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Some People Need Sequins, Others Don’t.

Some People Need Sequins, Others Don’t.

Why I fell in love with sequins! Some people need sequins, others don’t. Edith Head History of Sequins-Fashion Trivia Edith Head, one of my favourite Hollywood costumiers, once famously said, “Some people need sequins, others don’t.” She made that comment to the press in reference to a dress she designed for Grace Kelly to wear at the 27th Academy Awards…

“Old age ain’t no place for sissies” Bette Davis

“Old age ain’t no place for sissies” Bette Davis

 “Old Age Ain’t no Place for Sissies.” Frankly Forty! “Old Age Ain’t no Place for Sissies.” I heard someone say once that the ‘beast’ known as Hollywood forgives everything from a small indiscretion to a huge scandal and even a month at a Betty Ford clinic but not birthdays. This resonates so well with a quote attributed to the great Miss…

Dominique de Merteuil-Vintage Fashion Blogger

Dominique de Merteuil-Vintage Fashion Blogger

My name is Dominique de Merteuil. I’m a vintage fashion blogger and founder of itsbeyondmycontrol.com, the vintage fashion blog for a decadent woman who loves elegant vintage style and Old Hollywood glamour and has a penchant for quality. I like to write as though I’m having a conversation with women who equally share my passion for fashion from the 1930s…