“I was forced to live far beyond my years when just a child, now I have reversed the order and intend to remain young indefinitely.” Mary Pickford

As another year begins so too does the time for reflection. How the last 12 months went- the highs, the lows and what hopes I hold for the next 12 months. And one… Continue reading

“Cock your hat – angles are attitude.” Frank Sinatra

If you were to compare a random group photo from today and  one from the 50’s one of the most noticeable differences would be what people are wearing, or rather what they are… Continue reading

“I often think that a slightly exposed shoulder emerging from a long satin nightgown packs more sex than two naked bodies in bed.” B Davis

First we had the LBD now we have the WBD. For those of you hiding under a rock or perhaps just don’t devour  fashion-related news as though it were one’s last morsel of… Continue reading

“You can never take too much care over the choice of your shoes.” Christian Dior

He went on to say that although many women think they are unimportant the real proof of an elegant woman is what she is wearing on her feet. I wholly and completely agree… Continue reading

“If everybody likes you, you’re pretty dull.” Bette Davis

Oh Ms Davis why is it that with  a few cold candid, frank words you are able to stop me in my tracks and reduce me to a befuddled bundle of mixed emotions.… Continue reading

“Be yourself. The world worships the original.” Ingrid Bergman

This piece of advice is rarely heeded  and yet it makes absolute sense. Granted we are constantly bombarded  by the media, from magazines to radio to television,  telling us what to wear, what… Continue reading

“A hard man is good to find.” Mae West

A few years ago I was sitting in a movie house waiting for my film to start. It was an odd choice for me, The Magnificent Seven, and to be honest I can’t… Continue reading

“I don’t mind making jokes but I don’t want to look like one.” M. Monroe

Words every person should bear in mind when they take that last look in the mirror before leaving their house. And worthwhile advice many of my peers should  take note of because lately… Continue reading

“Say what you want about long dresses, but they cover a multitude of shins.” Mae West

Betty Grable’s legs were insured for a million dollars, or say the legend goes. I’ve seen them, they look worth a million at least.  Joan Crawford had a lovely pair of pins, as… Continue reading

“Look your best – who said love is blind.” Mae West

  When I first read this I groaned. More pressure, more friendly advice reminding me that I needed to up the ante, to forgo the extra bits of sleep in order to put… Continue reading