Bettie Page suffers heart attack

Bettie Page, who is 85 years old now, was hospitalized Friday, December 5th. She is in a coma after suffering a heart attack and is in intensive care. Before this tragedy, she was hospitalized for having pnemonia and was just about to be released from the hospital when this happened.
We'll pray for her health to return. We love you Bettie!


More cute finds!!!

I'm getting a little carried away with online shopping, but I can't help it!!! Alot of cute stuff out there! I'm also taking advantage of hubby's generosity lately because in the past he's been kinda tight with the wallet when it came to my shopping. But I'll slow down for a while, maybe until spring time when I'll be on the lookout for sundresses & bathing suits.
I'm soooo excited on my recent finds of a vintage light blue suitcase & a vintage robin's egg colored traincase (Samsonite). Both from Ebay. I also purchased 2 dolls (Barbie sized, but not Barbie.)2 beautiful pricess dresses for them, one pink, one white. 1 pair of silver cateye glasses.
From Etsy I ordered 1 red polka dot shirt and 1 black short sleeved cashmere sweater, a red belt, and a few weeks ago 2 pairs of vintage cateye glasses. I want to put my prescriptions in the new one. I can't wait to get my new stuff! These are my Christmas gifts.


"A woman should be pink and cuddly for a man"-Jayne Mansfield

Jayne Mansfield adored pink. In November 1957 (shortly before her marriage to Hargitay), Mansfield bought a 40-room Mediterranean-style mansion formerly owned by Rudy Vallee at 10100 Sunset Boulevard in Beverly Hills. Mansfield had the house painted pink, with cupids surrounded by pink fluorescent lights, pink furs in the bathrooms, a pink heart-shaped bathtub, and a fountain spurting pink champagne, and then dubbed it the Pink Palace. Hargitay, a plumber and carpenter before getting into bodybuilding, built a pink heart-shaped swimming pool.


Movie: Imitation of Life (1959)

I just saw an amazing movie on TCM called "Imitation of Life" which stars Lana Turner, Sandra Dee, Susan Kohner and Juanita Moore. Directed by Douglas Sirk, it's a melodrama about a widowed mother, Lora (Lana Turner) struggling to raise her daughter (Sandra Dee). Her attempts to forge a career in New York City as a model/actress, is not going well. Annie’s (Juanita Moore) very fair skinned husband abandoned her and it is difficult for her to find work as a Domestic because she refuses to leave her equally fair skinned daughter (Susan Kohner) behind. Lora and Annie strike up a bargain to aid one another. Annie comes to live with Lora. Initially Annie agrees to work only for room and board, caring for Lora’s home and child while Lora goes on auditions. Annie gives Lora a degree of status which eventually brings about Lora’s first big break. The women become lifelong friends. Annie also becomes a substitute mother to Susie as Lora continues to achieve fame. Lora eventually realizes fame is a mere imitation compared to what really matters in life. Unfortunately, Annie is not having success mothering her own child, Sara Jane, who denies her mother and becomes obsessed with passing herself off as white.
Very lovely performance by Susan Kohner in this movie. She reminded me of Natalie Wood so much! Though not Black, Susan Kohner portrayed Sarah Jane. Kohner’s mother was Mexican actress Lupita Tovar and father Czech producer/agent Paul Kohner. Both Susan Kohner and Juanita Moore won an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress in the movie.
I highly recommend this movie if you haven't seen and if you have, see it again!!!

Imitation of life


Susan Kohner


Susan's mother, Lupita Tovar


More vintage goodies!!!

Here are some more stuff I bought and waiting impatiently for them to be delivered to my home! Oh, they're all from Etsy! Love that site.

1960's Red wicker purse


Black embellished rhinestone button sweater


Black sweetheart nude illusion lace & chiffon dress



Some vintage finds online

I bought some cute vintage dresses (except the cheongsam, it's a repro) and a couple of vintage black vinyl purses. I'm expecting them this week some time. Of course DH thinks I'm nuts because he doesn't get why I like the old stuff. Some people just don't get it. Well I'm very happy and excited to have found these items and at very reasonable prices! Here are the pics:

vintage hawaiian dress

vintage hawaiian dress

vintage black eyelet dress

vintage eyelet dress

repro cheongsam dress

repro cheongsam dress

vintage black vinyl purse

vintage black patent purse

vintage black vinyl purse #2

vintage black patent 2


Elvis & Priscilla Wedding gift set

Well, back from vacation. It was nice. Sunsets were beautiful. *sigh*
Speaking of beautiful, I saw this yesterday online and I so want it!
It's an Elivs & Priscilla wedding gift set. They're from Mattel's Barbie Series.
The dolls, with faces painted to look like Presley and his bride, were designed from photos of the wedding. The groom sports a black paisley tuxedo while the bride wears a white beaded gown and rhinestone tiara.
The couple married in Las Vegas on May 1, 1967, but had split up by early 1972. They formally separated in July 1972 and were divorced in October 1973.
I think they're auctioning autographed ones (signed by Priscilla) in Graceland to mark the anniversary of Elvis' death. Someone offered the high bid of $6800. But I think you can get it for $65 here:
Barbie Shoppe
So cool!


Love with the proper stranger

Taking a little break from packing suitcases for our vacation, (we're leaving tomorrow!). I'm watching "Love with the proper stranger" (1963), starring Natalie Wood & Steve McQueen. Love this movie! I've seen it a couple of times before but every time I see it I'm still very interested in it. It's mainly about a couple who have a one night stand and pregnancy is the result of it. They try to resolve the issue together. Natalie & Steve had very good chemistry together in this film. Natalie Wood always looks so beautiful and vulnerable in her films. Especially this one. Her big eyes are so expressive. Steve Mcqueen is intense & handsome in a rugged kind of way. I haven't seen too many of his movies, but after reading his very interesting biography (online) I'm enticed to see them.


Going back to work?

Well I received both the dress and the bathing suit the other day. I'm very happy with both. They fit great and look good. I can't wait to wear them on vacation. Well, speaking of vacation, we'll be leaving in less than 2 weeks. Hubby & I were talking and I may go back to work part time when we get back. Our toddler is 3 1/2 now and we might put him in preschool in September (*sigh* he's growing up so fast!). So the good news is if I go back to work, I'll have money to buy the stuff that I want, but the bad news is my baby won't take it so well after being with me at home since he was born! But hopefully he'll start school and make friends and see that it isin't so scary. Well, he has start getting used to being apart from me anyway. Me too! LOL!!!


The Long, long trailer

I just saw this movie for the first time yesterday in the TCM channel. It's called "The long, long, trailer" and it came out in 1954. It's stars my favorite comedian of all time, Lucille Ball (& her hubby Desi Arnaz). It was so funny! I can't believe I never saw this! It's about a newlywed couple who buy a very long trailer and spend a year traveling across the U.S. The most hilarious parts are when the disasters happen with the huge clumsy trailer and Desi's reactions are classic. Of course Lucy has her classic formula too. Lucy was so adorable and had a very cute wardrobe. If you're a Lucy fan and you never saw this movie I highly recommend it. And if you're not a Lucy fan, you'll become one after seeing this movie!


Went shopping on Ebay today

I'm getting the dress I wanted the most!!!! DH finally gave in to buy it for me. YES! I ordered it from ebay today. I am sooo excited and can't wait to get it. I'm hoping to get it in time for our vacation. I also ordered a tankini w/boy shorts in black. DH doesn't know I ordered the swimsuit. Hope he doesn't get a heart attack. Well, hopefully if I look good in it he won't make a big deal about it.
I want!!!!!


Dresses I'm lusting after

These are some dresses that I want. Right now really can't afford to buy them. But I'll definitely get at least ONE. Don't know which one yet. In the mean time, I just stare at them and visulaize myself in them...*sigh*....
This beauty I found on Ebay. It's from ChopSuey Sisters of Hawaii
I want!!!!!
This one is from Pinupgirl Clothing
These are from Starlets & Harlots
These are from Red Dress Shoppe


Retro Madonna

I loved Madonna's style in the 80's. She was so fearless with her syle. I know she also loved the 50's style (she admires Marilyn Monroe & James Dean). These are some of the hairstyles that I really like on her:


Hairstyles I like

These are some hairstyles that I like. I've been practicing the victory rolls and I'm getting better. The other hairstyles I've yet to practice. My hair is so dead straight that I need to first gel my hair, set it with pin curls or curlers, then a little hair spray on top of it and sleep with it over night.