My Record Collection

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

I thought it would be fun to share a portion of my record collection with you! It's funny, going through my dusty and sometimes very worn assortment of records, I realize there is a story behind each of them.

80s party! Left to right: Adam and the Ants - Prince Charming, Michael Jackson - Thriller, Janet Jackson - Control, David Bowie - Scary Monsters, Prince - Purple Rain, & Blondie - Eat to the Beat

Aww, the beautiful 80s! These are some of my absolute favorites, I could stare at the vivid and graphic cover art all day *__* Michael Jackson's Thriller was actually sent to me by a dear friend Victoria, and my siblings and I found Purple Rain for only $1 at a library sale - we originally bought it for my mother, who is a huge fan of Prince (something which has been passed down to me! ^^).

Disney! Left to right: Lady & the Tramp, Walt Disney's Merriest Songs, Pinocchio, Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella (center)

I went through stacks and stacks of records at a local Goodwill searching for something interesting. It wasn't until the very last stack I found this Cinderella soundtrack - a true gem for me since Cinderella is my favorite Disney film!

Film soundtracks and some of my favorite vocalists. Left to right: Judy Garland at Carnegie Hall, Gigi film soundtrack, Liza Minnelli's Liza with a Z, & Funny Lady

A kind soul struck up a conversation with me outside of the same Goodwill as mentioned above and asked me what kind of records I was looking for. I told her I loved Judy Garland and musical soundtracks, to which she responded she had a few Judy Garland record in her car truck! She disappeared and came back with a Judy Garland at Carnegie Hall record in excellent shape, handed it to me and said I could have it. I was completely taken aback and thanked her profusely!

Do you have a record collection? I'd love to hear about it!

♥, Kailey

Fashion in Film: Rosemary's Baby (1968)

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Being a bit timid when it comes to horror movies, I was initially a bit afraid to watch Roman Polanski's Rosemary's Baby - an iconic horror film that has become one of his trademark movies. But being a huge fan of Mia Farrow, I finally cracked - and I'm glad I did!

Rosemary's Baby is not only a haunting film that stays with you for a very long time, but has one of the best wardrobes I've seen on film. Rosemary is costumed in pastel-colored babydoll nightgowns detailed with Peter Pan collars and a pixie-cut that became Mia Farrow's trademark.

Farrow's frail performance of Rosemary was played to perfection, and as the film's momentum builds, the atmosphere becomes more and more stifling as all of Rosemary's options collapse around her.

♥, Kailey

Becoming More Like Twiggy

Monday, September 12, 2011

photo source Nineteen Eighty

The quintessential icon of 60s fashion, Twiggy, turned 62 a couple of days ago. She was born Lesley Hornby in England, and quickly acquired the nickname "Twigs" because of her thin frame.

Twiggy popularized the androgynous look, and turned heads with her gorgeous doe-like eyes. Only Twiggy herself would do her eye make-up, which consisted of decorating her eyes with what would be dubbed "Twiggy lashes" - painted lines that looked like eyelashes.

In honor of her birthday, I did my best to emulate Twiggy's famous makeup.

♥, Kailey

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