Saturday, November 21, 2009

HRH The Princess Margaret

Princess Margaret in a Jacques Fath creation for her 21st birthday.
Margaret in Norman Hartnell with Aquamarine and Diamond jewelry.

Margaret making an entrance in the "scroll tiara" while looking perfect in Dior.

Princess Margaret in her 60's looking healthy wearing her signature tiara worn here with her 1900's Cartier necklace and earrings.

Princess Margaret wearing the Empress Marie Federovna's sapphire bandeau with a simple diamond collar and earrings.

Monday, November 16, 2009

The Goddess!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am BIG! It's the pictures that got small!

Gloria Swanson, the highest paid actress of the silent era in the ruins of the Roxy Theatre in New York. It was the end of an era and Ms. Swanson was once the brightest star to grace its silver screen. Here she is once more acknowledging an audience long since gone home; as well as giving a final salute to a motion picture landmark in the manner of a true star!!!

There's A Tear For Every Smile In Hollywood...

Fantastic clip from "Showgirl in Hollywood" (1930) it always amazes me that they were already talking about has beens in 1930!!!! Only 20 years after pictures became big business!!!!

Monday, November 9, 2009


I must sing a song of ecstasy,
They expect it of me;
And I must laugh
To fill the world with glee,
They expect it of me.

A thousand joyous things
I must do,
They expect me to.

Well, the devil take them
And their expectations,
All they will get from me
Is lamentations.

-Barbara Woolworth Hutton

Interesting sentiment from the "Poor Little Rich Girl." Notice the rubies and diamonds (above). The natural pearls in the bottom photo were said to be some of the most valuable in the world and the tiara while not her most famous was still an amazing piece of Cartier craftsmanship.