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Friday, August 13, 2010

Bringing Pretty Back.....

Christina Hendricks
The Mad Men star thinks her retro bombshell with brains,
Joan Holloway, is justified in doing anything to get what she wants
—and we love her all the more for it

Even if you’ve never caught an episode of Mad Men—
AMC’s ring-a-ding retro spectacle of 1960s ad men and the women they ogle
—you’ve likely savored an eyeful of Christina Hendricks.
You can’t miss her: the fired-copper hair, the vanilla-malt skin,
the just-under five feet eight inches of concentrated va, va and voom.
As iconic as a ’64 Mustang, Hendricks’ distinctive lines and decided moxie
have made her a viewer favorite, as well as this year’s preferred cover girl.
The buzz hit fever pitch in May, with Esquire magazine crowning
the 35-year-old bombshell Sexiest Woman Alive.

Laura Kranitz vintage ostrich-plume pom-pom cap:
 made to order, 323-384-2640, laurakranitz.com.
Alexis Bittar Swarovski-crystal-encrusted collar:
price upon request, alexisbittar.com


Philip Treacy small green beano in felt with feathers: $1,437
  Harry Winston turquoise and diamond chandelier earrings, 45 carats: price upon request, 
 David Mandel for House of Lavande necklace: $850;
House of Lavande 1940s marcasite and purple stone ring: $468 

Philip Treacy blue skull slice hat in felt with flower and feather: $1,478

Irene Bussemaker feather face piece: price upon request, 
 Harry Winston diamond lariat necklace, 39.5 carats: price upon request;
Harry Winston sapphire and diamond ring, 13.5 carats: price upon request;
Harry Winston peridot “Suspension by Harry Winston,” 6.27 carats: price upon request, 

Earlier this year, you told Glamour: “It is difficult come awards season, and I need to find a gown to walk down the red carpet in, and there are only size zeros and size twos available. Then it becomes downright annoying because all these designers are saying, ‘We love Mad Men, we love Christina, but we won’t make her a dress.’” Have those designers come to their senses yet?

Yes, it’s been really nice. The show has gotten more successful, and people started realizing we were winning [awards]. They’ve been incredibly generous, making really beautiful things. I guess it’s a good thing that story got printed. Someone got the message!
from the Los Angeles Times
photographs by JOSHUA JORDAN
styling by HAYLEY ATKIN

Knowing all my readers are missing Mom-Mom et al I just knew you needed
a story about extravagance extraordinaire...
Let's see, if we had the resources this beautiful 35-year OLD girl had
at her disposal, hair, makeup, mani-pedi, spa days, workouts,
not to mention un-mentionable priced objects from Harry Winston,
& Phillip Treacy (milliner to the Queen), excellence in photography
& lighting and maybe one or two complete days to snap these
photos, I bet we could look pretty fabulous too!!
Wink Wink Wink
Size 0 or 2 ?
doesn't everyone 5"8" wear those sizes?
But, don't worry, chickens, Mom-Mom, Chantelle & Chelsea
will return after Labor Day as they do each year...
of course, Fall festivities will be full-on GO, so hold on.......
Holly @ 504 Main Street
won the six Baggu reusable bags
Please join the other participants in Pink Saturday,
the icon is waaaay down on the right
ANNOUNCEMENT:  Beautiful Mona @ Providence Desigtn
has a beautiful set-of-3 antique books she's
giving away, go here to see & enter:


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  1. My first comment of the day and what an uplifting post to begin with, Loved everything about it. Thank you.


  2. What gorgeous photos! I think I need those teams when I go to get my photo taken. Lovely hats, clothes, jewels (especially the jewels, oh the jewels!)

  3. Hi Marsha,

    So glad to be here...I've been so out of the loop in the land of Blog. We've worked our tails off this summer in the house...slowing down a bit though.

    I've missed you...thanks for coming by for a visit.

    Happy Day,
    Stephanie ♥

  4. She is very pretty. Can't believe she is 35. Hat's off to her. That nail polish makes my skin crawl. Oh well, when you are young and beautiful everything looks good. On her anyway...

  5. Beautiful post lovely photo's have a beautiful week end.


    enjoyed listening to the music.

  6. Marsha, I have not yet seen mad men, but have heard alot about it. She is just divine, but I am with you. We could all give it a bit of shake with time, money and the top professionals at our disposal!!! (having said that those eyes, mouth and skin...she is surely not a mere mortal)Love, love, love the blue skull hat and those turquoise earrings.Lisaxx

  7. absolute beauty! hope you are having a fun weekend! verbena cottage

  8. Gorgeous photos I love hats and headdresses they can be so flattering xx

  9. She is really beautiful. It would be great to get all that pampering, if only for a day! Thanks for the shout out on my giveaway. Good luck to you!

  10. Can anyone have more perfect lips!?! And the skin..! Divinity!

    Congratulations to the lucky give away winner.

    Happy ending to the weekend to all and big hugs to you Marsha. Hope things are a little better for you today.

    xx Charlotta

  11. Oh,dear,dear Marsha...HOW amazing these photos and jewelry tooks my heart away!!!


  12. Dear Marsha, the photos are fantastic. I love hats, headdresses, the Alexis Bittar collar and Harry Winston turquoise earring and rings are to die for! The eye make-up is divine too xx

  13. she is a gorgeous woman! i love the bittar crystal with the kranitz cap!!!

  14. Most stunning pictures EVER!!!

  15. Hey Retro Heads!

    I entered a contest to win a walk-on role on the most retro-licious TV show ever: MAD MEN!

    But I need your votes to help me win, so please visit http://madmencastingcall.amctv.com/browse/detail/EZ3MBH and vote for me!

    Thanks a bunch,

  16. Hi there, just catching up on your posts .... I just posted this sorry, would have credited you if I'd known. She is soooo gorgeous.


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