Thursday, March 19, 2015

Woman Crush Wednesday - Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani is a modern day fashion icon.

However, I loved her look in the 90s when the No Doubt music video for Just A Girl was released.

It was when she wore saddle shoes and put her hair up in a ponytail, with her hair rolled at the front.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

International Women's Day

Today is International Women's Day.

It is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.

For this IWD, I thought I would ask celebrities about the women they admire most. 

I am so grateful that these wonderful women took the time out of their incredibly busy schedules to participate.

Jacqueline McKenzie 

"Nicole Kidman is a great actress and philanthropist with an extraordinary career. She's a great role model for young women around the world.

My mum. Her fight and grace under blight of big C is humbling, inspiring, moving and all kinds of fierce! An honour to walk with her.

Kiersten Warren is a great and loyal friend, a superb actress, an inspiration as a mom. Her love is unconditional. And she is FUN!!!"

Shanna Moakler 

"I admire Jessica Lange. I think she in an incredible talent as well as being one of the most beautiful actresses of our time".

Martina Navratilova 

"My mother, my grandmother, Katharine Hepburn and Madeleine Albright".

Jackie Gillies

"Oprah Winfrey. She is one hundred percent honest. She has a generous heart and is an inspiration to so many people around the world!"

Ros Reines

"Former Governor-General, Quentin Bryce is a woman to admire because of her humanitarianism, her poise and superb manners.

The first ever Australian female head of state is a fashion icon and has demonstrated her stoic nature by putting up with the machinations of dealing with Buckingham Palace for so long.

Jana Wendt who has shown women in media how to age gracefully and with her acute intellect, how to remain relevant."

Mrs Woog

"I admire the funny ladies, those who make us laugh. Think Sarah Silverman, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Kathy Griffin and Chelsea Handler. And the Australian talent we have here is huge. Wendy Harmer, Julia Morris, Judith Lucy to name just a few.

There have been many opinion pieces and articles (written by men of course) insisting that women cannot be, or are not funny. And it is a complete crock of bull.

So hats of to my favourite funny ladies and thanks for the laughter lines!"

(Just quietly, Mrs Woog is my favourite Aussie blogger. Check out her blog Woogsworld because she is hilarious).

Wynonna Judd

"My Mama. She raised two girls on welfare."

Johanna Griggs

"I admire my mum, Leigh and my two sisters Emma and Sarah. 

They are strong, smart, loving, caring, considerate people who combine family and their working lives incredibly well."

Melissa Tkautz

"Angelina Jolie is real, approachable and stands up for what she believes in. Oh and always the most glam woman in the room."

Gretel Killeen

I admire many fab women - but the top of my head local lady is Marie Bashir - bright, big-hearted, moral, grounded and kind

Lily Brett

I admire so many, many women, I couldn't possibly narrow my choice down to a handful of women. 

The world is full of the most remarkable, wonderful women.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Care for some jellied tongues or would you prefer aspic-glazed lamb loaf?

What pops into your mind when you think of vintage food and recipes?

I think of meat in aspic. 

I have never eaten it (I'm vegetarian). In fact, the very sight of meat in aspic makes me gag.

It seems that vintage recipe books feature plenty of jellied foods.

It's not just standard meat that goes into these grotesque creations, nothing is off limits.

Apparently, food that was jellied showed that you had a bit of money.

You see, gelatin needs refrigeration to set. So you needed a refrigerator.

In the 1950s, to own a refrigerator, you needed $$$. Interesting.

Here are some tasty treats that may have you feeling sick.

Friday, February 20, 2015

I won!

You know what is nice? Winning stuff.

Last week, I got a lovely surge of adrenalin when I read - you are the winner!

Desert Lily Vintage held the giveaway and I won a set of vintage canisters. Yay me!

Thanks for the prize. They are loved.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Vintage Valentine's Day Hollywood Style

Happy Valentine's Day sweethearts!

I was searching for some vintage Valentine's Day images and I found some gorgeous, kitschy Hollywood photos that I just had to share with you.

Lana Turner

Natalie Wood

Rita Hayworth

Marilyn Monroe

Kim Novak

Lucy and Desi

Leave It To Beaver

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Stella Young

In December last year, Australian disability advocate, Stella Young, passed away unexpectedly, aged 32 years old.

Melbourne artist, Asphyxia, has created a postcard with an stamped image of Stella Young on it as a tribute.

All proceeds from the sale of the postcard will be donated in Stella's name to Domestic Violence Australia.

If you are interested in purchasing a postcard, they are $5 each and you can purchase the postcard here.

My one is permanently on display on my fridge.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

That awkward moment....

Hands up if this has happened to you!