9 January 2012

{My Secret Garden}

No dainty rhymes or sentimental love verses for you, terrible year! 
Not you as some pale poetling, seated at a desk, lisping cadenzas 

But as a strong man, erect, clothed in blue clothes, advancing, 
carrying a rifle on your shoulder,  With well-gristled body and sunburnt face and hands–with a knife in 
the belt at your side,  As I heard you shouting loud–your sonorous voice ringing across the 

Your masculine voice, O year, as rising amid the great cities, 
Amid the men of Manhattan I saw you, as one of the workmen, the 
dwellers in Manhattan; 

Or with large steps crossing the prairies out of Illinois and 
Indiana,  Rapidly crossing the West with springy gait, and descending the 

Or down from the great lakes, or in Pennsylvania, or on deck along 
the Ohio river; 

Or southward along the Tennessee or Cumberland rivers, or at 
Chattanooga on the mountain top, 
Saw I your gait and saw I your sinewy limbs, clothed in blue, bearing 
weapons, robust year; 

Heard your determin’d voice, launch’d forth again and again; 
Year that suddenly sang by the mouths of the round-lipp’d cannon, 
I repeat you, hurrying, crashing, sad, distracted year. 

                        -Walt Whitman.



{Clippings Part III}

{Pictures Source: The English Home magazine}.

8 January 2012

{Let´s do Something Amazing!}


Chocolate raspberry tart with a crunchy Oreo crust (in Romanian)

Happy Sunday to all! x

                Pinned Image

Cherry Tree Garden Art PrintMint Bug Art Print

{Grace and Oleg...If it would had been...}

Before Rainier, before Monaco, before the wedding of the Century, there was a man in Grace´story. His name was Oleg Cassini.
Grace Kelly con Oleg Cassini

Grace Kelly wrote this note to Oleg Cassini, It says: "I love you and want to be your wife. Grace".

Oleg Cassini balla con Grace Kelly
Oleg and Grace dancing in a party in Cannes. Miss Kelly was in the South of France filming "To Catch a Thief" with Cary Grant.

Oleg Cassini The wedding dress - Rizzoli New York
New book of his best wedding´s dresses by Cassini, it has been recently published.

Grace Kelly ad un party con Oleg Cassini a New York nel 1954 - Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS
Grace and Oleg in New York, c. 1955. (That´s one of my favourite dress on her).

                 Cassini bozzetto abito Joan Kennedy
Wonderful 60s dress, it seems made for Jackie Kennedy.

7 January 2012

{What a Summer would I Spend there}

I can´t help falling in love with this shore house...

     This cape cod style house was build c. 1920 and it is located in Nantucket, a so beutiful island in Massachusset, USA. 

       Casualty It is on sale in this real state, take a look to the rest of pitures.

Are you in love of this house too?

{Weekend Starts}

“Forbearance in the face of fate, beauty constant under torture, are not merely passive. They are a positive achievement, an explicit triumph.” 

5 January 2012

{Hollywood Eyebrows Makeup Tutorial from 1938}

This piece of art was taken from the original British Pathe newsreel "Beautifying! Where To Put The Accent!".


           Iconic makeup specialist Jean Barrie, introduced here as the "Editress of Woman's Fair Magazine" gives a supposedly plain girl a makeover adding eyebrows, eyelashes and lipstick. We then see a demonstration on an older woman with a fuller face.The final section of the video tackles glasses and discusses which types of spectacles a lady should wear.
Click in the player for watch the video. If you can not see it, click in this link.


With movie stars unashamedly made up, the concept of cosmetics moved into the mainstream. Ordinary women were no longer nervous about using powder, lipstick, mascara and rouge (blush). And makeup had another appeal during the Depression; for the price of a tube of lipstick, a woman could treat herself to something that would improve her appearance and her self-confidence. 

      Whether her goal was to marry or to attempt to enter the workforce, women needed every advantage when it came to looking glamorous. With film becoming more accessible to more people, real women were exposed to the fads and fashions of Hollywood, with the result that makeup usage spread across the country. But nail polish was the toughest sell: early market research showed that women thought it looked cheap and tacky; it was fine for movie stars, but real women were opting out. 

      It took a concerted effort by film studios and advertisers into the 1940s to get American women to paint their nails, but with encouragement from the day's greatest female stars, nail polish made it to the mainstream. 

{Source: British Pathé via VintageFashions (Youtube)}

1. 1930S Era Fashion and Beauty. (Fashion Era)
2. Glamour Daze gives a lot of past eras beauty tips and more.