Throwback Thursday: 32 Years of MTV

I want my MTV!  August 1, 1981 MTV launched, changing both the television and music industries.  It’s gone through many changes over the years, expanded and influenced all over the world.  But the infant MTV years will always be on top. Memory lane time!

Moon Man

Original VJ Crew

Cyndi Lauper

Madonna @ the MTV Awards

Hostess, Daisy Fuentes

Ed Lover & Doctor Dre of Yo! MTV Raps

Jenny Lopez shakin’ alongside MC Hammer

First “Real World” Cast, New York

My BFF’s!

Jewelry Week: Great Gatsby & Tiffany & Co.

      The Great Gatsby was one of my favorite reads in high school.  There’s a possibility I should have been a 20’s baby – just sayin’.  With the release of the Gatsby film, the throwback theme is ever-present and perfect for us that adore its upscale sophistication.  What makes it such a distinctive era is, yes, the jewels.  Diamonds and pearls.  Feathers and tassels.  Headpieces and blinged brooches.  There has not been another decade like it.  Australian costume designer, Catherine Martin, was able to translate the feel of the age of the flapper to the big screen.  The movie’s collection of intricate pieces, provided by Tiffany & Co., can be considered another Gatsby character.

Below, Catherine Martin tells the story of key jewelry selections for the film.


So, as we see ladies wearing more of these:

And these:

We’ll think of them:



Throwback Thursday: Audrey Hepburn

Humble.  Angelic.  BeautifulSelfless.  Woman.  Belgium-born actress, Audrey Hepburn, stands out in the Lipstick Movement lineage.  Her words and elegance are timeless.

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only  words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never  alone.”

I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe  in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be  going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that  tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.”

“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!”

“The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode but the true beauty in a woman is  reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives the passion that  she shows. The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years.”

“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping  yourself, the other for helping others.”

“I heard a definition once: Happiness is health and a short memory! I wish I’d  invented it, because it is very true.”