Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Hello Again, James

You know how much I love James Dean, so it's no surprise that I'm just as in love with James Franco. There is something so unbelievably natural and boyish about him that makes it impossible to look away. His interviews are intelligent and maddeningly charming, so join me in crushing over Mr. Franco.

Adorable Screen Test

Bits and pieces from this cute interview from BlackBook

When it comes to performances that he hated, or even just disliked, Franco can be blisteringly, but hilariously, harsh on himself. When he’s told that a BlackBook fashion assistant declared Franco her favorite actor, and his 2006 epic Tristan + Isolde her favorite movie, Franco groans and puts his head on the table.
“Wow, I feel bad for her,” he jokes. “She probably hasn’t seen too many movies.”

“I was in between classes, waiting in line at a café,” Franco recalls. “Somebody wrote me that Heath had died, and it really upset me. It was weird, because it seemed like a lot of incredible people died in the past year—Sir Anthony Minghella, Sydney Pollack. Brad Renfro died the week before Heath and I’d worked with him twice. It was really adding up. So I wrote something about it, that I actually read at the Hammer Museum in LA… ” he says, his voice trailing off. “Whatever… ” He looks embarrassed for a moment, and then explains: “I’m so shy about talking about it, because in print, it sounds like ‘Oh, James Franco likes poetry!’ ”

What designers is he wearing today? At this, Franco sets his spoon down with a determined clink. “Here’s the problem with these questions,” he says. “I don’t mind them, but when I answer them, it sounds like it’s what I want to talk about. Like, Yeah, I’m wearing my Gucci jacket. And you know what I put in my hair today? I put in some Hamadi goo! That’s what I like to talk about in an interview! You know what I mean?” But then Franco good-naturedly reveals the elements of his style: John Varvatos black boots. Acne jeans. A plaid shirt of indeterminate origin. And American Apparel underwear. “I have quite a few colors,” he says, pulling out his shirt to reveal the waistband. “It’s so easy.”

The bill arrives, but the restaurant doesn’t take credit cards, and Franco offers to pay. “Let me give you some cash,” he says, and without a lot of fanfare hands over a twenty. Out on the street, he lights a cigarette, and we walk a few blocks together. Suddenly, he darts over to two young women standing outside the bar holding unlit cigarettes, and offers them a light. A breeze keeps blowing out the flame. Franco keeps flicking the Bic, until he hands one of the young women the lighter and tells her to keep it. The excited gleam in her eyes reveals that she knows who he is, but is keeping cool. Franco seems exhilarated by this brief moment of romantic urban poetry. He may have sucked face with Sean Penn in the past few months, but he hasn’t lost his winning touch with the ladies.

Monday, February 23, 2009


Hope you had enjoyed watching The Oscars as much as I did! I loved Sean Penn's speech, the James Franco and Seth Rogen skit, Kate Winslet's darling speech, and seeing the clip of Audrey Hepburn winning an Oscar for best actress in Roman Holiday. And lastly, Penelope Cruz's dress was scrumptious.

Sunday, February 22, 2009


Adore adore adore the Francis Coppola Sofia Blanc de Blancs wine.. He named it after his daughter, which is enough to make me swoon (and feel a little jealous.) It is delightful and elegant, and just look at the bottle! Lovely.

Friday, February 20, 2009


I'm dying over these adorable and modern ruby slippers by Christian Louboutin. This gives me a perfectly reasonable excuse to once again pretend to be Dorothy, right?

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Sid Vintage

If you're ever in North Hampton, check out Sid Vintage-a fabulous vintage store with darling treasures for vintage scavengers. I found quite a few goodies there during the summer..

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Oh What A Lovely Day, Darling

I spent a lovely evening at The Warner Theater eating takeout sushi and watching Breakfast At Tiffany's. It's nights like these where I feel truly glamorous and elegant. Now all I want to do is relish in my lavish night and cuddle up on the couch...

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Annie Leibovitz is inspiring and humble in her work as a photographer. Her talent is silent and still, with pictures so emotional and personal, they seem to be too private to look at. She invites us into tender lives and gives us a breath of reality and hope.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Starting the New Week With A Smile

I hope your Valentine's Day weekend was lovely and blushing!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Guy of the Day

Ryan Gosling is pretty darn extraordinary. He is so serious and complex, and I pretty much fell over myself for him in Half Nelson. And have you seen The Best Kiss? I think that pretty much sums it all up.

Girl of the Day

Angelina Jolie is one of those truly beautiful and angelic women that look better without makeup. She is strong and intelligent and always effortlessly graceful and poised. And those lips...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Girl of the Day

I'm not a big fan of Rachel Bilson, but this photo shoot made me ecstatic. What girl wouldn't look magnificent in old fashioned lingerie and Valley of the Dolls in her hands..?

Guy of the Day

Robert Downey Jr. is the ultimate bad boy. He is sexy in the most raw and trashy way, with puppy eyes to soften the edge. The best part? He is only getting better with age...

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Whimsical Wedding

I adore this wispy and angelic Vera Wang wedding dress. I want to be a bride!

Girl of the Day

Megan Fox doesn't exactly seem like someone I would approve of-trashy, dirty, and vulgar- but after several articles and interviews of Miss Fox, I have to say I am quite intrigued. She is -unlike many girls- brimming with confidence and self assurance. She is tough and spunky and has a sexy swagger that makes everyone around her drool. What draws me most to Megan Fox is how much power she seems to have over men. They fall all over her and lose their minds. Any girl that can do that is on my envy list.

Guy of the Day

From now until Valentine's Day, I will be posting the cutest and sexiest guys/girls out there...

This hip GQ photoshoot of Paul Dano delights me. How cute is he?! Who knew angst ridden emo clothes could be so sexy...

Monday, February 9, 2009


I truly envy the Chloé Spring 2009 Ready To Wear Collection. It is a sweet twist on classic and vintage pieces, with ruffled shorts and pastel colors. The collection is pure and modest, with high-waisted shorts to kill for. The collection makes me want to drink tea in ruffled bloomers. Oh, Chloé, we love you and we always will...

Sunday, February 8, 2009

I Heart Baking

Cute heart mixing bowls and measuring spoons from Urban Outfitters. Perfect for some sweet Valentines Day baking.

Friday, February 6, 2009

The Best Kiss?

The sweetest, sexiest, most romantic kiss ever... It makes me blush and cry and laugh.

Tell me that doesn't just make you head over heels in love with Mr. Gosling...

Sexy Commercials

Some darling and seductive commercials that make me feel girly.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Music For The Month

Songs that make our hearts swell-perfect for February.

The Blower's Daughter

Damien Rice


The Cranberries

Song To The Siren
Tim Buckley cover

Golden Slumbers
The Beatles

At Last
Etta James

The Only Living Boy In New York

Simon and Garfunkel

Sweet Pea
Amos Lee

Mystery Girl
Roy Orbison

Monday, February 2, 2009

Hello, James

Since we are in the lovely month of February, I will probably be thinking a lot about love- thus making a majority of my posts about love, so bare with me during this blushing month. And what better way to make me blush than James Dean...(notice the pattern of my attraction to damaged icons?)

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Clara Bow

Clara Bow is magnificent. She was an actress in the 1920s and was a well know sex symbol. For me, being a sex symbol in the 1920s would be a pretty remarkable and seductive title to have, but that wasn't her only fantastically glamorous title. Miss Bow was the original "It Girl." Envy envy envy envy. Oh to the be first girl to have It...

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