Category Archives: Don’t hate me cuz I’m beautiful.

Life in the Pale

My genetic contributors were from Norway, Denmark and Prussia. Since I’m a mixed-bag regular Canadian, I prefer to say, like Betty Draper did when a dashing young man asked her why she always looked so sad: “My people were Nordic”.

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Let’s Talk About Side Sleeping Wrinkles

You know, no one warns you about the weird wrinkles that happen when you get older – not that 35 is that old anyway. But seriously, there’s no anti-wrinkle cream for the wrinkles you see on either side of your … Continue reading

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European Beard & Moustache Championships

Yes, this is a thing and it makes our N. American Movember look incredibly lame.  I like to think that during the course of the year, these men have a Monday to Friday beard and moustache look that takes only … Continue reading

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Joan and the Hourglass Figure

When we last watched Mad Men, JFK had recently been shot. That means that Season 4 will start in 1964. Women’s fashion changed slightly from 1963 to ’64. Mainly it meant shorter hemlines, lower decolletage, and an overall youthful flair. … Continue reading

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Cellulite – Are Panties to Blame?

My name is Bananor and I have cellulite. And most likely, if you are a woman, you do too.  Most women have cellulite and about 10% of men do too.  You don’t have to have an ass like Kim Kardashian … Continue reading

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Tilda Swinton Blazes the Trail for Pale Blondes Everywhere!

You may have seen my earlier post this week called Replicating Fashion: Fierce or Fantasy where I bemoan how difficult it is to be a pale blonde with pale eyelashes and eyebrows and how I really wanted to pull of … Continue reading

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Replicating Fashion: Fierce or Fantasy?

Like many women, I read magazines.  Well actually, I don’t really read them, I scan them for gems.  And when I find something I like I tear out the page, cut out the gem and paste it into my collage … Continue reading

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How To Eat Nothing And Be Fabulous – Exploring Mad Men Lifestyle

Ever notice that the ladies on Mad Men seem to eat very little? We occasionally see Betty sitting, smoking, at the kitchen table with her kids while they’re eating, sipping a glass of wine but what does she eat? Her … Continue reading

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Betty Draper and Other Ice Blondes

The news is all over the internet today: Mad Men will be around for a fourth season! I wonder how this news will affect the writing? I would imagine that Mr. Weiner would have a few years of story worked … Continue reading

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Dita Von Teese Teases Readers With Promise Of Beauty Book

Dita Von Teese is launching a book on – naturally – BEAUTY next year! Considering she is a style icon to every woman who’s ever dreamed of going ‘full-vintage’, I know I will be buying it. I suppose I will … Continue reading

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