Monday, September 29, 2008

The Stunning Sophia Loren!

This Academy Award winning, Italian born actress was born on September 20, 1934. She's not only a talented actress but was an international sex symbol and is still considered one of the most beautiful women of film. At the age of 14, Sophia Loren (then known by her given name of Sofia Villani Scicolone) was a finalist in a Beauty Contest in Naples. She later began taking acting classes and was an extra in a film called "Quo Vadis", which began her career in films.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Statement Jewelry

Ladies, put aside your dainty jewelry and break out the statement pieces! It just so happens that some of the best statement jewelry you can find is either vintage or vintage inspired! Want some good news? It's just as awe inspiring if it's costume jewelry!
You can easily transform a little black dress by putting on a gorgeous vintage or vintage inspired necklace. You can find incredible looking pieces without spending a fortune.
Another plus? If you go vintage, it's going to be something unique that no one else will have!! But when shopping vintage, don't buy because it's a good price--but it because you love it and will definitely wear it.

Here are some great vintage or vintage inspired pieces:

Check out these websites:
Shy Siren
Michelle's Vintage Jewelry
Vintage Jewelry Online
Affordable Vintage Jewelry

Shy Siren, $92
Vintage Jewelry Online, $225
Shy Siren $30
Michelle's Vintage Jewelry, $92
Etsy $108
Affordable Vintage $75
Affordable Vintage $95

Friday, September 26, 2008

Become a Style Icon

There are only a handful of true style icons out there and you could be one of them! Some of my style icons are Marilyn Monroe, Liz Taylor, and Sophia Loren. So clearly, my favorite style "era" are the 50s. I also love the 40s and 60s but the 50s suit my body type more.

So, one of the best ways to tell what your "Icon" style type would be is to figure out what you love. Are you a 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, or 70s kind of girl?

Another important part of being a style icon is to mix vintage with new trends and styles. Don't go overboard with everything being from the 40s and 50s. You don't want to look like you're in a time warp. Also, try not to copy any look exactly-it can be boring and style icons are never boring!

Try to pick an era that suits your figure. If you're very straight and thin, 20s inspired pieces will fit your shape more so than a 50s style would. If you're curvy with a tiny waist, 50s styles would be your best bet. So start adding a little vintage into your life!

I'll be adding some info about trends and styles for different decades in the next few posts so watch out for that:-)

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Some Fantastic Vintage Links:-)

When you get the time, check out these amazing links!

Fashion Dig
Posh Girl Vintage
Vintage High Fashion
Couture Allure Vintage

You'll find some great Vintage Fashion finds from all different decades! So definately check them out and enjoy!!!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

60s Style Clutches!

I love clutches...and 60s inspired ones are so fantastic! Bright colors, prints, and metallics were popular in the 60s, as were vinyl clutches. You can shop around in your local vintage shops for some 60s style clutches, but here are some great options if you have trouble finding some. Here are some amazing 60s inspired clutches at affordable prices. (But they look so luxe!!!)

Please check out: Accessory Bug, and BeeGee Bags, to find these and more great finds!!

Accessory Bug is having a little special with shipping right now, so order now! It's Free Shipping on orders over $80, just enter SHIP4FREE in the coupon code box, otherwise is a $5 flat rate, which is still less than other places.

Accessory Bug: $55.99

Accessory Bug $39.99

BeeGee Bags $72

BeeGee Bags $70

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Tutorial: 50s Inspired Makeup Look

The 50s were all about femininity and sensuality. Bombshell beauties like Marilyn Monroe, Jane Mansfield, Elizabeth Taylor, and Sophia Loren ruled the silver screen. They were radiant, beautiful, sexy, and irresistible. They gave the impression they could get any man they wanted and they probably could!

Here's the finished look:



Their makeup reflected these features. Luckily for you bombshells, 50s style makeup is fairly easy to execute! Here's How:

How to get the eyes:

1) Use a neutral eyeshadow base from lash line to brow.

2) Blend a mid-tone brown eyeshadow into crease to contour.

3)Next apply a white-ish shadow from lash line to brow bone over the brown in the crease.

4) Line the upper lash line with a black liquid or cream/gel eyeliner sloping the line slightly down and out for a sleepy eyed effect.

5)You can us false lashes but weather you use real or fake, enhance those lashes with dark mascara! the smudge a little black shadow lightly on the outer half of your lower lash line.

How to get the Lips!

Make sure your lips are nice and smooth. For this, I use a lip brush and applied the lipstick that way. That's really the only step, just make sure you have a nice precise lip line, you can line your lips with liner if it's easier for you. Go with a red liner that's a close match to your lipstick:-)

I used these products:

MAC Painterly Paint Pot
MAC Mulch eyeshadow
MAC Vanilla eyeshadow
MAC Frost Pigment
MAC Fluidline blacktrack
Lancome Definicils Mascara


Well, I hope you enjoy this tutorial and try it out for yourself, I promise, it's really easy! Thanks for reading!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Some Amazing Vintage Inspired Dresses!

Here are some amazing vintage inspired looks-I absolutely love these! All of these dresses are available at DaddyO's. Some are available up to 3X. If you love vintage clothing, I would definitely recommend you guys checking out this site. It also has separates, shoes, and purses so definitely check out DaddyOs!

Here are the looks I absolutely love:

Thursday, September 18, 2008

The Lovely Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe was born as Norma Jean Baker on June 1, 1926. Marilyn started out modeling before being signed with Twentieth Century Fox which is when she changed her name from Norma to Marilyn at the suggestion of the studio. She was truly glamorous and talented which is often overlooked.

I've loved Marilyn since I was a little girl. I adore her movies and her style. Her story is a very sad on but in my opinion, despite all her troubles, I believe her to be a not only a great lady but an inspirational one as well. I think Elton John's song "Candle in the Wind" captured her perfectly.

Marilyn will be loved and admired forever.

RIP Marilyn Monroe: 1926-1962

Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor was born on Febuary 27, 1932 in London, England. Her parents were Americans and Elizabeth came to America at the age of 7. She started in movies at the age of 10 and has been the epitome of the glamorous actress ever since! She was known for her violet eyes and was considered one of the most beautiful women in the world. She still is today. She has always been an inspiration to me. She's a true survivor-strong, kind hearted, graceful, and stunning.


Welcome to my new blog about all things glamorous from a time past! I personally love vintage fashions and vintage beauty! I love the beautiful, glamorous actresses from the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. I'll be posting alot of great things and teach you how to get a "vintage lifestyle" if you will. I hope you enjoy your stay, there's so much to come!

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