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1920s Hollywood Diet and Slimming Secrets

The slimming tips of the silent screen stars- Fat! Women’s most dreaded foe. The Hollywood diet was the answer. The deals of femininity have changed. In the past, bulgy curves above and below the wasp-waist were the acceptable shape of woman. Now it’s the gamine boyish figure. Screen actresses adhere to the slimming rule more strictly than anyone else.  If…

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Find the Perfect 1920s Flapper Shoe Style to Fit

Royal Vintage Shoes for the Flapper Relive the spirit of the Jazz age and wear the perfect pair of vintage inspired shoes from Royal Vintage Shoes, to match your original vintage or retro style flapper dress. 1920s fashion was art deco style and with the rise in skirt hems, women’s legs finally made their proper debut. To match your pretty…

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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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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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Past becomes Present in Colorized Photographs

The Art of Colorist Olga Shirnina – There are many apps these days which claim to colorize, with a click of a button, your old black & white photographs, but these compare poorly to the work of a real artist. I’ve seen many good colorists over the years, but none compare to the artistry of Russian woman Olga Shirnina, who…

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1920s Fashion – Dress for your Silhouette

Choosing the right design for your figure – When planning or selecting clothes, the body should be thought of as a unit. Garments should be chosen, not as an isolated hat, blouse or skirt, but as part of a whole scheme. The main parts of the 1920s silhouette are: 1. The mass of the head, including the hair, whether arranged high,…

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Royal Vintage Shoes

Not Your Everyday Thrift Store Find – By Alexandria Cannito for Glamourdaze For many women it’s important to show off an outfit with a perfect pair of vintage style shoes that not only turns heads, but is unique in its own right. So whether you’re hunting for 1920s flapper shoes, or 1930s style shoes or 1940s shoe styles, some opt to…

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1920’s Winter Fashion from Paris

Fashion Report 1926 – Designer Winter Frocks- The tendency to be tailored is favored by the top designers in Paris this season. Straight line models with long sleeves, either fitting snugly to the arm or slightly full, are particularly appropriate for the street and for informal afternoon wear. These dresses are exceedingly smart in silhouette when worn with the new…

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Flapper defends daring frocks

Flapper defends daring frocks

by film Actress Betty Blythe – 1926 A feisty 1920s Flapper takes a critical look at herself and the emancipation of women’s attire. Though Miss Betty Blythe claims to wear daring dresses herself, she feels she cannot shut her eyes to some facts. She does however make a strong case in favour of a woman’s right to wear what she…

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Iconic Flapper Witches of the 1920s

Iconic Flapper Witches of the 1920s

The Ipswich hosiery ads of the mid 1920s – Ipswich hosiery began with a group of women in Suffolk Ma in the 19th century. By the 1920s the Ipswich hosiery mills were among the top selling machine wash stockings in the US, alongside brand leaders such as Holeproof and Luxite. Their Halloween ads which appeared in 1924 became a seasonal…

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