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Holly Golightly!!!


Hello dear English Muse readers, this is Gulfem from All Happy Things Around again! I have a kind of “usually open radar” when it comes to music and discovering new bands, singers. Bookstores and restaurants are perfect places for me to add new names to my playlist. Whenever I read a good piece of music, […]

Livia & Colin

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A couple weeks ago I mentioned that I was working on a story about Livia and Colin Firth. I wanted to follow up with a little snapshot of the story, which appeared in the Oscar issue of The Hollywood Reporter… The story is about Livia’s effort to encourage celebrities to wear eco fashions on the […]

Essentials of Audrey Hepburn Style


Hello dear English Muse readers,  this is Gulfem from All Happy Things Around, once again! Mathcbook Magazine has been my favourites since the day I discovered it via this blog (Thank you Tina!) For their latest issue, they have a genius file named “Audrey Hepburn Re-imagined For a New Age”. I adore Audrey Hepburn! Not […]

It’s A Wonderful Day For Doris Day!


 Doris Day is the epitome of kindness, sincerity, and femininity. I first became a fan at thirteen and forever became transfixed with the wonderful music and movies of this great lady. She teaches us all to be better human beings with her enormous work for the care of animals.  At almost eighteen my love for her has not […]

Lula Magazine, Issue 13


The new Lula is out. Previously I bought it at Borders. Alas. Now I need to find a new source! Looking forward to seeing what’s inside.

Elle Fanning: Grannie Chic!


I love this candid photo of It Girl Elle Fanning, the Super 8 scene stealer, heading home from Fashion Week in New York. She’s really displaying a strong sense of style these days, especially for someone so young. She’s becoming known for her statement glasses. I love the ones she’s wearing in this photo, by […]

Zooey Deschanel, too cute?


The latest issue of New York Magazine is out this week with a fantastic profile of Zooey Deschanel, who is getting a lot of attention these days for her TV Show, New Girl. Some people say she’s too cute, too precious, too girly… She shoots back: “That people equate being girlie with being nonthreatening … […]

Jackie Kennedy Talked Trash?

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While she maintained a quiet and demure public image, the first lady had very strong opinions about some of the people she met while her husband was president. Hearing her views for the first time, as part of a newly released series of taped interviews she gave to historian and Kennedy aide Arthur M. Schlesinger […]

Carey Mulligan filming Gatsby


Carey Mulligan is in Sydney, Australia at the moment filming The Great Gatsby with Leonardo DiCaprio. This photo, from a screen test on the Baz Luhrmann remake of the classic film, is slowly starting to make the rounds. I think she looks amazing. I can’t wait to see her as Daisy. Luhrmann picked Mulligan for […]

It Girl: Anne-Catherine Frey


If you’re a devotee of the street style blogs, you’ve probably already heard of Miss Frey, a fashion design student living in Paris. With her short, cropped hair and her effortless style she’s been a stand-out at every event around. Photographer/blogger Vanessa Jackman met Anne-Catherine, who is in her first year at ESMOD, in March […]

"Audrey 100"


There’s a new Audrey Hepurn book out: This one is a luxe compilation of the actress’ 100 best photographs, as chosen by her family! Take a look: The photos — which include snapshots, studio portraits and candids — were taken by such greats as Sir Cecil Beaton, Douglas Kirkland, Norman Parkinson, and Philippe Halsman. “Audrey […]

NYT: Catching up with Jane Birkin


New York Times’ T Magazine has an interview today with Birkin about music (two of her old albums are being released on CD) and about style (what it was like to be an Hermès muse.) From the NYT story: “I was on an airplane,” Birkin said, explaining the bag’s genesis, “when a plastic bag holding […]

Taschen’s Audrey Hepburn


The luxury books publisher released a glossy volume of Audrey photos last month… The photos were taken by Paramount Studio stills photographer Bob Willoughby between 1953-1966. Taschen put the volume on sale Sept. 11, as part of an exhibit of the photos at its gallery in Brussels, Belgium. At $700 each, the books sold out […]

More Monroe…


Vanity Fair Magazine hired a handwriting expert to analyze the actress’ diaries….The results might surprise you!

The Secret Writings of Marilyn Monroe


Hello all! Here’s new book of note: Farrar, Straus and Giroux today released Fragments, a collection of  “poems, intimate notes, and letters” by Marilyn Monroe. The glossy tome is packed with pictures and references to the many books in Monroe’s life. (She loved to read and was often spotted with a book during breaks on […]

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