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inspiration wednesday: we heart lauren bacall

“I am not a has-been. I am a will be.” -Lauren Bacall

She was poised and beautiful, talented and unique; one of our favorite actresses of Hollywood’s golden age. Lauren Bacall died at 89 this week, and we’ll be watching our most beloved movies all week to honor her fabulousness. How to Marry a Millionaire. The Mirror Has Two Faces. To Have an Have Not (her legendary and stunning screen debut).

her style was impeccable- always perfectly put together, her feminine coif and elegant style were the epitome of chic. we love her ability to look equally as gorgeous whether vamping it up with her sexy pout, or dazzling us with her bright smile. she seemed so real- confessing in later years that her signature “look” was actually her way of looking to her lover Humphrey Bogart while dealing with on-screen nerves. she wasn’t afraid to be a woman, to be bold, and to always fabulous.

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The magnetic mystique of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall – The Washington Post

15 Memorable Lauren Bacall Quotes: ‘Stardom Isn’t a Profession; It’s an Accident’

Lauren Bacall Has Died At Age 89 – Actress and Model Lauren Bacall Death – Elle

The Best Eyebrows of All Time: Cara Delevingne, Rooney Mara, Arizona Muse, and More – Vogue

Lauren Bacall, Hollywood’s Icon of Cool, Dies at 89

 

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inspiration thursday: happy birthday jennifer connelly

does it seem like you just watched The Labyrinth  for the first time, and obsessed over Jennifer Connelly’s chic style, cool voice, and gorgeous dark-haired beauty? well, her role as Sarah in one of our favorite childhood classics was actually 1986, and the still-gorgeous actress turns 43 today.

we love the smart, varied roles she has taken on over the last 3 decades as an actress. we loved her as the savvy and smart Maddy in Blood Diamond. she won an oscar for her role as Alicia Nash in A Beautiful Mind. she is versatile in her talent, and stays under the radar much of the time by carefully choosing roles that are unconventional and thought provoking.

her style and look are truly one of a kind, a testament to that unforgettable quality that always keeps us intrigued by her. she keeps it simple, often seen in solid colors and clean silhouettes. she does push the envelope, though, having fun with plunging necklines and of-the-moment trends. her signature raven hair is typically seen one of two ways- naturally loose, or in a sleek and fuss-free updo. we love both looks and the way they make her bright green eyes and distinctive heavy brows stand out in a crowd.

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The Jennifer Connelly Center

Jennifer Connelly – IMDb


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we heart audrey hepburn

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she was a beautiful, poised, elegant… and absolutely irresistible. she would have been 84 saturday, may 4. her presence and energy are still stunningly alive, not only in her films but in the example she set in her dedication to saving children through her work with UNICEF (http://www.audreyhepburn.com/)

she was as kind as she was glamorous and beautiful, and that is the most fabulous thing of all!

as for her films, my favorites are Roman Holiday, Sabrina, My Fair Lady, and of course, Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Can you imagine anyone else playing the feisty, fabulous, sexy, yet vulnerable Holly Golightly?


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we heart awesome girl rockers

that’s a general rule for me, actually. more specific and more recent, though: i was invited to a concert last sunday with a couple of friends to check out an “amazing” singer at the groovy Schuba’s Tavern here in Chi-town. amazing doesn’t begin to describe it. said singer goes by the name LindiIMG_20130219_233246 Ortega, and she is unbelievable! great energy, beautiful music, and a killer voice- think Johnny Cash-meets-Patsy Cline-with a-Dolly Parton twang. seriously.

the best part- the adorable Lindi loves to sport cutesy feathered headpieces and such (thanks to my friend for letting me know that before the show), and i brought a little something to give to her! got the chance to say hi as she headed off the stage at the end of the show, and gave her one of my fave little feathered headpieces.

here’s a pic of the piece. how fabulous would it be if we see her sporting it one of these days!?IMG_20130210_233231