FashionLooks We ♥: Wide Brim Fedoras

The current fall obsession over here at Lulus is the wide brim hat. Being as it’s still summer time we are rockin’ the floppy wide brim a la 1970s, but for winter- the fedora is coming back, bigger than ever. Our inspiration for this trend? Hailee Steinfeld in True Grit

Check out some more inspirational pics below of other ladies sporting the wide brim.

Want to rock this look yourself? Below we have a selection of banging hats that will help you own this style.

Are you going to jump on this trend with us? Or leave it on the shelf?

ArtMiranda July Reveals “The Future”

Of all the films in all the film classes I’ve taken over the years, the first movie that, well, moved me to run home and click “buy now” was Miranda July’s Me and You and Everyone We Know. After a few hilarious, yet touching, clips (“Back and Forth Forever” is a delightfully inappropriate highlight-NSFW, just so you know), I was almost embarassed to laugh, but I¬†knew I had to see the rest of this story unfold.
I was expecting a quirky comedy, and it definitely has a few laughs, but to be more accurate: it’s odd, a little bit uncomfortable, but it all feels so genuine and real. I kind of loved it. So when I saw her on the cover of The New York Times Magazine recently, I was thrilled to see her back on the scene, and toting her sophomore film debut, The Future. So far, it’s a hit among the critics, and it’s just recently had a limited release to theatres, so a lucky few of you may have a chance to see it on the big screen (and if you just so happen to be touring European film festivals, you’re in luck!).
The Future has been described in the New York Times as “more controlled”, “tighter than the
free-ranging Me and You but also more mature and tonally darker”, and the artist herself said she was “feeling older and less rainbow colored.” From the looks of the trailer, I just want to see it!
I was even more interested, and honestly, not horrible surprised, to find that Miranda July has almost as many haters as she does fans. To be fair, her art is something that not everybody “gets”, and I don’t always get it myself… A jack of many trades, she is also an accomplished performance artist, writer, and has made quite a few short films and art installations, as well as some web-based projects that I can’t even begin to describe.

Check out some of her work, and you’ll understand why the tagline for the aptly titled article, “Miranda July is Totally Not Kidding” says, “She is one of the most talented filmmakers of her generation. She is one of the most aggravating filmmakers of her generation. Could both of these statements be true?”
At the end of the day, I don’t pretend to “get” it all, but I do have immense respect for a woman with such a fearless attitude, who has to know that most people aren’t going to understand her vision, but would never let a silly thing like doubt stand in her way.

FashionBlogger Spotlight: Louise of Miss Pandora


Welcome to another edition of blogger spotlight! So many blogs, so little time!! Adding to an endless sea of inspiration is the beautiful Louise of Miss Pandora! I have been a LONG time reader of Louise’s blog and I am finally sharing one of my personal styles icons with all of you lovely readers! With a classic beauty and a real eye for timeless fashion, Loiuse has been one of my go-to blogs for fashion, hair and beauty ideas for quite some time. If you know me, then you would see why. I could copy this girl every day of the week and feel like I was living in a perpetual fairytale. With flowing locks, beautiful dresses and photos pretty enoughh to make you cry, you will be as hooked as I am once you take a look below!

The lighting, the lace and the colors! I love the boater hat and the addition of the brown belt!

This pose is perfect and I love the seascape behind.

Loose curls and a tiny braid make this hairdo.

This is my absolute favorite. This amazing shot could tell a thousand stories.

With so many of her photos resembling romantic and classic artwork, Louise’s blog is like a work of art all on its own.

The back drop almost looks like a dark and starry night.

Adorable dress and accessories!

Looking like a 1960’s film star, Louise strikes a pose in another perfect vintage-style dress!
Make sure to check out Louise’s blog, Miss Pandora and visit often for tons of inspiration and beautiful photos!

CelebrityRetro Fox: Debra Winger

History repeats itself, but I don’t know if there will ever be another Debra Winger.
Her late seventies/early eighties look is soooo back in style, with the curly hair, tight tops, high-waisted jeans and radical dresses. I mean, check out that gorgeous lace dress in mauve . . . an absolute must-have! 
 Co-starring with John Travolta in her big debut, “Urban Cowboy”. You might catch this movie on daytime television. Corny as it may be (John Travolta trying to win a mechanical bull riding competition) Winger’s role as Sissy is so endearing and darn sexy too!
 With Richard Gere in “An Officer and a Gentleman”. Ahhh! That print dress is so back in style!!!

 Winger as Wonder Woman’s little sister Drusilla/Wonder Girl (left).
Wondering how to get that super seventies look? Check out this How-to video!!! You won’t regret it!

GeneralVintage Cookbooks and the Best Brownie Recipe!

I love books, cooking . . . and vintage cookbooks.
In a romantic sentiment, the first thing I bought after I got engaged was an antique cookbook called “Cooking For Two” by Janet McKenzie Hill.
The sheer charm of this faded green hardback (originally published in 1909) is all I need to want to carry it around as an accessory a la’ Lady Gaga and her pointy star thing.
Besides being a hilarious take on early twentieth century cookery, this book has a few gems that still shine through today. Yes, you will learn how to pick out quality meat at the market and what cocktail to serve darling Jim when he gets home from the office, but it doesn’t stop there. You will learn how to cook from packaged mixes and antiquated recipes like Squash Pie or Fluffy Codfish Cakes seem to pop to the surface with new appeal.
Some recipes like Sweet Potato Puffs sound irresistibly delicious, and the realistically portioned brownie recipe below is a quick and easy favorite!!
Save and Print this Recipe Card for the recipe of the century!

Do you have any retro cookbooks that you love?