Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring. -Marilyn Monroe   Words of a wise woman. Until next time, {theEye} +  

{PHOTOBLAST} PARTY PEOPLE: 35 Vintage Images!!!

  par·ty1 /ˈpärdē/ noun 1. a social gathering of invited guests, typically involving eating, drinking, and entertainment. "an engagement party" Hope you all had a wicked holiday season this year! New Years was a blast for us hosting Karaoke for Risky Business 80s NY Beach Bash, and if I know you guys like I think I…Read more {PHOTOBLAST} PARTY PEOPLE: 35 Vintage Images!!!

He’s the Greatest Dancer! Bobby Banas’ Gets Down to the Nitty Gritty!

It's a tragedy really that many of our world's most talented people can go unnoticed for so long. But now, with the advent of the internet, we are constantly rediscovering precious gems of our rich collective history and culture! Like, Bobby Banas! Bobby Banas swinging his hips and hair for some major 1960s swag.  You…Read more He’s the Greatest Dancer! Bobby Banas’ Gets Down to the Nitty Gritty!

E.O.F. Snapshot of the Day {November 11, 2014}

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{PHOTOBLAST} Americana-Rama! Happy 4th of July!

We're showing our appreciation for the red, white, and blue and everything in between those bright stripes and white stars that make us love Americana! Amer·i·ca·na noun plural \ə-ˌmer-ə-ˈkä-nə, -ˌmər-, -ˌme-rə-, -ˈka-nə\ Definition of AMERICANA 1 : materials concerning or characteristic of America, its civilization, or its culture; broadly: things typical of America Just to be clear. We've devised a delightful…Read more {PHOTOBLAST} Americana-Rama! Happy 4th of July!

{PHOTO BLAST} Friends In All The Right Places . . .

Where would we be without our friends? Here at The Eye of Faith we are wise enough to know the importance of the people we keep close in our lives. It's a method that has been tried, tested, and true . . . To only keep the ones that exhibit that simple true blue. So,…Read more {PHOTO BLAST} Friends In All The Right Places . . .

ELLA FITZGERALD: You Smile, I Smile . . .

Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong. -Ella Fitzgerald It's the eternal diva's birthday today, and we couldn't get away from showcasing her classic elegance, perseverance, and vivacious sense of self. We think that she has…Read more ELLA FITZGERALD: You Smile, I Smile . . .

E.O.F. Snapshot of the Day {December 17, 2012}

{Marilyn Conquers Her Shopping List One Pant at a Time} + Photograph by Sam Shaw, circa. 1957 + With less than a week left, we wonder how your holiday shopping goes? + We are not your run-of-the-mill online boutique. No, no. Instead, we have dedicated our time and efforts to find the best and most…Read more E.O.F. Snapshot of the Day {December 17, 2012}

Undeniable. Always beautiful, Lanier Smith always conjures memories as if they were happening before your eyes….this anecdote of Marilyn Monroe, the spell of Hollywood, and the death of our idols simply caught {theEye}.

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When Clark Gable, my mothers childhood idol died in 1961 I saw my mother cry for the first time…and I didn’t understand why. A year later I understood.

(little me)

Early on the Sunday Morning of August 5 1962 I was sitting at the breakfast table eating a bowl of Trix.  With Motion Picture magazine open before me, I was reading all about the adventures of Liz and Dick in Rome. That summer I was so engrossed in the incredible drama and getting a real education at twelve all about morals and Hollywood, and how mean the ladies on my block could be about a divorcee. Liz and my Mother were the most famous divorced women that anyone on my block knew of. Between them they kept the hens of Orchid Street clucking and pecking for hours.  Suddenly in a crackly transistor radio second  Shelly Fabares’ Johnny Angel was cut off by the announcer. “Actress Marilyn Monroe was…

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Vanity Fair Names Their Icons of Style

Vanity Fair does as they do with their latest list of Style's Greatest Icons. Picking from all of Hollywood history, writer Amy Fine Collins makes a jab at finding those identities who fascinate, inspire, and continually resonate with lovers of style and fashion. For a list of 21 of the ultimate icons of style, we're…Read more Vanity Fair Names Their Icons of Style