Thursday, December 31, 2015

Looking the Part for 2016!

There are legions of cliché assertions when it comes to approaching the mark of the new calendar year , from "New Year, New Me"; the no avail resolutions and the routine of trying to change which can be taxing and I say let's be done with it all! Why can't we curate our lives, create collections in time and just celebrate that we are alive?


 The past few years have been transformative for me in some extremely devastating ways and while I would like to curl up and just cry like a baby about my constant misfortune I will instead put apply some lipstick, grab one of my wigs and celebrate that I am still standing.
I wish you all a happy, joyous, exploratory and illustrious New Year! 
Happy New Year! 

Thursday, December 17, 2015

When in Doubt Do It Like Dietrich!

Marlene Dietrich in Dior in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Stage Fright” in 1950.
Photo by © Rue des Archives/Courtesy Dior 
Marlene Dietrich was the Queen of reinvention. It's a bold 
statement but when it comes to showbusiness and the allure of a 
Blonde woman on the silver screen it's sentiments ring true when 
it pertains to Marlene Dietrich.  Long before Madonna, Lady Gaga 
and those other dames, Madame Dietrich - the German born 
singer and actress understood the one must constantly evolve and 
she did just that. From sultry gowns, sleek menswear and awe-inspiring jewels Marlene knew how to capture an audience,cement her place in history as a Dame of style. Here we take a look at her celebrated mystic and envision what she would of in 2016. 

From Left: Marlene Dietrich with husband Rudy Sieber in Paris (1938) | Marlen Dietrick in menswear both photos from Pinterest|  Marlene Dietrich in Paris, acompanied by her husband, Rudolf Sieber (1933, photo by Imagno/Getty Images)

Dietrich 2016! From Left: SILVER SPOON ATTIRE Beret With Mesh Veil $200 LUISAVIAROMA.COM | David Webb Scroll 18-karat gold, jade and diamond clip earrings $22,600 NET-A-PORTER.COM MARTIN GRANT Leopard Fitted Peacoat $1,889 | | AQUAZZURA Hello Lover Cord-Trimmed Suede Pumps $765 |  SPLENDID SUPIMA COTTON AND MICRO MODAL-BLEND TURTLENECK TOP $85  | MARTIN GRANT Wide Leg Wool Pant $1,009 Roksanda Fox Fur Panelled Scarf $3,360  FARFETCH.COM | CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA Cheetah Bucket Bag  $1,276
Dietrich 2016! From Left: Pre-owned 1970s Norman Durand Crimson Beaver Fur Felt Fedora,  $375 1STDIBS.COM |  CHARLOTTE SIMONE Navy Popsicle With Baby Blue Tail, $450 | Lanvin Blazer Coat, $2,797 FARFETCH.COM | VIVETTA Tennyson Dress, $620 | Pre-owned Demner Emerald Ruby Sapphire Diamond Gold Choker Collar, $31,000 1STDIBS.COM | Burberry Prorsum Thigh High Patchwork Boots, $1,426 FARFETCH.COM
Dietrich 2016! From Left: Thom Browne Patch Pocket fur-trimmed coat, 9,625  MYTHERESA.COM | Thom Browne Cotton and wool-blend,  $2,645 MYTHERESA.COM | HOUSE OF LAFAYETTE  'Bandito' hat  $400.00 Delfina Delettrez 18-karat gold pearl ear cuff $2,760 NET-A-PORTER.COM |  THOM BROWNE Jacquard tie $185  MYTHERESA.COM |  Theory Silk Shirt $331 FARFETCH.COM Chloé Drew leather clutch  $930 MYTHERESA.COMNike Air Huarache sneakers $130 MYTHERESA.COMAlexander McQueen Flared Wool Trousers $795 MYTHERESA.COM

From Left: Marlene Dietrich photos from Pinterest
The underpinnings of a Diva, rather a Dietrich! From Left: Fleur Du Mal cage lace body $223  FARFETCH.COMFleur Du Mal Playboy Bunny tulle-paneled ponte bodysuit $335 NET-A-PORTER.COMZuhair Murad Sheer Lace Body $1,294 FARFETCH.COM

There is no historical fact - just my imagination (which is all that counts!), Madame Dietrich would not just wear a standard brassiere and matching underpinning. In her world her undergarments were just as fabulous as the gowns - etc. These three fit the bill (no pun intended). 

Above: Turban Perfection | Photo Courtesy of Pinteret

Dietrich 2016! From Left: SUPERDUPER Metallic Viscose Turban $254 LUISAVIAROMA.COM | Preowned Orange Multi Velvet Turban $225 1STDIBS.COMPreowned Mr. John Classic Black Detailed Cloche $650 1STDIBS.COM | Piers Atkinson Unique Blackberry Visor  $756 PIERSATKINSON.COM | Vintage DIOR Hat $327 VESTIAIRECOLLECTIVE.COM | Piers Atkinson 'Andrea' Deep Red Turban $2,008  PIERSATKINSON.COM | Colette Malouf Silk Belle Tip Headwrap $225 COLETTEMALOUF.COMColette Malouf Haute Encrusted Pearl Veil $788 COLETTEMALOUF.COM
From Left: Marlene Dietrich photos from Pinterest
    She remains what she has been for many years - an absolutely strange delight, whose gift lies outside her achievement as an actress, is not tied to a specific time and does not depend on the taste of the moment, not even on common sense.”                                                                                                                                              ~ Cecil Beaton on Marlene Dietrich 

From Left: Marlene Dietrich photos from Pinterest
    Marlene - with the unambiguous allure of the woman of yesterday and the ambiguous charm of the woman of today who has man not only about her but also within her.” 
                                                                    ~ Hanna Schygulla on Marlene Dietrich 

Left: Marlene Dietrich photos from Pinterest

Art Deco Perfection From Left: Pre-owned Marina B. Onyx Blue Topaz Garnet Diamond Gold Limited Edition "Troc" Earrings $28,000 1STDIBS.COMPre-owned Black Enamel Diamond Gold Bangle Bracelet (Set of 2) $9,500 1STDIBS.COMPre-owned David Webb Black and White Enamel Diamond Gold Ring $11,900 1STDIBS.COMPre-owned Emerald Diamond Platinum Earrings $39,000 1STDIBS.COMPre-owned Art Deco Colombian Emerald Diamond Platinum Panel Bracelet $144,480 1STDIBS.COMCartier Art Deco Emerald Diamond Platinum Link Bracelet (Set of 2) Price upon Request 1STDIBS.COM | Pre-owned 1950s Emerald Diamond Gold Bracelet $85,000 1STDIBS.COMPre-owned Colombian Emerald Diamond Gold Bypass Ring $54,000 1STDIBS.COMPre-owned Art Deco Pearl Emerald Diamond Tassel Sautoir $97,500 1STDIBS.COMPre-owned Art Deco Diamond Platinum Clip-on Earrings $23,800 1STDIBS.COMPre-owned Geometric Diamond Gold Link Bracelet $48,355 1STDIBS.COMArt Deco French Diamond Platinum Plaque Bracelet 1STDIBS.COMOkrant et Davidonniez Art Deco Diamond Platinum Extra Wide Bracelet $250,000 1STDIBS.COMCartier Lady's Platinum Art Deco Diamond Wristwatch 1STDIBS.COMStunning Diamond Platinum Engagement Cocktail Ring $69,999 1STDIBS.COMArt Deco Tortoise Shell Diamond Hairslide $10,589 1STDIBS.COMPre-owned Meister Zurich Yellow Sapphire Diamond Platinum Ear Clips $39,000 1STDIBS.COM Kwiat Sapphire Diamond Platinum Bracelet at 1stdibs 1STDIBS.COMPre-owned Art Deco Diamond Sapphire Platinum Bracelet $48,000 1STDIBS.COMCartier Lady's White Gold Declaration Rock Crystal Diamond Bracelet Wristwatch 1STDIBS.COMFrench Art Deco Sapphire Diamond Gold Platinum Link Bracelet $45,000 1STDIBS.COM

Marlene Dietrich In Art Deco Jewelry | Photos Courtesy in Pinterest

From Left: Pre-owned 1950s Gold and Diamond Clip Earrings $14,500 1STDIBS.COM | Van Cleef Arpels Mid 20th Century Diamond Gold Necklace $5000 1STDIBS.COM Boucheron Serpent Bohème Toi et Moi Diamond Gold Ring OFFERED BY FORTROVE $6,200 1STDIBS.COM | Pre-owned Elegant 1950s Turquoise Gold Earrings $2,295 1STDIBS.COM | Pre-owned Van Cleef & Arpels Turquoise Diamond Gold Link Bracelet $19,500 1STDIBS.COM | Pre-owned Van Cleef & Arpels Turquoise Gold Link Bracelet (Set of 4) $8,500 each 1STDIBS.COM | Pre-owned Van Cleef & Arpels Turquoise Diamond Gold Cocktail Ring $48,000 1STDIBS.COM | Pre-owned 1960s Bulgari 18k Gold, Spinel, Turquoise and Diamond Earrings $155,941 1STDIBS.COM | 1950s Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Gold Platinum Cordes Ludo Bracelet (Set of 2) OFFERED BY KENTSHIRE GALLERIES $85,000 1STDIBS.COM | Yellow Beryl Ruby Gold Cocktail Ring $6,200 1STDIBS.COM

Marlene Dietrich | Photos Courtesy of Pinterest

 From Left: Marlene Dietrich photos from Pinterest

 From Left: Marlene Dietrich photos from Pinterest

There isn't a reson for me to peruse the Rizzoli Bookstore - I love 

the titles and the tomes are truly beautiful (no, this isn't a 

sponsored piece - I truly love the tomes)! These four 

tomes broach the subject of Dietrich and four needs to be in my 


Check out Do It Like Dietrich!
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