Zorina the Ballerina

Zorina the Ballerina

Prima Ballerina: Vera Zorina Vera’s parents were both professional singers, in Norway where Vera grew up. Zorina already had show business in her blood. Soon it was realized, not only could she sing, but she was an amazing dancer. Her … Continue reading

The underrated sexiness of Deborah Kerr

The underrated sexiness of Deborah Kerr

Deborah Kerr, From Here to Eternity ”I don’t think anyone knew I could act until I put on a bathing suit,” Deborah Kerr once told Collier’s magazine. That halter top, bathing suit did turn heads and Kerr was nominated for … Continue reading

Classic Horror: Freaks, Fiends, and Scream Queens

Classic Horror: Freaks, Fiends, and Scream Queens

Morticia is the wife of Gomez Addams and mother of Wednesday Addams, Pugsley Addams and Pubert Addams. The family also includes Grandmama Addams (Morticia’s mother-in-law), Fester Addams (brother-in-law), and an older sister named, Ophelia Frump. The Addams Family originally came … Continue reading

I <3 NY! (And Classic French Actresses!)

I <3 NY! (And Classic French Actresses!)

Hello, all! I’m back from my wonderful (but, short) trip to NYC. Nothing gets my blood going like seeing all the fashion, in Manhattan. What did I see? Vintage style everywhere your eyes wandered! Also, Leopard print and shadowy hats…New … Continue reading

Fall is Here!

Fall is Here!

I know, I’m a day late but, it’s Fall! I have been breaking out the long-sleeves, dusting off my button-up, trench coat, hand-washing my stockings, and shining my thigh-high, boots! As the leaves change, so does my wardrobe! What’s better … Continue reading

XOX, Betsey!

XOX, Betsey!

A Betsey Johnson dress is one to be, coveted! Especially, in the ’60’s when mod was hot, and London was swinging! Betsey styled the stars of NY’s underground, Factory fiends, the rock ‘n’ rollers, and the sexiest supermodels, of all … Continue reading

Rita & Orson: Genius Meets Beauty

Rita & Orson: Genius Meets Beauty

Hollywood Royalty: The Union of Rita & Welles. Rita Hayworth was America’s Cinderella, a true rags-to-riches, story. Rita had changed her Latino name and transformed her looks, to the studio’s liking. With Rita, the studio didn’t do the usual, cover-up, … Continue reading

Helen Williams : Making Black Beauty History

Helen Williams : Making Black Beauty History

Helen Williams began her obsession with fashion at the early age, of seven. She would cut pictures from magazines and adorn her own, hand-sewn couture. At age 17, Helen was working in New York as a stylist. On different occasions … Continue reading

Impractical Princess: Mae Murray

Impractical Princess: Mae Murray

Mae Murray was the quintessential, 1920’s modern woman. Mae is by all accounts a vixen, having married 4 times and being known more for her beauty, than her talent. She was nicknamed, “The Girl with the Bee-Stung Lips” and “The … Continue reading