Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Miss Budd

I received an email recently from D'iora suggesting I take a look at this website. After I finally found time to peruse the site at my leisure, I thought I'd share it with you, too. I think you'll appreciate it. This is a design company in London specializing in accessories with the pin-up girl theme. Do take a look, some of their designs are just delightful.

Ms Larue's Song of the Month - December

Seasons greetings. kittens! This year we are commencing our celebrations with the original kitty-cat - Eartha Kitt and her rendition of "Santa Baby". Just as a side fact, my mother used to babysit Eartha's baby girl.

Wishing you a happy and festive Xmas or Hannukah and a healthy, prosperous new year.

May next year be better than 2010!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Ms Larue's Song of the Month - November

For the inaugural edition of Ms Laure's Song of the Month, I've chosen to debut with a song from the classic film "Funny Girl" complete with overture, in which Barbra Streisand plays a female version of Al Jolson (although she's a friendlier version!) and she sings this solo with such heart-felt emotion. It's called My Man. It's from the final scene of the film when her husband returns from jail, visits her backstage at a concert and then breaks her heart and leaves her.

I also love Billie Holiday's version of this song.

He's Bringing Sexy Back

From top: Print ad by Tom Munro - Jusin Timberlake with Noot Sear, Justin Timberlake, Kate Moss and Marc Jacobs.

Do you think there are just too many celebrities launching their own range of perfumes? Do you think most modern American perfumes smell, well. . . somewhat synthetic?

Remember how lovely Audrey Hepburn looked clad from head to toe in Givenchy haute couture. We love Hubert de Givenchy! We love him for having our divine Ms Hepburn as his timeless muse! We love Liv Tyler as the face of the Givenchy cosmetics line. Well, now the legendary house of design has a new celebrity fragrance to promote.

The film to follow the launch of the new scent has footage of Mr Timberlake and model of the moment Noot Sear running around Paris and up the Eiffel Tower at night.

Justin Timberlake's first fragrance for Givenchy was Play for Him. Now he has launched his first perfume for the ladies and it's called Play for Her (you'd have guessed that name, wouldn't you?). Very smart marketing - just in time for Christmas shopping!

"I've grown out of sweet scents." notes Mr Timberlake, "My taste in fragrance has changed over the years. I'm not a big fan of those cotton-candy perfumes on women now. That's not my thing. I like less sweet, warmer fragrances. You don't need to smell like ice cream."

On the other hand, he says "I'm not really into floral perfumes on women, they're not sexy. But I guess anything can work as long as it's not an assault on your nostrils."

Givenchy Play for Her is a sparkling eau de parfum that combines notes of bergamot, white peach, and Intense, a more sensual jus of orange blossom, sandalwood and pink peppercorns (because we love pink!). Play for Her is classified as a "sparkling floral, woody, fruity fragrance."

Monday, November 8, 2010

Christina Hendricks

According to female readers of Esquire magazine, Christina Hendricks is currently the sexiest woman in the world. Christina is both British and American and although she's most famous for her divinely curvaceous figure and luscious red hair, she is actually really a natural blonde.

Watch Christina as head secretary Joan Holloway in Emmy Award winning TV series Mad Men and you'll be adoring her too.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Kitty goes Calabrese

Let me share with you one of my favourite recipes.

Calabrese Salad


2 vine ripened assorted organic tomatoes
1 small bunch fresh organic basil
2 balls of bocconcini
1 pinch sea salt flakes
1 dash of cold pressed extra virgin olive oil.

Roughly chop the tomatoes, basil and bocconcini. Mix them up on a plate or bowl and then sprinkle with salt and olive oil.


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