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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.


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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simply fabulous: we heart the red carpet at the oscars

wow! the 2014 oscar awards were amazing, didn’t you think? it was such a glamorous night, with all of our favorites stepping out in their best. we are loving this return to classic elegance that is sweeping over hollywood; stepping away from the desire to turn heads, and focusing more on flattering, fabulous silhouettes paired with delicious colors and elegant sparkle. but they aren’t afraid to be daring; we love the dramatic low sweeping necklines (both front and back!), unique asymmetrical styles, and bright, unexpected jewel tones that ruled the red carpet. there was a decidedly fun twist on the traditionally stuffy awards show this year; we all loved the return of Ellen DeGeneres as host, bringing her infectious smile and always tasteful yet sassy humor to the ceremony. all of the unique musical performances kept the show endlessly entertaining; Pink‘s Somewhere Over the Rainbow was a breathtaking tribute to Judy Garland. and we were gushing over all of the sincere excitement, and sweet speeches, by all of the winners.


our of our favorite looks from the show…

Best Actress award winner Cate Blanchett was ravishing in textural nude Giorgio Armani

Best Supporting Actress award winner Lupita Nyong’o turned heads in dramatic ice blue Prada

Meryl Streep was fabulous as usual in Lanvin

Margot Robbie brought some sass to the red carpet with an oversized bow in rich black Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane

Shaun Robinson shined like a bright gem in gorgeous, asymmetrical Romona Keveza

Kate Hudson wowed in a goddess-esque pearlescent gown with a sweeping neckline by Atelier Versace

Julia Roberts flashed her million watt smile wearing elegant and chic black with a sassy peplum and lace detailing by Givenchy Couture 

Sandra Bullock was simply breathtaking in sideswept hair and midnight blue Alexander McQueen

Jennifer Lawrence was a vision in peplum-adorned bright red Dior Couture

Bette Midler is an ageless beauty, ravishing in whimsically floral Reem Acra

Idina Menzel was a show stopper in deep green Vera Wang (and later during her amazing performance)

Anna Kendrick was boldly elegant in softly pleated J Mendel

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romance wednesday: we heart paul newman and joanne woodward

Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward met in 1953, while the two understudied on the New York City set of the romantic play Picnic. on that stage is where the first undeniably sparks between them flew; and from then on it became a love affair that lasted a lifetime. during the first period of their relationship, Paul’s first marriage was coming to an end, and each was discovering their individual Hollywood success. Joanne starred in The Three Faces of Eve for which she won the 1957 Academy Award for Best Actress. the two were officially reunited to film The Long, Hot Summer; from there, the romance blossomed.92fdd6ecc37da5925e2f34e2c5a6b021

confession: we are somewhat obsessed with looking at pictures of the couple. it’s hard not to fall in love; you can see from a mile away that they were absolute soul mates. the pair were married in a simple, quaint ceremony in a Las Vegas hotel, and spent 50 love-filled years before Paul’s death from lung cancer in 2008. the power couple were attached to each other until his death, raising a family, starring together in a slew of films, and creating a life and a family that nothing could destroy.7269161830_cccedf05b7_o

do yourself a favor… pour yourself a glass of wine, kick your feet up, and watch A New Kind of Lovethere is nothing better than watching these two fall in love over sexy banter and fabulous 60s fashion. and all in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower. swoon!


{this is glamorous} : adventures in love, design, fashion, home decor, food and travel

‘I’m guilty as hell – and I’ll carry it with me for ever’: Paul Newman’s marriage secrets revealed | Mail Online

Paul Newman And Joanne Woodward’s Lifetime Of Love, In Pictures

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around town: we heart Shirley Temple

shirleytemple_poorlittlerichgirlShirley Temple was only 5 years old when she appeared in her first film. she spent her childhood as an actress, singer, and dancer, creating a style that was uniquely her own. she was multi-talented young woman who broke box office records, even in the midst of the Great Depression, and was awarded an honorary Oscar at the 7th Annual Academy Awards (yes, they even made it pint sized for the then-seven year old).shirleytemple_1935_oscars

she was fearless in her attitude, and genuine in her performances; it is well known that her parents were supportive, not domineering; and it is noted by all that worked with her that she always wore her signature dimpled smile, both on and off screen.

how could America have not fallen in love with her?

we love lots of her infectious and fun movies; one favorite is The Little Colonel, that gifted us with lots of great scenes, inclusing that famous staircase song-and-dance number by her and one of her favorite dance partners (and real-life companion) Bill “Bojangles” Robinson. another one that we love to watch over and over again is Just Around the Corner, with sweet comedy, a great story about a little girl and her beloved father, and of course more great songs and dancing.


as the child star grew out of her fame, she gracefully stepped away from show business. Shirley was married at 17 and had her first daughter, and after a rocky marriage, divorced four years later. she later married Charles Black, with whom she had two more children and was married to until his death in 2005. she kept busy after her hollywood career, and worked as a United Nations Ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia.

she also battled breast cancer and underwent a mastectomy in 1972; at a time when these matters were kept under wraps, Shirley used her fame to go public with her battle; in doing so she played an important role in modernizing health for women, sending a message that we have the right to speak out, be brave, and confront personal battles to better ourselves. talk about girl power!


Shirley Temple passed away peacefully at her California home on February 10, 2014; but this talented and unique woman will continue to inspire and enchant us with her bright and cheerful hollywood legacy.


Official Shirley Temple Website

The 7th Academy Awards | Oscar Legacy | Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Shirley Temple | The Economist

The Bulletin – November 7, 1972

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around town: we heart the red carpet at the Grammys

while the other awards shows are the chance to show off the classiest gowns and tuxes our Hollywood faves can get their hands on, the Grammy Awards are their chance to show off personal style and really make a statement. it’s our favorite show of the season for that very reason. we get to see the casual and the fancy, the low-key and the extravagant, the classic and the envelope-pushing. all in one night! who wouldn’t love it? check out some of our favorites from this year’s 56th Grammy Awards Show…

shimmer, sparkle, shine, oh my! there was plenty of it, too, including Judith Hill looking super chic in an elegantly natural updo and a scoopneck Shareen Vintage, Amber Rose glowed in sexy striped Naeem Khan (her arm candy, Wiz Khalifa, looked dapper in a YSL suit), and Taylor Swift, ever so poised in demure Gucci.


something blue… bright pops of blue in lots of pretty shades were all over the red carpet. Zendaya Coleman was oh-so-chic in flowing Tiffany blue and black  by Emanuel Ungaro, Anna Faris was a classic-meets-modern vision in flat-ironed locks and a gorgeous denim blue Fitriani gown, and Alicia Keys (who went home with the statue for Best R&B Albumwas glamour personified in open-necked Armani Prive.


the bold and the beautiful… bright and warm jewel tones rocked the red carpet, too. Gloria Estefan was pure elegance in blood red Gustavo Cadile, Pink glowed in fire engine red Johanna Johnson with only her sexy crop to accessorize, and red carpet host Giuliana Rancic was fierce in orange Alex Perry worn with a fabulous clutch.

black beauties… Sean Lennon and Yoko Ono were chic in black suits, accessorized with hats and glasses, Ariana Grande was a young starlet in flowing locks and sweet floral Dolce and Gabbana, and the diva of all divas, Madonna was bold in a Ralph Lauren suit, complete with top hat, cane, and a gold grill (plus her son in a matching suit and grill!).grammys2014_arianagrande_dolceandgabbana_seanlennon_yokoono_madonna_ralphlauren

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simply fabulous: we heart seniors reenacting hollywood classics

a group of seniors at a retirement community in Germany recreated classic Hollywood movie moments for a 2014 calendar, and we are swooning over the beautiful results! ignoring modern beauty ideals, the individuals, many in their 80s, embraced their senior status and had fun with costumes, makeup, props, and the talent of a local photographer to create each scene. the photos are fabulous in their accuracy, and beautiful in their depiction of each individual’s natural beauty. it’s so refreshing to see that one can still feel beautiful, empowered, and alive at a mature age. we admire the irreverent attitude, glamour, romance, and unique style behind each of the photographs. check out our favorites below!Contilia Kalender 2014 - Senioren-Projekt - Klassiker

Erna Rutt and Alfred Kelbch are Rose and Jack in a classic scene from Titanic

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Erna Schenk as the beautiful Mary Poppins

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Ingeborg Giolbass and Enrich Endlein as Marilyn Monroe and Tom Ewell in The Seven Year Itch

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Margarete Schmidt and Lothar Vishnevsky are badasses as Jake and Elwood from The Blues Brothers

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Marianne Brunsbach is Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s

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Marianne Pape and Johann Liedtke are perfect as Baby and Johnny from Dirty Dancing

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inspiration sunday: we heart diane keaton

the stunning Diane Keaton turns 68 today, and we want to honor the lovely actress and take a look at her fabulousness throughout the years. she has been turning heads since the early 1970s, when she starred in films like The Godfather and Annie Hall. her bold, no-nonsense attitude is always refreshing, and her carefully selected roles show us a smart and distinctive woman who is not afraid to have fun and laugh at herself. can we talk about how fabulous she is in The First Wives Club? Only Diane Keaton could so perfectly nail that role, and look darn good in that chic white suit.

her distinctive look and style are part of her allure; her signature funky menswear style was most evident in her true breakthrough as Annie Hall, a role for which she won the Oscar for Best Actress in 1977. throughout the years, Diane has stuck to this signature style, not straying far from exaggerated silhouettes like wide-legged pants, structured hats, masculine blazers and jackets. great accessories are key to her look, from ties and scarves to gloves and oversized jewelry like funky, and surprisingly floral, brooches. eclectic is the key word here- she is not afraid to be funky with prints and a bright pop of color- though we typically see her sporting chic and classic black and white. check out some of our favorite Diane Keaton looks below (it was hard to choose just a few!)



If it ain’t broke. . . How Diane Keaton’s androgynous Annie Hall look is STILL her go-to 36 years on | Mail Online

Diane Keaton Official Website

Hollywood Types: Diane Keaton | Archetypes

Cele|bitchy | Diane Keaton, 66, on plastic surgery: “I haven’t had it, but never say never”

10 (Plus 1!) Great Fashion Films | The Budget Fashionista

‘Then Again’: Diane Keaton On Owing It All To Mom : NPR

Not Dead Yet Style: The Messages We Send, Refined

Diane Keaton’s Bowler Hat Epitomizes Her Style

{dF} Duchess Fare: Diane Keaton’s New Tabletop Collection

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inspiration sunday: farewell Joan Fontaine

We love the dramatic Joan Fontaine in her Oscar-winning rule in the Hitchcock classic Suspicion, alongside Cary Grant (another one of our Hollywood favorites). She starred in countless films throughout the 1940s, and was known also for her tumultuous relationship with her sister,  fellow actress Olivia de Havilland. The elegantly beautiful actress was part part of a magical time in Hollywood, when opulence and drama reigned. We will continue to be inspired by her beauty, style, and grace!


Joan Fontaine

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romance wednesday: we heart grace kelly’s wedding look


grace kelly is an icon of glamour, elegance, and old hollywood magic. she was a beautifully poised actress, and she ruled the silver screen in movies throughout the 1950s. she was always coiffed, lovely, and simply fabulous. elegant designer gowns were her go-to look; she was even close friends with iconic designer edith head. gorgeous accessories ruled, from her feminine gloves, to her glamorous sunglasses, and her Hermes bag; the ever-present designer handbag that she carried throughout the 50s, which of course was later coined “the kelly bag” in her honor. (clockwise from top left) grace kelly and carey grant in to catch a thief, grace kelly and husband prince rainier, grace kelly looking fabulous with her signature hermes bag, grace kelly as the picture of radiance in beachwear, grace kelly and marlon brando at the 1954 academy awards (photos:


on april  19, 1956, she wed prince rainier of monaco in one of the most glamorous and memorable weddings of the 20th century. the wedding was a spectacularly elegant affair that married hollywood royalty with european nobility. the most memorable piece of the day of course was kelly’s stunning dress, a masterpiece by mgm designer helen rose (check out some of her stunning work here: the creation was made of layers of silk taffeta, lace, and pearls, with a figure-flattering cinched waist, full bell skirt, sleeves, and dramatic high neckline. the look was complete with her lace-covered headpiece and elegant, lace-edged blusher veil. photos:

grace kelly’s wedding day style has intrigued us throughout the years, and over 50 years after her big day, her look still inspires weddings around the world. we all watched kate middleton‘s beautiful marriage to prince william of cambridge on april 29, 2011. her alexander mcqueen creation was simply stunning, and her full skirts and elegant lace sleeves were reminiscent of kelly’s sophistication and glamour. fashionista nicole richie wed rocker joel madden on december 11, 2010, in a stunning marchesa gown that called to kelly’s look with a dramatic lace bodice and sleeves and cinched waist, modernized with a full, billowing skirt made of countless layers of tulle fabric. socialite and designer ivanka trump was married to Jared Kushner on october 25, 2009, in an elegant vera wang gown. the stunning lace-overlay dress recalled kelly’s look in it’s dramatic sleeves and full skirts.



Grace Kelly Biography – Facts, Birthday, Life Story –

Philadelphia Museum of Art – Press Release – Museum Offers Rare Look at Grace Kelly’s Wedding Dress April 1–May 21, 2006

Royal Wedding Coverage: William & Kate’s Special Moments :,,20395222_20485897,00.html#20943797

Celebrity wedding dresses: Nicole Ritchie – Celebrity wedding dresses –

Celebrity Weddings: Ivanka Trump’s Wedding Dress Makes a Huge Impression

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we heart audrey hepburn


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 (

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?