Glamourdaze vintage fashion archive Sat, 28 Feb 2015 21:19:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Spring Fashions 1950 – New Gamine Silhouette Sat, 28 Feb 2015 21:09:35 +0000 Model Dorien Leigh’s guide to the glamorous 1950s - These photos taken by Life photographer Gjon Mili in March 1950, encompass all the important styles of 1950 and the girl on whom all the clothes are shown is Dorian Leigh, the top New York model since 1944 who has gone through the broad-shouldered era, the corseted new […]]]> 0 A Short History of Skincare Cosmetics Sun, 22 Feb 2015 19:00:00 +0000 Gabriela Hernandez – Besame Cosmetics founder - Attention to aging skin has been a priority for over 3000 years. In ancient times, masks were used to cleanse and maintain the skin’s moisture. The Egyptians used anti-wrinkle creams made with essential oil of frankincense, which claimed to possess anti-inflammatory properties. Thick creams, created to preserve moisture on […]]]> 1 Trip to a Beauty Salon in 1950 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 16:24:57 +0000 Gala of London Store in the Burlington Arcade Shop - What happens when you get a facial ? - Britannia and Eve April 1950 - A facial is a luxury that many busy women keep “on ice”. A thing to do when she has time. But is it really worth the time to visit a […]]]> 1 Indian Summers challenges Downton Abbey Wed, 18 Feb 2015 14:55:49 +0000 Lush new 1930s drama gets off to a good start - As a committed fan of Downton Abbey, its soap like plot, endearing characters and of course the costumes, Glamourdaze waited with interest for Channel 4’s new tv drama starring Julie Walters and Roshan Seth begins in the dying days of the British Raj in […]]]> 2 Dior meets Khrushchev – French Fashion goes to Moscow 1959 Mon, 16 Feb 2015 20:11:36 +0000 Paris Models Parade through Streets of USSR - Ordinary citizens of Moscow were greeted to the sight of three young willowy French models from the House of Dior, on a meet and greet event ahead of a five day fashion extravaganza. The girls were spotted wandering through the GUM department store, along Red Square, down […]]]> 0 1930s Fashion – The second coming of Hat Veils Wed, 11 Feb 2015 14:08:42 +0000 Life Magazine peeks behind stylish veils in 1937 - This year, while the women of the Middle East are still rejoicing in the fairly recently acquired freedom of showing their faces, more women of the west than ever before will cover their features with veils. No one knows why, but it is the fashion, and […]]]> 1 1940s Fashion – White Collar Girls Mon, 09 Feb 2015 11:11:18 +0000 Daily Wardrobes of Four working women in 1940 - In the early months of 1940 - Photoplay takes a look at the daily dress codes of four typical working girls in the tinsel city of Hollywood land 1.The Fashion Publicist – Daily Wardrobe in 1940 Subject: Eleanore Roberts At Work- During office hours, Eleanore, the perfect […]]]> 0 1940s Beauty Guide – Exercises for the Bust Fri, 06 Feb 2015 23:47:42 +0000 Beauty or Bust – 1940s style ! - From Makeup & Beauty – A 1940s Guide ( compiled by Hollywood make-up gurus Ern and Bud Westmore) The female bosom has always been a symbol of health and beauty. The shape, size, firmness and erectness of the breasts, also their relation to the size and contour […]]]> 0 1940s Hairstyles – The Sidesweep Craze of 1945 Wed, 04 Feb 2015 18:55:03 +0000 Tilted hats create side-swept hairdos - 1940s hairstyles bend to suit the new hat designs of the mid 1940s Off-to-one-side! It’s the most talked of fashion silhouette for the winter season! here are some of the new side-angled hats and their companion fashions in sideswept hairdos. The hats swing down on one side, and your […]]]> 0 Hollywood Diets of the Stars – Vintage Secrets Fri, 30 Jan 2015 22:00:21 +0000 New book reveals secrets of the stars - In the golden age of Hollywood glamour – before celebrities’ least flattering photos were routinely splashed across tabloid papers – the great stars of the silver screen were portrayed as goddesses – visions of flawlessness. The eating habits and daily fitness routines of the likes of Greta […]]]> 4