November 10, 2011


Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander


In the North American film version of "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo", set for December 2011 release, Rooney Mara will play Lisbeth Salander.

Salander is by far and away the most interesting female in fiction and film of the past decade.  Her punk princess gear and makeup are a smoke screen for intellect and vulnerability. 

November 2011 VOGUE features Mara, already emaciated, pierced and tattooed, with the prerequisite cliche dyed black hair (very, very Goth). Don't get her angry.  This girl kicks some serious butt and she has a near genius IQ.

Skinny tough-girl in Alexander Wang top

Bottega Veneta

Looking Ophelia-esque in Marchesa gown

Calvin Klein dress

Stunning, almost Victorian, in Vera Wang one-shouldered gown

November 1, 2011 VOGUE Cover

Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara in pre-release poster

November 09, 2011

Natalie Wood, Teen Queen

Nat's 1950s Paper Dolls:

Natalie Wood had been a star since early childhood when these paper dolls were issued in the late 1950s or early 1960s. As a bona fide Teen Idol, Natalie always wore the coolest of the cool "threads".  Enjoy!


Teenaged Natalie Wood

Two Natalies to dress up

The "beat" goes on for Nat

Natalie catches some rays and waves

  Warm weather casuals

 Go Team Go!

 All Dressed Up

 Pretty in Pinks

 Formal and Party Gear

And so, we bid Nightie-night (and Pyjama-night and Baby-doll night) to our tired but slammin'ly stylish Natalie!

November 01, 2011



September of 2011. Photographs from Interview magazine, by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. 

Herewith, Anne in some couture and designer black lace that would have knocked the socks off any sleek, stylish Goth.

Dress by Dolce & Gabbana

Dress by Alexander McQueen; New York Vintage veil


Bottega Veneta

Veil by New York Vintage

Dress by Chanel

Dress by Nina Ricci

Briefs and shrug by Gucci. Dress by Dior.    

Dress by NIna Ricci

This gothic vision of Anne Hathaway coincided with the release of her 2011 movie "One Day".  She will be continuing her dark days (and knights) in "The Dark Knight Rises" as Catwoman in 2012.  Can't wait!

October 31, 2011


"Bewitched" was a popular television comedy series between 1964 and 1972.  Based on the movie, "I Married a Witch", it featured Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha.  The "nose twitch" that Samantha used when performing her witchery is iconic, along with the music that accompanied it.

The plot involved the weekly trials and tribulations of trying to keep her "witchy" status a secret. Dick York played Darrin Stephens, her husband.  He was later replaced for the final two years by Dick Sargent.

There were some hilarious guest spots for roles as assorted aunts and uncles who would "fly in", including Paul Lynde as "Uncle Arthur".

And, as the mortal fates would have it, little Tabitha, Darrin and Samantha's daughter, developed into a wee witch:  twitchy nose and all.

Agnes Moorehead was wonderful as Endora, Samantha's mom and meddling mother in law to the hapless Darren.

The series is probably still in syndication somewhere.  Definitely available on DVD---(at a Coven near you)!


October 30, 2011


Only in the movies would all the ghosts, goblins and witches be, dare I say it?--"drop-dead gorgeous", and dressed by top designers. Below, Hollywood Stitch-Witchery at its most beguiling:

"I Married a Witch", 1942

Veronica Lake in an Edith Head creation for the movie

"Bell, Book and Candle", 1958

Kim Novak in a gorgeous Jean Louis.  Ah, the jewels!

"The Witches of Eastwick", 1987

Jack Nicholson, Cher, Susan Sarandon, Michelle Pfeiffer

"Hocus Pocus", 1993

Sarah Jessica Parker in a medievally-inspired dress

"Practical Magic" 1998
The award for "Best Millinery" goes to Nicole Kidman

And, last but not least, Elizabeth Hurley's turn in a five-alarm-red wardrobe gave the 2000 version of "Bedazzled" a stylish female "Satan":

"Bedazzled", 2000


October 29, 2011

RYAN GOSLING: "Drive" ers Test

In November of 2010,  Mikael Jansson photographed Ryan Gosling for Interview magazine, during the early stages of the filming of Nicolas Winding Refn's "Drive".

Poster for the "Drive" Soundtrack

So, for those of us who missed it the first time around, the Interview magazine Cover and 5-page layout:


Ryan Gosling is just as mesmerizing in the finished product as he is above. Released in September of 2011, "Drive" is  a disturbingly dark, violent and  noir film.  Bloody and violent, though--not for the kids.

Update:  September, 2012

Even though it's been out on DVD and Blu-Ray for almost a year, this film still rocks my socks. Below, stills from the movie and a couple of bonus Posters.


The Scorpion jacket from the film
Ryan Gosling.  To quote Norma Desmond, I am "Mad About the Boy".  He has 'the look'; he can act; he's Canadian.  What more to ask for?

October 22, 2011

WHO'S THAT LADY? Greta Garbo or...

Inge? Inge who?

Greta Garbo, screen legend. One of the most beautiful, photogenic and famous women in the world:--my past, present and future inspiration.

Since I hate doing User Profiles, let's  have some fun with rare stills from Garbo's amazing career, her gorgeous face and, some factoids about moi: Garbomaniac par excellance.

Greta Garbo was born on September 18th. Me--- September 1st.  Zodiac sign: Virgo, sign of the thinker. I spend a lot of time musing, then go off and ponder some more.  I need a rehab program for  excessive thought, but it wouldn't take. I'm hooked.


Like Lisbeth Salander, in  The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, I have a photographic memory---both a blessing and a  curse. I seldom forget any thing or any one.  Cross my heart, I only use my powers for good.

I adore children...

Love art...




and Writing.

Food and nutrition are vital.

Film fashion is my passion, and,
not-so-little black dresses tickle me pink.

I study the making of films: Cinematography


Directing, Acting and setting the mood with Music

I collect style and design materials from the movies.

Hair and make-up must be perfect before the shutter clicks or the camera rolls.


When all is said and done--I love the sea.


Above stills:

*   December 1934 PHOTOPLAY Cover of Greta Garbo: Earl Christy,
*   The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, 2009 poster,
*   Stills from classic Greta Garbo films, including the ones below:  

The Temptress, 1926

Flesh and the Devil, 1926

A Woman of Affairs, 1928

The Single Standard, 1929

The Kiss, 1929

Inspiration, 1931