Sunday, April 4, 2010

The Curve

Jayne Mansfield
Cannes Film Festival, 1964

Jayne was certainly no stranger to drawing attention to herself. But honestly, who wouldn't, with looks like that? Jayne Mansfield may not be as well-known as her "rivals" (Mansfield is sometimes described as being a "poor man's Marilyn Monroe"), but she's certainly one of my all-time favourite icons - always more than happy to celebrate her enviable figure.
"I like being a pin-up girl. There's nothing wrong with it."
Jayne Mansfield. No Jayne, there certainly isn't.

I received an award from the lovely LyddieGal over at Chic on the Cheap a couple of weeks ago, and am finally getting to post about it.

The rules...
share 10 things about yourself.

Here goes...
1. I am 5'10" (maybe taller) and have been tall for my age my entire life. This means I often get the "oh you're tall - can you please reach up and get that for me?" treatment. I don't mind helping, but it gets a bit old after a while.
2. I have incredibly inconsistent tastes (and thoughts and feelings). One day I like one thing, then the next day, sometimes even later the same day, I swing completely the opposite way and can't understand liking the first thing in the first place.
3. Over-confident people intimidate the hell out of me.
4. When I was younger, I got bitten on the nose by a chicken. I've been hostile towards them ever since.
5. I am a pescetarian.
6. I have developed a skill for reading body language over the years. I have a particular talent for guessing who people secretly harbour feelings for (which has been uncannily accurate in recent years).
7. I find reading books, even magazines sometimes, incredibly stressful. Leftover guilt from my final year of high school - if it wasn't study related, I couldn't enjoy it. As a result, I don't read much which is a shame because there are so many books I would love to read.
8. I have a real problem with people who are pretentious or judgemental when it comes to music taste. I've been surrounded by people like this for too long, and now I have no tolerance for their lack of tolerance (haha).
9. I'm incredibly picky when it comes to bags and shoes (which is probably why I am still yet to find a replacement for my gigantic tote that I used for school). You will never find me to be one of those women with endless rows of bags and shoes in her closet, as I doubt I could ever find that many that I like.
10. I like having an uncommon name. I have been told that it makes me sound like a variety of things, from a fairytale character to a "space-travelling freedom fighter".

And so I've decided that instead of passing this award on traditionally, I would love it if anyone who is reading this considers them-self tagged. I'm not copping out, but I just think this is a great way to get to know a blogger, so anyone who wants to do this consider yourself officially a recipient of the award.


[photos courtesy of]


LyddieGal said...

Jayne is beautiful! At first glance I though that little dog was part of her chest though!

I am with you on #3, never having been a particularly assertive person myself.

I envy your height, while I'm sure you have all the same (but opposite) shopping issues I have, I still wish I were taller!

Chic on the Cheap

Josie said...

She is so fabulous. And I also envy your height -- I'm so jealous of tall people!
xxoo Josie

Little Bear Stories said...

She really is beautiful, those pictures are stunning.
I love your name, I think it is magical too x

Zoë said...

That is such a good idea! I found some common things in your list :) And you do have a wonderful name!

Zoë said...

I just read this "Sometimes 16 ain't so sweet..." ~MTV on your other blog and it reminded me how shocked I was when I first saw the show. Those little girls are so bitchy with ruined/split personalities, how's that possible at the age of 16?!

Now I have to continue studying :)

Death Wears Diamond Jewellery said...

i looove your name! i think its so pretty. and jayne mansfield is gorgeous

nookie said...

I'm picky too:))
awesome photos!

CL, said...

you have a gorgeous name, i love unique names! i too am very picky :) jayne is stunning, what an icon! congratulations on receiving the award :) ooh and i'm jealous of your height, i wish i was taller!

Anonymous said...

bodies should look like that! not skinny :)

CL, said...

oh dear, i'm not the greatest at explaining! i didn't actually get the booties from miu miu, i got them from elsewhere, haha although i wish i did own miu miu shoes, wouldn't that be absolutely fabulous?! ah, a girl can dream :)

meg said...

Those are interesting things about Jayne. & about your self too. Funny, I had a dream about the twitter bird came to life and wouldn't get out of my room last night. Quite annoying. I don't even use twitter.

Hope your week is getting off to a good start.

Simply Luxurious said...

Congratulations on your award! These are interesting photos. She clearly was comfortable in front of the camera, but again, as you said, she had ever reason to be. Work while you have it I guess! Have a wonderful week. =)


Beautiful and True Woman :)

kirstyb said...

great post x

Fashion Court said...

congrats on the award! xo

Cafe Fashionista said...

Congratulations on the award, darling - so well-deserved. I must admit, I'm quite similar to you in regards to # 6. The only bizarre thing, however, is that I'm incapable of realizing when boys like me. It's as if the talent only works for strangers or people who aren't me!! :)

coolboy said...

hi romany

how are you

hey congrats for the award,

i like Marylin Monroe
recently i heard about her,
i always feel she is half lucky women,
so sad

Anonymous said...

Love love your top ten! I meant to do it too long time ago as I was tagged by someone but never got the chance to do so... I must remind myself to do the list!

I'm a fickle minded too, I want something today then it will change the next day... oh I don't talk to people who are conceited, they're such a fool and nobody likes them except their wives/ husbands haha!

Think we're both lucky to have unique names, "in a way" we stand above all and live up to our names!

You can join my contest if you like hun just for fun, it's open for everyone. Hope you had a good weekend xxxx

Bilou said...

Congratulations for the award!I find myself in some of your description;))

E said...

She is a hottie and flaunt what you got, right? 5'10"?? Lucky girl! You beat me!

ellesappelle said...

love the insight & the photos are gorgeous.

Audrey Allure said...

She is gorgeous, and congrats on the award!

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous post, darling!

I am 5'10" too!

Congrats on your award :)


sunaina said...

Jayne is so gorgeous!
Congrats on your award!
Haven't got time to watch TB yet
but thanks for the tip;)
Interesting facts about you,
I'm a pescetarian too!

Juliet said...

I love these facts!

juliet xxx

Anonymous said...

nice post i so sad about manroe, she dont have peace in life

Joellen said...

I agree with having a unique name, I love yorus!

Noshabelle said...

Congrats on your award!

And yes, she's a beauty.

michelle_ said...

this is a great post !
really enjoyed reading it :D
michelle || glisters and blisters
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Mat said...

yes please, boys do like curves