Carmen Miranda, GCIH, 9 February 1909 – 5 August 1955) was a Portuguese-born Brazilian samba singer, dancer, Broadway actress, and film star who was popular from the 1930s to the 1950s. "Hollywood, it has treated me so nicely, I am ready to faint! As soon as I see Hollywood, I love it."

Carmen Miranda, GCIH, 9 February 1909 – 5 August 1955) was a Portuguese-born Brazilian samba singer, dancer, Broadway actress, and film star who was popular from the 1930s to the 1950s. "Hollywood, it has treated me so nicely, I am ready to faint! As soon as I see Hollywood, I love it."

Carmen Miranda in 'That Night In Rio' (1941). Costume Designer: Travis Banton

Carmen Miranda in 'That Night In Rio' (1941). Costume Designer: Travis Banton

Carmen Novarro/Mlle. Fifi (Carmen Miranda) / Copacabana You Ms. copacabana @Christina & Aguilar

Carmen Novarro/Mlle. Fifi (Carmen Miranda) / Copacabana You Ms. copacabana @Christina & Aguilar

Carmen Miranda in: 'That Nigh in Rio' (1941), 'Copacabana' (1947), 'The Gang's All Here' (1943), and 'Weekend in Havana' (1941)

Carmen Miranda in: 'That Nigh in Rio' (1941), 'Copacabana' (1947), 'The Gang's All Here' (1943), and 'Weekend in Havana' (1941)

I think many of us might benefit from sewing one of these retro outfits. 'Cuz really, what could be more practical? Talk about the clothes you reach for again and again! Yah, I do take myself too seriously with this everything-sewn-should-be-so-practical. This is the kind of thing that keeps life fun.

I think many of us might benefit from sewing one of these retro outfits. 'Cuz really, what could be more practical? Talk about the clothes you reach for again and again! Yah, I do take myself too seriously with this everything-sewn-should-be-so-practical. This is the kind of thing that keeps life fun.

Today while perusing Pinterest I came across this absolutely fabulous fruit hat drawing.  The artist is London-based illustrator Trisha Krauss.  This image, and more fantastic stuff, may be found on her website.  Hope you enjoy as much as I did!

Today while perusing Pinterest I came across this absolutely fabulous fruit hat drawing. The artist is London-based illustrator Trisha Krauss. This image, and more fantastic stuff, may be found on her website. Hope you enjoy as much as I did!

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