Currently…

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…Watching… All the Halloween movies, A to Z, Manhattan Love Story
…Reading… Eat, Pray, Love
…Eating… Strawberry, spinach, and banana smoothies
…Craving… A juicy Lucy from Burnside in Brooklyn….I’m already ready for a vacation back!
…Thinking… About holiday gifts, and Christmas trees
…Lusting After… These shearling lined Frye boots, and this mirrored coffee table for my apartment
…Loving… fall walks with my dog, nesting in my apartment

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Fashion in Film : The Hunger (1983)

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The first time I watched The Hunger I was in my Vampires in Film and Literature class in university (yeah, that’s a thing). And let me tell you, there is nothing like a hot, lesbian, vampire sex scene between Catherine Deneuve and Susan Sarandon in a room full of 20-something men, to make a college student super insecure and uncomfortable.

But considering it’s been like 10ish or so years (seriously?), I decided to revisit it this month for my Fashion in Film series. The 1980s aren’t always the best source of fashion inspiration, but the leather, fingerless gloves, structured costumes of Deneuve, and awesome accessories are amazing in this film.

There is something that 1980s/early 90s vampire movies did so much better than modern day ones. I’ve already featured one on here for the style, and I could easily talk all day about how amazing Katheryn Bigelow’s first feature, Near Dark is. I don’t mean to be a traitor to my generation or anything, but seriously, we could definitely take a cue from our predecessors.

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the hunger movie, the hunger costumes, catherine deneuve the hunger, susan sarandon the hunger, the hunger 1980s

the hunger movie, the hunger costumes, catherine deneuve the hunger, susan sarandon the hunger, the hunger 1980s

the hunger movie, the hunger costumes, catherine deneuve the hunger, susan sarandon the hunger, the hunger 1980s

the hunger movie, the hunger costumes, catherine deneuve the hunger, susan sarandon the hunger, the hunger 1980s

the hunger movie, the hunger costumes, catherine deneuve the hunger, susan sarandon the hunger, the hunger 1980s

the hunger movie, the hunger costumes, catherine deneuve the hunger, susan sarandon the hunger, the hunger 1980s

the hunger movie, the hunger costumes, catherine deneuve the hunger, susan sarandon the hunger, the hunger 1980s

the hunger movie, the hunger costumes, catherine deneuve the hunger, susan sarandon the hunger, the hunger 1980s

the hunger movie, the hunger costumes, catherine deneuve the hunger, susan sarandon the hunger, the hunger 1980s

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Pumpkin Butterscotch Martini

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This drink is just a no. It’s a no for so many reasons, it’s super sweet, it’s really easy, it involves heavy cream, and it is damn delicious.

But seriously, you can only have one, unless you’re crazy.

This martini was one of the easiest and most delicious dessert drinks I’ve ever made. My parents happened to have leftover pumpkin pie vodka and butterscotch schnapps from last years Halloween party, so with the simple addition of heavy cream it made it a must for the fall.

Pumpkin Butterscotch Martini (makes 2):

  • 4 oz. pumpkin pie vodka
  • 2 oz. butterscotch schnapps
  • 2 oz. heavy cream
  • Pumpkin pie spice
  1. Put the vodka and schnapps into a martini shaker over ice. Shake vigorously and divide between two chilled martini glasses.
  2. Put the heavy cream into the martini shaker that the vodka and schnapps was just in and shake for 60 seconds.
  3. Slowly pour on top of the vodka schnapps combo. Top with pumpkin pie spice and enjoy!

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Fashion in Film : Peeping Tom (1960)

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October is definitely my favorite month. Changing colors, tons of candy, and an excuse to watch as many horror films as I want! I love revisiting old classics, and one of my favorites of all time is 1960s Peeping Tom.

Unlike modern horror films, this one doesn’t go for cheap scares, and instead focuses on the psychological. It’s the story of a studio focus puller who in his spare time murders women and records it. Yup, pretty sick and twisted, and what’s worse is that it stems from his disturbing childhood where he was the subject of some pretty terrible experiments.

But the early 1960s style is always one of my favorites. I love the chic, put-together outfits, the matching accessories, and how all the clothing is so perfectly tailored.

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MIA…Again

Hi friends,

Just checking in to say sorry I’ve been so MIA recently. I have been fighting what I can only assume to be the bubonic plague which means way too much couch time (and bad tv), and not near enough of actually doing anything.

I’m going to try to be back in the saddle this week and I’m really looking forward to creating some awesome fall content for you!

xoxox – Happy October!

Alex

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