In the September issue of Vogue Paris, featuring Charlotte Casiraghi of Monaco as its cover girl, is a supplement for children: VOGUE Enfants. It's always good to see children not only dressed age appropriately, but with a certain self-awareness and security. The children in this layout come off as more than just sophisticated and well-mannered; they are the epitome of young Parisian Chic. My only issue is the much too short skirts in some of the pictures. While the skirts and dresses needn't be an inch above the knee like an adults, they should definitely be a tad bit longer.
All images via Paris Vogue
Since I've been posting about Christmas and Christmas Shopping this week, I cannot possibly go without writing about one of my all-time favorite movies, A Christmas Story, starring Peter Billingsley as Ralphie Parker.
Set in small town America, it tells the story of a little boy whose only wish is to get a Red Rider BB Gun for Christmas. As you can imagine, his repeated requests are met with repeated admonishments of "you'll shoot your eye out!" But, in the true indomitable spirit of a child he will not be dissuaded. Not even by the man himself - Santa Clause. The video below shows one of my favorite parts; second only to the tire changing scene. But, of course, there's also the bully scene and the...
"I can't put my arms down"
and the infamous soap scene.
Far too many scenes to mention. Be sure to rent/buy the movie this holiday season. In the meantime...
(Video via Youtube. Images vcia imdb.com)
If you're over the age of twenty-five, surely you'll remember these holiday tales. Who doesn't remember their first time seeing Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer?
(Images via Amazon)
All of the classics are here: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town, Frosty the Snowman, Frosty Returns, Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol, Little Drummer Boy, Cricket on the Hearth. Do they still even show these on television anymore? Well, just in case they decide to play Harry Potter instead, I'm glad that I picked up my boxed-set a couple of years back. (approx. $20).
I saw Amy Schatz's 'Twas The Night: A Holiday Celebration on cable and just had to order my own copy. Even though it was released in 2003, last year was the first time that I'd even heard of it. Over time, this DVD is absolutely bound to be a holiday family classic; heartwarming and hilarious. It's the holiday equivalent of Art Linkletter's Kids Say The Darndest Things. Take a look...
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I was born in the country, but brought up in the big city, with hopes of always maintaining the charm, wit and character of a southern, sophisticated
gentleman. In my goal to live more passionately & purposefully, here are just a few things that I've learned and experienced along the way, making my journey more interesting, and more importantly, easier.