2016 August

MOODS BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY FUN – THE CHARMING TOMMY COOPER

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Tommy Cooper

Thomas Frederick Cooper  was a British prop comedian and magician. Hewas a member of The Magic Circle and respected by traditional magicians. He was famed for his red fez hat and was 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m) tall and more than 15 stone (210 lb; 95 kg) in weight. On 15 April 1984, Cooper collapsed, and died soon afterwards, from a heart attack on live national television. Everybody thought his heart attack was part of the act.

I used to love watching him perform as it was clever, funny and extremely charming.

So today for Bank Holiday I’m going to share with you some of his best moments………

 

30 OF TOMMY’S BEST JOKES…….

1) One day a waiter fell sick and was rushed to hospital. He was lying on the table in great pain. When a doctor passed by the waiter said: “Hey doctor, could you do something for my pain?” The doctor said: “I’m sorry this isn’t my table.”

2) I said to the waiter: “There is no chicken in this chicken soup.” He said: “And there’s no horse in the horseradish either.”

3) I said: “How long will my spaghetti be?” The waiter said: “I don’t know. We never measure it.”

4) I met my wife at a dance. I thought she was at home with the kids.

5) My wife dislocated her jaw and couldn’t talk so I phoned the doctor and told him to drop round anytime, in a few weeks or a few months.

6) My wife had a bad habit of biting her nails but I cured her. I hid her teeth.

7) Show me a man who lost all his money and can still laugh and I’ll show you an idiot.

8) As my father used to say: “Never cry over spilt milk. It could have been whiskey.”

9) You can lead a horse to water but teach him to lie on his back and float and you’ve got something.

10) Last night I slept like a log. I woke up in the fire place.

11) I sleep like a baby. Every morning I wake up screaming around 2 o’clock.

12) I worry that as soon as I get into bed I drop off. I better order a bigger bed.

13) My wife complained that her feet hurt. I said: “You’ve got your shoes on the wrong feet.” She said: “But these are the only feet I’ve got.”

14) I saw an old tramp walking down the street wearing one shoe. I said: “Hey, you lost your shoe.” He said: “No I found one.”

15) These shoes are killing me. They are so tight my big toe and my little toe are now going steady.

16) I tried to swim the channel once. But I used too much grease. I kept slipping out of the water.

17) They always say start at the bottom if you want to learn something. But suppose you want to learn to swim?

18) They’ve got a big sign that says “no smoking in the pool”. Are they afraid the water will catch fire?

19) The plumber asked the woman where is the drip. She said: “He’s in the bathroom trying to fix the leak.”

20) This officer stopped me and said: “Why are you driving with a bucket of water on the passenger’s seat?” I said: “So that I can dip my headlights.”

21) This guy walked up to me the other night and said: “Quick, did you see a policeman around here?” I said no. He said: “Good. Stick’em up.”

22) When I play the accordion I always cry. It keeps pinching my stomach.

23) My uncle was a great conductor. He was struck by lightening.

24) I took saxophone lessons for six months. Until I dislocated my jaw. How did I know I was supposed to blow in the small end?

25) I just invested a step ladder, without steps. So clearly windows are on the ground floor.

26) My father invented a burglar alarm but someone stole it.

27) Electricity is a wonderful thing. Do you realise that of we didn’t have electricity we’d be watching television by candle light?

28) I was a big surprise to my parents. They found me on the doorstep. They were expecting a bottle of milk.

29) When the nurse told my mother she had an eight pound bundle of joy. She said: “Thank goodness the laundry is back.”

 

And finally…

 

30) Caerphilly is the healthiest place in the country. When I first arrived there I couldn’t say a word. I didn’t have a single hair on my head and I didn’t have the strength to walk across the room. How long was I there? I was born there.

MY VIVISCAL TUTORIALS – ALL 4 OF THEM.

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ALTHOUGH I’M CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF WINDLE AND MOODIE, 

I’M ALSO AN AMBASSADOR FOR VIVISCAL HAIR SUPPLLEMENTS.

I”ve been recommending Viviscal supplements to friends, models and colleagues for quite a few years now having seen a model’s hair change from taking the supplements in the late 90’s after her hair was damaged and broke off.

She was desperately trying to grow it again and started using Viviscal. Her hair grew rapidly and also healthily so I just had to pick her brains about what her secret was.

Viviscal hadn’t launched in the UK at this point but I began to recommend it to everybody I knew who I thought needed it having seen these amazing results.  I was bringing it back from New York for people or posting it over whilst I was there.

 Viviscal supplements contain a marine protein complex AminoMar C™, plus Biotin and Zinc, which specifically nourish hair follicles to help maintain healthy hair.

How Viviscal Works

Viviscal supplements nourish hair and promote existing hair growth from within.

Everyday stress, poor nutrition, age, heredity, medication and damage caused by the environment and over styling can impact the health of your hair and lead to breakage and excess shedding. Therefore, it’s important to ensure that the hair and scalp are healthy, conditioned and nourished to maintain the ideal environment for healthy hair growth.

If your diet lacks specific nutrients, including vitamins, minerals or protein, it can affect the condition and strength of your hair. Viviscal supplements, which contain the marine protein complex Amino Mar C™, supply vital nutrients, including a unique blend of vitamins and minerals, to nourish the hair from within

  • Viviscal supplements work in four stages over a six-month period. Users may notice a difference in as little as three or four months.Stage 1Hair follicles are nourished through consistent intake of nutrients and marine complex in each tabletStage 2

    Hair is better nourished from within and healthier

    Stage 3

    Existing hair growth is encouraged

    Stage 4

    Hair looks and feels stronger, healthier, and more vibrant as nutrients are thoroughly replenished

from my constant recommendations and talking about Viviscal in interviews about thinning hair they invited me to be their UK ambassador. Naturally I accepted and I’ve been working with them closely for approx 2 years now.  Just recently they asked me to do some tutorial videos for their website and Youtube page.

I wanted to share them with you so here they are – Learn and enjoy……

 

SUPERMODEL 31 – DARIA WERBOWY.

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TODAY’S “SUPERMODEL 31” IS NONE OTHER THAN UKRANIAN/CANADIAN DARIA WEROBOWY – ALSO KNOWN JUST AS DARIA W.

NO 10 ON OUR LIST OF UNIQUE 31 SUPERMODELS WHO ARE THE ONLY MODELS IN THE WORLD TO HAVE APPEARED ON ALL 4 OF THE MAJOR VOGUE COVERS- AMERICAN, BRITISH, FRENCH AND ITALIAN.

We’ve previously featured the following of the 31, going in alphabetical order.

AMBER VALLETTA, ANGELA LINDVALL , ARIZONA MUSE , BRIDGET HALL, CARMAN KASS , CAROLYN MURPHY, CHRISTY TURLINGTON, CINDY CRAWFORD and CLAUDIA SCHIFFER.

Daria was born in Krakow in Poland, November 19, 1983,  but holds a Canadian and Ukranian citizenship When she was three years old, her parents moved to Mississauga in the Greater Toronto Area of Ontario  She has an elder brother named Orest and elder sister named Oksana. At fourteen, she measured at 5’11”, willowy and sporting braces.

At the age of 14, Daria won a national modelling contest.

After switching to Elite Model Management she landed several  bookings in Canada but achieved little international success. She has lived in London and Greece, where she did not find much work. Her first runway season was disrupted and her bookings canceled after the 9/11  attacks in New York City. After a disappointing eight months, she returned to Canada and gave modeling a final shot as a means to fund her art school education. “I returned to New York, met my agent and the next day I had an exclusive deal with Prada. From then on it was all a bit of a blur.

Within a few years, and under the guidance of IMG agency she was suddenly thrust head on into eh world of modelling open and closing the most number if shows in one season in Autumn/Winter 2003.

Her career has gone from strength to strength ever since, becoming a regular for designers Chloe and Celine and then H&M on the high street.

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Daria By Mario Testino, VOGUE UK MAR 2009 Hair by Me

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More of Daria’s Vogue Covers

I’ve worked with Daria a few times now and we had an amazing trip to Thailand to shoot an H&M commercial and advertising…….

Below are some of the shoots I’ve worked on plus collages of others.

Take it away Daria W ( which I think should stand for “Wonderful” )

Mario Testino - Model Daria Werbowy - Stylist Lucia Chambers - Make Up Linda Cantello - Nails Lisa Jachno - March 20098 Mario Testino - Model Daria Werbowy - Stylist Lucia Chambers - Make Up Linda Cantello - Nails Lisa Jachno - March 20097 Mario Testino - Model Daria Werbowy - Stylist Lucia Chambers - Make Up Linda Cantello - Nails Lisa Jachno - March 20096 Mario Testino - Model Daria Werbowy - Stylist Lucia Chambers - Make Up Linda Cantello - Nails Lisa Jachno - March 20095 Mario Testino - Model Daria Werbowy - Stylist Lucia Chambers - Make Up Linda Cantello - Nails Lisa Jachno - March 20094 Mario Testino - Model Daria Werbowy - Stylist Lucia Chambers - Make Up Linda Cantello - Nails Lisa Jachno - March 20093

Daria for Vogue GB Mar 2009 by Mario Testino – Hair by me. 

DARIA OTHER COVERS

other covers by Daria

DARIA ADVERTISING

Advertising featuring Daria 

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more Advertising featuring Daria 

DARIA EDITORIAL

Some Editorial featuring Daria

Daria in the H&M Ads ( Directors Cut)  2008 Directed by Sean Ellis, Hair by Me – shot in Thailand. 

 

JUST ANOTHER MOODIE MONDAY – RIO OLYMPICS ENDS.TEAM GB WITH 27 GOLDS.

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HI EVERYONE, I’M BACK FROM MY HOLIDAYS.

……AND WHAT BETTER WAY TO RETURN THAN WITH “JUST ANOTHER MOODIE MONDAY” AND THE AMAZING SONG “GOLD”, WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY SPANDAU BALLET.  THIS SONG SEEMS VERY APT SEEING AS THE OLYMPICS HAVE JUST FINISHED IN RIO, BRAZIL AND TEAM GB HAVE BEATEN THEIR OLYMPIC MEDAL RECORD AND WON 67 MEDALS IN TOTAL WHICH INCLUDES 27 GOLDS, 23 SILVERS AND 17 BRONZE.

I’VE CREATED A LITTLE MINI VIDEO FEATURING ALL OF THE BRITISH 27 GOLD MEDAL WINNERS AND FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO LOVE THE SPANDAU BALLET TUNE, BELOW IS THE FULL VIDEO OF THE SONG – GOLD!!

HAPPY MONDAY EVERYONE AND CONGRATS TEAM GB  

MOODS COMEDY MONDAY – MARJORIE AND JOAN – HOLIDAY ADVICE

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ITS THE SUMMER ( WEATHER PERMITTING IN ENGLAND OF COURSE ;-)) AND WHAT BETTER WAY TO FIGURE OUT WHERE TO GO FOR YOUR HOIDAYS  THAN LOOKING AT SINGLES HOLIDAYS WITH MARJORIE AND JOAN, PORTRAYED BRILLIANTLY BY VICTORIA WOOD AND JULIE WALTERS.

THIS WAS WRITER AND COMEDIENNE VICTORIA WOOD’S TAKE ON THE POPULAR 70’S, 80’S, AND 90’S  SHOW CALLED “WISH YOU WERE HERE” – A HOLIDAY SUGGESTION PROGRAMME HOSTED BY THE PERMA TANNED JUDITH CHALMERS AND CHRIS KELLY. LATER ON THEY WERE JOINED BY ANNEKA RICE, ANTHEA TURNER AND DENICE VAN OUTEN AS GUEST PRESENTERS.

GOING ON OUR HOLS …….. BACK SOON

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WE’RE TAKING A MINI SUMMER BREAK AT MOODIE BLOG. 

WE’LL BE BACK ON 22 AUGUST, ALL BRIGHT AND BREEZY.

THERE WILL BE A MOODS COMEDY MONDAY NEXT WEEK ( AUGUST 15TH)  JUST TO KEEP YOU ENTERTAINED WHILST WE’RE AWAY, MEANWHILE COME BACK AND JOIN US ON 22ND FOR MORE FROLICS AND FUN.

RIO OLYMPICS 2016 – OLYMPIC FASHION THROUGH THE YEARS.

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THE RIO 2016 OLYMPICS HAS OFFICIALLY STARTED. THE OPENING CEREMONY TOOK PLACE LAST NIGHT IN RIO, BRAZIL AND WE’RE ALL SET FOR THE ACTION TO START TODAY.

And so I thought what better way to celebrate than with a trip down memory lane of some of the Olympic fashions throughout the years, as seen on the athletes as well as the volunteers. They’ve been created by designers such as Stella McCartney who has been designing the Great Britain one for a few years now as has Ralph Lauren been designing the USA one too.

I’m not only  going to share with you some of the designs from Summer Olympics but also some of  the rather fabulous, and dare I say occasionally camp Winter Olympics kits too. I’ve collated quite a few images of teams and individuals,  plus some of their own personal fashions that they wore whilst competing.

Enjoy the games in Rio if you’re watching and I hope you enjoy looking at some of these incredible designs, past and present.

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MY EDITORIAL ARCHIVE – THE OLYMPICS STARTS TOMORROW. BRITISH VOGUE 2012

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01 - Tim Gutt - British Vogue, Model Lara Mullen, Make Up Sam Bryant, Fashion Editor Charlotte Pilcher, June 2012BACK IN 2012, LONDON HELD THE EXTREMELY SUCCESSFUL OLYMPIC & PARALYMPIC GAMES.

I WAS AKSED TO WORK ON SHOOT WITH FOR BRITISH VOGUE WITH UP AND COMING PHOTOGRAPHER TIM GUTT & HIS WIFE, THE AMAZING SET DESIGNER, SHONA HEATH.

What we created was what I consider a little piece of fashion heaven. The model was new model star at the time Lara Mullens and we set about transforming her into a fashion olympian amongst Shona’s incredible sets. I decided to make Lara’s hair blonde for the shoot as I felt it needed some drama. Her natural hair is mousey brown.

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CREDITS: BRITISH VOGUE OLYMPICS SHOOT JUNE 2012

PHOTOGRAPHER: Tim Gutt

MODEL: Lara Mullens

SET DESIGN: Shona Heath

FASHION EDITOR: Charlotte Pilcher

HAIR: Me using Windle and Moodie

M-UP: Sam Bryant.

JUST ANOTHER MOODIE MONDAY – LEFT TO MY OWN DEVICES, Pet Shop Boys

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JUST ANOTHER MOODIE MONDAY

There’s something about todays track that just seems to set me up for the day when I hear it and todays no exception…… I hope it does the same to you.

The song is Left To My Own Devices by the fabulous Pet Shop Boys.

The lyric starts with ” I get out of bed at half past 10,  phone up a friend who’s a party animal……..”

Neil Tennant from the PSB’s was asked the meaning of the lyrics and his response was the following:

“This person goes through life always doing what he wanted to do. I liked the idea of writing a really up pop song about being left alone. This song is a day in the life of someone, so it starts off with getting out of bed and being on the phone and drinking tea and all the rest of it, and it ends up with coming home. By this time I was making the words very exaggerated and camp, though writing a book and going on stage were both things I had wanted to do when I was young.”