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OOTD: Inspired by Rita Hayworth in Cover Girl

Cover Girl Rita Hayworth inspired outfit pink suit 1940s style vintage

One of my favorite films is Cover Girl with Gene Kelly and Rita Hayworth.  I love the dancing, the love story, and, of course, the fashion.  If you love 1940s style fashion, this is the film for you.  In one scene, Rita attends an interview at a major fashion magazine in the ultimate is girly attire, a pink suit!  So I used her look to inspire my latest OOTD.  I paired this suit that I I’ve had in the back of my closet for years with a vintage velvet hat, pearls, a shapewear tank, and my DIY chain accent pin… (more…)

Silver Screen Style: Pal Joey

It’s rare to have two Bombshells in one film, let alone two Bombshells and a Sinatra… but Pal Joey is a film that fits the bill.  It has classic songs, beautiful dancing…. And then there’s the fashion.  No other film gives tribute to the classic sweater/pencil skirt combo like Kim Novak in this musical.  That, combined with Rita Hayworth as a rich socialite, and you have wardrobe inspiration that can even be worn today…

Kim Novak

Kim Novack Pal Joey Blue Purple Sweater

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Fall/Winter 2014: Starlet Approved Trends

Starlets don’t typically follow trends.  If you look at many Old Hollywood Starlets, they are dressed in timeless fashion that could be worn in any era.  However, Starlets love to follow fashion, and each season there are usually a few trends that catch her eye.  So here are some of this season’s Starlet approved trends…

Fall/Winter Pastels

Fall Winter Pastels

T-Strap Heels (more…)

Joan Rivers Tribute: Fashion Police “21 Joan Ranger Salute”

My two greatest passions in life are comedy and fashion.  That is the reason that Joan Rivers was one of my idols. She invented the phrase “who are you wearing?”  No one has combined comedy and fashion the way Joan did…. and she had a serious love affair with jewelry… which I can relate to!

Joan Rivers Joke Quote Comedy Diamonds Exercise Jewelry

It’s rare that a celebrity death hits me as hard as Joan’s.  I think it’s because Joan was in my living room every weekend on Fashion Police.  It was one of my few must-watch shows, and my mother and I had a ritual of planning our weekends around watching Joan critic Hollywood’s fashion choices.  Joan believed, as I believe, that Movie Stars should look like Movie Stars… and while Joan’s comedy was often crass, her fashion and overall style were always pure class.  I can only hope to be as stylish as she was when I get to be in my 80s.  Joan never left the house looking anything but stylish which makes her an Everyday Starlet if there ever was one.

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I wanted to pay tribute to this legendary woman, but no matter how long I do stand-up, I would never find a joke about Joan’s death that could top any that she could come up with.  So I wanted to pay tribute to her fashion sense.  On Fashion Police, Joan called her fans Joan Rangers and gave a little salute.

I want to give Joan a 21 Joan Ranger Salute.  So in honor of Joan, break out your camera and give your best Joan Ranger Salute.  Post it here or on YouTube and be sure to tag me in it when you share it so I can see all of your tributes.

Let’s give Joan a tribute fitting of the Queen of Comedy, a Red Carpet Diva, and an Everyday Starlet.

Joan Rivers E! Fashion Police Joan Rangers Salute GIF

I’m so honored that his post was included in the IFB Links a la Mode…

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So Many Great Pieces

This week had so many great links, it was super hard to decide which ones to pick. Like a wardrobe filled with amazing clothing, sometimes it’s just overwhelming to chose the best among greats. I know, #firstworldproblems. Leave it to us to find a way to complain about being so lucky. This week, it’s all about having fun, enjoying life and getting on top of things. You know, striking the perfect balance. Sure, the perfect balance doesn’t exist, but it’s sure as heck worth trying!

September 11th, 2014

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Dark Florals For Every Personality

ModCloth dress dark floral 4 differnt looks

I’ve been hearing that dark florals are going to be big for Fall.  In my opinion they are timeless, seasonless, and ageless.  So I decided to take this ModCloth dress and style it 4 different ways, to show how versatile this basic dress is.  This was especially challenging for me because this dress is actually navy and I usually wear black.

Classic

This is my favorite look.  It’s very Grace Kelly/Betty Draper.  I paired this dress with pearl earrings, nude pumps, and a classic straw purse.  I finished this look with a peachy pink lipstick.  This is a great look for work or a special luncheon. (more…)

1940s Inspired Updo

1940s Inspired Retro Modern Updo Hair tutorial

Modern pompadours are very trendy for Fall.  I wanted a new take on this look and do a modified retro bumper bang.  You can do almost anything you like with the back of the hair, and you can modify this look to suit your style and face shape.

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Starlet at ComiCon

This past weekend I was asked to perform my stand-up comedy set at Connecticut Comiconn.  I was excited (and so was my comic-book-geek boyfriend).  I didn’t want to dress up in character because I would be doing a comedy set as myself, but I did want to dress up.  I found this adorable, comfortable, and affordable dress at Dr Jays, and paired it with this vintage inspired purse, ballet flats (I knew there would be a lot of walking and standing so heels were out of the question), and I took this opportunity to try a fun new hairstyle

retro old hollywood fashion for comicon

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