One of my all time favorite films is Funny Face with Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire. If you have never seen it I urge you to remedy this sad situation immediately. The film is full of beautiful fashion, scenery, and Audrey’s iconic dance in the middle of a smoke filled Parisian cafe. It also features the “Think Pink” song performed by Kay Thompson who’s character was based on the one and only Diana Vreeland. Astaire’s character was modeled after the famed fashion photographer Richard Avedon. The movie is a gem. If you can get past the uncomfortable pairing of a 58 year old Astaire as the love interest of a 27 year old Hepburn, you’re in for a treat.
When I picked this dress up it instantly made me think of the film, the song, and how much I truly love the color pink. I can’t help it. Just like I can’t help loving 70’s rock bands, tattoos, Metallica, and Wes Anderson films. I probably couldn’t name you a Taylor Swift song, but I can name all of the pantone variations of pink. Being feminine or girly doesn’t mean you don’t have the depth to be more than that. Those who meet me in real life are generally surprised to learn that I am just as likely to be prancing in a flower field as I am listening to Master of Puppets while drinking Negra Modelo.
Fun Fact : If you look back far enough I’m pretty sure you’ll find a post from my college years wearing one of my heavy metal tees with a Tecate tall boy in hand. In those days blogging was like the Wild West. I kind of miss it.
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