Hair Inspiration: Betty Grable

The beautiful Betty Grable had some gorgeous hairstyles in her career.
She always had her hair pefectly done. Here are some pictures of her with some of my favorite hairstyles of hers.


Dita Thursdays!

Hairstyle of the month: Faux bob

I decided I wanted to do a faux bob as a change from longer hair styles. I curled my hair first in hot rollers and then I tried pinning my hair under with bobby pins. This didn't work for me! I think it's because 1)my hair is so thin, and 2)I couldn't do the backside myself. Maybe it takes more practice. Then I looked up on YouTube for an easy tutorial and I finally found one! This lady used a hair ribbon (but you can use anything cute to tie: bandana, silk scarf, etc..) and she tied the end of her hair and rolled it into a bob, then tied the ribbon on top of her head. Well, just watch the video to see the tutorial. It was super easy for me and I'm glad I learned a new way to style my hair. This is such a great hair style for summer too.

Here is my try:


Dita Thursdays!

A little piece of an interview with handbag.com where Dita talks fashion, style icons and Lady Gaga.


Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day to all my beautiful followers. May your day be filled with love!


Whatever happened to Shana Zadrick?

Does anyone remember Shana Zadrick? She was the model often compared to Cindy Crawford because of her resemblance to her? Shana was the gorgeous brunette in the Guess ads of 1991(?). She seems to have disappeared after 1992. I remember when I first saw her in the Guess ads and thinking how striking she was with her long hair and her cat like eyes. I loved that eyeliner!

It's also interesting to know that the inspiration for that Guess Arizona photo shoot was Claudia Cardinale in the movie "The Professionals". Here are some photos of Claudia Cardinale:


Dita Thursdays!

This is Dita before her fame as a burlesque artist.

I'm always fascinated by people's physical transformations whether it's weight loss, maturity, plastic surgery, or just a make over. I love it! Look how different Dita looks as a blonde. I think she's fabulous as a brunette with her snow white skin!

Dita Quotes:

Earliest memory on burlesque: I saw Natalie Wood in Gypsy when I was a little girl but it wasn’t until I was of age in 1991 that I pursued a career as a striptease dancer.

How she got her name: When I began working in strip club in the early 90’s I chose that name because I was really interested in the silent film era. Later on, when I posed for Playboy, I chose the last name Von Teese… sort of. I found the name “Von Treese” in the phone book and they misprinted it “Von Teese”. It’s nice to have a stage name; it’s the classic old Hollywood thing to do! No one used their real names, ever!

Motto to live by: “Living well is the best revenge”, which was said by a great poet of the 16th century.

Best country to shop for vintage: I’ve been all over the world for vintage and I have to stand by it — people argue with me about this all the time — but the best vintage is in America

Lipstick trick: Well, there’s not really a trick. You either wear a very matte lipstick that’s very dry and doesn’t bleed, like MAC Ruby Woo or Russian Red, or you wear something that’s shiny and you look at it every, like, half hour to make sure it’s OK. There’s not really a secret. There’s no trick! It’s like matte equals non-bleeding; shiny plus moisturizing equals bleeding.