Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Freaky Friday



When I was watching old movies during Xmas, I realised what a gem Barbara Harris is in the original edition of Freaky Friday. Well worth another watch on a quiet Sunday. Wow, what a Bombshell she is. It's a shame she is no longer in acting. I also loved the role she played in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels as Miss Fanny Eubanks.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Festive Beauty























Bombshells! It's getting so close to Christmas, darlings. Halleleujah! Here are a couple of my own beauty picks of the season to help you organise yourselves and look your Bombshell best!
 Who really wants a cluttered boudoir anyway?  I have just so many beauty products, I could have a whole separate apartment for them entirely!  I first came across this great organiser on Khloe Kardashian's makeup stand.  It has 6 fabulous drawers with a lift-up lid on the top.  I admit it's not the prettiest of organisers but it is just so simply brilliant and useful!  You can get your own fantastic clutter-minimising cube from a selection at   http://theacryliccube.com/
 
Laura Mercier's range of colours are a favourite of mine. Each year she produces a limited edition range of handy, cost-effective makeup palletes that are just so useful.  This is a limited edition Luxe Eye Portfolio by Laura Mercier which contains 12 exclusive eye shadow colours and 3 deluxe mini brushes. So handy. The price is about $98us. 

Get your mittens on them kittens!!


Ms Larue's Song Of The Month - November. Besame Mucho - Diana Krall -



An ultimate favourite bombsehll jazz singer, Diana Krall is the official Ms Larue Song of the Month for November. Relax. Enjoy.

Bvlgari Bombshell

Sotirios Voulgaris started Bvlgari as a unique italian jewelry design company.  It's designs are very distinctive and often counterfeited and imitated.   Coloured stones such as sapphires mixed in unique formats are almost a Bvlgari trademark.  Now Bvlgari also create watches, accessories, fragrances, skincare and leather goods.

The latest and inspiring advertising campaigns feature beautiful bombshells (Julianne Moore and Rachel Weisz) with equally beautiful animals.





Thursday, November 3, 2011

Miss Faye

I've been meaning to do a feature on the fabulous Faye Dunaway for such a long time, I was starting to feel guilty about not doing it.  So here it is.  A feature, albeit rather small, on Miss Faye.

Her real name is Dorothy. Dorothy Faye Dunaway. She started off as a beauty queen in Florida USA and progressed into being an actress (as so many Bombshells do) in New York but with a reputation of being temperamental.  That shouldn't instantly qualify her for being a Diva. Please don't shut her into the Diva category as she's still full of Bombshell worthiness.

Faye was considered for the role of Domino Derval in 1965 James Bond 007 film Thunderball and also for Octopussy in 1983.  Rightly so, as you can see she's a very beautiful woman and would make a memorable Bond Girl.
Faye has been married to both a rock singer and a high profile British photographer and has one adopted son. Her fabulous career consists of being a beauty queen, an actress, a director, a producer and a writer.
A feature which marks her as a Bombshell and cancels out the negative for her temperamental work nature is that she drives a humble 2007 Toyota Corolla and prefers to rent apartments as opposed to owining various sprawling, swanky estates.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Le Crazy Horse De Paris


Crazy Horse Parisian (est 1951) cabaret lounge is a very well-respected and famous burlesque revue known for its innovative stage shows performed by nude female dancers covered with artistic light images and for the diverse range of acts, including magicians between each show.

The venue is built in what used to be twelve wine cellars from King George VI.

Each showgirl you see in this clip has been deliberately chosen to be identical and indistinguishable. They are measured to be the exact height, breasts (34b) exactly the same size and even their navels must be an exact distance from their pubic bone.

Expect to pay about £90 per ticket.

Get Marilyn's Hair

Welcome to my second how-to lesson in Bombshell hairstyling. It's very simple to create with my step by step instructions.

Today, we are learning how to style our lovely locks in the classic Marilyn Monroe style.  This hairstyle is more ideal for Bombshells who have hair which is approximately shoulder length, give or take an inch or two. If you have longer hair, perhaps you'd rather recreate Veronika Lake's hairstyle, just look for the tips and techniques in my archives.

Start by washing and towel drying your hair and apply a little styling balm or gel to the entire lengths.

Select medium sized velcro hair rollers which ideally will allow you to wrap your locks one and a half to two times around the roller.

Wrap one inch segments of hair around the roller. A good tip to remember is the more hair you put into each roller, the looser the curl. Zig-zagging or assymetrical roller placement will result in a more natural look.
At the front of your head, above your forehead, roll the hair forward towards your face.  All other rollers should be rolled towards the nape of your neck.

I like to dry my hair using a bonnet dryer as I am impatient, but if you have time on your side, you can just let it dry naturally. 

Try this link to amazon if you'd like to purchase a bonnet dryer, they aren't expensive and they are extremely usefull.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/EZ-Bonnet-Dryer-Hairdryer-Attachment/dp/B000NPA1I8/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1320076298&sr=8-2

When your hair is totally dry, use your fingers splayed out to gently soften the curls by running them through your hair. You may like to use a cylindrical vent brush to finish the style.

Never forget to use your trustee hairspray (always a bombshells secret weapon) to set your style for durability and hold.

Do let me know how you go, Kittens. 
Of course, I'd really love to see photographs. Kitty x

Monday, October 31, 2011

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Halloween Witching Hour


Peggy Ryan (Universal Studios 1944). One day shy of Halloween, 60 years after this photo was taken, Peggy passed away whilst performing at her 80th birthday celebration.

This is a Halloween photograph of Betty Page, with blonde hair, minus her trademark blunt-cut fringe.


Don't forget to give a black cat a cuddle and a kiss!

 Personally I never understood what is so bad about witches. They are just talented women. Magical Bombshells. Like all great women, they have their secrets, their desires, their style, their sense of humour and their own agenda.
My choice of Barbie for Halloween 2011 is the fabulous Medusa Barbie.

Trick or treat kittens. Meow!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Barbra's Book

My sister was given this hardcover book, the first design book from Barbra Streisand. A legendary Bombshell. I love how she includes her beautiful little pooch, so very bombshell-esue. They both look beautiful, don't you think?

I'm just so peachy keen to read this book! You can order your copy from the website below. Just copy and paste it into your toolbar.

https://www.barbrastreisand.com/us/news/my-passion-design-pre-order-links

Friday, October 28, 2011

Elegantly Scant

The talented designers at Australian fine lingerie boutique Elegantly Scant describe their own label. "Fall in love with movie star glamour, curves and bows, sass and cheek and the magic of old fashioned ribbon. Remember a time when lingerie was sewn with love and care and embellished with handmade lace. Elegantly Scant is about exquisitely crafted lingerie; it is about undergarments so breathtakingly beautiful they make you smile."


 Who wouldn't smile? These are lovely items for lovely Bombshells. The website is below:


http://www.elegantlyscant.com

Agent Provocateur

It's all so exciting, Agent Provocateur is launching their entire lifestyle range online Monday 31st October.  So now kittens all over the world can get their mits onto the goods!  Get your purses ready as these items will cost a pretty penny. 

 
What fond memories I have of routinely saving up my hard earned pennies and happily flipping my way through my many desired items in the original boutique on Broadwick Street. Many moons ago. That little store still stands there in Broadwick Street, though nowdays it's so much more than a quaint little sexy lingerie boutique in bohemian Soho.  
I cherish every precious scanty piece I own. I know you'll love yours too.

http://www.agentprovocateur.com/

My Week With Marilyn - Official Trailer [HD]

Lydia Hearst

In 1974, after joining her captors, the Symbionese Liberation Army, millionaire heiress Patty Hearst was famous for posing with an assault rifle.  Now, along with acting in various independent films, her 23-year-old daughter Lydia is posing in a range of lingerie brand Myla's retro-style collection. 

Lydia's been working with Stephen Meisel, Mark Abrams, Terry Richardson and Mario Testino.
 



You can peruse Myla lingerie online at the website provided below.
http://www.myla.com/?gclid=CJbvvMuXi6wCFUsZ4QodwW9AmQ

Jessica Simpson


Jessica Simpson is a great philanthropist. She's the Operation Smile's International Youth Ambassador and she donated a Chrysler van to the Elim orphanage in Luevo Laredo in 2007. A busy Bombshell, Jessica loves animals, sings as a solo artist, has tried her hand at TV producing, has her own clothing and accessories line, perfume collection and hair extension range.

Early 2009 marked the start of Jessica being criticized in the press for having gained weight. Naturally, the nasty remarks were upsetting for her. Being a curvy Bombshell who's not afraid to eat, most men would struggle to find a flaw in her fabulous feminine figure.

Clever Corsetry


Maya Hansen is a corsetry genius! I've spoken of this talented lass before in my blogging and I'm sure to mention her again. 
http://www.mayahansen.com/

Her latest collections are inspired by stunning, sweet and sugary cakes. Another new collection of hers is inspired by Spanish royalty. I so very highly recommend a browse through her inspired website.

Spooky Witches Brew for Two

Welcome Halloween festivities with style. Here's a tasty little trick of a cocktail that you can conjure up for your festivities.

Ingredients

1 cup freshly squeeed orange juice
1/2 cup orange soda

2 shots black vodka
1 shot cointreau
2 licorice coils
2 peppermint sticks

Combine the orange juice, soda and cointreau. Pour the orange potion into 2 martini glasses. Holding a teaspoon measure upside down over each glass, delicately pour the shot of black vodka onto the top of the orange potion so that is floats, creating a layered effect.

The peppermint stick acts as the swizzle stick and garnish with the licorice coil.

And voila!!


And Then There's Rue



Rue was a breast cancer survivor and gave lectures on ageing gracefully. Rue was also an animal rights activist and worked with People for Ethical Treatment of Animals. As well as playing the role of Vivian in TV hit Maude, Rue is best known for her memorable role as the quickwitted sexpot bombshell Blanche Devereaux in the series The Golden Girls.  

Married 7 times and after marriage number 2 ended, Rue (birth name Eddi-Rue McClanahan) moved to New York to persue her career as an actress.

One of Rue's quotes are,  "People always ask me if I'm like Blanche. And I say, "Well, Blanche was an oversexed, self-involved, man-crazy, vain Southern belle from Atlanta -- and I'm not from Atlanta!" "

Rue passed away on 3 June 2010 by stroke. She will always be a bombshell to us.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Woman Of The Month - October - Happy Birthday Ken Barbie

Happy Birthday Ken! A fine choice for October, Barbie all dressed and divine for Ken's birthday celebrations. It looks as though Barb has made a trip into Tiffany for a wee gift.

Ms Larue's Song of the Month - October



Here's Ewan McGregor and Renee Zellwegger singing Here's To Love. Here's to tom cats in bow ties.

Rock n Roll

I'd like to thank my beautiful bombshell friend Laura for pointing out this tres fabulous, inspirational gem of a blog.

http://www.rocknrollbride.com/

Even if you aren't betrothed, even if you're fabulously single it's a beautiful blog full of great ideas and photographs. Enjoy.

Cookie Cutter Kitty

Roll the drums as I present a rare kitchen creation, cupcakes!  Made and decorated by yours truly.  Definitely more than 3 ingredients used here folks. Feeling rather proud of myself.

Calling all Mad Men

Hello Bombshells, are you running low on daily ensembles? Do you open your closet and develop a mental vortex when deciding just what to wear? Or maybe you're trying desperately to budget. Makes me giggle even at the suggestion that we Bombshells can budget!  But one can try...

Take a peek at the site below, yes it's Banana Republic. They have a small collection inspired by the Emmy award-winning television show Mad Men. Try it, you might like it.

http://bananarepublic.gap.eu/browse/category.do?cid=71664

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Christina Hendricks






Let's talk about Christina Hendricks. . .  Did you know that, like Dita Von Teese, Christina is a natural blonde?  It seems this voluptuous lass has been having her hair coloured red since she was a wee 10 years old and wanted to look like Anne in Anne Of Greengables. Raised in both Tennessee and Virginia,  she's famous for being beautifully curvaceous with a breathy voice but not many people know that she wears spectacles. I love spectacles on bombshells, they're so chic! 

Newsflash :  Christina is an actress famous for her role as Joan Holloway in the well acclaimed television show Madmen, but she'd love to have a role in which she can sing on the television show Glee.

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