High waisted corduroy shorts: Victoria's Secret
Shoes: Exchange by Charles David
Frame bag: vintage 80's Ann Taylor
Sunnies: Giant Vintage
Since I've been letting my hair go wavy, I realized I inadvertently ended up with Cate Blanchett's 30's Katharine Hepburn hair from The Aviator.
She also appears to have my sunglasses.
Not that I'm complaining.
Incidentally, the reason the real life Katharine Hepburn had short hair when she met Howard Hughes in 1936 is because she was filming Sylvia Scarlett, in which she dresses in drag.
It's not just wavy hair, a nice pair of sunglasses and a sporty frame that helps make Cammila a good match for Kate Hepburn. Both are also undeniable optimists. Totally irrepressible iconoclasts who never let a moment go by without savoring it -- good or bad. And as Kate is portrayed in The Aviator, her optimistic view of living is something she can't help trying to sprinkle on the world and all the glum pessimists around her.
As she says to a reticent Howard Hughes, embarrassed at being hard of hearing in the movie: "Well, if you're deaf, you must own up to it! Get a hearing aid. Or see my father. He's a urologist, but it's all tied up inside the body, don't you find? Me, I keep healthy. I take seven showers a day to keep clean. Also, because I'm what's so vulgarly referred to as 'outdoorsy.' Well, I'm not outdoorsy -- I'm athletic! I sweat! There it is. Now we both know the sordid truth. I sweat, and you're deaf. Aren't we a fine pair of misfits?"
She's calling him out on trying to hide an inequity, rather than owning it. Confidence makes you sexy, so just be yourself. Now, I'm no Howard Hughes. I'm not a maverick aviator/industrialist/filmmaker. But in the film of my life, Cammila is my Kate Hepburn, my irrepressible glamour tomboy who never lets me get myself down. She's always right there by my side to take the wheel. I hope she knows that I'm right there by her too. And for what its worth, I love the smell of her sweat. -MC