Friday, April 27, 2012

Wearing Leopard Print

I think it's fairly safe to say that the vast majority of Bombshells, at one time or another has worn leopard print somewhere on their body.

If you haven't worn an animal print before and you're hesitant to present yourself to your public when wearing it, I suggest only adding a hint of print to your ensemble. Try wearing a leopard print cuff or a scarf tied around your neck, or handbag.  Get used to wearing it and then take it from there to wherever you desire.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

More About Scarves - Head Scarves

Scarves are an essential part of the Bombshell daily wardrobe. Though we each have a wide selection of scarves in a myriad of shapes and sizes, we prefer them to be made of pure silk and edged by hand. They each have their own purposes.

Today we're looking at scarves wrapped around our heads for a variety of occasions.

Of course, you already know how much I adore turbans, well this is the next best thing!

We can use scarves to frame our faces, to highlight our prefered features.

Scarves tied around our 'do's' are little darlings when it comes to hiding our hair between hairdresser visits or when we lack the time to perfect our desired style.

They lend a hint of colour to our day when we're feeling blue.

Always a glamorous touch when we're naked.

 They help us look stunning.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Woman of the Month - April - Comme Des Garcons Barbie

She was born in 2009, she's thoroughly designer and she's not a cheap girl at £225. Ladies and gentlemen please welcome Woman of the Month - April. Comme des Garcons Barbie. Bombshell heaven in heels!

What Katie Did

I know you love a great shopping fix. This one is just peachy! What Katie Did is a british vintage-inspired lingerie company. We're talking fully fashioned stockings, lingerie, glamorous shapewear, retro-inspired swimwear, amazing corests and devine vintage-inspired cosmetics and accessories. To get your mitts on some fabulous finds, go to

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Orange Pekoe

I enjoyed high tea today with my darling friend Lady Judson at a quaint little cafe in the darling village-suburb of Barnes in South London. Orange Pekoe tea cafe is devine and very much worth spending an afternoon chatting over little goodies and delectables. Orangge Pekoe serves a magnificent high tea and is full of women getting together for a chat and a treat, two by two.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Pretty Personal Candy

Here's an idea. Why not put your personal touch to candy? M&M's have a "personalise your own candy" department and you can order them in your own signature colour.  Even better, it's all available to order online!

Here's where to look:

My mind is absolutely reeling just thinking of the possibilites. You could try your ever-important monogram - which we have discussed before (see archives). An edible business card perhaps (Holly Golightly - travelling)! Your options are simply endless for creative kittens. . .

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Ms Larue's Song of the Month - April - Hard Hearted Hannah

I love this tiny snippet of The Lucille Ball Show where Lucy's new librarian housemate, played my the brilliantly talented Carol Burnette, overcomes her fears and sings. The perfect song for April.

The Studio Club

Can you imagine Maureen O'Sullivan, Marie Windsor, Marilyn Monroe, Kim Novak, Sharon Tate, Diana Hill, Barbara Eden, Rita Moreno, Evelyn Keyes, Ayn Rand, Ann B Davis and Linda Darnell living at the one single address? Well, they did. Not all at the same time, mind you. The Studio Club was a residence, though some referred to it as more of a sorority house, open to women seeking a career in any facet of showbusiness

It was originally designed by the architect who designed Hearst Castle, to house 88 young women.  The Club hosted acting classes, dances, teas, dinners and occasional plays, fashion shows and stunt nights. The cost was $15 weekly and that included a single or double room and 2 meals daily. How I wish this was still the way of the world! But that's not all folks, it also provided each resident with two meals a day, the all-important sundeck, sewing machines, hair driers, laundry equipment, typewriters, theatre literature, practice rooms and even a rehearsal stage.

Famously, Marilyn Monroe posed for nude pictures in order to pay the $50 she owed for her room and board at the Studio Club.

Many film industry advocates and film tycoons supported this elite chaperoned dormitory (strictly no men in lodgings).  These people included Cecil B DeMille, Douglas Fairbanks, Gloria Swanson, Howard Hughes, Metro Goldwyn, Warner Brothers, Harold Lloyd and Jackie Coogan.

I do believe this building is still standing and although it is no longer housing for fledgeling filmstars, I think it is run by the WMCA and with all that Bombshell history, it's worth a little look.

Friday, April 13, 2012

An Angel At My Table

My newest and most favourite website is the incredible It's amazing. I really do covet each and every item they display.


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