Thursday, 29 July 2010

tennis anyone?

if you haven't already heard the sweet sweet music of Tennis from Denver, Colorado, you simply must have a listen! this husband and wife duo saved up their money for years so they could buy a sailboat and sail the east coast for 8 months. in those 8 months at sea, a band was formed, and the songs which came out of it tell the story of their life on the water. it's actually a little grittier than what i'm normally drawn to, but the underlying '50s sound had me the moment i laid ears on it. ima listen to it right now while i scrub my bathtub :)  

Thursday, 22 July 2010

dame elizabeth

i'm heading up north for the weekend to be a bridesmaid in a friends wedding, and since the dress i'll be wearing has a 1950s feel to it, i submitted a photo of Elizabeth Taylor to the hairstylist, hoping she can give me a similar 'do. while searching for the right picture, i found myself in shock and awe of young miss Taylor's dazzling beauty, and i thought it about time i inducted her into the Loose Leaf Tigers Hall of Dames...

Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, is the second actual Dame to be inducted to the hall of dames (the first being Judy). miss Taylor is a living legend, considered one of the great actresses of Hollywood's golden age. she's lived a life far more dramatic than any film, having had 8 marriages to 7 men, 4 children, 9 grandchildren, and 2 Oscar wins (for BUtterfield 8, and Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf).

an internationally renowned beauty in her younger days, Liz has been plagued by health problems over the last few decades, including a benign brain tumour, and has broken her back 4 times, making it very painful for her to stand or walk for long periods of time. but her failing health has not stopped her from dedicating herself to raising funds for AIDS charities, a crusade she began in 1985, after the death of her friend Rock Hudson.


incredible street art by Stinkfish. see more here.

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

my new favourite etsy shop

i came across the Simplicity Is Bliss etsy shop via Some Girls Wander and i must encourage you to go and have a look. the shop is teeming with exquisite pieces, all of with are reasonably priced. unfortunately for me, most of my favourites are a bit wee for me, but if you're on the small side, you simply must snatch some o these up!

Wednesday, 14 July 2010


these photos were all taken by 17 year old photographer Nirrimi. i found this extraordinary young talent's blog to be deliciously inspiring and i suggest that you go have a look.

Monday, 12 July 2010

alex prager

please forgive me darling readers! it's been almost a month since last i posted here, which is not like me at all. i'll try to make it up to you by keeping the content coming, starting with a look at the fabulous retro cinematic stylings of photographer Alex Prager.

Prager recently released a short film entitled Despair, set in 1960's L.A., a classic melodrama that takes the cinematic style of her photography to a whole new level.