Wednesday, February 24, 2010

"That's our victory, our victory over the dark...."

Today I needed to cry, so I spent my afternoon watching Bette Davis films. She was the most magnificent actress of the 20th century, in my opinion. She had such amazing presence and an almost divine way of showing emotion. Today some say her acting was over the top and not realistic but as Bette said herself, "If you want reality, talk to the green grocer." Her movies always end with the most amazing lines that are so larger than life and memorable that just to see the ending of one of her movies is enough to make a skeptic a permanent fan. Who could ever forget, "Don't ask for the moon, we have the stars."; "A woman is only beautiful when she's loved."; "That's our victory, our victory over the dark."; "I'll get you, even If I have to crawl back from my grave to do it." So many amazing performances all larger than life. Who wants reality when as Miss Davis said, "Acting should be bigger than life. Scripts should be bigger than life. It should all be bigger than life."

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Another Goddess

Sophia is still a goddess and she's in her 70's!! Here she is in Arabesque wearing Christian Dior by Marc Bohan and Cartier earrings. "Arabesque" starring Gregory Peck and Loren is a fantastic 60's thriller about Arab oil magnates in London. The entire film is made automatically perfect by Ms. Loren in her beautiful 60's Dior ensembles.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Iconic Ingrid

I found this photo in an old article about BVLGARI from a 1978 Italian Vogue. I always thought Ingrid Bergman to be one of the most beautiful faces to ever grace the silver screen and if you take that and add some BVLGARI diamonds you have something magical. Bergman has always been one of my favorite actresses because she was an amazing beauty who actually knew how to ACT. Not only was she a great actress and beauty but she showed the world that you can be beautiful at any age. She had continued success after her glamour days had ended and showed that older women could be beautiful and desirable. At 50 she starred in "The Yellow Rolls Royce(1964)" as a wealthy older woman who helps fight fascism and captures the heart of the very young Omar Sharif(Pre Dr. Zhivago), showing that true glamour never fades! In my opinion Ingrid Bergman is one of the only actresses who should be considered both a beautiful sex symbol and an amazing actress; she won THREE OSCARS to prove it! But on top of it all she transcended age, genre, and type casting to be become a true legend proving you could grow old yet remain forever beautiful.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Mrs. Havisham

Most children dream of being rich and famous. I don't! I just want to be left to myself and encrusted in jewels. A love of all those glistening stones in leather and velvet boxes has been instilled in me since early childhood. Most people think of jewelry as some sort of status symbol but to me its simply fascination. When I stare at a cascade of diamonds I go weak at the knees and when someone ask's me my favorite color I always say "D." So when I get old, I wan't to be like Mrs. Havisham or Norma Desmond, left alone to live in the past while dripping in jewels.