Wednesday, November 2, 2011

O.L. It-Girl: MARILYNE

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Marilyne is a young London resident, who grew up between France and Togo. She loves Laduree macaroons and likes to bake. She enjoys swimming, gymnastics and watching tennis games. She is curious of the world of fashion, but her main interests are in interior design, architecture and art.


A Random Fact About Marilyne:
“Hmmm…I am trilingual at the moment and am hoping to be fully conversant in Spanish by next January. So hopefully I will be quadrilingual in 2012!”


OL: In no more than 5 words, describe your style.
Marilyne: Eclectic, colourful, fluffy, feminine, story-based.

OL: Describe your favorite outfit.
Marilyne: A long grey cotton caftan, blood red Benefit lipstick, a spritz of rose water in my hair, golden yellow heels from Karine Arabian, a Renoir-Matisse copper belt, burnt orange blush powder from MAC on my cheeks, my vintage grey alligator clutch in my hand, a whiff of Traversee du Bosphore by l’Artisan Parfumeur on my wrist.

OL: What is one fashion accessory you could not live without?
Marilyne: My curly hair.

OL: Do you have a celebrity fashion icon? Who? Why?

Marilyne: I don’t really have “icons” I follow. More people I like to take inspiration from. Just like when you look at the way someone arranged their living room…and get inspired to arrange yours. In that sense I would say: 

  •  Julia Sarr-Jamois (I love her hair, I want my hair to be like that….soon!), 
  • Solange Knowles (I love her unabashed use of colour and we share a passion for quirky footwear),  
  • Corinne Bailey Rae (she is effortlessly feminine), 
  • Judy Aldridge (I’m in love with her home and her vintage collection), 
  • Katharine Hepburn (because she was a modern, unique, self-reliant and brave woman),
  • Cate Blanchett (she strikes me as someone who doesn’t shy away from a challenge even when she is given an easy way out…. I may be totally wrong but that’s the vibe I get from her…whether in her film choices or her fashion…she is daring in an unusual way), 
  • Tom Ford (the man is talented, flawed and sexy…what’s not to like?)
  • Karl Lagerfeld (I find his German accent sehr niedlich!)
  • Elie Saab (dresses, dresses, dresses !)
    OL: Where do you draw your fashion inspiration from?
    Marilyne: Modernism, Bauhaus, Sub Saharan African art, Cubism, Surrealism (particularly Frida Kahlo & Dali), Barnett Newman, Basquiat, Cuban music, traditional garments from the Middle East, Africa and Asia, 1970s and 1980s furniture, Moroccan house ware.

    I like to browse through art history to get inspiration. I am a HUGE fan of the Modernist and Art Deco movements. Either in furniture or jewelry I like geometric shapes, eclectic, unusual and colourful pieces. I heart the architectural movements from the 1950s and early 1960s, Pierre Koenig, Venice in California etc.

    I love traditional garments. If you take a sari, an ao dai, a caftan or a boubou, the shape will always remain the same….what makes the garment unique is the craft of the seamstress, her imagination as well as the passion and creativity she puts in it. 


    OL: Do you prefer wearing vintage or modern clothing & accessories or both?
    Marilyne: Definitely modern clothing. When it comes to vintage I stick to jewelry, bags and wallets, scarves and furniture. 



    OL: What is the most expensive fashion item you have ever purchased?
    Marilyne: A Celine Dorine bag five years ago. I still have it, though nowadays it tends to be sitting in my wardrobe.

    OL: What are some of your favorite stores to shop at? Why?
    Marilyne: Etsy is my favorite shop. I like wearing one of a kind items. And I love knowing that I got a truly unique piece at a bargain. Plus it’s a great way to support small businesses.

    I am not much of a shopping kind of gal. I don’t shop often. I can’t stand the crowds and madness of shopping.I tend to think of a specific item, a specific story I want to tell, a specific look I want to channel and then browse on the internet or visit stores to find something that approaches what I have in mind. It can sometimes take me a few months before I find what I really like. I don’t mind… I am patient lol. When I fall in love with an item though, I HAVE to have it.

    I see my wardrobe as a collection of pieces. Like a treasure trove I put together.I can recommend VandM, Whistles, Gestuz, Vanessa Bruno, COS, Tabio, Chic and Seek, vintage leather equestrian bags, vintage Renoir-Matisse jewelry.


    OL: When shopping for a new wardrobe what do you mainly focus on while shopping?
    Marilyne: Definitely style, color patterns and symmetry of the design. Also the quality of the cut, the fabric, whether it fits my figure and the price of course!!


    Marilyne’s Daily Fashion Quote:
    “Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on simplicity”
    - Plato




    Monday, October 31, 2011

    HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

    The Most Famous Halloween Song To Date: Vintage 1962 "The Monster Mash"



    "HAPPY HALLOWEEN!"

    Picture Source: "Halloween Pic": www.superfuture.com

    Tuesday, October 25, 2011

    EXHIBIT #3: 1960s VOGUE- FUNKADELIC STYLE

    Fun. Lively. Sophisticated. Fashionable. Posh. Feminine Beauty.

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    Thursday, October 20, 2011

    EXHIBIT #2: 1960s VOGUE- CLASS IS FOREVER


    Classy. Elegant. Sophisticated. Fashionable. Posh. Feminine Beauty.

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    OGUE- CLASS IS FOREVER", Than Check Out: www.OriginallyLoved.com

    Wednesday, October 19, 2011

    LATTE ON US!


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    Have You Had Your Latte For The Day?
    Check Out Latte Art! 

    "Very Yummay!"



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    Tuesday, October 18, 2011

    Monday, October 17, 2011

    ART FRENZY MUSIC VIDEO: Jul&Mat "On The Motorway"



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    French Duo Videographers, Jul & Mat are at it again with a tribute to the Meteronomy song, "On The Motorway". 


    Awards Given To Jul & Mat For Their Amazing Video Are:
    Finalist music video VIMEO AWARD 2010 (New York)
    Australian Effects & Animation Festival Awards 2010
    Underground Cinema summer 2010


    "All We Can Tell You Is Watch The Video For Yourself, It's That Super Duper Amazing!"



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    Sunday, October 16, 2011

    New Music Video Alert: Beyonce "Love On Top" (Full-Length Premiere)


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    Beyonce on October 16th, 2011, has finally unleashed her full-length music video for "Love On Top", which takes inspiration from Vintage music group, New Edition's song entitled, "If This Isn't Love". Beyonce can be seen flaunting a Pilot's hat & a Vintage inspired Top Hat, along with a black leotard, as well as, a gold glittery fur line collared, two-piece suit, as these represent some of the fashion of her numerous wardrobe changes, as she leads her troupe of male dancers, from having a dance rehearsal into having a full-blown performance. 

    "Hats Off To Beyonce!"






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    Friday, October 14, 2011

    Part II: VINTAGE 1970s: Raquel Welch-The Women Who Wore The 1st Bikini


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    She is Known To Have Played As A Private-Eye Lady With: Frank Sinatra in the movie, Lady in Cement (1968)
    In 1970, She held her own show called: Raquel!, which encompassed dance and song that brought together an array of pop-culture icons of that time
    In 1987, She flirted with a pop singing career releasing her first single: "This Girl's Back in Town"
    She has been seen on: Sabrina, The Teenage Witch & the Seinfeld comedy series entitled, The Summer of George (She was known to show her humorous tempered side in this television special)
    She has A Wig Line Called: HairuWear & In January 2007, was the Face of MAC cosmetics

    "We Adore Raquel Welch!"

    Raquel Welch & Frank Sinatra in Lady in Cement





    Raquel Welch in Seinfeld: The Summer With George
    "Get A Good Laugh Now!"


    Check Back, Tommorrow To See Rare Footage of Raquel's 1987 Music Video!

    "You Are So Going To Love It!"

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    Photo Source: "White Bikini Raquel Welch": www.tarkus-magicmac.blogspot.com.com

    Thursday, October 13, 2011

    1970s Dancing Raquel Welch (Space-Girl Dance)


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    Talk about future fashion predictions from the minds of the 1970s.
    They definitely got Welch's costume right for this dance clip, in predicting the future fashion of musical celeb performance gear of today. 
    "Didn't Lady Gaga or Beyonce, perform in an outfit like that? Katy Perry, As Well? Super Funky & Futuristic!"



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    Wednesday, October 12, 2011

    VINTAGE INSPIRED MUSIC VIDEO: Katy Perry "Last Friday Night"


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    This Video Does A Great Representation of 1980s Fashion! Katy Perry's Lime Green Skirt Is Super Cute, As Well As Her Long Sleeve Pink Cropped Top. Bodycon Is So The Rage In Trends Right Now! As Well As, Neon & Pastel Colors. 


    "Let The Festivities Begin, Lets Party Like They Did Back In The '80s"




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    Tuesday, October 11, 2011

    VINTAGE 1970s: Raquel Welch


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    Born: September 5, 1940
    Origin: Chicago, Illinois
    She Is Known As An: actress & author
    Real Name: Jo Raquel Tajeda
    Known As: Raquel Welch

    As, A Little Girl She Wanted To Be A: performer, she loved ballet & performed as a ballet dancer until the age of 17.
    When She First Wedded To Her 1st Husband: she had become a local San Diego Meterologist. 
    When She Divorced Her 1st Husband: she ended up moving to Dallas, Texas with her two kids to become a model for Neimann Marcus & a cocktail hostess.
    She Wanted To Move To: NYC, but, eventually, she decided to move back to Cali (Los Angeles area).
    After This Move, She Landed Starring Roles In: a beach film called, Swingin' Summer & sci-fi hit, Fantastic Voyage. She also landed a role in television shows such as Bewitched,  McHale's Navy, The Virginian & The Hollywood Palace.
    Her Starring In The Film: One Million Years B.C., wearing a prehistoric animal skin bikini, gained her the reputation of wearing man's 1st bikini. Her furkini wardrobe was known to be a definitive look of the 1960s.
    Author, Steven OtfinoSki Stated:
    "Although, She Only Had Three Lines In The Film, Her Luscious Figure In A Fur Bikini Made Her A Star And The Dream Girl To Millions of Young Viewers"
    After This Movie, She Was Seen As One Of The Leading: sex symbols of the 1960s & 1970s
    Because of Her Looks: Playboy gave her the name "Most Desired Women" of the 1970s.

    "Presenting Super '70s Raquel Welch"


    Raquel Back In The Hip '70s









    Raquel Now 
    She Looks Fabulous To Be Over 60 Years Old. 

    Stayed Tuned For Part 2 Of Raquel's Story As A Vintage Beauty, Delivered To You This Week!

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    Photo Source: "Big Glamour Hair Raquel Welch": www.thehairhalloffame.blogspot.com; "Super 70s Aztec Necklace Raquel Welch": www.subaru.7.je; "Coke Ad Raquel Welch": www.photobucket.com; "Modern Day Raquel Welch":www.divxhell.com; "Raquel Welch Fur bikini":www.redriverpak.wordpress.com

    Monday, October 10, 2011

    VINTAGE FASHION SHOW: 1960s REAL Pop Fashions


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    If You Want To Know What The Heck They Really Wore Back In The 1960s. Take A Peek At This 1960s Pop Fashions Clip. The Women In This Video Sport Wears Of 1960s Sunglasses, Bell Bottoms, Hats, Dresses, Mesh Attire & Swimwear.


    "The 1960s Sunglasses Collection In This Clip Is Super Magnifique!"


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    Sunday, October 9, 2011

    O.L. FEATURED

    Originally Loved Has Been Featured In This Magnificent "Positive Electromagnetic RadiationTreasury Via Etsy Curator: EllaGajewska

    Saturday, October 8, 2011

    O.L. FEATURED

    Originally Loved Has Been Featured In Two Great Treasuries!

    "A Crisp FallTreasury Via Etsy Curator: 















    "Gift Ideas for Her" Treasury Via Etsy Curator: FairyBubbles

    Friday, October 7, 2011

    New Music Video Alert: Beyonce "CountDown"


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    Beyonce Knowles Has Delivered Yet Another Smashing 
    Music Video, "Countdown", From Her Album 4, On Thursday, October 6, 2011. Her Presentation Delivers A Dancing Pregnant Beyonce In 1960s Mod Fashion. Lots Of Vintage Homage In This Colorful, Fun Video.

    "Super Mod"



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    Picture Source: "Yellow Background With Beyonce": www.stereogum.com

    Thursday, October 6, 2011

    O.L. FEATURED

    Originally Loved Has Been Featured In the "Statement MakersTreasury Via 
    Etsy Curator: MsBsDesigns


    Wednesday, October 5, 2011

    O.L. FEATURED

    Originally Loved Has Been Featured In Two Great Treasuries!

    "Lovable, Cute and CollectedTreasury Via Etsy Curator: 

    "TrianglesTreasury Via Etsy Curator: Nakyy

    Tuesday, October 4, 2011

    VINTAGE MOVIE MADNESS: The Palm Beach Story


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    The Palm Beach Story Is A Wonderful Movie,That Will Strike The Fancy of Those Who Admire 1940s Films Or Vintage Movies, In General. This Movie Born In 1946 Is Based Upon An Inventor Who Lacks The Cash He Needs To Develop His Grand Idea. His Wife, Who Loves Him Dearly Decides To Divorce Him & Marry A Millionaire, Just To Raise Funds For Him. The Journey She Undertakes Is What Makes The Movie Hilarious. This Film Could Be Labeled As A Romantic-Comedy. We Would Rate It ★ Stars Out Of 5. 



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    Photo Source: "The Palm Beach Story Movie Advertising": www.fan-de-cinema.com

    Monday, October 3, 2011

    VINTAGE MUSIC MADDNESS: Cher "Dark Lady"

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    If you Love Avant-Garde Styles, Than You Will Surely Love The Dress Code of Cher in This Early 1970s, Music Video, "Dark Lady". In Her French Victorian Gothic Themed Gown With its Disco Twist, Cher Represents Tastefully, The Original Way To Wear Avant-Garde Apparel Without Being Too Overlydramatic.


    Beware Of This "Dark Lady", She May Hypnotize Your Fashion Sense!


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    Saturday, October 1, 2011

    THINK PINK!


    BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH!

    THINK PINK At: www.OriginallyLoved.com

    Picture Source: "Breat Cancer Banner": www.lindseyelizabeth8.wordpress.com