Sunday, 27 February 2011

Joan Crawford, Hollywood Star...

Joan CrawfordImage via Wikipedia
I was inspired to publish this fabulous 1927 photograph of  Hollywood star Joan Crawford after watching the 1962 film 'What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?' this week.

She acquired  a large (and expensive!) costume jewellery collection during her life.  In 1978, the year after she died, the collection was auctioned by the Plaza Art Gallery in New York.

Is that mongolian fur or feather trim?

Love the metallic shoes.  I wonder what colour they were.
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Sunday, 13 February 2011

Thought I'd try a bit of modelling...

Not exactly Lara Stone I know, but here's what I'm wearing:

Nordic Princess Hat - Village Hats

Recycled Silk Scarf - Arabella Bianco

Faux Sheepskin Coat- Lands End

Cashmere Gloves - Elm House Products

Ober Jeans - La Redoute

Boots with faux fur trim - Lands End

BTW I'm not fat, there was alot of padding under that coat, gilet, jumper etc. it was a very cold day!

Talking of Lara Stone, take a look at this post:
http://fashioneditoratlarge.blogspot.com/2011/02/are-blonde-bombshells-taking-over.html

Sunday, 6 February 2011

The Big Business Break...

Have you noticed how many successful businesses have had a 'big break'?  The question is how to get the 'big break'.

Years ago I remember a colleague of mine complaining to 'the boss' about his lack of promotion.  He was told to be more visible.  His reaction to that was to come to work the next day wearing a bright pink shirt!

I was reading about Tory Burch who started her fashion business from home 7 years ago.  She appeared on Oprah's Next Big Things show, and had 8 million hits on her website the next day!  She's just opened her London store at 149 New Bond Street.

Have you got any Big Break stories?
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What I bought this week.

Amazing sheepskin slippers at a bargain price of £29.95 from Elm House Products. Sumptuous, gorgeous and cosy.

Sheepskin Classics!