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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Unbelievably gorgeous LBD

drape neck vintage pencil skirt dress from myfavoritevintage on Etsy

Hairstyle Inspiration: Gloria DeHaven

Gloria DeHaven. Source: Listal

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Then and now

This amazing blogpost has got all my favourites including Grace, Audrey, Elizabeth and Sophia.

Hairstyle Inspiration: Paramount proteges

Source: Los Angeles Times
"March 26, 1935: Paramount announces its "proteges" -- From left, Grace Bradley and Ann Sheridan, top; Gail Patrick and Katherine DeMille, center; Gertrude Michael and Wendy Barrie, bottom. "


Personally, I like Ann Sheridan's elegant side-parted style best.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Style Inspiration: Madame Grès Evening Gown c. 1954

Madame Grès Evening Gown c. 1954
This Madame Grès creation features an asymetrical kneckline and exhibits deceptively complex drapery, and demonstrates a clear inspiration from ancient greek renderings, particularly representations of Artemis. The piece is from the The Metrololitan Museum of Art online catalogue.

Hairstyle Inspiration: Anita Louise

Anita Louise

Monday, January 24, 2011

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Grace Kelly
This elegant updo is equally appropriate for work or a formal occasion, such as a wedding.

Isadora's Antique Jewellery

Isadora's has a collection of antique jewellery, dating from the Georgian era to mid 20th century, and retro. Some items are beautiful yet prohibitively expensive, while others cost only a few hundred dollars. There is jewellery for both men and women in a variety of styles, metals and stones, however the pictures shown below are those which suit my personal preferences. While the price tags may be a disincentive for all but the wealthy to purchase as simply an addition to their wardrobe, there are some reasonably priced engagement rings. Personally, I am content to oggle at pretty things that I probably wouldn't have an occasion to wear.

Art Deco Sapphire Diamond Ring c. 1918, Mid Twentieth Century Diamond Ring c. 1950
European Art Deco Zircon Ring c. 1940, Art Deco Diamond & Sapphire Bracelet c. 1920
Art Deco Diamond Engagement Ring c. 1930, Vintage Diamond Bulova Ladies Watch
Art Deco Diamond Platinum Earings c. 1920, Edwardian Diamond Platinum Ring c. 1915
Diamond, Emerald and Pearl Choker c. 1940, Deco Diamond Filigree Ring
Art Deco Diamond Ring c. 1930, Mid 20th Century Diamond Eternity Band c 1950
Mid 20th Century Diamond Ring c. 1950, Vintage Pearl and Diamond Earings c. 1930
Mid 20th Century diamond ring c. 1950, French Sapphire and Diamond Ring c. 1930
Art Deco Diamond & Sapphire Ring c. 1920, 1950′s Diamond Ring c. 1950

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Hairstyle Inspiration: Carole Lombard in No Man of Her Own

Carole Lombard and Clark Gable. Source: Doctor Macro
Lombard's chin-length polished waves look incredibly glamorous.

Style Inspiration: Lillian Roth in a tutu

Lillian Roth
Perhaps this could inspire a fairy/princess costume for your next costume party

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Style Inspiration: Peggy Shannon

Peggy Shannon. Source: Starlet Showcase
Peggy Shanon looks every bit the glamorous flapper, and don't you just love those shoes?

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Frances Dee in a lovely dress

Clifton Webb, George "Foghorn" Winslow, and Frances Dee from Mister Scoutmaster (1953) Source: Classic Ramblings
She was a stunningly beautiful woman and I just love her dress.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Style Inspiration: The Canary Murder Case (1929)

Louise Brooks in a showgirl outfit made of feathers
Louise Brooks in an elegant black gown with William Powell
Louise Brooks in a showgirl outfit made of feathers

Hairstyle Inspiration: Wanda Hendrix

Wanda Hendrix
Wanda Hendrix's long glamorous curly waves remind me of the style Megan Fox wore to the premiere of "Jennifer's Body" at the 2009 Toronto Film Festival.
Megan Fox
Megan Fox