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ZuZu’s Petals

My favorite part of Christmas Eve is my families Post-Peking Duck Christmas movie, It’s a Wonderful life.  The below 2 scenes make me cry every year without fail; When George Bailey finds his daughter’s flower petals in his pocket and realizes he has his life back and when he returns home and finds all his family and friends there to support him…..

Merry Christmas!!

“Zu Zu’s Petals, there they are!”


Revived Glamour at its Best

Inspired by My Week with Marilyn; Michelle Williams channels Marilyn Monroe in the October Issue of Vogue shot by Annie Leibovitz.

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Dressing the part

After reading Andre Tally proclaim costume designer Sharon Davis as the next Edith Head,  I could not wait to see her latest project, The Help. I’m always hesitant to see a movie if I’ve really loved the book(which in this case, I did).  I never want to alter the way I’ve pictured the characters. Ms. Davis did an impeccable job of capturing not only the mood and attitude of the 1960’s in the south, she stayed true to the character’s personalities.

In this LA Times article, Davis talks about her references. Because of the area and demographic of Jackson,Mississippi, referencing  high fashion publications from the such as vintage Vogue’s would not have been accurate. Instead Davis looked to JC Penney’s catalogues for the more feminine looks and to old yearbooks from Ole Miss for the more academic ensembles.  Her attention to detail really brings each character to life, each woman was exactly how I pictured!

Let’s give ’em the old pizzaz!

Let’s give’em the old pizzaz!”- Maggie Prescott in Funny Face

Last night I attended Parson’s Univerity “Fashion and Film Series”. This particular selection was Funny Face with Audrey Hepburn introduced by none other than former Parson’s professor Tim Gunn(!) who has just as much whit in person as he did on Project Runway.

The costumes were designed by Edith Head and Givenchy(both recieved Oscar nominations for their work on the film.) Tim Gunn gun told the audience to,”Act like a sponge, because I’ve seen this film at least 50 times and each time I see something new!”

Definetly one to put on your Netflix Queue!

It’s a Wonderful Wardrobe!

Back in the city after a great holiday weekend, wishing I was still by the fireplace watching my favorite black and white Christmas movies!! Though the film has never particularly been praised for its costumes, I love Donna Reed’s wardrobe in Frank Capra’s, “It’s a Wonderful Life”. Especially the sheer embroidered button down pictured below paired with a circle skirt.