patience. 
Both girls attended Glasgow School of Art in 2005 before going their seperate ways, 
only to join together to create these fabulous tights.
The tights are designed and manufactured in Scotland using hand embroidery and print. 
When i was looking around the Bebaroque website,
i found another very sexy tight:
Brassy, they have a good rock'and roll style.

I want to order one of them for this winter
 but I didn't made my mind yet, 
Choose  your favorite one ?

Wanda Jackson: a sweet lady with a nasty voice.

Yes, i definitively love Ladies with nasty voices, like Brenda Lee and the fabulous Rockabilly girls from the 40's -50's.
I discovered recently the songs of Wanda Jackson.
I hope you will enjoy her too.

Jackson was just 16 when country star Hank Thompson took her under his wing after hearing her on an Oklahoma radio station. Her single "You Can't Have My Love," a duet with bandleader Billy Gray, became a national hit while Jackson was still in high school. In 1955 Jackson hit the road as the opening act for Elvis Presley, just months before Elvis' career exploded. The two hit it off, dating for nearly a year. Elvis gave Jackson his ring. He also encouraged her to stretch out beyond country by singing rockabilly.
"My dad always told me, 'If you're going to do something, be different at it,'" says Wanda Jackson, 'stand out in some way, do a little bit more.'" Jackson took her dad's advice. In the mid-1950s, at the dawn of the rock 'n' roll era, she became one of the fledgling genre's first female stars, an energetic 18-year-old rockabilly queen who dated Elvis, made frequent stabs at the Top 40 and tore through the music industry like a Midwestern tornado.

Wanda Jackson - Hard-Headed Woman
Wanda Jackson - Cool Love

12 juil. 2008

It's my party: 50's & 60's Oldies

1. Martha & the Vandellas - (Love is Like A) Heat Wave 
2. Elvis Presley - Return To Sender 
3. Martha & the Vandellas - Dancing in the Street 
4. Johnny Burnette - You're Sixteen, You're Beautiful (And You're Mine) 
5. The Shirelles - Will You Love Me Tomorrow 
6. The Crests - Sixteen Candles 
7. Elvis Presley - Mean Woman Blues 
8. Bobby Vee - Take Good Care Of My Baby 
9. The Marvelettes - Please Mr. Postman 
10. Bobby Rydell - Volare 
11. The Shangri-Las - Give Him a Great Big Kiss 
12. The Monotones-Book of Love 
13. The Everly Brothers - All I Have To Do Is Dream 
14. Brenda Lee - Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree 
15. Gene Chandler - Duke Of Earl 
16. Diana Ross & The Supremes - Baby Love 
17. The Shirelles - Baby It's You 
18. Frankie Valli And The 4 Seasons - Can't Take My Eyes Off You 
19. Betty Everett - It's In His Kiss (The Shoop Shoop song )
20. Chubby Checker - Let's Twist Again 
21. Little Anthony & The Imperials-Tears On My Pillow 
22. The Jordanaires & Elvis Presley - All Shook Up 
23. Chubby Checker - The Twist 
24. Bobby Darin - Dream Lover 
25. The Chiffons - He's So Fine 
26. The Shangri-Las - Leader Of The Pack 
27. Chubby Checker - Splish Splash 
28. Paul and Paula-Hey Paula 
29. Lesley Gore - My Party 
30. Jan and Dean - Surf City 
31. Ben E.King - Stand by Me 
32. Little Anthony & The Imperials - Going Out of My Head 
33. Connie Francis - Who's Sorry Now 
34. Neil Sedaka - Calendar Girl 
35. brenda lee - all alone am i 
36. Chubby Checker with Dee Dee Sharp - Love Is Strange 
37. Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock 
38. The Everly Brothers - Bye Bye Love 

10 juil. 2008

Summer Shopping on ASOS

If you are in the mood for some summer shopping.
Check those links, it's just cool and inexpensive fashion.
On this english website you can even find very trendy dresses for a 16 or 18 uk size.
I recommend those dresses for the summer.

8 juil. 2008

Playlist 2 July 2008

1. Wilson Pickett - Mustang Sally
2. Elvis Presley - Mystery Train
3. Prince - I Would Die 4 U
4. France Gall - Musique
5. Devo - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
6. The Ikettes - I'm Blue (The Gong Gong Song)
7. Gene Kelly - It's Wonderful
8. Brigitte Bardot - La Madrague
9. Glen Miller - Moonlight Serenade
10. Herbert Von Karajan with the Berliner Philharmonic Orchestra - Sibelius: Tapiola, Op. 112

The Art of strip: EVELYN WEST

Evelyn West (1921- 2004)"The Hubba-Hubba Girl" was a burlesque legend 
of the forties, fifties, and sixties. She would often quip to her audience 
She became famous because of her spicy and shameless striptease shows 
and also because she insured her natural breasts with Lloyd's of London for $50.000
Since that moment she was known as "Evelyn $50.000 Treasure Chest West
or "The Girl with the $50.000 Treasure Chest".