Have a Very Cheeky Valentine’s Day!

OK- you’ve got just a few days to go until Valentine’s Day and I’ve thought of a few ideas that could potentially be fun for you and/ or your special one, and could be done up very quickly. I’ll go through the ideas in order, breakfast through dessert; some of the ideas are more vintage than … Continue reading

Get What You See: The Lady From Shanghai

First up- the polka dot dress Rita wore for her carriage ride through the park. The important details are: short sleeves that are dolman-draped and caped in the back, sweetheart neckline, belt loop design detail at the true waist, and semi-full skirt. My initial thoughts on the sleeves are this: find a dress pattern that … Continue reading

How To: Gilda Applique

For as long as I can remember, I’ve had at least a minor ability to identify what I want, and then get it. I’m sure it goes back to the fact that I’m the youngest of five daughters. One might even call me a Daddy’s Girl, if my dad would ever have accepted such a thing. I can … Continue reading

The Lady From Shanghai, 1947

 It’s a bright, guilty world. I waited far too long to watch this- it’s the only other Rita Hayworth film I had in my instant queue and I kept getting distracted by other things. I must say, it is nothing what I expected- this is true film noir, and Rita has short, blond hair! Referring to … Continue reading

How to get what you see: Gilda

What an inspiration this movie was! There is a ton of ground to cover here since my original post had so many images. If you want the total look, you clearly need to start with the hair. I’m sorry to say I can’t help you there. I have hopelessly curly hair. If you want a Shirley … Continue reading

Gilda, 1946

“Pardon me, but your husband is showing.” I love, love, love this movie. I now have a major girl-crush on Rita Hayworth, and we just might binge on her movies here for the next little while. Did you know that Gilda is the movie showing in Shawshank Redemption when Dufresne requests his Rita Hayworth poster?  I can … Continue reading