Saturday, August 8, 2009

Mean Red Dress Up

I've been awfully bored this summer. I seem to have a lot of fun followed by a lot more boredom. I've had a sore throat and a headache the past day or two so at least I can blame all my silly movie-watching and lying around on that. Today I watched The Seven Year Itch (1955). It was pretty entertaining, and I appreciate Marilyn Monroe even if she's not my favorite. A part of me feels sorry for her when I watch her films, because I see her as a woman who was so hugely objectified. I suppose all movie stars are, and women are objectified all the time no matter what, but anyway, I appreciate her for being so curvaceous. Right now, I am about three hundred miles from the gamine Audrey Hepburn physique, so it's comforting to see an hourglass figure in a movie.

What have I done today? Why, played dress up and put on lots of different hats of course!



Everything thrift or vintage, from antique stores/thrift stores, except the blue dress which came from the Sloane boutique, and the grey/black jacket which came from Myer in Melbourne.

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Irene said...

love the hats. you're gorgeous lady.
and i think people wouldn't notice you as much if you were a scrawny looking gal....your curves are a part of your allure...

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

You have a lot of fun hats! Marilyn makes me a little sad too; I mean I think she wanted to be that sex symbol at first, but it definitely spiraled out of her control...that's Hollywood.

avintagespirit (Lizzy) said...

Oh, I love the hats and all the vintage clothes, so gorgeous!
I feel sorry for Marilyn as well, poor thing, others were objectified too, but I think in her case it really brought her downfall.
I'm definitely more a Marilyn body type than Audrey as well! I don't think I could even attain an Audrey physique though, no matter how thin I was.

yiqin; said...

Very elegant :D

Margaux said...

Thanks for the compliments, ladies!

Rosina Lee said...

your hairstyle in these shots is lovely. Great blog!

XX Rosina Lee