Month: December 2012

Happy New Year 20% Discount Sale! Dance and Rummage!

Happy New Year 20% Discount Sale! Dance and Rummage!

Merry Christmas and a thrifty New Year! For a 20% DISCOUNT SALE, use our New Year’s Sale Coupon Code: TINCUP2013DELIGHT Valid until 6th of January 12am GMT Time, have a dance and have a rummage here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/TinCupVintage?ref=si_shop    

A Christmas Present for you…25% off all Items on Christmas Day!

A Christmas Present for you…25% off all Items on Christmas Day!

A Christmas present for you! 25% off all items on Christmas Day ONLY! Starting a minute after midnight GMT, ending the same on the 26th. Coupon Code: 25ONTHE25TH Merry Christmas and a thrifty New Year Tin Cupers! xxxx  

Joan Crawford in Johnny Guitar

Joan Crawford in Johnny Guitar

There are various things that make this such an incredible film, such as Peggy Lee‘s song, the complex and refreshingly central female characters in a Country and Western film, the fact that Francois Truffaut declared it one of his favourite films… I could go on.

But what I want to talk about is Joan Crawford‘s wardrobe design in the film. Seeing Joan in her high waisted trousers and buttoned up cowboy shirts has made me suspect that I may finally be an adult. When I was 7, one of my deepest desires was for Calamity Jane to discard her leathers and fully embrace a buttercup yellow frilly dress. Tonight I gazed at Joan and applauded her (wardrobe designer’s) fine taste in tailoring and block colour. I would like to think  this indicates a certain maturity of spirit.

Joan’s co-star in Johnny Guitar, Mercedes McCambridge, did describe her as “a mean, tipsy, powerful, rotten-egg lady”, but does it really matter? Film stars aren’t meant to be nice, they’re meant to be spectacular.

 

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“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.”  ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

Yesterday morning as we were eating breakfast Jon said: “How about later, when we’ve finished the chores, we move the sofa out of the way and…” Here is where my mind jumped forward at the speed of a hungry hyena and I blurted out: “We […]