Category Archives: Women men and fashion

Roller Girls, ’30s-Style

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Click on the image to enlarge.

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Ad Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Is this the closest Catherine Deneuve ever came to starring in a sci-fi opera? An ad from Women’s Wear Daily, February 9, 1971. Click on the image to enlarge.    

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The Trendiness Trend

Paleo Retiree writes: Could be wrong, but I’m pretty sure that this is the first time I’ve run across the adjective “trendy” being used (non-ironically, anyway) as an enticement. Is calling something “trendy” and meaning it as praise becoming a trend?

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Movie Clip Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Miriam Hopkins and Claudette Colbert sing “Jazz Up Your Lingerie” from Ernst Lubitsch’s THE SMILING LIEUTENANT (1931).

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Twink Chic?

Paleo Retiree writes: Some ads that caught my attention as I’ve made my usual rounds in NYC in recent days: Twinks are in? And even black guys now open their mouths like women and wear buns? Of course we who visit … Continue reading

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Unexpected Celebrity Perfumes, Five Ways

Eddie Pensier writes: Every celebrity has their own fragrance nowadays. And frankly, those of us who appreciate the art of perfumery generally don’t think much of star-hyped scents: the lion’s share of their budget tends to go toward packaging and … Continue reading

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Quote Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Two weeks after the marriage, I knew it was a mistake. All we had in common was movies, sex, and hamburgers. — Bettie Page on her second husband as quoted in BETTIE PAGE REVEALS ALL, currently streaming on … Continue reading

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