Glamourdaze vintage fashion archive Mon, 30 Mar 2015 19:57:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Backstage at Givenchy’s First Collection – Spring 1952 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 19:57:36 +0000 The Bettina Collection takes Paris by surprise - In memory of model Bettina Graziani – died March 2nd 2015. To Americans attending Paris Fashion Week for the Spring collections, the time hardly seemed propitious for anyone to be opening a new house – least of all for a youngster without too much money. High costs […]]]> 0 Wow ! 1950s Spring Fashion Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:56:38 +0000 1952 Dress Styles – snapped by Life’s Nina Leen - 1950s fashion report for Glamourdaze It’s spring and Life magazines Nina Leen is out snapping the latest snappy styles for women on the streets, avenues and museums of Washington DC. Among the Capitals 115,000 government girls shirt waists are almost a required uniform. Here a group […]]]> 0 The Italian Cut Hairstyle Craze of 1953 Sun, 22 Mar 2015 17:47:33 +0000 A hit amongst barbers and brunettes - 1950s hairstyle report for Glamourdaze When the stars of Italian movies began sporting short, shaggy haircuts that looked – well – messy but undeniably chic and interesting, they touched off a ground swell of imitative barbering that this summer is equalling if not surpassing the poodle hair cut mania […]]]> 0 Deauville – The Town where Fashion went on Holiday Tue, 17 Mar 2015 15:11:22 +0000 The Parisian Riviera in photographs – 1910 to 1940 F.Scott. Fitzgerald mentioned Deauville in “The Great Gatsby” as a place Tom Buchanan and Daisy visited on their honeymoon. It is the birthplace of Chanel’s career in fashion. It’s proximity to Paris made it the go to resort for French high society. In 1913 Coco Chanel […]]]> 0 Threads of Time – Time portal to 1920s Style Thu, 12 Mar 2015 16:20:19 +0000 1920s fashion as you’ve never seen it before - A project that is 60 years in the making began with renowned fashion photographer Neal Barr’s personal and lifelong obsession with women’s apparel from the Roaring 20s and his plan to stage and photograph, in meticulous detail and full color, a fashion display that would for […]]]> 1 Modernizing Vintage Hair and Makeup Tue, 10 Mar 2015 17:54:44 +0000 Masterclass from top beauty magazine beauty stylists - It really is the ultimate ‘finishing school’ for wannabe hair and make-up artists. Founded by the internationally acclaimed Makeup Artist Dani Guinsberg, the school also boasts such luminaries as Julie Jacobs, Amanda Bell, Glenis Baptiste, Christopher Sweeney, Mariam Jensen, Guiseppe Bulzis and Katie Campbell, whose collective work […]]]> 0 Celebrating Nina Leen – Life Photographer Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:39:03 +0000 Exhibition of her surreal and glamorous world - New York art gallery Daniel Cooney Fine Art are launching a unique and I must say ‘overdue’ exhibition of that unique photographer Nina Leen – on March 26th which will run till May16th. Her often conceptual and surreal work should easily fetch the same attention of contemporary […]]]> 0 1930’s Inspired Bridal Hair and Makeup Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:21:26 +0000 Be a 1930’s Bride on your big day - 1930s Fashion report – by Cassie Brewer – Makeup Artist If you’re thinking of channeling your inner 1930’s starlet for your big day–Jean Harlow, Bette Davis, Mae West, and Carole Lombard–you’ve come to the right place. The iconic and attainable looks of these women–a mixture of soft features, […]]]> 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