Thursday, 16 December 2010

Great Disapproving Looks #6

You're here again?
Dear God, can't you make your own fun?
Iconista will oblige. She loves this little selection. These frowns don't suggest  the "actor" is desperately rummaging the head-void for the next line.
Enjoy, then leave. Iconista has better things to do.

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Love and War

Iconista has just pressed the Pause button on Ninotchka and entertained a thought. (She does, sometimes, have thoughts between martinis.) When men are at war, they talk of love. When men are in love, they dream of war. One need only compare early 20th century cinema with early 21st century cinema. Iconista is about to press Play. She suspects Lubitsch is going to make it right through to the end without a single explosion.

Next time Iconista finds herself in the mood for love, she will buy a rifle.

Friday, 19 November 2010


Castle Iconista is undergoing an upgrade. The decorators started work yesterday, as surly as anything. Today Iconista exchanged slacks for a short skirt and heels and today the decorators can't do enough for her. They just brought her tea, weak and black, just as she likes it.

Iconista adores men.

They're like Apple macs; so beautiful and so simple to use.


Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Dog Day Afternoon

Iconista promised pictures. You want words, go find some.


First one to mention puppies gets slapped.



Iconista always imagined Bette would be a cat person. Perhaps she's simply choosing dinner.

Pola Negri.

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Cat People

Iconista will always prefer cats over dogs in the same way she prefers rich men over paupers. Cats take care of themselves. Dogs cling. Tomorrow Iconista will serve you a dish of clingers. Today let's admire self-sufficiency.

Monday, 8 November 2010

If you want to get ahead, get a hat

Must Iconista give names? Don't beat yourself up if you don't recognise these dames. Their egos may be bruised but Iconista believes that the only people who should recognise you in this life are your mother, your son and your gynaecologist.

Now, stop moving your lips and look at the pictures.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Bless Zeigfield

Clearly the fellow was an old letch, but what's not to love in this little collection Iconista stumbled over at Vintage Photograhs?

Monday, 11 October 2010

Big Dress Day

Those of you who know Iconista well will know her strange passion for dresses you can sweep floors with, not to mention ornaments, occassional furniture and anything else that gets in the way. She can not explain this ridiculous side to her nature, but it's as close to romantic as she gets, so make the most of it.

Don't simper, dear. You look like a poodle asking to be let out.

That Hamilton Woman. If you know a more dismissive film title, do tell.

Catherine Moylan. That's all the information Iconista has.

The original romantic. Gave new meaning to the word droopy.

That Pickford woman.
Just keep tightening, Leslie.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Pannini and Piranesi

Don't ask Iconista to explain herself. She has to store this stuff somewhere and you're grown up enough to handle it.
Breathe it in. Spit it out. Iconista doesn't care which. Just don't mess with it because she needs it for future reference.