Monday, December 22, 2008

Happy Holidays, Glam Girls!

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Joyous Kwanzaa and a nice winter solstice. Whichever holiday you celebrate this week, I hope your time is filled with family, friends, and love.

Here is a Christmas Pin-Up Cavalcade for your enjoyment:

Cover of Snappy Stories, 1920s
Artist: Enoch Bolles

Cover of Film Fun, Jan 1928
Artist: Enoch Bolles

Cover of Film Fun, Jan 1929
Artist: Enoch Bolles

Cover of Film Fun, Jan 1930
Artist: Enoch Bolles

Cover of Film Fun, Jan 1931
Artist: Enoch Bolles

Cover of Film Fun, Jan 1937
Artist: Enoch Bolles

"Personally, I'm willing to close my eyes to
Reverend Thornton's methods — after all,
the basket fund has already doubled last
year's record."
Cartoon in Esquire, 1939
Artist: E Simms Campbell

Cover of Film Fun, Jan 1940
Artist: Enoch Bolles

Artist: Al Buell (1948?)

Artist: Alberto Vargas

December 1945 Esquire Calendar page
Artist: Alberto Vargas

Artist: Alberto Vargas

Artist: Gil Elvgren, 1950

Artist: Gil Elvgren, 1955


Friday, December 19, 2008

Romeo & Juliet by Annie Leibovitz for Vogue

If you didn't buy the December Vogue, hurry before it's off the shelves. This month's issue has the most beautiful pictorial I think I've ever seen. "Love of a Lifetime" is a 12 page spread of gorgeous gowns, all in Italian Renaissance settings. It stars Coco Rocha as Juliet and ballet dancer Roberto Bolle of American Ballet Theatre as Romeo (a role he will also play in the coming season with ABT). Other celebrities, in the "supporting roles" in this spread, are Estelle Parsons as the Nurse and John Lithgow as Friar Laurence. Kudos to the whole artistic team!

These are going right inside my Riverside Shakespeare :)

Source: VOGUE, Dec 2008.

Dita Von Teese for Net-a-Porter's Holiday Guide

This week's issue of NET-A-PORTER Magazine is filled with celebrity tips for glamorous holidays, by Dita Von Teese, Chanel Iman, Anya Hindmarch, &c. Make sure to scroll to pages 21-26 for a fabulous spread of Dita Von Teese's picks. And how about these shoes by the man who makes me weak in the knees, Giuseppe Zanotti:


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Kate Winslet Dazzles on the Red Carpet

Kate Winslet looked stunning on the red carpet at the Mann Village in Westwood yesterday night, for the premiere of Revolutionary Road. The film teams her up with Leonardo DiCaprio again. It is a drama set in the 1950s, about a couple struggling to raise their family and to find happiness in their relationship. View the trailer here.

I've been a fan of Kate Winslet ever since Peter Jackson's Heavenly Creatures (1994) and, after her turn as Marianne in Sense and Sensibility (1995), she can do no wrong acting-wise in my book (I'll even forgive her for Titanic). The Hollywood Foreign Press seems to share my love of The Winslet — she is nominated for 2 Golden Globes this year.

Photos: Getty

Fast Mojo? With This LBD, You Bet!

$198 French Connection 'Fast Mojo' Dress

I'm working on a post on Little Black Dresses but I couldn't wait to show you this one. I'm entirely in love with this dress! Just ordered it (nothing will get me to go to the stores this close to Xmas) :)

UnderGlam: Bras for Warm Winter Nights

$280 La Perla Indomitable Lace Bra + $145 Lace Thong. Net-a-Porter

Here is an overview of the glamorous bras and lingerie in the stores right now. If these don't melt the ice, nothing will. Many of these are on sale, but since sale prices frequently change, I've posted the list prices.

Lise Charmel "Fantasme a Deux"
$184 Shelf Bra
$160 Thong Panty
Bare Necessities

Boudoir Leavers Lace
$130 Contour Underwire Bra
$50 Silk Thong Panty
Bare Necessities

Lise Charmel "Paris Frivole"
$184 Shelf Bra
$130 Thong Panty
$130 Waist Cincher Garter Belt
Bare Necessities

Chantelle "Chantilly"
$105 Demi Underwire Bra
$54 Tanga Panties

Malizia "La Classe"
$113 Ultra-Sheer Demi Bra
$58 Thong Panty
Bare Necessities

Simone Pérèle "Dress Code"
$105 Half Cup Bra
$47 Thong Panty
Bare Necessities

Aubade "Fleurs de Pommier"
$99 Demi Bra
$69 Tanga Panty
Bare Necessities

Betsey Johnson "Rebel Rose Lace"
$42 Bump M'Up Bra
$26 Wide Side Thong

Calvin Klein
$42 Toile Balconette Bra
$22 Toile Thong with Side Slits
Bare Necessities

Josie 'Can Can'
$76 Plunge Bra
$34 Thong