Since our house is a cord cutting home, we spring for Amazon Prime to avoid going all "The Shining" on each other. Below is a list of some choice movies I find particularly inspiring. Also, I have added the reasons why you should cancel all your plans, pop some Orville Redenbacher and stay in all night.
This movie will change your life and make you want to buy a wiglet. In fact, upon the first viewing I paused it just to run out and buy one so I could finish the film properly coiffed. Did I mention the epic turban? Oh yeah, that turban is EVERYTHING.
The Edith Head designed half million dollar wardrobe
A young Paul Newman and his beard
We watched this movie to celebrate my birthday, low key style. It's a slow one but the costumes make it worthwhile. I wish they made a full length version of "A Touch of Mink." I uttered WERK a few times under my breath during that scene.
Watched this one randomly night. It's a fun movie, but when Fernando sweeps on screen everything else melts away. In all seriousness I turned to Ryan and said, "I'm not even sure what anyone is saying when he's on screen. He's so DAMN pretty!"
Did I miss any of your favorites? Do you have any hidden gems that you've found that I should be aware of? I'm always up for a good 'old timey' film.
Right now I'm having a Marlene moment. Specifically during her "let' tour the world singing my signature tunes" period.
Marlene Dietrich graced stages from Sweden to Las Vegas ensconced top to tails in beads, rhinestones and not much else! All this finery was provided by the genius talents of Hollywood Legend Maker, Jean Louis.
Jean Louis will forever be remembered for designing the infamous nude gown for Marilyn Monroe when she sang Happy Birthday at 'a friend's' birthday party.
One of my favorite terms is "WERK." I say it all the time! Under my breath, loud and guttural, sometimes even just in my head... over and over and over. So it was natural for me to want to sequin this my fave term onto a t-shirt, in my signature style. Not one to rest on my laurels I decided to step my sequin game up a notch. Therefore I opted for an ombre effect.
To achieve my desired effect, I used two colors of holographic sequins.
The finished motif .
I started working horizontally at the top with solid color rows and slowly integrating the opposite color. When the sequins got to the center rows each color was alternated back and forth each color. I reversed the effect on the way to the bottom row returning to a single color.
How about that Varsity style font? Go team!
The finished product! When trimming away the organza I left it inside the letters to avoid any accidental cuts!. The end result was very nice since it added an additional level of color.
Trust me... everyone I meet is obsessed with this beauty!
Doesn't everything looks better when run through the "Sparkle" app?
Sometimes the top sequins appear pink and sometimes they appear orange. I love the AB effect of them!
Little know fact:
Holographic effects on sequins and rhinestones are referred to as "AB." This stands for "Aurora Borealis" to reference the rainbow effect.
I mean come on, isn't that just the epitome of glamour?!