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Remembering Director Mike Nichols



Last Wednesday, Mike Nichols, who is best known for his direction of such films as “The Graduate” and “Are you afraid of Virginia Woolf?”, passed away at the age of 83.  He was a great director because he was multifaceted and had influential views on women and portrayed them in his films.  Nichols “was wonderful at making films that offered realistic portrayals of women

Here are just a few of our favorite women staring in mike Nichols film

  • Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf (1966)

The brave Elizabeth taylor showing us she’s more than just a pretty face in the emotional film Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf (1966)

  •  The Graduate (1967)

A moment you can never forget is anne Bancroft’s portrayal of miss robinson the older and sexy seductress. A pill box hat never looked finer.

  • Working Girl (1988)

Melanie Griffith in the 1988 film the working girl. she shines as she goes from defeat to empowerment all the while maintaining quite the array of shoulderpads and big hair styles

  • Silkwood (1983)

Meryl Streep & Cher, these iconic women working side by side in this tragic true story.

And a few strong men too:

  • The Birdcage (1996)
Robin Williams & Nathan Lane lounge on south beach Miami in this classic.





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Stripes and Plaid: Corey in the Press!


Thanks, People StyleWatch and InStyle, for these new features!

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in honor of those who dream

Photographer Gray Malin's latest project Dream stretches the unlimited potential of the imagination into reality. Filmed in Australia and using non-toxic vegetable dye, Malin turned otherwise plain, white sheep into a colorful dreamscape. As if the powerful images themselves weren't enough, Malin has taken his goal of turning dreams into reality one step further by committing to donating 20% of the proceeds from the Dream project to the Los Angeles Make-A-Wish foundation.



Image credit: Gray Malin.

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Happy Birthday To The Incredible Diana Vreeland!

Today, September 29th, is the incomparable Diana Vreeland's 111th Birthday.

She is a constant source of inspiration for us, We admire her for always dreaming and continuing to gain inspiration from the world around her, and above all always being unique and extraordinary.  

Here are a few of our favorite quotes from her column “Why dont you….?”:

  • “Why don't you…Rinse your blond child's hair in dead champagne to keep it gold, as they do in France?”
  • “wear violet velvet mittens with everything?”
  •  “Why don't you…Find one dress that you like and have it copied many times? You will be much more successful than if you try to produce the same effects each evening.”
  • “Why Don't You…Have your bed made in China—the most beautiful bed imaginable, the head board and spread of yellow satin embroidered in butterflies, alighting and flying, in every size and in exquisite colors?” 
  • “Why don't you…give a length of exquisite brocade–enough for an evening envelope, to bind a favorite book, or make a little jacket?”
  • “Why don't you…tie an enormous bunch of silver balloons on the foot of your child's bed on Christmas Eve?”

& here is a look into her beautiful life:


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Advanced -Street- Style

In honor of the new documentary “Advanced Style” , which premiered Friday in the U.S. , we take a peek at a few street style looks & hair trends that are inspired by our favorite golden girls.  


Street Style:

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Grey & Purple Hair:

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Advanced Style: The Documentary is now showing in select theaters in the U.S.

^^check out the COREY pieces in this video behind Ilona at the 0:59 second mark

Also, check out Ari Seth Cohen's blog here:

We Love You Ari! 

(photo of Ari, Ilona, Shana & Corey)