Reblog: Georges Lepape

From the blog matou en peluche, here is some of the artwork of Georges Lepape, an illustrator that created a cover for Vogue and many iconic designers. Read this delicious little post for more information.

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December 1919 Vanity Fair cover by French illu...

December 1919 Vanity Fair cover by French illustrator Georges Lepape (1887-1971). Gouache over pencil on bristol board, 34.9 x 26.8 cm. (sheet). Exhibited at "American Beauties: Drawings from the Golden Age of Illustration", Swann Gallery, Library of Congress, 2002. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

[ L ] Georges  Lepape - Le miroir rouge (1914)

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Hot Blonde

We’re sorry. This post is not about blonde icons or starlets–it’s about coffee. Okay, it’s not even about that. It’s a request for your assistance in filling out a very short survey on coffee for a college marketing class! If you’d oblige us, you’ll be doing us a huge favor and would get a big boost of karma! So, will you fill it out?

Bardot, '62

Bardot, '62 (Photo credit: John McNab)

Work Zone

Wishing that we meant this in the sense of RuPaul’s Werk but it’s far more boring than that. After upgrading to Elemin theme we found it had a major lack of support and/or  forums to customize Too Dreamy. As a result, we’re switching back to Reddle for a bit and then into a DIY Theme. Can’t wait to see the new appearance but give us some time. Be in touch soon babies!

Dreaming,

Ivory + Bela

Fashion Fail – Pic Nic Pants

From Acquacalda, the newest fashion craze set to sweep retail records, Pic Nic pants. Anyone…no?

Pic Nic pants, because Americans are in need of more garments that make eating easier.

Prometheus Rising

I was eleven years old when I watched the movie Alien. It scared the crap out of me but in a titillating, roller-coaster kind of way. At that age I wasn’t old enough to comprehend how the movie really was the first, truly Feminist horror movie. Also lost to me was the high caliber of movie craft and screenwriting accomplished in the film. What mattered then was that it was immersive and terrifying.

Since then, I’ve seen it more than a dozen times. And upon each viewing I come to the same conclusion: Alien has no flaws. It is a masterpiece. Don’t agree with me? Turn off your phone, take a Ritalin if need-be, and sit your ass down to watch that sucker again. You’ll see.

Ellen Ripley politely requests you sit your ass down and watch Alien again.

I’m writing about Alien because its director, Ridley Scott, just finished making another movie. Prometheus is Scott’s first foray back into the genre (a hybrid of horror and science-fiction) since AlienPrometheus is set to open in theaters on June 8th and it seems poised to be epic but before I get carried away with the details, I thought I’d post a few pictures from my husband’s book collection for fun.
In early 1980 my husband was a rabid, thirteen-year old fan of Alien. He bought this book pictured below. This movie was one of the first things we discovered to have in common – it topped both of our favorite movie lists.

For Prometheus, Scott demanded casting control and got it– Charlize Theron, Noomi Rapace, Idris Elba, Michael Fassbender, and Guy Pearce will add that special kind of gravitas (or maybe the word is just “talent”) so sorely lacking in most modern horror.

Charlize Theron as "Vickers" and Idris Elba as "Janek"

Charlize Theron is set to play the character “Vickers” –a company-gal– and Idris Elba (of HBO’s “The Wire” fame) has been cast as the character “Janek.” Excited as I am about both of these actors, what’s really got my attention is the role Noomi Rapace (below) has been cast.

Noomi Rapace will be playing the role of Scientist "Elizabeth Shaw"

 I won’t tease you with any more details but here is a link to the official trailer(s) and news.