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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Wallis Simpson That Fascinating Woman

Back in April I was watching a show on the monarchy and saw this clip of the Duchess of Windsor.I have always been fascinated by Wallis's Story and her romance with the King. Although I often find my loyalty seems to lie with the Queen Mother. It is a well known fact that Wallis was known to insult her in front of others.

The battle of wills between The Queen Mother and Wallis went on for years. Wallis in the end became a legend in her own was the Queen Mother who often referred to Wallis as "That Woman"She often blamed her for her beloved Bertie's death. For some of us we have to thank Wallis for coming along because with out her we would not have had Diana and her legacy of compassion and now her son William as England's future king.
Today Wallis is featured in many tv movies and major motion pictures.Madonna is working to set her story straight in her new film W.E. She even shows up in the cozy mystery series Her Royal Spyness. The latest book to cover her life " That Woman" by Anne Sebba is due to be released March 2012, a book that I will no doubtly read . No matter what people think of Wallis she has made her mark on the world of Royalty and has becomea legend in her own right.
Enjoy The clip!
That Woman: The Life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor

Monday, August 22, 2011

Finding Old Friends

These last few weeks I have been on a major hunt for a series that started in 1991 it was called Homefront. This series was beautifully done set in the post war 1940's sadly cut short after two seasons. It must have been the begining of my love for period dramas because I can rememeber being so invloved in this show. Then my life got busy when I had my first child and I forgot about the show Until recently. For some reason I could never remember the proper name of the show but I knew it started with a H and it had Kyle Chandler in it, And who could forget loveable Ginger and Charlie's Money hungry wife. I decided last week I was going to find this show on Dvd well turns out it not offically released on DVD. But thankfully I was able to find a set on Click DVD Media for a decent price at $42.95. It may not be a "legal" set but at least it will tide me over til the actual authorized set is released. I am adding this set to my christmas list for now until then I can catch up with my Homefront friends on youtube.
Enjoy the Pilot Episode S.N.A.F.U.

A Vintage Affair by Isabel Wolff

A Vintage Affair: A Novel

Every dress has a history. And so does every woman. Phoebe Swift’s friends are stunned when she abruptly leaves a plum job to open her own vintage clothing shop in London—but to Phoebe, it’s the fulfillment of a dream, and her passion. Digging for finds in attics and wardrobes, Phoebe knows that when you buy a piece of vintage clothing, you’re not just buying fabric and thread—you’re buying a piece of someone’s past. But one particular article of clothing will soon unexpectedly change her life.Thérèse Bell.
My Thoughts: This was a beautiful story I loved all the wonderful information about Vintage clothing. I loved the relationship between all the characters. I was surprised to see that there was a scene set in the Diana Memorial Park. this book had it all history, Romance and mystery This was my first book by Wolff and I plan on reading more.