I Enjoy Being a Girl | Peggy Lee
I really do.
Betty Draper can invite Betty Crocker over and they can both eat their hearts out.
I didn’t even know making a sixties jello mold was a skill I wanted to be good at.
Mad about Green
I’m head over heels for emerald tones and kelly greens! All of my holiday dresses are in the shade this year. I went with a Marilyn-inspired look to a holiday party yesterday, pairing the dress on the left with pops of bright pink. I loved it so much I’m debating wearing it again tonight with a sixties updo…But the shiny, poufy number was earmarked for the evening.
In the end it always comes down to one question: Are you a Betty or a Joan?
Trimming the tree, wrapping packages, setting a vintage-style jello mold, and prepping myself for tonight’s Mad Men Christmas cocktail party. I suggest firing up the Frank Sinatra station on Pandora for any and all of these activities.
Christmas in the Hollywood Hills in Southern California, 1955
Swing Time (1936)
More Fred and Ginger spam. I just don’t which one I’m more in love with (but the blonde is probably a safe bet). I’m watching this movie and making things with colored paper between sighs.
A notorious perfectionist, Fred Astaire demonstrates perfect timing in two separate takes.
This is crazy. Nothing will ever capture my heart the way classic Hollywood does. It’s the closest humanity has come to true magic.
I’ve been on a Bewitched spree as I make my Christmas crafts. I find it delightful that full episodes are available on Youtube…I’m already 2/3 of the way through season one! I adored this show when I was little and it was on Nick at Nite, always running to my best friend’s living room with bowls of ice cream for ‘Bewitched Be-wednesdays’. Jeannie was of course a close second (though even at seven the whole “master” thing was off-putting). It’s amazing that the show still holds up (albeit remaining an odd sixties combo of American optimism, exaggerated gender roles and sweet innocence), but I guess good television knows no era. I have always thought Elizabeth Montgomery to be enchanting, and Endora wickedly amazing. And as a vintage-lover I’m really getting a kick out of the clothing and set styling. Samantha’s clothes are outstanding!
I also like to think that Sam’s refusal to ever settle into being a “normal suburban housewife” was a little feminist uprising through nose twitching. You can’t stop an amazing woman!
Marlene in colour.
“I am at heart a gentleman.”- Marlene Dietrich
I just bought a bunch of unused vintage stamps. I love the idea of sending old-fashioned mail as the holidays approach.
Pisciotta Realty Branding: Part 1
I’m helping my mom and step-dad rebrand their real estate company. It’s a family business, so I think it’s important to maintain a sense of heritage and personality, even as we modernize. The original logo from the sixties was a pretty cool hand-painted sign. I started by adjusting some modern script fonts to keep the equity and personal touch of the original. I’m starting out with almost too many ideas (as usual)…we’ll begin narrowing down and running with a few of the marks soon.