On December 5, 1963, the film "Charade" debuted starring the fashionable Audrey Hepburn and her much older leading man Cary Grant. (Cary was in his late 50s while Audrey was in her early 30s). The romantic comedy/thriller directed by Stanley Donen is a must-see for Audrey fans because of her stunning 1960s wardrobe. (I want to wear it all!)
Instead of getting crushed by the shopping mobs on Black Friday, hit your local shops for some great deals instead. For the third year in Portland, Ore., Little Boxes has rounded up nearly 200 little box retailers to participate in a two-day event where shoppers can enter raffles for a chance to win amazing prizes, like a $2,000 travel package, iPad and spa package, and earn discounts via a new Little Boxes iPhone app.
Want to own a piece of Kennedy history? Like one of John F. Kennedy's rocking chairs or a pair of Jackie Kennedy's size-10 shoes? Place your online bids now on some amazing Kennedy relics up for auction this weekend by John McInnis Auctioneers in Amesbury, Mass. The live auction starts Saturday, November 23, at 7 a.m. PT, but you can bid online from the comfort of your couch.
Live in the Dallas area? Even if you don't, you must head over to the Dallas Vintage Clothing & Jewelry Show this weekend. There will be more than 32 vendors from Texas and around the U.S. selling amazing vintage garments, accessories and jewelry just in time for holiday shopping and buying your holiday party glitz.
Actress Grace Patricia Kelly would have turned 84 years old today, November 12, 2013. The "Rear Window" star, who became Princess of Monaco when she married Prince Rainier III in 1956, is such an amazing style icon and film legend. It's surprising that she retired from acting at just 26 years old to fulfill her duties in Monaco. Tragically in 1982, she suffered a stroke that led to a serious car accident that took her life at age 52. (Learn more about her style in Dress Like An Icon: Grace Kelly).
Last month, I discovered a moldy sweater. I was horrified. I thought it was safely stored away in a large plastic bin at the top of my closet. But when I pulled off the lid that was partially snapped shut, I found my green shawl-collar knit sweater covered with a bib of black mold. I quickly figured out my mistakes:
On October 1, I sat in the studio audience of "Katie" and watched Broadway's "A Night with Janis Joplin" cast perform a medley of Janis's tunes. At the mic was Mary Bridget Davies who sounds almost like a carbon copy of the Woodstock-era singer who died at a young age of 27. Davies has that same raspy, raw barroom-brawlin' voice that made Janis such an electric performer.
Vivien Leigh would have turned 100 years old today, November 5, 2013. The gorgeous Academy Award-winning actress of 1939's "Gone with the Wind" and 1951's "A Streetcar Named Desire" died much too young at age 53 of tuberculosis that she battled for several years.
I'm on the hunt. Ever since I attended the Manhattan Vintage Show on October 25, I've been hungry to find a vintage leopard coat. I tried one on that was nearly perfect, but at $175 I just couldn't pull the trigger. But I wish I had.
The huge Manhattan Vintage Show just wrapped on October 26. Now it's time for the guys. For one day only, the Gentlemen's Vintage Show & Sale will set up shop on Friday, November 15, in NYC for everyone who loves menswear of yore.