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2 New Must-See Movies: 50s Fashions Are Back!

Michelle Williams, star of "My Week With Marilyn" in the October issue of Vogue.

By all accounts, the new films “My Week with Marilyn”  and “J. Edgar” are must-sees!

These movies (one depicting a week in the life of Marilyn Monroe and the other a biopic about the life of J. Edgar Hoover) could both easily have been botched. When trying to resurrect a larger-than-life icon, there are many potential pitfalls. Sometimes acting can give way to mere impersonation. Sometimes a script can dissolve into cheeky nostalgia with no substance underneath.

But not this time.

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Must-See: Sexy Empowering Burlesque Documentary “A Wink And A Smile”!

There’s no two ways about it. A Wink And A Smile is tons of fun!

This documentary is a must see! It gives an exciting peek into the modern burlesque scene through the lives of 10 women who are learning the secrets from a pro and preparing for their first show.

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New Must Have: Sex Jewelry

This substantial silver ring beautifully links the thumb and pointer finger.

But not only does it look killer, this gorgeous piece is also perfectly designed to give the ideal, mind-blowing, out-of-this-world sensual male massage!

The smooth heavy ring (dubbed the “Petting Ring”) is part of Betony Vernon’s extensive line of erotic jewelry. As you wear it around town it will make you feel deliciously naughty…and its real purpose will be your dirty little secret. (The only drawback is the price. $1,250.00 from Coco De Mer USA)

Betony Vernon has a long history in design, and I am seriously lusting after every piece in this beautiful collection (and maybe  her, too).  Just who does this former model cite as her ultimate style icon?  Marlene Dietrich! *swoon*. Such attitude! Such poise! Such style! This woman is certainly a force to be reckoned with.

Just watch the following interview where she discusses her craft and gives a rare peek inside her exclusive invitation-only boutique in Paris.

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Highly Recommended: The Notorious Bettie Page

The Notorious Bettie Page is one of those rare films that captures pin-up style in all of its cheeky cheesecake fun.

Gretchen Mol is fantastic as Bettie. Here, the talented lead really hams it up in naughty fetish photoshoots. She sports whips,  platform boots, and bullet bras, bends other models over her knee for swift spankings, and catfights in six inch stilettos; yet somehow this beauty does it all with a charming (almost innocent) twinkle in her eye.

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Pin-Up Hairstyle How-to

Sex up your look with a trendy pin-up hairstyle!

Wonderful, easy-to-follow vintage style tutorials are available on the Ham With A Side Of Cheesecake YouTube channel. Pin curls. Victory rolls. Waves. It’s all there, and more.  Check out the site if you haven’t already. The videos are cheeky, retro, and fun.

Here’s a sample that’ll have you looking like a vintage Art Frahm girl in no time flat:

The Most Erotic Video On YouTube. Period.

Talent is sexy.

Need proof? Witness this breathtaking video of Valentina Lisitsa playing Rachmaninoff’s “Little Red Riding Hood”.

Her supermodel-caliber good looks draw you in, but it is the absolutely orgasmic magic of this piece of music that really makes the heart race. Exquisite!

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Dita Von Teese: A Fetish For Fashion

Dita is well-known for her couture corsets, perfect pin-up makeup, and flawless outfits.

This goddess seems to take an almost fetishistic pride in her appearance…And why shouldn’t she? After all, this is the woman who almost singlehandedly sparked the modern burlesque movement. She’s entitled, damnit.

So, take a look at this wonderful interview where she explains the true origins of her vintage obsession. A very thoughtful analysis of the burlesque and pin-up scene, asserting that her beauty is entirely “created” and that “anyone can create this”…”anyone can do what I do”. I can’t say enough great things about this video. Take a look:

So, what do you think? Are you as surprised as I am by her kittenish soft-spoken voice? Somehow, I expected her speaking style to be as brazen and in-your-face as her performances. And yet I’m not disappointed. In a way, it softens her. In fact, I think her quiet intelligence makes her seem more relatable and almost vulnerable…You?

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