Her catwalk is the sidewalk.
Her catwalk is the sidewalk.

Posts from — October 2012

Ching, Ching, to Champagne!

Happy National Champagne Day, darlings! What could be more perfect than a day devoted to celebrating something that was made for celebration?

Whether you choose to toast the occasion with a flute, coupe or magnum ~ at home, a fancy soiree, dancing on a decadent bar or (gasp!) in a giant champagne glass ~ be sure that bubbly is chilled, pretties!

A fizzy tip ~ if you take small sips and let the bubbles dissipate in your mouth, it will enhance the taste of the champagne, and you’ll feel much better in the morning.  Or, scratch that ~ and party like a rockstar à la Paul Newman.

“Champagne is the one thing that gives me zest when I feel tired.” ~Brigitte Bardot

Cary Grant + champagne = delicious combination.

 Bubbly Audrey with her bubbly.

 Pop the fizzy, Mad Men style.

Just another day at Downton…

Oh, George. Cheers!

It’s rumored that Marilyn once took a luxurious bath in 350 bottles of champagne.

You had me at Hubbell. I’ll drink to that…

“My only regret in life is that I didn’t drink enough Champagne.” ~John Maynard Keynes

October 26, 2012   No Comments

Smokin’ Style Outlaws

Happy 43rd Anniversary, Butch Cassidy & the Sundance KidOutlaw style never looked so good.

It doesn’t get much better than Redford and Newman in cowboy-esque train-robbing threads. Who else could pull off those hats and cowboy boots with blazers? Giddyup.

After wearing out their welcome in the Wild West, this tough twosome sets out for Bolivia with a motley crew nipping at their spurs.

 “Wanted” men indeed.

As schoolteacher Etta Place, the lovely Katharine Ross is one lucky little lady and hits the gene-pool jackpot with her pistol packin’ travel companions.


In the famous bicycle scene Etta wakes up and leaves a slumbering Sundance to be serenaded by Butch on an early morning bike ride. Poor thing. I love that scene, and it’s even better knowing that Newman ad-libbed most of it.


 “Boy, I got vision, and the rest of the world wears bifocals.” ~Butch Cassidy



October 24, 2012   No Comments

OscarPRGirls Have More Fun

Erika Bearman is living every (fashion and Oscar-loving) girl’s dream. As her OscarPRGirl Twitter profile says, she is a “PR girl for Oscar de la Renta reporting from inside one of the world’s most prestigious fashion houses.” Le sigh. Lucky, lucky, girl.

Every chic step that OscarPRGirl takes is news, darlings…

..so it’s no surprise that Erika’s decision to dramatically change  the color of her lovely locks from “deepest, sleekest brunette to palest, pearliest blonde” (as reported by Vogue) received zillions of comments via social media yesterday. What do you think?

Twelve hours! Muy patient…

Oscar’s reaction? “Well, blondes do have more fun.”

I think whether she is raven-tressed or Hitchcock blonde ~ as OscarPRGirl ~ she will always have more fun!

photos credits: Vogue, Fashion on the Move

October 9, 2012   No Comments

Champagne Before Breakfast

“I don’t think I’ve ever drunk champagne before breakfast before. With breakfast on several occasions, but never before, before.”   ~Paul Varjak, Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Happy 51st Anniversary, Breakfast at Tiffany’s! To celebrate one of my favorite films, I’m marking the occasion with a repost. So spin a Mancini melody, pop some champagne before breakfast, check out this classic and channel your inner Audrey!

50 51 years ago today was the jazzy New York premiere of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, chéris. Thank you, Billy Wilder, for letting Audrey shine as the divine Holly Golightly ~ and merci, Johnny Mercer & Henry Mancini, for that marvelous Moon River melody.

No thanks to Truman Capote, who ~ if he had his way ~ would have filled Holly’s kitten heels with Marilyn Monroe. Quelle horreur! No offense to Marilyn, but even she could not have delivered those Holly-esque lines so prrrfectly.

I typically prefer to read the book before seeing the movie, but this is the exception ~ and I’m delighted to say my love of Breakfast at Tiffany’s is based on the effervescent images portrayed by Audrey et amis on the silver screen ~ rather than on the pages of Capote’s novella.

Holly and Paul charmed us with their mixing & mingling in the city that never sleeps, and the rest of the quirky cast of characters ~ Sally Tomato, Cat, José da Silva Pereira, Mag Wildwood, O.J. Berman, and Rusty Trawler (“the ninth richest man in America – under 50!”) ~ aren’t easily forgotten.

Piles of gratitude to Mr. Givenchy as well for that iconic LBD!

Besides the delicious characters and fashion statements, one of the most memorable pieces of the film is the music ~ j’adore Mancini’s entire musical film score! Moon River will forever evoke memories of Holly’s tiara & Givenchy-draped silhouette strolling down Fifth Avenue

Perhaps just as memorable is Audrey’s own rendition of the song, as she strums a ukulele while sitting on the fire escape of Holly’s brownstone. This scene would have been tossed to the cutting room floor if Audrey hadn’t insisted “Over my dead body!” to Billy Wilder, and he quickly changed his tune. If you ask moi, this little tidbit makes the scene even more endearing.

So long for now, Moon River, I’ll be crossing you in style some day.


October 4, 2012   No Comments