Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Bonnie & Clyde

The first time I saw Bonnie & Clyde I was way too young to be watching it. I'm not kidding. I was really young. It made a HUGE impression on me. I don't think I had EVER seen violence at all, much less the excessive violence shown at the end of the movie. I remember crying because I couldn't understand why they kept shooting them when they were already dead. (Where were my parents? Why was I watching this? LOL) I was just a little girl and like all little girls I liked that big girl, Bonnie, because I thought she was so pretty. To this day, I love this movie in a different way but I still remember how I "felt" watching it as a little girl. I will admit, I've never big a huge Faye Dunaway fan, but she really was gorgeous in this movie and I LOVED Bonnie's style. Even as a kid, I knew I loved "the way she looked" in this movie. I know I'm not the only one. How many of us have made our boyfriends or husbands dress as Clyde so we could go as Bonnie for Halloween?

I'm sure by now you've heard about the remake. I hate remakes. Not to mention Hillary Duff is playing Bonnie Parker. Die hard fans and Faye Dunaway are not happy about this at all. I will say one thing about Hillary...she has grown up to be a beautiful girl and she is a dead ringer for Faye at that age. Now whether she has the skills to pull off a movie like this remains to be seen. I'm kinda thinking she should have just done a Bonnie photoshoot and left the acting to someone else. Oh well, maybe she'll surprise us. We'll see.

Here's a little more Bonnie & Clyde inspiration:

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Lunch Atop a Skyscraper

I love this image. It was taken during the construction of Rockefeller Center in 1932 by Charles C. Ebbets. I actually bought this poster a few months ago with the intention of framing it for my dining room. It took me forever to find a frame for it. I wanted a nice chunky wood frame. I finally found a frame that I like but then my husband came home with some vintage moulding. You know what that means, right?

My daughter and I named each of these fellows. From left to right we have: Charlie, Bud, Sam, George, Frankie, Joey, Jack, Earl, Henry, Floyd, and Fred.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Small & Rugged in Texas

I just love this house designed by Ginger Barber. It is simple and beautiful. The owners use it for a weekend getaway. I don't know about you but I want to live here everyday.

{via House Beautiful}

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Fall Makeup Trends

I love buying new makeup for fall. I have always loved fall/winter clothing and makeup. There's nothing like a new pair of boots and the perfect red lipstick to make me happy.

{Matte Gray Shadow}

1 Estée Lauder Pure Color Eyeshadow in Slate, $17.50.
2 Being True Color Rich Eyeshadow in Slate, $15.
3 Elizabeth Arden Color Intrigue Eyeshadow in Smoke, $15.
4 NYX Professional Make-Up Single Eyeshadow in Dune, $5.

{Bordeaux Lips}

1 Black Opal True Tone Vitamin-Rich Lipstick in So Berry, $5.75.
2 Benefit Silky Finish Lipstick in Ms. Behavin, $18.
3 Avon Ultra Color Rich Lipstick in Flambe, $6.50.
4 Smashbox Photo Finish Lipstick in Enchanting, $22.

{Chocolate & Gold Shadows}

1 Sephora Colorful Mono Shadow in French Riviera Gold & Coffee, $12 each.
2 Bobbi Brown Shadow in Chocolate & Shimmer Wash Shadow in Gold, $20.
3 Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Baked and Twice Baked, $16 each.
4 Girlactik Beauty Sparkles in Antique Gold and Brown, $10.

{Cherry Red Lipstick}

1 LOréal H.I.P Shine Struck Liquid Lipcolor in Turbulent $12.
2 Clinique High Impact Lip Colour SPF 15 Red-y To Wear, $14.
3 Rock + Republic Lip Gloss in Cougar, $26.
4 Guerlain Rouge G Jewel Lipstick Compact in Gala, $45.

{Photos via Allure}

Here's a great tutorial on how to get a nice smokey eye look.