Thursday, October 7, 2010

Di'Vicon Of The Month


I've been in more laps than a napkin- Mae West

She was sassy, brassy and hot. She was one of the original boss ladies, and her name was Mae West. Known for her risque' double entendres, West was a household name on theVaudeville  circut and on  stage before heading to Hollywood to become a comedienne, actress and writer in the motion picture industry. One of the more controversial movie stars of her day, West encountered many problems including censorship. which led to her later being arrested. Her first starring role on Broadway was in a play she titled Sex, which she also wrote, produced, and directed. The show did well financially though the  production did not go over well with city officials and the theater was later raided and  West with the entire cast was put under arrest.

 April 19, 1927 she was convicted on morals charges and sentenced to ten days for "corrupting the morals of youth". While incarcerated on Welfare Island (now known as Roosevelt Island), she dined with the warden and his wife and told reporters that she wore her silk underpants while serving time. Showing that even while doing time, not being sexy was not an option.

She was fiercely independent and lived her life as she wanted. She dated  boxing champion William Jones, nicknamed Gorilla Jones. When the management at her apartment building discriminated against the African-American boxer and barred his entry, West solved the problem by buying the building. Until the day she died she was  loved and cherished by her fans. Although I am a little more conservative in my views on sexuality, I admire her courage in speaking her mind on the matter  and because she was willing to to be arrested to get the public to loosen up a little, she paved the way for others like Marylin Monroe, Betty Paige, and Jane Mansfield  and even Madonna to have the freedom be sexy and sassy. She went to jail so they wouldn't have to. Ms. West  I salute you Ms.Di'vicon of the month.

I wear my clothes tight enough to show I am a woman,
but loose enough to show I'm a lady
- Mae West

Simply Beautiful Beauty Treatment #16


1/2 Cup of Witch Hazel
10 drops of Tangarine Essential Oil

Combine ingredients and store
 in a clean plastic or glass bottle.
Apply to face with a clean cotton ball
after washing your face, before you
apply your moisturizer. Store in a cool
dry place. Shake before each use.


Scareltt and Rhett

Two drinks this week, one for you and one for your man!

Scareltt O'Hara

1 1/2 oz of Southern Comefort
1 1/2 oz of Cranberry Juice
1/2 0z of Lime Juice

In a mixing glass with ice stir together
all the ingredients and strain into a chiled
cocktail glass

Serves 1

Rhett Butler

1 1/2 oz of Southen Comfort
1 oz of Orange Curacao
3/4 oz of Lime Juice
3/4 oz of Lemon Juice
1/2 oz of Orange Juice
1 scoop of crushed ice

Blend eveything except the Soda and strain into a highball glass.
Top off with soda and garnish with orange slice and mint spring..

Serves 1