Showing posts with label Lovely Lady. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lovely Lady. Show all posts

Monday, July 11, 2011

Lovely Lady of the Week: Patti McGee


My family is a bit of boarding family. My younger brothers long-board. My 19 year-old brother is a super-amazing skateboarder who has toured around the country many times since he was 15 (he has visited almost every single state doing demos with his team). My 22 year-old brother is also an excellent skater. He has his own board company, used to own a skate shop, and now works for Zumiez.

I do not board, as I have no balance at all. I'm always afraid that when I'm driving I'll get stopped by the Police and made to walk a straight line and they'll think I'm drunk -- EVEN THOUGH I'M NOT. It's quite the problem. ;-D

Anyway, this long introductory section was merely to say that I have been saturated in skating since I was quite young -- and that Patti McGee is seriously awesome.

Patti McGee was the first pro female skater, the first to win the national female championships, and the first female inducted into the Skateboarding Hall of Fame. She's just cool.



I would say that she was basically just Gidget as a skateboarder, but Patti was a brilliant surfer YEARS before she even started skating. aka SHE IS A NEW AND IMPROVED GIDGET. (I'm just gonna stop here before I talk about her scary skiing skills. Suffice to say, she is an accomplished athelete -- at everything. I mean, she is probably the world champion pogo-stick jumper. ;-D)










Check out Patti doing a few tricks on TV in 1965:


Also, Patti being waaay too cool in a commercial for The Southern New England Telephone Company:


And now, the top image again (because I love it so much) from its original source: Patti as the first female cover of Skateboarder Magazine.



This is just a little bit of the awesome, talented, genius, and utterly adorable Patti McGee. And at the age of nearly 66, she still loves to skateboard. I LOVE HER.

-Millie

Monday, June 6, 2011

Lovely Lady of the Week: Francoise Hardy

I know, I KNOW, I haven't posted in the series for quite some time. But I was posting Francoise's "La Mer" on Tumblr just now (it's one of my absolute favorite summer songs), and I suddenly decided to resurrect the Lovely Lady series.

It was quite difficult to narrow down the photos from the ones I had saved to Oscar (my laptop. He's actually named after a awesome/famous Oscar!), because Francoise Hardy is a stinkin' style goddess and never looks not-awesome (she's still gorgeous today). Here are a "few" of my favorite photos:









 ^Only Francoise gets away with wearing that. Everyone else would look like a late '90s homeschooler. (COUGH COUGH! Not that I know ANYTHING about being homeschooled in the late '90s. COUGH COUGH!)



My Three Favorite Songs:


"Mon Amie la Rose"


"Tous les Garcons et les Filles"



^Also this is one of my favorite music videos of all time. I used to watch it for hours on repeat when I was avoiding homework on Sunday afternoons.

And a random video of her singing "Le Premier Bonheur du Jour" and looking impossibly gorgeous.

Francoise Hardy is just awesome and practically perfect in every way. ;-D


-Millie

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Lovely Lady of the Week: Claudine Longet

My Lovely Lady of the Week is Claudine Longet...



Claudine is a very talented French singer and actress who is also absolutely gorgeous! I have seen her in several television shows, but especially love her music! And really she has single-handedly THE most adorable French accent ever! (Now, I'll probably get a lot more disagreement on this, than even my Gina's better than Sophia declaration!)

Enjoy!


















^With her husband Andy Williams...




^VERY sixties!






^From Blake Edward's The Party...





Favorite Songs:

It's Hard To Say Goodbye


God Only Knows


You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry


How Insensitive


Is there anybody you delightful readers would like to see as The Lovely Lady of the Week soon?

Friday, October 2, 2009

Lovely Lady of the Week: Gina Lollobrigida

After, a bit of an absence (sorry!) my Lovely Lady series returns with La Lollo (aka Gina Lollobrigida)!



Gina is a multi-talented lady (actress, sculptress, painter, photographer/photojournalist) who just happens to be absolutely gorgeous! I just adore her. I think it's difficult not to. In her films and in real-life she's just too darn likable! My favorite of her films is Come September. It's simply too perfect for words...and a large part of that is due to Gina. And, by the way, she is WAY more amazing than Sophia Loren!

Enjoy!















^With her adorable son, Mirko.






^From Come September. One of the coolest movie wedding dresses ever!




^La Lollo...and a deer.




^Millie wants this dress!


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