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Entertainment icon, Diahann Carroll, has released her memoir entitled: The Legs Are The Last To Go: Aging, Acting, Marrying, and Other things I learned the hard way:


In her memoir she speaks candidly about her four marriages, her brush with breast cancer, her visit to Dr. 90210, her affair with Sidney Poitier, racial politics in Hollywood, and many other things she has seen in her 73 years of life.

Here’s the official press release:

This entertainment icon comes clean, on what it is like to be an award-winning trail blazer on-screen and on-stageā€¦TV’s first black bitch, and an aging star in Tinseltown; one who is still working on hot network shows such as ‘Grey’s Anatomy.’ . . . This is a sensitive tale of a senior citizen coming of age that will entertain across multiple generations. Fans and critics alike will glean insight into Ms. Carroll’s brightest showbiz moments, romantic liaisons and the toll career devotion has taken on her family life, her brush with breast cancer, the loss of her father, and much more

Just when we thought tell-alls memoirs were for chic’s on the come up. Nonetheless, seems like it will be a great read. You can get your copy here (Amazon). Don’t know Diahann Carroll? You can check her out and get to know her here (IMDb) and here (Wikipedia).

I know a lot of times as females, we don’t know what to do with our hair. We either walk around with it in a ponytail or just throw a hat on. Well, I have some old school inspirations for you:

The retro era has made a huge come back! The 20’s-50’s were ruled by stars such as Norma Shearer, Bette Davis, Rita Hayworth, Marilyn Monroe, Veronica Lake, Katharine Hepburn, Joan Crawford and Greta Garbo. They were setting the tone when it came to fashion, beauty and even talent. You will often see imitations of these stars, the most famous being Marilyn Monroe.

There are some celebrities that play with the retro look once in a while and then there are those who have established it as their personal style. The most popular being Dita Von Teese and Katy Perry, with Katy giving it her own ‘updated’ spin and Dita leaning more towards burlesque. The retro look was even the theme of the Baby Phat/KLS Fall 2008 runway show:

From red carpets to runways, the retro looks of the 1940’s and 1950’s is everywhere. Want in on the action? Whether it’s big barrel curls, deep waves or a fancy up-do, we got you. Too see ideas for different retro hair styles… Read the rest of this entry »