Perfect 1920’s Flapper Shoes to Fit

Where to buy 1920’s Style Shoes American Duchess Shoes – 1920’s Relive the spirit of the Jazz age and wear the perfect pair of flapper shoes from American Duchess shoes, to match your original vintage or retro style flapper dress. 1920s fashion was all about decorative styles. With the rise in skirt hems, women’s legs finally made their proper debut….

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Marlene Dietrich 1930---Travis-Banton

Travis Banton – When Fashion Made Hollywood

Inside Story by the famous Hollywood Costume Designer Travis Banton, and the glamorous stars he dressed, including Marlene Dietrich and Clara Bow by Judy Lang Hunt What were Hollywood’s leading ladies really like? Reminisces from one of the great Hollywood fashion gurus Travis Banton and how he helped some of Hollywood’s most glamorous women find their style, and more so, influence…

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Colleen Moore on being a Flapper 1922

Hollywood actress says Flappers here to stay ! – by Gladys Hall – Chicago Daily News. “What normal healthy girl doesn’t like to be both smart and naughty !” Colleen Moore 1922 One day, not so very long ago, Colleen Moore and I had lunch together. I don’t suppose I ever met anybody so enthusiastic as Colleen. Even about the…

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A Course in Cosmetics by Colleen Moore 1922

The young actress shows her daily routine – Just on the verge of her success in Flaming Youth, where she played the first truly iconic screen flapper, Colleen Moore gave this little makeup tutorial to Photoplay. It was so successful that Photoplay made makeup tutorials a regular thing.  Colleen Moore’s chief screen rival Clara Bow knocked her from her perch…

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Screen Debut of the Little Black Dress 1927

IT Girl Clara Bow launches an iconic dress – It’s commonly accepted that the little black dress made it’s first appearance via Paris designer Coco Chanel in French Vogue 1926. It was listed as Chanel’s Ford Dress (named after black Model T Ford car). It was a simple sketch of a black crepe de chine day frock with a bodice which…

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20's hairstyles - do's and don'ts

20’s Hairstyles Do’s and Don’ts in 1927

Monsieur Antoine – Paris Hair Stylist 1927 20’s Hairstyles Do’s and Don’ts by one of New York’s top hair stylists – Antoine, the inventor of the Shingle hairstyle. 1920’s hairstyle report by Agnes Smith. It isn’t Mr Antoine, nor yet Monsieur Antoine. It’s just Antoine. And that is fame ! Monsieur Antoine – the inventor of “The Shingle” is one…

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Three Evening Frocks – Margaret Livingston 1926

Gamine or Robe de Style Evening dresses – Margaret Livingston is truly a city girl. Someone whose personality reflects the shimmering lure of silk, the subtle enticement of style. Dress1. The ever changing modes of fashion have glorified many types of figure over the years, but this year – the short skirt ( left) the enhancing a slim youthful figure…

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Make-up Advice to Flappers 1925

By 1920s beauty artist Violet Dare – The appropriately named “Miss Dare” dishes out makeup advice to flappers “make-up moods” and “occasion make-up”and “Make-up to Hollywood types”. Remember that most womens faces are their own fault ! They want to be beautiful, yet they so often allow themselves to be limited by what they think they were born with. They don’t…

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Iconic 1920’s Hairstyles – The Pringle Shingle

Aileen Pringle’s Mannish Bob in 1925 Who would have thought, when bobbed hair first came into vogue, that there would be so many variations of it? The mere conventional 1920’s bob was thought dreadfully extreme. One of the more iconic 1920’s hairstyles was the Shingle worn by Aileen Pringle in 1925. The Dutch boy haircut, which frames the head and discreetly…

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A 1920s Guide to Posture for Flappers

1928 Guide to Good Posture with Julia Faye – Seven out of ten girls don’t stand, or sit correctly. Apart from being ungainly and unfeminine, it’s extremely bad for the back and arches. So girls, if you want to be noticed, study these guide photographs to learn the correct deportment for a flapper. How to stand correctly. How the well…

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