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“Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way you live.”

— Gianni Versace

Picture: Wikipedia

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Video: WQED

Fred McFeely Rogers, from Latrobe PA is best known for his show Mister Rogers Neighborhood.

Originally educated to be a minister, Rogers started to perform on and write for TV because he was displeased with the way TV addressed young children.

Mister Rogers Neighborhood began in 1968 and lasted until 2001.

Rogers started each show the way he did in the video; by coming into his home while singing the theme song “Won’t you be my neighbor?”, and changing into his famous choice of cardigan and sneakers.

Care to emulate Fred’s outfit? With a bit of an update that is…

Fred Rogers

And if you really want to be dedicated, throw on a tie. (Also, I realize I don’t have a zip-up cardigan in the layout, but pretend that I do).

“If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.”
-Fred Rogers : )

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Like so many I’m loving the pastel trend for spring. If you’re interested in an item, click on the icons below the layout for info.

Pastels

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Effie Trinket of The Hunger Games. Ok, I don’t really know a damn thing about this movie, but everytime I see a commercial for it I’m intrigued by Elizabeth Banks‘ (can you believe that’s her?) character. There’s even a Capitol Couture blog...if anything, it’ll be a popular Halloween costume.

Elizabeth Banks

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Christina Aguilera in 2004

Imogen Heap in 2007

Jennifer Lopez in 2000

Alicia Keys in 2002

M.I.A. in 2009

Lil’ Kim in 2004

Sheryl Crow in 2002

Nicki Minaj in 2011

Teri Hatcher in 2006

Nadeea in 2010

Britney Spears in 2010

Rihanna in 2011

Beyonce in 2004

Usher in 2005

Pink in 2003

Brooke Shields and Michael Bolton in 1991

Jack Nicholson and Diana Ross in 1991

Grace Jones in 1983

Nas and Kelis in 2008

The Judds in 1987

Janet and Michael in 1993

Menudo in 1984

Bette and Stevie in 1975

Lady Gaga in 2010

Photos: Getty

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They don’t make em’ like that anymore do they? “Singin’ In the Rain” is one of my favorite all time movies and Gene Kelly is one of my favorite all time men.

A Pittsburgh native, Kelly dreamt of a career as a professional athlete, but found success as a triple threat in Hollywood.

Not only was Kelly talented as an actor and singer, but is mainly known for his dancing techniques, which transformed the world of dancing and shifted the views of male dancers.

If Fred Astaire is the Cary Grant of dance, I’m the Marlon Brando.”
-Gene Kelly

Along with the package that is Gene Kelly comes fantastic style. Take the movie “Singin’ in the Rain” for example, directed by Kelly, which is regarded as the best movie musical ever made.

Walter Plunkett served as costume designer for the movie, who had to fix hairy situations like the time the filming of Cyd Charisse‘s dance number had to be stopped for several hours once it was discovered her pubic hair was visible through her costume. Once the problem was resolved, Plunkett responded,“It’s OK, guys, we’ve finally got Cyd’s crotch licked.”

The film featured Kelly in beautiful clothes including the 3-pc wool herringbone suit by Plunkett that Kelly dances in, in the signature dancing scene.

Did you know the rain falling on Kelly consisted of a mixture of milk and water so it would show up better on film? However, this caused Kelly’s suit to shrink.

(And let’s hope that’s all that shrunk, it’s seems they didn’t need anymore problems in that area if you know what I mean).

Where MJ got the socks/shoes idea from?

Sophistication, class, and distinguished style are absolutely timeless. Mr. Gene Kelly will never go out of style.

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This is extremely late, but my camera cord is still m.i.a. However, seeing as how my brother filled me in on how I can pop my memory card into my comp, I finally get to do this post (I’m either too young, or too old for technology).

My grandmother passed away 9 years ago on April 7. It feels like forever ago and yet it still feels like yesterday. Not a day goes by that I don’t miss her and my grandfather as they were both a huge influence in my life.

Let’s face it, my grandmother was a looker and she was stylish. A lot of my passion and inspiration for fashion comes from her. When I was young I could always hear her coming a mile away because she had a million bangle bracelets on her arms. She was the absolute quintessential picture of a stylish, strong, unique woman.

The beautiful bride

In a fur coat; something she got me a few of

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