Vintage Style Tips for Tall Girls by Helena Rubinstein

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Style tips for tall girls in the 1940’s that are just as relevant today. Who were the tallest actresses in 1940’s Hollywood? The “Forgotten Woman of America” seems to be the woman who stands five feet six inches or over. For, although 25% of American women are in this category, tall women are often awkward …

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1940s Summer Hairstyles – Five Coiffures for 1940

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1940s summer coiffures to look cool in 1940s summer hairstyles to look and feel cool in, despite the thermometer’s evident ambition to take off for Mars. Designed by Joan Clair of Clairol Inc Don’t smother under a shoulder length mop just because you’re used to it. Snip it off, or do it up, or just …

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How to be Pretty – Mary Stuyvesant 1940’s Beauty Guru

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Mary Stuyvesant – American Beauty Guru of the 1940’s Mary Stuyvesant, now famous for her How to be Pretty and 1940’s makeup tutorial films on the Glamour Daze YouTube channel. Yet, until recently, she was all but forgotten and so little is known about her. Mary Stuyvesant hailed from England. She was seen regularly during …

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Conflicting Portrayals of WW2 Women in the 1940s

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From unfaithful harlot to plucky Waaf – Conflicting Portrayals of WW2 Women On both sides of the Atlantic, there were many conflicting portrayals of gender roles,  femininity and female sexuality. All of these messages doled out by the official War Office propaganda machine. From the patriotic hard working WAAF, Land Girl and Rosie the Riveter …

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WAVES & SPARS – 1940s Uniform Fashion

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Glamour Girls of the US Navy – WAVES Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service, otherwise known as the WAVES brought thousands of young women in to the Women’s Reserve of the U.S Navy. They were assigned full military status, including ranks, and notably were the first to enlist African American women, albeit in the latter years …

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1940s British Women on the Home Front

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Rare images of British women on the home front – Women on the home front Marking the release of our 1940s Wartime Women’s guides pack, here are some amazing images of women on the home front in Britain during the Blitz. See the Imperial War Museum who curate a rare series of color transparency slides. We …

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Hard Ass Heroic Women of World War Two

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Celebrating the heroic women of WW2 Heroic women of World War Two. To mark the release of our 1940s Wartime Women Guides Pack, we’ll be featuring some posts to celebrate the brave women of the 1940s,  who served in the Allied forces and on the home front. That’s all ! ©Glamourdaze 2018 Download our 1940s Wartime …

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1940s Hairstyles – How to put on a Wig in 1940

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Vogue Magazine – hair’s little troubleshooter – Wigs are the intelligent answer to a number of hair problems. Wigs are beautiful. A wig can look as natural as your hair. Vogue believes that more and more wigs will be worn, and more and more frankly. Today, wearing a wig no more admits a secret and …

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