Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Birthday Joan

Happy birthday to my all time favorite! Here is one of my favorite photos of Joan. The range of her emotions is astounding. Divine!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Vamp Lives

Nars Cosmetics Spring '08 collection evokes the 20's Vamp, a look we know all too well on the Silent Screen. Smoldering, mysterious, and seductive. Yes! Nars captures the trademarks of the 20's Vamp... thin straight brows, smoke covered eyes over a hypnotic stare, and the blood stained lip~ ready for her next prey. I find it fascinating and somewhat appropriate that they chose model Lydia Hearst as the face of the collection. She of course, is the great-granddaughter of publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst.

Alla Nazimova, Anna May Wong

Louise Brooks, Pola Negri

Natasha Rambova, Theda Bara

Thursday, March 6, 2008

John Galliano Spring '08 RTW

John Galliano's Spring '08 Ready to Wear collection combines many elements of the 1920's- 1940's extreme glamour. Galliano took a romantic and frivolous turn this season, with a nod to the past. Nothing says romance like the fashions of the Golden Era! He is a showman unlike no other. Please enjoy the clip which details the inspiration for the collection and the presentation. I love Dita's quote- "I love the theatrics, it really inspires me to be more eccentric. Beauty comes in different forms." I agree! I love eccentricities. I would absolutely parade down the street in any one of these outfits- brows and all! Vintage Camp all the way. It's so easy to incorporate vintage and vintage inspired pieces into an everyday wardrobe. It becomes classic and modern at the same time. Why not make heads turn and inspire others while reviving the glamorous fashions of the past?

Turbans, hair rolls and BROWS! Major 40's glam. I love the glowy faces, as that's what skin looked like during that time. It was only matte for film, and even then it was creamy.

Tulle veils and cabaret hats.

40's inspired with veiling and vintage Spainish accessories.

Futuristic flappers! Bobbed and marceled hair, smokey eyes.


Can't you just see Norma Shearer in this dress? Clinging to some man, no doubt... and a little Esther Williams bathing beauty.

More turbans! I see Lana Turner and Joan Crawford poured into these frocks.

Betty Grable would look stellar in these, yes?

Not for the faint of heart. Barbara Stanwyck would reign in these strong numbers.

This dress is so whimsical! Very 20's silent era, maybe Lillian Gish or Constance Talmadge would love this. I am dying for this black bolero coat! Great with any 30's or 40's fomal gown.

I LOVE these! They look right out of Our Dancing Daughters. Or maybe Ginger Rogers would wear them in a musical spectacular.

These amazing flamenco gowns scream Dolores Del Rio! Hot!!

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Sunday, March 2, 2008

A Little Clark Goes a Long Way

The only way this picture could be any more perfect, is if I were in there too.

The hair! Come on now, seriously.

Men, take note. Learn this gaze.

I have never wanted to be Jean Harlow so badly in my entire life.

...except maybe in 'Dinner at Eight' with one of my DCBC (Dead Celebrity Boyfriend Club) members, Wallace Beery.