As always, 100% Charlie Sheen Free!
Ahhh – happy weekend wht readers! My brain has had a bit of information overload this week (of both the work and pop culture variety), so when I saw the latest Disney Dream Portraits – an ongoing series from famed photographer Annie Leibovitz – had been released this week I knew one of the lovely images would be our Photo of the Week.
Meshing Leibovitz’s signature, sweeping storytelling style with classic Disney fairy tale characters portrayed by a Who’s Who of Hollywood stars (that’s Penelope Cruz as Bella and Jeff Bridges as the Prince) these images are always a treat for the eyes and a bit of an escape for the mind.
Here are a few more links that were able to tear me away from my To Do List and sitcom star meltdowns this week:
• Attn: Vintage Clothes Lovers: the answer to that eternal question “Why are all the vintage clothes I love so damn tiny?” has been answered! According to a fascinating post from the Couture Allure Vintage Fashion blog it boils down to two issues: 1) the “standard” bust to waist ratio at the time was a 10 inch difference (not how most woman are shaped today) and 2) to fit into this “standard” shape the women of the 50s wore much different foundation garments (Spanx and similar shapewear is loose and flowing compared to girdles and corsets). Read the whole post here: Why can’t I find a 50s dress that will fit me?
• And a huge shout out to one of my daily reads Jezebel for leading me to the Couture Allure blog and the answer to that burning question! Check out their wrap up of the original article and make sure to scroll through the comments for more insightful information and tips for making vintage work for your body: Why 50s Vintage Clothes Never Fit
• While we are talking vintage clothes – have you seen the trailer for the soon to be released movie version of Water for Elephants? We only get a tease of the clothes, but I can’t wait to feast my eyes on the 20’s and 30’s era, glam costumes as worn by the novel’s heroine, Marlena (Reese Witherspoon):
• By the way, Water for Elephants is just one of a number of great books being turned into a film this year. My most favorite TWOP recapper ever, Miss Allie aka Linda Holmes now writing over at NPR blog, Monkey See has rounded up a list of what we can expect to make the leap from page to screen this year: Your 2011 Books-Into-Films Lineup, From ‘Eyre’ To ‘Water’ To ‘Desert’
Readers, what’s getting you relaxed and revived this weekend?
Tyna, co-founder and co-editor of wht, worries about becoming a crazy cat lady, reads at least a book a week, checks in at a Flyers fan forum every morning and is forever (some say obsessively) organizing her closets and drawers.