Thursday, November 24, 2011

My Week with Marilyn

We hope everyone is having a great Thanksgiving! Today we have a great movie to talk about, it was released yesterday. It is called "My Week with Marylin." It is based off actual events according to Eddie Redmayne, he spends a week visiting Marylin Monroe in between Shooting for the film 'The Prince and the Showgirl.' Eddie (Collin Clark in the film) lands a job as an assistant to the director. Like everyone else, he is amazed by her. He is lucky enough to see a side of her that no outsiders were able to see. She is able to confide in him while her husband leaves her side. It is then that he gets his chance to escort her around town. Overall, the film shows us her struggles as an actress trying to understand why everyone thinks she is so great. Also a peek at her playful side to her insecure side. Well, I dont want to  spoil the rest  so you've got to watch it . . . so go see it!

We watched it at the Arclight Cinema in Hollywood. Our favorite thing about that theater is that they display costumes and props from newly released films. There was a lot on display this week, but sure enough they had the dress, actress Michelle Williams (Marilyn) wore when she arrived in England. The dress is light gray and very simple. It doesn't look like much in person, but onscreen it looks magnificent! Also on display is a costume Kenneth Branagh (Sir Laurence Olivier) wore for his character in the film 'The Prince and the Showgirl.'

Here's a picture!

Monday, November 21, 2011

vintage vogue

Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday! Today I'd like to feature a gorgeous image from a vintage vogue magazine. It inspires me to always look my best   ; D

Vintage Finds!

Hello Everyone! as my first post for my vintage finds I would like to show you all some cute little gold and coral earrings. Lately I have had this mini obsession with the color coral and it all started with these cute angel skin coral earrings :)

Just a bit of history....

Here is an amazing photographer, his name is Richard C. Miller. He used a tri-color printing process in the 1940's and 50's called carbro printing process to create colorful images like these. The carbro process used a one-shot color camera that created three different color negatives which are then put together. Later on in his career he used Kodachrome transparencies but the carbro process was where he began. While working with the carbro process he also met Nicholas Muray and Paul Outerbridge, who then began to use this process as well. It was an expensive technique and could only be afforded by working professionals. We had the privilege of seeing some his prints at the Getty a couple years ago and WOW they are 100 times more beautiful in person! Hard to believe these were done way before photoshop... He did a series of women wearing colorful hats, among other beautiful images, but he is most famous for a series of a little known model named, Norma Jeane, who later came to be known as Marilyn Monroe!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Coming Soon ~

Hello! Coming very soon is our very own My Desire Vintage online store! We will be showcasing some of our items on this blog as well as updates on our progress. Our goal is to provide everything you need to complete your look at affordable prices. What's not to love about that?!