I am such a romantic. At least I think I am. I love old movies, black white or color, Cary Grant, Gene Kelly or Audrey Hepburn. I love the old James Bond movies too. No one, and I mean no one, has been able to replicate Sean Connery as the ultimate "shaken, not stirred" martini-drinking epitome of 110% male testosterone. Doris Day and Rock Hudson in Pillow Talk? Yes, please. And the singing. I am such a sucker for singing! It's the reason I love musicals and theater and opera. Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.....I dream of dancing like that one day! Remember my last opera skirt? I have found yet another perfect one (and now it's 50% off!)
|I did mention my love for all things vintage, right? What kind of lover would I be if I didn't have a classic vintage cruiser bicycle??|
|I love grosgrain ribbon. I seriously have a spool in every color. It's perfect for so many things, wrapping gifts, bracelets, belts, hair accessories, handbag accessories......did I mention how cheap it is??|
|Just another example of sentimentality, my parents brought this necklace home from them on a trip to England. Yes, it's an English pound. And I love it. Mostly because it's from my parents ;)|
Jacket: Old Navy
Necklaces: c/o The Parents, George
Belt: Hobby Lobby
Ring: c/o The Mr. (he likes to give me jewelry, what can I say?)
Photographer: Aurelia Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!
At the beginning of this post, I mentioned that I'm a romantic at heart (no pun intended, really.) I love vintage movies - anyone remember the opening credits for the sitcom The Wonder Years? That old 8mm film that didn't record sound, and the colors are so "vintagey?" I love that. If I could have recorded all my films like that, I would have. But I haven't and I probably never will. But, because I love the 8mm, here is my technologically enhanced "8mm-feeling" short film, dedicated to Irving Berlin (a favorite composer from several Fred Astaire movies):
(it's a very short film, I promise! And music - so turn your volume up or down.....)
I Used To Be Color Blind from Erin B. on Vimeo.
If you're interested, here are a few of my recommendations:
To Catch A Thief
North By Northwest
Thoroughly Modern Millie
Pirates of Penzance (with Angela Lansbury, only the film with Angela Lansbury!)
Top Hat......the list could go on.
Pirates Of Penzance
Phantom of the Opera
Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker
The Marriage of Figaro.....the list could go on
Watch the films and get back to me, ok?