Friday, 30 April 2010

News in 'Pair-a-dice!'

A couple of months ago, I talked about needing a job and finally getting a job! - But not at the place where I wanted to work the most.. I wanted to aply at Pair-a-dice, which is a 50's diner downtown, but I didn't dare, since I was too afraid of not getting the job. (Makes sense..?) Anyway, as it turns out, a friend (which I wouldn't expect this person to do this-) talked to a guy he knows who works at this diner. He told him a little about me, and as it turns out that guy ended up going out to look for me at the place where I'm working now! I wasn't there, haha.. but, my friend told me that I could just hand him my application, 'n all that jazz, and he would take care of it.. "Tada! Tada! How do you like me now? Tada!" (South Park overload) ..Talk about knowing the right people! I can't tell you how often I've looked at pictures on their Facebook page.. (Yah, I'm a nerd) wishing I could be a part of their fun times! Now it might actually happen - if I can get myself started on the application..

Sunday, 11 April 2010

60's evening

This saturday it was time to put my pin curls, red lipstick and hair nets aside, and make room for bigger hair and bigger lashes! I was going with some friends to an event were the dresscode was 1960. I was a little reluctant at first, but then I realised that this would be an excellent opportunity to try out one of the 60's inspired hairstyles in Lauren Rennells Vintage hairstyling book. The one I chose was titled The Receptionist. I didn't do exactly like the book said, I kind of just made it work for me. But I did use the victory roll-method to achieve a good base for building the volume as I went on. The back of the hair is not nearly as neat as it should be, but I say good enough! This is my first time doing a hairstyle from this specific era and I've never teased my hair as much as I did for this style. All I can say is, people in the 60's must have had really damaged (yet awesome) hair!

(By the way: Looking down to emphasize the 60's "bump")

Sunday, 4 April 2010

The Misfits

Easter is almost over, and I'm feeling sick! Partly sugar overload, partly runny nose and scratchy troath. Today I spent mostly in bed with films and my sisters new cat. Sounds great, right? I watched The Misfits (1961), starring Clark Gable (Gay Langland), Marilyn Monroe (Roslyn Taber) and Montgomery Clift (Perce Howland). Roslyn and Gay (..which by the way has a son called Gaylord) eventually fall in love. They meet in a bar after Taber's divorce and Gay and his friend Guido (played by Eli Tellech) take her and Isabella Steers (played by Thelma Ritter) out to a cabin in the country. Later they meet Clark Gable who's trying to make a living doing rodeos. They all team up and decide to catch horses out in the mountains of Nevada. Things start to unravel as Taber's sensitive soul starts to feel the pressure of having three grown, stubborn alcoholic men to babysit. Monroe's acting is naive and charming. Some might not like her performance, but I find it refreshing and so adorable! She might seem childish in a way, but oh so cute and truly a good hearted human being! What better way to bid this years easter farewell, than two hours with miss Monroe on the screen.

"You can hear your skin against your clothes." (Roslyn Taber)