These items were chosen for sale by Kitty Larue and will be available within the next 3 months. The chillis remind me of Jane Russell. You can find them at:
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Saturday, June 19, 2010
The first thing I will tell you about this Miss Hungary of 1936, is her name is Sari Gabor, but everyone calls her Zsa Zsa.
Zsa Zsa, her sister Magda and her actress sister Eva (oh, I adore Eva in "Green Acres") are from Budapest, Hungary and besides Holly Golightly and Jeannie Little she's one of the most famous women to use the world "dahling" when addressing people.
Zsa Zsa is most famous for her many fantastic quotes and also her many marriages. I think she's had nine husbands. But so many great quotes. Amongst her noteworthy quotes are:
"I have never hated a man enough to give his diamonds back."
"A girl must marry for love, and keep on marrying until she finds it."
"To a smart girl men are no problem - they're the answer."
"I never remember anybody's name. How do you think the "dahling" thing got started?"
"Husbands are like fires. They go out if unattended."
"I am a marvelous housekeeper. Every time I leave a man I keep his house."
and my favourite Zsa Zsa quote :
"Being jealous of a beautiful woman is not going to make you more beautiful."
I love that in 1989 she was arrested for slapping a police officer in Beverly Hills. She went to jail for it. The beautiful thing about it is she's so able to poke fun at herself, making it so hard not to like her. I know it was some sort of traffic violation (unfortunately, us Bombshells aren't famous for our impeccable driving) but I wonder what the policeman said to her to warrant that slap.
Something else I know about her is that, amongst her other husbands, she married and divorced Conrad Hitlon, so that makes her Paris Hilton's ex-grandmother. I also think she lives with her current husband in a house previously owned by the late Elvis Presley in Bel Air. Another great thing about Zsa Zsa Gabor is that nobody knows the exact date of her birth.
Friday, June 18, 2010
Winter is definitely not the season for hiding away and mourning the absence of sunny days gone by. Embrace this season with excitement and joy. Winter is the time to wear your silken stockings, luxurious fabrics, beautiful hairstyles and glamorous hats. There are bountiful positive aspects to winter as I'll explain.
You can rest assured that your makeup will endure far longer in winter as you won't glow/sweat during the colder seasons. Make moisturizing your skin a regular ritual as skin becomes drier due to windy air and indoor heating. Your tactile and olfactory senses come into full use. You can wear your winter perfume and your favourite stockings which weren't appropriate during the sticky heat of the summer months. You can also afford to indulge a little more at your favourite bistro as you can cover up any excess weight with cashmere cardigans and woolen coats. Red lips look better in winter and we all know a good lipstick makes you FEEL better.
Winter is also your best opportunity to wear your finest corsets and special silky undergarments with the excuse of having to utilize them for their warmth! Clothes won't stick to your skin in colder weather. Scarves are your best accessory and hats are so chic.
Now, go out and show everybody what a glamorous Bombshell you are and what fabulous times you have.
Carine Gilson is a Brussels-based lingerie designer. Her undergarments are like precious little works of art. She uses chantilly laces and finest silks. Her garments are hand made with exquisite precision. It is a treat to own one of these little sweeties. Her website is www.carinegilson.com It's entirely in french, but if you can't read french, you can click the button for it to translate into english. It's well worth a sneaky-peek. Or two.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
I've decided it's due time to compile a list of perfumes a bombshell would and would not wear. A smaller list can be found in Laren Stovers book - Bombshell Manual of Style.
Please keep in mind that a Bombshell would NEVER wear:
"Anything that smells like food: vanilla, single fruit notes like strawberry or apple. Jolting, loud or overwhelming fragrances like Opium, Poison and Giorgio (leave those perfumes to the Divas!). True Bombshells also never wear overtly green scents like Calyx, Laura Ashley - too innocent. Obsession. CK One. Eternity. Musk. Tea Rose. Charlie."
Bombshell perfumes loved by Bombshells past and present:
Arpege by Lanvin
Bombshell users: Jayne Mansfield, Rita Hayworth, Jacqueline Bissette and Diana Princess Of Wales
Femme by Rochas
Bombshell user: Mae West
Chanel "all except Allure which a bombshell might buy for a niece but finds it too girlish for herself"
No 22: Catherine Deneuve
No 5: Marilyn Monroe, Jessica Alba, Maria Callas, Scarlett Johansson and Catherine Deneuve
Coco: Catherine Zeta Jones, Jane Russell, Nigella Lawson and Kitty Larue (only in winter)
Fracas by Piguet
Bombshells: Marilyn Monroe, Dita Von Teese, Ivana Trump, Rose McGowan, Joanna Lumley & Kim Basinger
Tabu by Dana
Bombshell: Dorothy Dandridge and Gina Lollobrigida
Jicky by Guerlain
Bombshells: Bridgette Bardot, Colette and Joan Collins
Mitsouko by Guerlain
Bombshells: Jean Harlow, Ingrid Bergman and Ava Gardner
Caleche by Hermes
Bombshells: Elizabeth Taylor and Ms Larue's mother
Bombshells: Patricia Arquette, Liza Minelli, Ursula Andress, Terri Garr, Queen Mother, Queen Elizabeth II and Bianca Jagger
My Sin by Lanvin
Bombshell: Jayne Mansfield
Shalimar by Guerlain
Bombshells: Rita Hayworth, Brooke Shields, Shirley MacLaine, Meryl Streep and Gina Lollabrigida
Narcisse Noir by Caron
Bombshell: Gloria Swanson
Vent Vert by Balmain
Bombshells: Bridgette Bardot and Greta Garbo
Youth Dew by Estee Lauder
Bombshells: Delores Del Rio, Gloria Swanson and Joan Crawford
Gardenia Passion by Annik Goutal
Bombshell: Linda Evangelista, Oprah Winfrey, Kim Basinger and Liv Tyler
Joy by Jean Pateau
Bombshells: Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Olivia de Havilland, Vivien Leigh, Jacqueline Kennedy, Queen Elizabeth and Gloria Swanson
Such a sad life for such a strong, beautiful lady battling against so many odds. I've been meaning to post something on Dorothy Dandridge for sometime.
Dorothy Jean Dandridge died alone in her apartment on 8495 Fountain Ave, West Hollywood, on November 8th, 1965 of an overdose of barbituates. There was only $2.14 in her bank account. Her money struggles had forced her to admit her young, brain-damaged daughter into a mental institution. She never did perform at Basin Street East in New York the following day, as planned.
Dorothy was the elder of two sisters who sang and danced in a traveling act before and during the Great Depression with Ruby, their theatrically-inclined divorced mother, before settling in Hollywood in desperate hopes of finding work. Although she was an amazing cabaret performer, she did not like it and suffered from crippling stage fright. As a struggling actress, she befriended others in the same boat such as Ava Gardener and Marilyn Monroe. Her first film part was in a Marx Brothers comedy, but it was unusual to be offered any coveted parts in film as other white actresses were favoured at that time. However, she perservered and became the very first African-American woman to be nominated for an Academy Award in the category of Best Actress for her role In Carmen Jones in 1955. She was also nominated for the Best Actress BAFTA award for the same role. Then, in 1959, she was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for her performance in Porgy And Bess.
Twice divorced, dependent on alcohol and taking a cocktail of medication, including antidepressants, Dorothy had suffered a nervous breakdown after discovering her 2 closest confidants had swindled her out of practically all her money.
For her contribution to the Hollywood film industry, Dorothy Dandridge has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6719 Hollywood Boulevard.
"Schnauze" means "snout" in German. These dogs are called schnauzers due to their disctinctively furry muzzles. I choose this dog as a top select companion as they are kind, loyal, calm, easy to train, affectionate and so intelligent. They also don't malt their fur, which makes them a fine choice for the allergy-prone Bombshell.
Originally bred to be rat-catchers, guard dogs and yard dogs. Schanuzers come in 3 categories - miniature, standard and giant.
They have black or grey and white curly fur, especially on their legs. They have lovely long eyelashes, tufty eyebrows and long beards. Of this breed, I'm particular to the miniature version as they make fabulous lap-dogs. You must have them groomed at least 2 times a year by a professional who knows what impeccably groomed scnautzers should look like.
For this particular breed of dog, considering the temperament and personality, I prefer the miniature version. They stand only a foot tall and weigh up to 7 kilos. Carryable and comfortable lap-dogs and I give them my unique seal of approval.
Friday, June 4, 2010
Bombshells love powder puffs and we keep them on our vanities, in our bathrooms, in our knicker drawers and anywhere we can display more pretty things. Powder puffs aren't just ornamental for us, we use them to dust luxurious powders after bathing. We use them to disperse precious scents over our bodies, to dab away an unwanted sweat-glow or to create subtle shimmers in strategic places. I even like to use it on my tootsies before slipping them into my favourite heels.
This is a picture of Elizabeth Arden's Pretty fragranced powder puff. It's not my perfume of choice, but it's so feminine and pretty I thought I'd show you. It is available for sale and you can find it at your local prefumery.