Thursday, August 23, 2012

The cold cold night

Jack White at the WaMu Ampitheatre.

It was sweaty, crowded, uncomfortable, loud, and absolutely glorious.

She is sparkly and amazing.

I am somewhere in the mass of people. (Tallest crowd ever. I am 5'7" and I felt stumpy.)

(All photographs taken by Jack White's personal photographer as he is averse to cellphones.)

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


  Due to the sad demise of my point and shoot in late June, I have been much absent from this blog. In my absence from here I have been sewing, reading pulps, and watching many old movies of varying degrees of quality. My brief return is inspired by this post on favorite dresses. Because of the post I have decided to show you my favorite dress.
  It is a 1930s Vionnet dress that is a dusty pink color but due to the poor quality of these snapshots does not appear so. I love all of it's lace and pleats. It is so delicate that I wonder if I will ever be able to restore it enough so I can wear it for more than an hour.

I never know what to do when standing still. Hence, my preference for dancing related poses.

I enjoy pretending (unsuccessfully) that I am in the tango scene of "Some Like It Hot."

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Monkey Business

  One of my favorite Marilyn Monroe movies is "Monkey Business (1952)," even though she only has a small role as Charles Coburn's secretary. It has a stellar cast (Grant, Rogers, Coburn, and Monroe) and is just full of all sorts of madcap shenanigans (As my freshman English teacher would say). I only am bringing this film up because Marilyn wears a really fantastic blue swimsuit. Today I too became the owner of a nice (supposedly) blue vintage (1940s) swimsuit.

Her swimsuit:

My new swimsuit (which will arrive on my doorstep late next week!):