Saturday, May 05, 2012

Happy Birthday Audrey Hepburn!

One day late, but I didn't want to miss this post! Audrey Hepburn was born on May 4th in Brussels, Belgium in 1929. She started out as a ballerina, but soon got involved in acting. Audrey moved to England in the late 1940's, and appeared in many London theatre productions. After being spotted on stage by a scout for Paramount Pictures in 1951, well, the rest is history. Not only did she become one of the most well known actresses in the world, but she also became a huge fashion icon. I always seem to see the same pictures of Audrey Hepburn, especially the Breakfast At Tiffany's photos, etc. So I tried to post some more unique, and of course gorgeous pics of her. My favorite by far is the first photo - the hat, the hair, the gloves, the suitcase, I love it all!

Thursday, May 03, 2012

1950's Fashion on Film - Flesh and Fury

Jan Sterling sizzles in her gold-digger role in the 1952 film "Flesh and Fury". Each costume change is more fabulous than the next! Mona Freeman's wardrobe is cute, but Jan is definitely the glam queen in this movie. Love that white dress in the first photo! 

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

1930's Fingerwaves

My brothers wedding was last weekend so I tried my best at a 1930's hairstyle, since I wore a 1930's dress. My fingerwaves turned out pretty good. I just wish I had someone to do the back of my head since I could only do them on the side! I ended up pin curling the back and it turned out nice. Anyone else had any luck at vintage hairstyles?

Monday, April 30, 2012

1950's & 1960's Dresses

Here are a few new additions to my webstore! A pretty black and red 1960's sleeveless dress, a striped 1950's dress and a cute 1960's turquoise day suit.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Costume Sharing at 20th Century Fox

I was watching the film "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" (1952) today, when I noticed actress Hildegard Knef wearing the exact same dress Marilyn Monroe wears in some very iconic photos. I know that Marilyn was under contract at 20th Century Fox, so I looked up the movie I was watching and sure enough, it was a Fox film. I found this quite interesting, since I'd never noticed two classic starlets wearing the same dress before. I figured they would have had their own very specific wardrobes, which I'm sure they did for the most part. Was it because Marilyn wasn't a superstar yet in 1952? Or was it because Hildegard was so unknown? Anyways, I looked up some other Fox actresses, and I found another double! A promo shot of Susan Hayward wearing the same costume that again, Marilyn Monroe wears. But this time from the film, "Bus Stop". Has anyone noticed any other doubles? If so, let me know!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Happy Birthday Ann Miller

This post is actually for yesterday, April 12th! Oops! Ann Miller was born in Chireno, Texas in 1923. Ann's original name was "Johnnie", as her father had wanted a boy! Poor Ann. When she was just 13 years old she got a job as a dancer in a nightclub! Apparently she told them she was 18, and apparently they fell for it! She also scored a movie contract that same year with RKO. Ann was probably best known for her amazing tap dancing skills, as well as starring in many fabulous MGM musicals. Happy Birthday Ann!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

1940's Fashion on Film - Leave Her To Heaven

Gene Tierney is the star of this 1945 film. Her character is, for lack of better words, a psychotic freak. But at least she got to play a psycho with style! Throughout the movie, Gene has a ton of great costume changes. Her outfits range from sophisticated to casual, but she always looks fabulous. I just wish I had a full length picture of the green halter neck 1940's bathing suit she wears, it's amazing!