roMaNCing tHe STone

One of my all time favorite movies is Romancing The Stone, an oldie but a goodie. For those who haven’t seen it, it’s about a romance writer, Joan Wilder (Kathleen Turner) who sets off to Columbia to ransom her kidnapped sister, and soon finds herself in the middle of a dangerous adventure with her sidekick Jack T Colton (Michael Douglas). Watching it almost twenty years later (has time really flown by?) you embrace the cheesiness of the genre. I love the music in eighties action adventure movies, especially in the end when the two heroes fall in love and INSERT: saxophone music. It pops up in almost every eighties action, adventure, love story. I can think of 3 off the top of my head, 1-Lethal Weapon, 2- Pretty Woman, 3-Mannequinn. More will come to me after I’ve had my morning coffee. Enjoy!


Bonkers for Bow ties

My dad has a very eclectic tie collection that ranges from the 70’s until present day. Every time I go back home I thrift through his closet and am baffled at the gaudy  to the classic.  I’m particularly fond of his bow ties which seem to be the craze today.  Men and Women are simply “Bonkers for Bow ties”.   A little history of the Bow tie if you will.

Bow tie – The bow tie (or informally called a dickie bow) is a type of men’s necktie. It consists of a ribbon of fabric tied around the collar in a symmetrical manner such that the two opposite ends form loops. Ready-tied bow ties are available, in which the distinctive bow is sewn into shape and the band around the neck incorporates a clip. Some “clip-ons” dispense with the band altogether, instead clipping to the collar. The traditional bow tie, consisting of a strip of cloth which the wearer has to tie by hand, may be known as a “self-tie,” “tie-to-tie,” or “freestyle” bow tie to distinguish it from these.

Did you know that the bow tie originated during the Prussian Wars of the 17th century? And to think they are now considered  to be one of the hottest fashion trends today. From the iconic star, playboy bunny, action hero, modern man, chic geek the Bow tie is a winner. Try it in your hair too!

If you don’t know how to tie one, here’s some help:

Here are some of some of my favorite pics with people sporting the bow tie. (Two of Robert Downey Jr. cause I’m such a huge fan and Blue is my favorite color.) Also, Below I got a little Bonkers for my new multicolored Bow tie (Front and Company). C’est Chic? Geek? Chic Geek? Do you notice anything besides my discolored feet? I got bows on my toes! Or should I say on my beautiful vintage heels that were once my grandma’s. – Christina