Dita Thursdays!

Stay warm yet fashionable like Dita does, in these fabulous winter coats.


Singer Teena Marie dies at 54

I cannot believe Teena Marie passed away on Sunday, December 26th. I just found out about it today. She was one of my favorite singers in the 80's. Her voice was so unique and unmistakable. She sang with soul and funk, and her love songs with a passion. Some of my favorites from Teena include, "Square Biz", "Lover Girl", "Work it", and "Naked to the World". She will be missed.


Dita Thursdays!

Wishing everyone everyone Happy Holidays!


Movie I just watched: Duel in the sun

I watch alot of classic movies on TCM. Every time there's a western on, I quickly change the channel. I just don't like westerns, they're boring to me with all the shooting going on. Well today was no different. I just finished watching Ingrid Bergman in Intermezzo: A love story (have to save that one for another post) and I wasn't going to watch another movie. So this movie comes on that looks like a western (Oh NO!) but I didn't get to change the channel because I had to answer the phone. Anyway, when I finished my phone conversation I see this beautiful lady in the movie and I started watching it. The lady turned out to be Jennifer Jones. Can't say I've seen her movies before, but I have heard of her. Well, I watched the whole thing and I liked it! It did take place in a western setting and there was some shooting, but mostly it was a crazy love story! I must say it was rather surprisingly sexy for 1946.

Pearl Chavez, a half breed girl, is sent to live with distant relatives following the hanging of her father, who shot and killed Pearl's adulterous mother. Upon her arrival at the huge McCanless ranch, two brothers, Lewt and Jesse, are immediately smitten with Pearl. Lewt (Gregory Peck), the bad boy of the two, seduces Pearl but has no intentions of marrying her. The good brother, Jesse (Joseph Cotten), marries someone else but is still protective of Pearl and asks her to come and live with him and his wife. Tensions rise as the love triangle culminates in a violent end.


Dita Thursdays!

Here is Dita on Access Hollywood talking about performing Burlesque and launching her new Cointreau Coffret.

Another fantastic Giveaway!

La Dama at Vintage Passions just like mine is having a great giveaway! She has some very cute vintage items so if you haven't done so already, pay her blog a visit to enter.
And her blog is awesome. She adds a bit of dark humor, mexican flavor (as a latina myself, I love this), vintage love, and an obsession with Morrissey, mix it all up and you have a very interesting and tasty blog to read!
She has extended her giveaway until Monday, so you still have time to enter!


In remembrance of Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor Day commemorates the unprovoked attack in 1941 of Pearl Harbor in Hawaii by Japanese forces. The attack marked the US entry into World War II. The attack took place on Sunday morning at 7:55 AM. It lasted just over an hour. The harbor was the homeport for the US Pacific fleet. Most of the ships in the harbor were damaged or destroyed. 2,400 Americans were killed and nearly 1,200 wounded. The greatest tragedy was the loss of the Battleship USS Arizona with its crew of nearly 1,200 men.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt's famous address to the nation in which he refers to Dec. 7, 1941, as "a date which will live in infamy" can be seen below:

Movies to watch today:

From here to eternity

So proudly we hail

Pearl Harbor


Music Saturdays!

Song is "There you'll be" by Faith Hill. It was featured in the film Pearl Harbor.
I love this movie. I'm not a big fan of Faith Hill but I'm a sucker for love songs. This is a good one. Pearl Harbor Day is this Tuesday by the way.


Dita Thursdays!

Dita Quotes:

Fitness routine: About 20 minutes jumping on the trampoline and an hour of Pilates. I often take Sundays off.

Perfect kitchen: One of my big extravagances when I moved out of my former husband’s house was a matching pink stove and refrigerator in ’50s style. Unlike real vintage items, they work. Obsolete item she can’t bear to part with: Everything I have is obsolete. That’s the point.

Fanciest corset: It’s by Mr. Pearl, without a doubt the world’s most-sought-after corset maker. He lives in Paris, and all the couturiers go to him. He has an unmatched talent for creating the perfect wasp waist. Each corset requires between 6and 20 fittings.

Collections: I collect in a crazy way. I have at least 15 collections. I collect vintage hair combs; vintage clothes; vintage lingerie; hats; jewelry; cigarette holders.

Waistline: I’m not technically a tight lacer. It’s a fetish, in which you wear extremely tight corsets all the time. I don’t sleep in my corsets, and I’m not obsessed with obtaining the world’s smallest waist. My waist is around 18 inches.