1940s British Women at War in Color

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Rarely seen Color Photographs of women in service- In anticipation of our 1940’s Wartime Women’s Guides packs, here are some marvelous color photographs held by the Imperial War Museum. They are part of the IWM collection ‘Ministry of Information Second World War Colour Transparency Collection‘. Featured are girls from the Women’s Land Army ( Land …

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The Pin-up Project

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Brazilian pin-ups Renata Candido and Karla Stevanatto – In this exclusive interview for Glamourdaze, Brazilian pin-ups Renata Candido and Karla Stevanatto, also known by their nicknames Chubby Pinup and Gia RedHot, tell us the story of the project that has been revolutionized retro market in Brazil. Six months ago, the Brazilian photographic market gained a …

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Color Archive of 1940s War Era Women

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Mouth watering color photographs from Sweden – Glamourdaze always gets a little excited when a new excavation emerges of pictorial gems to add to the photo archive of women’s fashion history, and if those photographs are in color .. well then it’s Christmas come early ! Most of the color slides were taken during World …

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Mama don’t take my Kodachrome away

1940s Fashion in magical Kodachrome color

1940s fashion in magical Kodachrome color – There is an era captured in photography which engenders more nostalgia perhaps than any other in the 20th century and these are the Kodachrome years. Kodachrome film was a 35 mm film or transparency containing three layers producing the primary colors. Like their black and white counterparts, the …

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1940s Hollywood Lipstick Applicator

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Instant lip glamour in 1949 – From Hollywood comes a sensational new method of lipstick make-up for screen and stage stars, photographers’s models and for your own personal use – Glamour Lips! One of the most difficult make-up problems is made amazingly simple with the Glamour Lips lipstick applicator. This new technique gives you a …

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1940s Style in Eye Popping Technicolor

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Leave her to Heaven 1945 – John Stahl’s classic noir movie Leave her to Heaven, stars possibly the best dressed ever femme fatale – Gene Tierney. It was recently restored with the help of director Martin Scorsese’s Film Foundation and has been rightly claimed as a forgotten masterpiece. It’s a feast for fans of 1940s clothing, …

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Makeup to match the Artists Palette

1940s Makeup to match the Artists Palette

Vogue 1940 looks at the colors of great artists – The Lautrec Type: You are the clear skinned redhead, the type Henri de Toulous Lautrec really loved to paint. Your eyes are blue, green, or hazel, your brows are dark, your skin extremely pale. Daytime Lipstick: “Carnelian”; Lucien Lelong. “Flame”;Woodbury “Vivid”;Lentheric “Sporting Pink”; Helena Rubinstein Evening …

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Classic Color 1941 Victory Red Lipstick

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Patriotic 1940s Shade by Besame Cosmetics – One cosmetic brand in recent years that has become most associated with the vintage fashion set has to be Besame Cosmetics, and their vivacious red lipsticks are perhaps their standout product. Aussie girl Gabriella aka Nancy Wake models their latest lipstick for Glamourdaze – 1941 Victory Red, with these charming …

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