Vintage Glasses – Top 20 Movie Appearances

Iconic Glasses and the Stars who Wore them – There is nothing like a trusty pair of glasses for an actor to assume a character. Oddly there have not been too many iconic performances by glasses on screen, and most of these are by men. For women, the total lack of vogue for eye wear was always a problem, and…

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Retro Sunglasses - Decade-by Decade Vintage Style

Retro Sunglasses – Decade-by-Decade Vintage Style

Wear the Correct Eye Frames to match your fashion era – Whether you’re a vintage clothing fan or just love retro styles, it’s always fun to take a bit from the past and incorporate it into your wardrobe. Each decade had iconic styles from the well-tailored looks of the 30s all the way to flamboyant outfits of the 70s. With…

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What Flappers Really Wore in the 1920’s

When you are pulling together a 1920’s costume for your next wedding shower or Gatsby dress party, know this – that the fringe flapper dress was rarely worn in the 1920’s The 1920’s Fringe Flapper Dress – Truth or Myth It’s so handy these days to grab an atypical 1920’s flapper dress on Amazon. There’s a huge array of flapper…

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How to Become a 1940’s Fashion Model

The Powers Girl – 1940’s Fashion Models in 1942 How to become a 1940’s fashion model. A rarely seen movie short called The Perfect Powers Girl by Minoco Productions. 1940’s Modelling Agencies – The Big Three Three names in the 1940’s dominated the fashion model business. John Robert Powers, Harry Conover, and after the war, former Powers girl and Conover…

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1940’s Hairstyles for Face Shapes – Famous Actresses

Hairstyles for Face Shapes – Six Actresses Follow these easy 1940’s hairstyles for face shapes. 1940’s hairdos applied by famous 1940’s actresses. Simple face contouring secrets to follow. R.K.O studio’s Loretta Francel shows you how to get those Hollywood curls. 1940’s Hairstyles for Round Faces – Lynn Bari Even if you’re the round-faced type like Lynn Bari, with full cheeks…

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Hairstyles for Black Women in the 1940’s

1940’s Hairstyles for Black Women during WW2 – From the Library of Congress, two films of 1940’s hairstyles for black women. Rare gems, promoting an inclusive, though not entirely pluralist vision of American women during WW2. There is precious little film footage of black women’s fashion and style during the 1940’s. Some years back we featured the amazing photography of…

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The We Can Do It Girl – Naomi Parker Fraley

Naomi Parker Fraley – The “Real We Can Do It” Girl Revealed in 2009. The then 89 year old woman behind an iconic feminist poster finally stepped forward. But the true story of Rosie the Riveter is not what you think ! Rosie the Riveter Song Rosie began in a song. This popular video of the Rosie the Riveter song…

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1940’s Evening Dresses Film and Fashion Trends

Archive 1940’s evening dresses films What did style women wear in the 1940’s? Two friends discuss their dress, hair and makeup before the big dance occasion. Correctness in 1940’s evening dresses, like other matters of etiquette, is something which has to be learned. Watch the film below. 1940’s Evening Dresses – Fashion Trends One needs to check on herself and…

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1940s Makeup – Beautiful Lips and Lipstick Tips

A few Hollywood exercises for glamorous lips plus tips on applying lipstick for your face and nose shape. What your Lips may say about you The face of a otherwise lovely girl can be utterly marred by lips that are too broad, too narrow or just nondescript. Hollywood stars like Marsha Hunt above, practice diction constantly. There is no better…

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1940s Fashion – Colorful Stockings and New Shoes 1948

Shoes and Stockings for a new Silhouette in 1948 Shoes and stockings 1948. For the first time in 10 years, skirts are so long and full that women can no longer draw attention to their legs by just having them. A host of new shoes and colorful stockings have met the challenge. All designed to be eye catchers for those…

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