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Vintage Avon Lady Beauty Tips 1946

Simple beauty advice for the 1940s woman – Elbow Tips: Keep them from getting rough by massaging Night Cream over them after applying to your face every evening. Cross arms this way and it only takes a minute. If elbows are dark colored, rub them with lemon juice once a week. Nail Tips: Frequent gentle buffing helps weak nails. It…

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Travis Banton – When Fashion Made Hollywood

Inside Story of  a Costume Designer – by Judy Lang Hunt. Reminisces from one of the great Hollywood fashion gurus Travis Banton and how he helped some of Tinseltown’s’ most glamorous women find their style, and more so, influence fashion trends across the globe. Way back in 1925, I started harassing Travis Banton for this confession of his fitting room secrets….

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Avon Guide to Perfect Makeup Foundation

Create the Perfect Face 1946 – The beguiling camouflage make-up foundations give fresh, even color to the feminine faces of more than half of the women today – a big step forward on the past three or four years in makeup artistry. Correct make-up for the 1940s is no longer a matter of a quick dab of powder, rouge and…

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Avon Lady – Rouge and Lipstick Tips 1939

Vintage Make-up rules on eve of the 1940s – Avon, a name synonymous with the beauty regimes of millions of American women from the 1920s up to the 1960s. Avon Ladies bought the company beauty products and sold them on their own time to their neighbors, often giving beauty demonstrations too. We present to you some vintage rouge tips and…

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Pinterest Vintage Fashion Channel

Glamourdaze at One Million Monthly Views – Just a heads up to our subscribers. If you haven’t already checked it out, why not subscribe to our popular Pinterest channel. There’s dozens of boards dedicated to all the decades of fashion, from the Edwardian era to the 1980s. Thousands of archive images of vintage style, makeup and hair. Each image links…

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1930s Hairstyles – Detachable Braids

Hollywood Hair mode of 1934 – By Perc and Ern Westmore – Max Factor Studio Makeup Experts Summer ..new gowns … a brand new 1930s hair mode or could that be three? What’s going to happen to your hair this summer? Make it something exciting. Something different. You’re going on a vacation, so why not let your hair go on…

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WW2 Women of Canada

Rarely Seen Color Photographs from the 1940s – Marking the release of our 1940s WW2 Women Memorabilia packs, here are some extraordinary color photographs which come courtesy of the Library and Archives Canada. As part of the British Commonwealth, Canadian women were serving in the forces from the outbreak of war between Britain and Nazi Germany. Here we see images…

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The Flappers of La Vie Parisienne

The Art of Georges Léonnec 1920 – 1929 – Hollywood actress Mae West was most probably a fan of La Vie Parisienne. Her Art Nouveau inspired makeup, hairstyle and curves set her apart from her contemporary’s. She shamelessly echoed the Paris era of the pre 1920s. The risque magazine La Vie Parisienne best epitomized the era of the shameless flapper….

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1930s Swimsuit Fashion – Hollywood 1934

Hollywood Styles for the Summer Girl – Stop and stare glamour. Jean Harlow was snapped in this fetching swim suit as she sun-bathed on the edge of her swimming pool during a day off from filming Born to be Kissed. Muriel Evans created a sensation when she appeared in this smart new swim suit at Malibu Beach this week. Chic…

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Conflicting Portrayals of WW2 Women in the 1940s

Plucky WAAF to the unfaithful harlot – It was a very different time to be a woman. On both sides of the Atlantic, conflicting messages about femininity and female sexuality were doled out by the official War Offices and subsequently spread by the media and the movie world. From the patriotic hard working WAAF, Land Girl and Rosie the Riveter…

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