Me and my friends are Jem girls
Jem, Jem is my name
Fashion and fame
Once you’re a Jem girl
You’re never the same
C’mon, c’mon and be a Jem girl
Jem, Jem is my name
Jem Opening Theme (variant 1), lyrics by Barry Harman
Appearing together (L-R): Emma Stone, Lupita Nyong’o, Amy Adams, Natalie Portman, Ruth Neggia, Dakota Fanning, Elle Fanning, Aja Naomi King, Dakota Johnson, Greta Gerwig, Janelle Monáe.
See the 2017 Hollywood Portfolio at Vanity Fair magazine, online or on your newsstand.
The first three entries are in the group for this year’s Oscar Fashion Photo Contest. I really want at least five to seven more before I’d declare it a contest, so consider this your call to work up a look and make a run down the red carpet. You’ll have a shot at a slice of over L$ 50,000, remember, so get your stylists thinking!
Normally, I’d do a sidebar piece in this first update on one of the style icons of the red carpet, especially at the Oscars and Golden Globes. This year, I ran out of names to consider; Jem and me will have to bang our heads together over the next year to see if we can agree on someone. So, this year, we’ll just look at a flat-out style icon — in fact, possibly the style icon of motion pictures: Audrey Hepburn. Hepburn reigned as a screen fashion queen and real-life style setter staring in her twenties, with a definite knowledge of what looked completely smashing on her. And this in despite of her apparently lifelong self-image as an ugly duckling, according to an interview with BBC News.
(Be prepared if you click through; the full article is graphics-intensive.)
The Contest this year is going through it’s usual first weeks blues — there’s four entries at the moment. I’m hoping a lot more Residents will enter before closing time, and you can help on this:
Remember, there’s a shade better than L$50,000 at stake, and the winner gets half of that!
Hold it, guys; I promise you, I’m not Gilda. I don’t live in a film noir classic, I don’t live in Buenos Aires, and my husband isn’t trying to corner the world tungsten market. And I don’t go around obsessively singing “Put the Blame on Mame.”
Second Life is about more than fashion, than sex, than dancing and parties. Second Life is about what you make it — completely and truly. Fashion and pretty vistas are mostly my thing (especially because I don’t have the tools or time to do the creations I’d really like to attempt), but others have done far more creative work. For instance, The Basilique Performing Arts Company has produced a movie, based on their very popular performance of Bunyan’s Paradise Lost. You can find out lots of juicy details here, including how to win a shot at L$20,000 in a photo contest!
Strawberry Singh’s latest Monday Meme came along at a perfect time; I was working on this concept anyway after finding a photo on Pinterest I’d loved, and so why not take advantage of it? I never saw The Loretta Young Show when I was a child, but the reputation of it and its star has come down through the sixty years since it premiered on NBC.