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Welcome to my blog. I live in Sydney and love living on the water but I like to be part of the Global Shopping Experience. My other favourite cities are New York, Paris, Rome,Tokyo & London and I would love to travel more around the World. I like to surround myself with dynamic and energetic people and luxurious things: Pink Champagne Afternoon Tea with Royal Albert Lady Carlyle; Wedgwood and Royal Doulton enhanced by Pale Pink and White Peonies; Yves Delormes Linen; Enjoy Lighting and Glasshouse Perfumed Candles; Crystal cut lamps and a great selection of music. Well cut designer suits, dresses and coats; White Gold Jewellery; Designer SHOES and handbags as well as hats; scarves; gloves; sunglasses; fun Mimco Jewellery accessories and Holster Bling flats are included in my organised pinklily wardrobe. My life must include going to the Theatre; Dancing and Fine Dining. I like to spend time Listening to Music especially Jazz by Diana Krall; Reading my favourite Fashion Magazines, Vogue, Harpers Bazaar and Vanity Fair with a cup of cappuccino at my side; Swimming in the pool; or experiencing Sydney Cafe Life and amazing Restaurants. Must mention how I enjoy spending time with my iMac; being part of a wide world of social media; My Blog; Twitter; Pinterest; Facebook; & chatting on my iPhone. I love challenges, new experiences, expanding my world and learning about great new ideas in design and style. Time spent with creative, people is interesting and exciting. I thrive on discovering new knowledge and enjoy researching and sharing new up to date ideas and media stories in Luxury Living; Style; Design; Fashion; Beauty; Entertainment and Travel . I will be blogging about living a life of luxury and I need to be organised to do all of this. Hope you join me in this journey. Enjoy GJB

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Reflections of Hollywood Glamour

 Reflections of Hollywood Glamour
I have always been fascinated by the movie stars of the 50's and their fabulous glamorous style. The elegance lay in the total look of extravagance in the fabric and the flow of the gown, the flawless makeup and perfect hairstyle with striking accessories. In Hollywood today at the 2012 84th Oscars, we saw a resurgence of this sense of style as the designers chosen by the stars reflected this glamour.
My favourite stars were those who not only looked great but moved elegantly down the red carpet. All of the colours of the rainbow were represented from the neutrals to pastel pink to White, through to Coral to Red, Black and Gold. The designers have definitely been influenced by the past and they honoured some of the famous past designers in their reflections of Hollywood Glamour of the 50's.

Vanity Fair
March 2012 Hollywood Cover
Grace Kelly

Audrey Hepburn

84th Annual Academy Awards
Octavia Spencer
Tadashi Shoji
Oscar Winner of Supporting Actress
The Help

    84th Annual Academy Awards
Giuliana Rancic
Tom Ward Couture
E Presenter
84th Annual Academy Awards
Stacy Keibler

84th Annual Academy Awards

Jennifer Lopez
Zuhair Murad

84th Annual Academy Awards
Angelina Jolie
Versace Atelier
84th Annual Academy Awards
Emma Stone
Giambattista Valli Couture

Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
84th Annual Academy Awards
Milla Jovovic

Elie Saab Couture

84th Annual Academy Awards
Jessica Chastain
Alexandr McQueen

84th Annual Academy Awards
Michelle Williams
Louis Vuitton
Marilyn Monroe

Congratulations to all nominees and winners of the Oscar Awards 2012.
Hopefully, we will see more Hollywood Glamour at Awards Nights.
I have selected the Gowns which I thought were memorable. My favourite Gown for this important Oscar 2012 event was Michelle Williams' coral Louis Vuitton Gown. Why? Michelle looked elegant; moved with grace on the Red carpet; she was poised and looked like she was confident in her choice of this gorgeous Gown. The colour was so striking that she chose to wear minimal jewellery and there was a little extra pop of unexpected colour with her pink clutch. A lot of thought had gone into not only what would look good and what was appropriate but looked as if she was destined to wear this particular Gown. There is a striking resemblance to this image of Marilyn Monroe. Have you seen the film, My Life with Marilyn? Loved it. Milla Jovovic also looked amazing and this was her first time at  attending the Oscars as a presenter. From a performance point of view,  personally I thought that she lacked the personal confidence which adds to the beauty of any Gown.
Enjoy! GJB