Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Play it, Sam. Play "As Time Goes By."

I was taking a look back at my posts from the time I started this blog and I realized that I have never posted about my all time favorite movie, Casablanca.  I have loved this movie for as far back as I can remember.  I am not sure why.  Maybe it is Bogart (who I have always found oddly sexy), or the story line with its love story that ends realistically, or the music, or the fashion.

Think Casablanca is what started me off on my obsession with fashion from the 30s and 40s.  I grew up seeing picture of my Grandmother in the 40s when she made a long trip alone speaking almost known English across the Atlantic from Paris after marrying my Grandfather, an American GI who spoke little French and had only known her a few months.  These pictures of her were always so fashionable and happy.  Especially those taken when she first came over to the US.  (Maybe I will one day get around to scanning them!)

This obsession eventually lead me to singing jazz in high school.  I even sang at the Green Mill in Chicago while I was in college.  If you have never heard of the Green Mill, its pretty famous mostly for being a hang out of Al Capone in the 30s, Chicago's wildest decade.

So I was extremely happen when my mom told me she bought me this for my 27th birthday on Sunday!

via Urban Outfitters

I am so excited about it.  It will go grand with these (That I bought myself for my own 27th birthday)!



kate maggie said...

love those shoes. ah. <3

Leproust Vintage said...

That is such a neat story about the Green Mill! I love that fedora, and your birthday present to yourself! I always make sure to my myself a birthday and Christmas present! :)

Leilani said...

Wow, I can't believe you sang at the Green Mill-- I took an out-of-town friend there and loved the atmosphere. Lovely birthday presents. :)

emma wallace said...

What an amazing experience to sing at the Green Mill! I love jazz too (and sing it too!).

The Owl's Closet said...

wow, ure so talented!:) u should post a vid of ur performace hehe:D what a sweet gift from ur mom! i think we have the same shoes, lara lol! are these from style & co.?