Just the ticket -1966

This is the swing-ticket,
and I still have the dress too. It's a white crepe Dollybird dress.
Puff sleeves covered in rows of lace, covered buttons all down the front.
I wore it with white patent Mary Jane shoes bought in Regent Place.
Totally sweet Sixties. The Sixties I'm in now, are not so totally sweet that I can get more than an arm in it. But at least I am not alone, as model Pattie Boyd says in her recent memoir that she looks at some of her Sixties dresses and they appear to have been made to fit a doll. Dolly birds.


Oh! Owen!

II love Texan Frat Pack-er Owen Wilson and I love this dear little dress. Rachel McAdams is stinking both of them up with her Gauloise and Owen doesn't care at all. She won't look so cool in the onc ward, and maybe then I will get a crack at Owen.


Ocelot wanted a lot.

This wonderful cat-hat designed by Anna Shepherd for the dark comedy film Inglourious Basterds,
and I do wish I had a lifestyle it would fit into (in fake fur of course, as no kitties were harmed in the making of this life).
Clothes On Film has the details, although they do not mention that Elsa Schiaparelli was their inspiration:

The reason fake fur is the only way to go, is that this dear little scratchy bitey Amur cub
is in a UK zoo because only 40 survive in their natural habitat.


Smashing Time

"More tea?" said The Mad Hatter to Alice.
"How can I have more, when I haven't had any?" she replied.
Alice In Wonderland' (2010) movie merchandising is upscale with this US$1100- geegaw of teacups and smashed saucers. I covet this, mindlessly.
It's not The Mad** Hatter's Tea Party till I get there.
**19thC Milliners went mad from constantly inhaling the fumes of glue used to stiffen bonnets and brims.
CLICK on Rene Trilivas for more pretty pics and details.


strike up the band

I love this jacket, and wish I could recall the title of the recent French movie whose main character wore it really well. Others liked it too, as it sold out immediately on release, at US$11,000 (oh yes and worth every penny for the embroidery hours). The Bruno Frisoni shoe -
I have not settled on what dress I would wear between the jacket and the shoes, but am reminded of this from my idol - "Joan Rivers, said once when she saw a celebrity wearing a terrible dress allegedly chosen by her boyfriend -
"Well, at least you can say that her boyfriend is straight."
Do visit the very droll Hadley Freeman's writings in The Guardian. She has opinions I share, especially when she says that Joan Rivers is "this column's life icon".