Donnerstag, 30. Dezember 2010

Cat Thursday

Via Bookpurring I stumbled over this wonderful meme hosted by THE TRUE BOOK ADDICT.

So, here's my cat picture for this week - these are my little girls (Lucy & Mina) -relaxing:

*aaawww* ;")

Montag, 20. Dezember 2010


I don't know about you - but I am freaking in love with burlesque. The more impish ones are my favourites. Burlesque is mainly playful but some dancers are just funnier than others. And I do like the ladies espescially when they are curvaceous and do not quarrel with their body, but enjoy a great time. I find that most inspiring.

I like the style. I like to wear sexy things like corsages, stockings etc. I did not try pasties - yet.. And of course I like the retro-touch.

Have a look on Ms Kimberly Rose - who is a real "dolly":

Recently there are more and more burlesque events in Germany - if you ever visit Hamburg, you may sneak a peak of the lovely ladies of the burlesque club QUEEN CALAVERA.

What is your opinion? Do you like burlesque?

Samstag, 11. Dezember 2010

Fringe and things

I love fringe. And that's that. And I love my vintage cateye sun glasses - not the time to wear it now but I got to mention it. When I bought it the seller made a joke and told me it was from Elizabeht Taylor's inheritance. Yeah, sure. Would be great, because Elizabeth Taylor is wonderful - and one of my favourite style icons - but I am happy that she is alive right now.
(Oh - yes: that photo shows me and my sun glasses - for all of you who were thinking about that.)

Currently I am reading Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL AND OTHER CHRISTMAS WRITINGS again - and my copy is most disgusting: It has an awful smell which sickens me so that I actually got cold sore. (That happens sometimes to me when I am really nauseated.)

At last the 2nd season of TV series MAD MEN is released on DVD in Germany. So my weekend is stuffed with good looking people. ;") I could have watched this series ages ago - of course I could have bought the original version, but I like to watch this TV series with some friends. And I also like to lend it to my mother - and some of us enjoy to hear our own language. And then: since I was a kind I found that pleasant anticipation is more than half the fun. ;")
My favourite christmas song - as you may already know: I am an Eartha Kitt aficionada so no surprise in that, I guess- :

Have a marvellous sunday!

With all my love,
Frl. Irene

Montag, 6. Dezember 2010

In which I reveal that I am a grabby spinster going to be a cat lady and do not believe in ultimate people

When I came home this evening I suddenly was pitted against the most handsome male I ever (well lately) met. He seemed to be slightly confused so I reach out my hand to him. He lowered his face...

...and started to purr!

- yes this is another cat-story. ;") -

It was the most lovely tom. At the most 5 month old. White with black spots - and brown eyes. He was completely relaxed when I took him up and started to purr even louder. - well, yes I know little cats will do this to make adult cats know that everything is fine and they are no danger for them and they go on to do this adverse human beings - but still.. -

I quickly found out who of my neighbours were his landlord and landlady and brought him home. But there was this moment when I wished I could keep him. That is awful grabby - isn't it?

But - oviously - I am going to be a great cat lady! :") I love that the wikipedia article starts with this words: "A stereotypical cat lady is a woman, usually a spinster, who dotes upon her cat." err... yes. That may apply.
I won't ever hoard cats - because that would be cruelty to animals.
Did you know that there isn't even an equal word for cat lady in the German language?

Several days ago I bought the UK edition of Cosmopolitan - just because it said "UK edition". I am highly anglophile. Well - and because Katy Perry was on the cover.

I do not like her music - but I do lover her style.

Cosmopolitan is anouncing "Cosmopolitan's ultimate women awards 2010" which is completely absurd. Every year new ultimate women? Better versions of the last year's choice? Do you believe that there're "ultimate" people out there?

Nevertheless there are some women in there that I really like - ultimate or not :

Katy Perry - for her attitude and style.

Gemma Arterton, who I adored in some films and loved her style in ST.TRINIAN.

Christina Hendricks - I just love her.

Donnerstag, 2. Dezember 2010

In which I am freezing and thinking about meanings

A few minutes ago I was sitting in my petite bathtub and enjoying a book (Elizabeth Edmondson: Frozen Lake - what an awesome title for a december read, don't you think so, too?) - when suddenly the door opened an Mina came in, looked into my face and said: "Miaaarrrr". She glancend very portentous at me and walked out.

Well, and there I was: sitting in an awful draft, - my cat can OPEN a door, but CLOSING a door is MY job it seems.. - freezing with this prickling feeling of snowflakes on my skin - just to clearify: it did NOT snow in my bathroom, it just feeled that way - and racking my brains what she wanted to tell me..

I still don't know, but I guess it was something about that she is now sitting on her place on the couch, where she likes to be cuddled. ;")

Come to think of bathing, washing etc.:

I simply love children's shampoo! All these funny names like: Island Pirate, Strawberry Princess or Splish Splash Foam Dream. And these fragrances: Strawberry, melon or (my favourite) peach!

And what I love most of all is this little writing on them saying "NO (MORE) TEARS"!! Isn't that marvellous? It's like washing your hair with colourful anti-depressants - it's just like an old commercials when you're washing your hair and - pow - you're happy and all your problems are gone!

Oh - and I spotted this lovely Bathing beauty on The Gift Shop Oulton Broad (UK):
This lady is much to expensive for me - and not quite the figurine I fancy the most in this shop, but it seems that she fits exactely into this entry.. ;")

Another cute figurine of the same shop which fits into this post, too:

I got to confess that my cats didn't look exactly like this little fella when they went into my bathing water.. One time I was in the tub BEFORE my cat decided to join me.. Both of them only tried it once - on different days - and had me shocked & running after them with a giant towel and one time I was ... well ...- not dressed adequate.. ;"p

Gee - this time I was bubbling along myself! Okay with you? I hope so!

With all my love,
Frl. Irene

Mittwoch, 1. Dezember 2010

It's beginning to look like winter!

My favourite wintersong is Russian and its name is "W lesu rodilasj jolochka" which means (lit.): "In the forrest grew a little fir tree"

I hope you are able to listen to this video:

It is snowing right now - but yet not enough to take pictures like this (I took this one last winter..):

Dienstag, 2. November 2010

Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945)

One of my favourite artists is Käthe Kollwitz, whose drawings and sculptures I simply adore. She was able to show poverty and despair in a way that really touches me - and is never corny.

(the word in the picture means: Bread!)

A fellow blogger did a post about her one year ago: her Käthe Kollwitz post - her blog A Polar bear's Tale is really marvellous and contains beautiful artwork. I just stumbled over her blog and now I am completely thrilled about it.

Samstag, 23. Oktober 2010

Moving pictures - it is autumn!

On my way home from work I made this few sec. film. It is not very artistic nor good. Just leafs flittering in the wind on an autumn evening. But if you are very attentive and crank the volume really up you can even hear them.. ;")

Freitag, 15. Oktober 2010

Another favourite of mine..

so light hearted.. ;") come on and wiggle all you got!!! :") It's the week-end!! *yay*

(I do not know what the running text means.)

If there would be only one melody that I could hear till my life ends

it would be the theme from Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake Ballet:

- I love it. It is my alltime favourite melody. I like the drama in it.

Samstag, 9. Oktober 2010

Today John Lennon would be 70 years old

I am a BIG Beatles aficionada - and most of all I love John Lennon.

And I love, love, love this song:

Happy birthday, John!

Donnerstag, 7. Oktober 2010

Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose - she is my rose

Today at work a couple of artists thanked us with roses for the oportunity to perform in our building - my cats were thrilled, because they did not know roses.

Mittwoch, 6. Oktober 2010

Today was a beautiful autumn day - and I took some pictures. (Wednesday is my day off, which means: more time for my cats and me - and less money, because of not having a fulltime job.)

The insect is - as far as I can say - an European hornet. This one was ca. 3,5 cm long - which means it could have been a queen. In Germany it is illegal to kill this animal or its nests.

I love the colours of rose hips, don't you, too?

Montag, 4. Oktober 2010

Today DER SPIEGEL (a German weekly news magazine - it is similar to TIMES or NEWSWEEK) has Marilyn Monroe as cover story - I am obsessed with everything concerning Marilyn Monroe so I bought it imediatly. Mostly it is about Miss Monroe not being that out-of-fashion female role-model but a really modern woman - nothing new to any Marilyn Monroe afficionada/o - and of course it has a link to the new biographie about Marilyn - and: yes, I ordered my copy already. ;")

Sonntag, 3. Oktober 2010

I like dark and foggy things - and we have some fog in this part of the country - and some castles too.. Sadly, you can't really see the fog - but therefor the castle is pictured very clear.

Montag, 27. September 2010

I like Kim Lenz. She looks great and she sounds even greater..

Freitag, 24. September 2010

I watched SŒUR SOURIRE (2009) (= SISTER SMILE) a biopic about a nun who became famous in the early 1960ies - I loved that film! Cécile de France, who played the lead part Jeannine Deckers/ Sœur Sourire was marvellous! Sœur Sourire's greatest hit, was one of my favourite songs when I was a child - and do still love it:

Montag, 20. September 2010

some leg-art - actually MY legs. I find them very practical
- so I take them everywhere I go..

Sonntag, 19. September 2010

I am trying out my luck - and so maybe you, unknown visitor and take place in this faboulous give-away:

Please, read the other great articles about Femmes Fatales - they're just awsome!!


Freitag, 17. September 2010

Did you notice where my blog-title is from?? ;")

Well, I don't want a millionaire - that is: at all costs.. ^^ Don't you just love Eartha Kitt?? I sure do!

Donnerstag, 16. September 2010

Samstag, 28. August 2010

My favourite flower: hibiscus / rose of sharon!

(that is actually one of mine.)

Dienstag, 24. August 2010

My favourite jeans - but not my legs.. ;") I love high waisted trousers and skirts - there should be a law and a "high waisted"-quota!

Samstag, 21. August 2010

my Esther Williams swimming suit - reading her autobiographie without it wouldn't have been the same.. (bought here:
Yay! I love it!!

Donnerstag, 19. August 2010

I really, really enjoy visiting graveyards. So I will regularly post graveyard pics, like these:

and a close-up:

Mittwoch, 18. August 2010

Clouds are allways an inspiration.. I like the light in this picture - (it was an evening in summer.)

Freitag, 13. August 2010

She does the hula..

Thats my little girl - she dances (well, actually she wiggles..) and I love it. She is allways cheery and makes me smile.

Freitag, 6. August 2010

My girls

Here they are
(that's why I am still alive)

Miss Lucy


Miss Mina

(yes, I named them after the female characters in "Dracula" - guess which novel I love..)

They were found about one year ago in the swamp by a now passed away friend of mine.

(After my friends death in this years june I was - and am - rather depressed and to revive my zest for life I decided to do this blog about all the good things that surround me.)

Actually her dog found my two darlings in a sports bag. Then they were ca. twelve weeks old - and now they are grown to be the prettiest ladies!!

Here you have some childhood pics of my two sweethearts:

Gosh - aren't they just adorable?!!

Montag, 2. August 2010

That's me:

Awesome - ain't I? :") Well, just okay.. It could be worse..
hm.. and more vintage.. :") but: wait and see! :"D