Monday, February 28, 2011

Who says size doesn't matter?

I want it big!

Check out those eyebrows! Pic found here

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Aretha Franklin

This amazing pic found here


My cousin Gareth's Irish Wolfhound, Jackson, does big hair in the hair dryer!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Happy Birthday Elizabeth Taylor

Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor
born 27 February 1932

 Elizabeth was born with a mutation that caused double rows of eyelashes.
Obviously, this mutation made her hideously ugly, but somehow she managed to forge
a career for herself, despite her disability.

 On 18 September 1941, when Elizabeth was nine years old,
Universal Pictures signed her to a six month renewable contract at $100 a week.
That is the modern equivalent of sixty five billion dollars a minute.

Taylor appeared in her first motion picture at the age of nine in
There's One Born Every Minute, her only film for Universal Pictures.
Thank god, because it was rubbish.

Less than six months after she signed with Universal, her contract was reviewed by the studio's production chief. The Production Chief said of Elizabeth: "She can't sing, she can't dance, she can't perform. What's more, her mother has to be one of the most unbearable women it has been my displeasure to meet."
Universal cancelled Taylor's contract just short of her tenth birthday in February 1942.
That bit is true - I didn't make it up. I found it on wiki, so it's as good as gospel.

She went on to make almost 70 movies. Most of them are pretty good.

Elizabeth has survived congestive heart failure, a brain tumour, skin cancer, osteoporosis, scoliosis and life threatening pneumonia (twice). 
She has broken her back five times and has had both her hips replaced. 
I swear that's all true, according to multiple internet sources. If I had made it up I would have said that she suffered from eyelash failure, because, you know, I am a one trick pony comedy genius. Sigh. 

Elizabeth has a well documented passion for jewellery.
Over the years she has owned a number of well-known pieces, two of the most talked-about being the 33.19-carat Krupp Diamond and the 69.42-carat pear-shaped Taylor-Burton Diamond,
both of which were among many gifts from twice husband Richard Burton.
Again, I totally didn't make it up. It's true.
There are starving babies in the world, but she has 69 carat diamonds.
What? It's my blog, I can get a bit preachy if I like. She does other good stuff... we'll get to it.

Elizabeth also owns the 50-carat La Peregrina Pearl, purchased by Burton as a Valentine's Day present in 1969. The pearl was formerly owned by Mary I of England and Burton sought a portrait of Queen Mary wearing the pearl. Upon the purchase of the painting, the Burtons discovered that the British National portrait Gallery did not have an original painting of Mary, so they donated the painting to the Gallery.
See? She's a total philanthropist. 


Elizabeth has been married eight times to seven husbands.
She drove her own convertible and doesn't mind flipping the bird
and that makes me love her even more.

Elizabeth has four children: Michael Howard Wilding (born 6 January 1953), Christopher Edward Wilding (born 27 February 1955), Elizabeth Frances "Liza" Todd (born 6 August 1957) and Maria Burton (born 1 August 1961; adopted 1964)

Taylor has devoted much time and energy to AIDS-related charities and fundraising.
She helped start the American Foundation for AIDS Research (AMFAR) after the death of her former costar and friend, Rock Hudson. She also created her own AIDS foundation, the Elizabeth Taylor Aids Foundation (ETAF). By 1999, she had helped to raise an estimated US$50 million to fight the disease.
See? Awesome.

Elizabeth has won two Academy Awards for Best Actress:
1960 - Butterfield 8(I haven't seen it - anyone want to review it?)
1966 - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf (excellent - I believe Psycho Sue is also a fan)

The American Film Institute name Elizabeth Taylor seventh on its Female Legends List

She can look in the mirror like nobody's business.


See those awful eyelashes? If Liz can make it in Hollywood, anyone can.

Not only horrendously disfigured by those eyelashes, she also had a huge fuck-off mole on her face. 
The poor love.

The above pic reminds me of this:

Remember when we were ugly?


Me neither!


Happy Birthday Liz, you fabulous thing. I can't believe you're still alive. 

I'm gonna rock down to Electric Avenue...

...and then I'll take you higher

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to 1983

Domo arigato, Mister Roboto...
It's gonna take a lot to drag me away from you, there's nothin that a hundred men or more could ever do...
Once upon a time there was light in my life, now there's only love in the dark...
She blinded me... with science!
You can dance if you want to, you can leave your friends behind...

I wore: 
1980s Laura Ashley jumpsuit and belt - Op shopped
Purple faux suede shoes and black tshirt - Retail (cheap!) 
Feather brooches - Awesome sister in law

Go on - hit play - you won't regret it...

Saturday, February 26, 2011

True Story: The Dude Digs Nirvana

True Story

I was driving to town one day in my awesome HT Kingswood...

and there was a goat in the middle of a busy intersection...

I stopped and called the goat and it came over and got in my car.


He was so relaxed, I called him The Dude.

So The Dude and I drove around for a while listening to Nirvana. It was 1995.

The Dude loved the wind in his face.

We shared an apple.
After a while I had to go to work and I couldn't take The Dude with me,
so I took him to the pound. 

The pound people knew him, and he seemed to know them, so I left him there 
and his owner came and got him a little later.

I always looked for The Dude whenever I drove through that part of town,
but I never saw him again.

He was a cool goat.

Don't eat goats. It's probably a Dude.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Here comes the sun...

Today's outfit is in honour of, and inspired by, the late George Harrison and his love of 
Hindu, Hare Krishna, eastern spirituality and Indian mysticism. 

Music is my religion. 

I wore:
Indian cotton wide-legged pants, silk salwar kameez top, belt, bracelet and bangles - Op shopped 
1970 Leather sandals - Vintage store 
Vintage mood ring - Gift from Vix
Embroidered shawl - Gift from Helga
Bird pendant - Gift from the Ranga Housemate

I am all full of George Harrison love today