Tuesday, November 24, 2015

White Ribbon Day #teachourboys #kidspot

Tomorrow is White Ribbon Day. 

White Ribbon is Australia's only male-led campaign to end violence against women.

The statistics of violence towards women is incredibly heartbreaking. This year, 77 women have lost their lives due to violence. THIS NEEDS TO STOP!!!

Kidspot has a campaign called #teachourboys.

It's about telling your little men that violence is never the answer...raising our sons to respect women (and everyone) and to reach out if you are aware of violence happening to women. 

I know that White Ribbon is directed at violence towards women, however, violence by any gender- towards any gender - is NOT ACCEPTABLE! 

Physical and emotional abuse is despicable. Let's do our best to teach the next generations kindness and respect.

This phone number is for any Australia who has experienced, or is at risk of family and domestic violence and/or sexual assault - 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732): It is a 24 hour, National Sexual Assault, Family & Domestic Violence Counselling Line 

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Lego fun at Anime at Abbotsford

We have the coolest shop in our suburb. It's called Anime at Abbotsford. They sell everything anime, Minecraft, Beanie Boos, Star Wars and a whole lot of other things. Besides selling cool stuff, they have the best social gatherings at their store.

This morning, I took my son to their Lego competition and we had such a great time.

The instructions for the competition was to make a lego unicorn with a person on it. 

These kids are so clever!

One of the older kids made this. So impressed.
Another part of today's gathering was playing guess how many lego bricks made up the Lego dog. 

Bradley of Anime at Abbotsford and the Lego dog

and Hansen too!

The answer will be revealed later but I chose 2,022 bricks. I wonder what the total will actually be...

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Movie Dance Scenes Mashup (Mark Ronson - Uptown Funk ft.Bruno Mars)

Rita Hayworth and Fred Astaire from You Were Never Lovelier (1942)

I love a good dance scene from old Hollywood. My mother posted the video below on her Facebook today and I had to share it with you all. It's fantastic!

When I was watching it, I tried to guess all of the movies featured. Not very easy to do, but give it a go.

Then, for a list of the films featured, go to settings on the video and switch the subtitles on. Enjoy!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Let's go back in time and visit Leonard Pountney's hair salon in 1964 - it's amazing!

Can you imagine how much fun it would have been getting your hair done at this salon in the 1960s?

I'm not sure about all that smoking around that heavy duty hairspray though.

Hope you enjoy the video.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Vogue Colouring Book

From Vogue and Iain R. Webb

Okay, this book is really quite fantastic!

This is Vogue's first colouring book.

The illustrations are inspired by the beautiful vintage images featured in British vogue in the 1950s. 

You can colour the glamorous dresses, hats, gloves and shoes in whatever colour you choose.

You may recognise some of the featured gowns by iconic designers such as Balenciaga, Christian Dior, Givenchy and Chanel.

The 1950s were such a stylish decade - matching hats and gloves, impeccable styling and accessorising. 

Some people are virtually impossible to buy presents for - but, if they love vintage fashion they are going to LOVE this!

Vogue: The Colouring Book by Vogue & Iain R. Webb is published by Hachette Australia on 10 November 2015. PB RRP $16.99.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Born on this day - Little Edie Bouvier Beale

It's no secret that I am completely fascinated with everything to do with Little Edie Bouvier Beale of Grey Gardens.

Today is her birthday. She would have been 98 years old. 

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Born on this day - Vivien Leigh 1913-1967

Interesting facts about actress Vivien Leigh

Vivien Leigh was born Vivian Mary Hartley, in Darjeeling, West Bengal, British India (now India).

She left India when she was six to attend school in England.

Vivien's dad would call her 'Vivling'...a combination of her name and darling.

She won two Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her roles in Gone With the Wind and A Streetcar Named Desire.

It is believed that she used one of her Oscars as a doorstop for her bathroom door.

She was married twice. First to barrister, Herbert Leigh Holman from 1932-1940. She then married the acting great, Laurence Olivier. Their marriage lasted from 1940-1960. Her last partner was an actor, John Merivale, from 1960-1967.

She had one child with Herbert Leigh Holman, a daughter called Suzanne. She was born in 1933. Suzanne died this year in March, aged 81 years.

She liked to wear gloves to hide her hands because she thought they were too large.

She said of her acting career, "Some critics saw fit to say that I was a great actress. I thought that was a foolish, wicked thing to say because it put such an onus and such a responsibility onto me, which I simply wasn't able to carry."

Vivien was a very heavy smoker - smoking up to four packets a day on the set of Gone With the Wind.

She was a cat lover, in particularly, she loved Siamese cats.

She died on July 7, 1967, from complications from chronic tuberculosis.