Smoldering

marie claire augustmuse | cat eyes | volume | more volume | mod dress

 If months have keywords to describe them, August would be “smoldering.” It’s hot. Have you seen Marie Claire’s August issue covergirl? She’s pretty smoldering too. Diane Kruger suddenly popped back into the model-world with this vintage spread. She looks pretty wonderful for 37…I might be prejudice, but I think perhaps it’s her background as a German ballet dancer that keeps her lookin’ so fresh. Black liner smudged into cat eyes, classic 60’s volume hair with a little modern mess added, and a 60’s inspired, lace, mod-dress. I sort of give up doing my “do” in August. I’ve got the mess down but not so much the volume. Blowing out my hair, straightening, curling, and leaving it down to insulate my neck and shoulders in a cascading warm blanket is not reallyyyy what sounds appealing in day after day of triple digits. If I wasn’t a central Cali native though, 60’s stylin’ is what I’d be doing.

Happy Friday everyone! Next weekend is the long Labor Day weekend already…can you believe it? Aside from the 100’s still popping up in my 10-day temperature feed, it is starting to feel just a teensy bit like Fall. The mornings stay dark just a tad later, the evenings cool quicker and when we finally do hit 100, it’s not 9 A.M., but more like 2 in the afternoon. Bring it on cloudy days and chill winds, it’s still August but I’m so ready!

vintage patterns via simplicity | vintage marie claire via marie claire | background image Diane Kruger, Marie Claire, Aug 2013 issue

 – <3 A.