June 26th, 2013 – Old Sport

I know, I know. I’m talking about Gatsby again. The book introduced me to a new facet of myself, especially style-wise. So prim and proper classy, a certain subdued sexiness and mystery, a sense of confidence and self respect as a lady. A lady that knows when to keep her lips sealed and has the ability to keep her emotions balanced when it is needed. She can have a sharp tongue in a clever sort of way (although, Daisy does say the best thing a girl can be is a beautiful little fool). Okay, moving on to the actual point of this post which is renewed retro glamour. It seems that since the new film of Gatsby has been released, people are once again falling in love with the idea of the 20’s, and I will admit that I am one of them.

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I’ll leave you with this (you’re welcome):

 

 

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June 24th, 2013 – Mood Board

06.24.13 Mood Board

*Listed from top row to bottom row, from left to right*

  • Audrey Hepburn. I couldn’t not add this classy woman. She is the epitome of a lady and I strive to be as beautiful of a person, inside and out, as she is. What a goddess!
  • Ariana Grande. I don’t have a direct link for where the photo is found, so clicking on the name will take you to her instagram (which I do suggest having a look through!). She is a gorgeous lady, with a perfectly cute style to go along with her somewhat bashful, soft personality.
  • Woman in red. I don’t have a link for this! Let me know if you have the original source and I will link it.
  • Diagram for the classic French roll. I love the French roll! I have quite long hair though, so it’s tough for my to roll all of it and not look like I have a growth bulging from the back of my head. I especially love this diagram. The print below the illustration says “Classic French Roll – Different from the flatter French twist, this is a rounded put-up. Brush hair all to one side first and insert crisscross row of bobby pins as shown. Wrap hair back over pinned section, rolling ends smoothly inside. Fasten with hairpins.” And there you have it! Classic and chic.
  • The Great Gastby (1974) – The Great Gatsby (2013)I do have to admit that I have not seen the 1974 film. However, I have read the book and also saw this year’s film in theatres. And let me tell you…it was magical! Everything you would ever hope for it to be. Whenever I read the book, I felt sort of lost/confused by the end. Its ending broke my heart and I didn’t understand the point of writing a book that doesn’t really seem to mean anything in the end. But, after breaking it apart bit by bit, I found that it is an incredible work and means so much more than what you see on the surface. It’s set in the 1920’s, and I’m sure we can all agree that those were very different times, of course. The relationships between people are what is so important and meaningful. It really portrays the distance that people kept from each other, the tight lips and confusing exchanges, and hidden situations. READ THE BOOK BEFORE WATCHING THE MOVIE! Seriously, do it. It’s really a very short book and the use of language is impeccable.
  • Vintage Pink Tweed Coat. I love classic-style winter coats that flare at the hips; it’s flattering for any shape! The pink color of this one in particular is quite nice too, and I like the shoulder poofs as well.
  • “It’s as true today as it ever was – he who seeks beauty will find it.” Bill Cunningham The link goes to his documentary on Hulu. I love him! And this quote. He said it while receiving an award (filmed in the documentary). He is a fashion photographer for NY Times, and I very very very strongly encourage you to watch the documentary! He’s the sweetest man and it’s so refreshing to see someone so passionate about fashion/their work.
  • Vintage car wallpaper from shopruche.com. This is actually my computer wallpaper! It was a tough choice between all the nice ones on the Ruche website. I dream of having a nice, old-fashioned car like this one day.