Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Through the Lens: Rooney Mara in Interview Magazine, March 2013

Rooney Mara wears a dress and choker by Givenchy.  Photo by Mikael Jansson.  Styled by Ludivine Poiblanc.

Rooney Mara is probably my current favorite in fashion ever since she revamped her look for her role in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and showed up at premieres with slicked back black hair and very tailored, streamlined and structured clothing.  Her photo shoot for the March 2013 issue of Interview is beautiful and what I would describe as futuristic film noir -- although I could totally envision her as Patricia Neal as Dominique Francon in 1949's The Fountainhead.  She would be perfect in that era.

An amusing excerpt from the interview between Mara and director Stephen Soderbergh, about Mara's favorite body part:
SODERBERGH: You seem very content with your feet. Why is that?

MARA: Wow . . . I need to remember to keep that one closer to the chest next time. I don’t know. They are just pretty great feet. They get me to where I need to be—usually on time. They don’t smell. They are a nice size. Long toes . . .

SODERBERGH: I don’t like seeing men’s feet. It’s too intimate. Don’t you think flip-flops and sandals on men should be outlawed?

MARA: No. I like flip-flops on men. I am not grossed out by feet. I’ve never seen your feet, though, so that could change.
You can read the full interview here.

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Interview Magazine 

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Through the Lens: Classic Love

Said Paul Newman of his wife: "Joanne is one of the last of the great broads."

Couples from the past sharing sweet moments.  Happy Valentine's Day!

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Monday, February 11, 2013

Fashion Flashback: Carolina Herrera Fall 2013

Carolina Herrera's elegant Fall 2013 runway collection.

What can I say about Carolina Herrera's Fall 2013 runway show?  The moment I saw pictures, I definitely had a moment (and I am not necessarily one who is dramatic about fashion, a la Rachel Zoe).  But I am ashamed to say, one particular Zoe-ism really summarizes how I felt the collection: "I die."

Orlando Pita's salon team put together impeccable '40s, Old Hollywood glam hairstyles to complement the clothing.  The classic and feminine silhouettes reminded me of stars of the time like Katharine Hepburn, Lauren Bacall and Ingrid Bergman.  I love this time period and always find myself gravitating towards it (see: Jill Stuart's RTW Spring 2013).

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Friday, February 8, 2013

Music: Happy 49 Years - The Beatles and Ed Sullivan

Ed Sullivan with the Beatles in February 1964.

Earlier this week my boyfriend and I attended a taping of Late Night with David Letterman (guests were Joel McHale, Amy Sedaris and astonishingly good Elvis impersonator Justin Shandor), where Dave mentioned that this week -- specifically February 9th -- marks the 49th anniversary of the Beatles' appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show back in 1964.  Paul Shaffer and his band played Beatles songs during the break, which was a real treat for a fan like myself.  They played "Tomorrow Never Knows," "I Saw Her Standing There," "Any Time At All," and "No Reply."

The Beatles' set list of four songs included "All My Loving," "Till There Was You," "She Loves You," and "I Want to Hold Your Hand."  They would go on to appear on the show two more times that month.  It has been said that it was the band's first American television appearance (it was their first live one), but Walter Cronkite set the record straight when he said the band first appeared on the "CBS Evening News" in December 1963.

Ed Sullivan was watching the segment and called Cronkite after:
"We were good friends, and Ed said, 'Walter, Walter, tell me about those kids, tell me about those kids,'" Cronkite said. "'Those kids you just had on the air. What do you call them? The bugs or the beetles or something?'"
Thanks to glorious YouTube, you can watch the show, which was viewed by over 70 million people at the time.  

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