Thursday, January 8, 2009

Think Pink!

hats off

Ah, spring is in the air and I'm thinking of pastels, nudes, and pinks. There was a time when I wouldn't be caught dead in pink, that hated symbol of Barbie and mainstream. While I have been reconciled to the color- it can be very pretty and looks good on me--I'm still very picky about pink shades. Pink can easily get to be too much for me; head to toe pink in the same shade is one of the few fashion things I can't stand. A girl was in front of me as I walked to campus wearing a hot pink jogging suit. It just bothered me; I had to walk faster so I could pass and not have to stare at the hideous concoction any more. Very few things effect me that much, even uggs, but just so much of that color and so bright I couldn't look away. That has little to do with this post though. Actually, this post has to do with Kay Thompson in Funnyface.

Funnyface was far from Fred Astaire's or Audrey Hepburn's greatest films. As far as I'm concerned, Kay Thompson stole the show. I especially love the opening number for the film, which I've found on youtube and posted below. Pay particular attention to the end, when the man says that Kay is the first woman he's seen in for months not in pink and her response.

I suppose Fred and Audrey didn't have a chance after that firmly sealed Ms. Thomson into my favorites list. I love all her shoes and clothes in the movie, and hope to be as graceful when I'm older.

Look how graceful and sprightly she is next to the kinda awkward Audrey:

On that note, I love how all the women walk in this movie, with the hands. Gene Kelly does a good impersonation of them in Anchors Aweigh.

But, More Reasons to Love Kay... Besides her role in Funnyface, Kay Thompson is also the autheress of the Eloise series of children's stories as well as a night club performer, Liza Manelli's godmother, a voice coach to the stars, and she arranged the music for many of MGM's musicals. She' was born in 1908 and died in 1998.


Ivy Frozen

As always, you may click my photo for outfit details.


WendyB said...

Thumbs down to those hot pink jogging suits! I can't believe anyone still wears them. At least get a better color!

Paisley Girl said...

Thumbs down on jogging suits period...well unless you are actually jogging in them. LOL! But all pink? :-P I like hits of pink but not everything pink. And I LOVE Funny Face and Audrey.

tor (fabfrocks) said...

If Jogging means sweating and looking generally unattractive, why would you draw attention to yourself doing it my wearing bright pink? Insanity!

Your pink top, on the other hand, I adore!