Thursday, October 30, 2008

Sophia Loren: Great Fashion Moments

Sophia Loren was always and is always completely and utterly sexy without even the slightest hint of vulgarity. She had quite a few amazing moments in fashion and is considered a style icon by many, including myself. She is, like Marilyn Monroe, the epitome of "bombshell" beauty. Everything about her oozed class and sex appeal- her physical attributes, her fashion, her beauty, and her attitude. Here are some of my personal favorite fashion moments of the gorgeous Sophia Loren!

Enjoy and thank you so much for reading, it means alot! Any comments are always appreciated!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Vintage Hats

I think vintage or vintage inspired hats are a great thing to collect but some of them can be quite wearable too. You do need alot of confidence to pull off vintage hats but they are absolutely adorable. Just click the photos to find out more details about each photo. Enjoy!

Vintage Hats by BrittyB87

I just love the hat pins in this one-they're very delicate and pretty!

Vintage Hats2 by BrittyB87

Friday, October 24, 2008

1930s: Feminine Nightgowns

One of my favorite things about 1930s fashion are the really pretty nightgowns or negligees. They truly are glamorous and luxurious, and hey- who couldn't use a little more luxury and glamour in their lives?

1) Sheer 1930s Black Negligee by "Miss New Yorker" $175
2) Blush Peach Silk Satin Negligee, hand sewn, $175
3) Black Georgette and Lace Nightgown, $195
4) Black Lace and Bias-cut Negliegee Set, $250
5) Starlet Style Peach Silk Satin Nightgown, $65
6) Blue Satin Nightgown, $85

All of these gorgeous nightgowns and negligees are available at the always fabulous Vintage Vixen.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Fabulous Fashion Moments: Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe is a fashion icon in many fashionistas opinions. She is a huge fashion inspiration for me personally and I know alot of you ladies just love her too! She was glamorous, beautiful, sexy, and daring in regards to her fashion- she was a definite risk taker! So, in pictures, here are some of Marilyn's Best Fashion moments and most beautiful photos! Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Red-Headed beauty: Lucille Balle

Lucille Balle was born on August 6, 1911. She was an American born actress, comedian, and model. She is best known for the much loved TV show "I Love Lucy" staring herself and then husband Desi Arnaz.

Lucy was and is an inspiration to women everywhere to embrace beauty, humor, and intelligence. This lovely red head possessed all three of these qualities and much more. She will be forever loved and missed.

RIP Lucille Balle
Aug. 6, 1911- April 26, 1989

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Style Trends of the 1920s

The 1920s were indeed roaring! So much in fashion changed during this time-from women's under garments to dresses. There were no more corsets or bustles and hemlines were much higher from calf length to knee length (for a brief period in the mid to late 20s). Very thin, boyish figures were very fashionable during this period, as the particular style of clothing fell better on such figures than a curvy woman. Larger busted women actually would wrap their chests to flatten them to better suit the fashions. The things we do for fashion, right? (Hehe;-)

Here are some of the fashion and style trends from the roaring 20s:

What was in for Clothing and Fashion: Sleeveless garments, beading, plunging necklines and low backs, knit sweaters, dropped waists, calf and knee length skirts, hats, feathers, lace, fur, mary jane shoes

What was in for Makeup: The eyes were the emphasis in the 20s. Smokey eye makeup and false eye lashes with very thin eye brows. Lips were usually made to look more narrow, dark and very defined.

What was in for Hair: The short "bob" was in. Wearing it straight, wavy or curly, all were seen in the 20s. Short hair was very chic.

Some great vintage 20s dresses:

1) 1920's Deco Electric Blue Sequin and Auroraborealis Beaded Flapper Overdress, $785, Antique Dress.

2) 1923 Black Net Multicolored Beaded Overdress! $885, Antique Dress.

3) 1926 YVONNE, Paris Gold Beaded Cotton Net Flapper Dress! Handmade in France! In Nearly Mint Condition. $2,685. Antique Dress.

4) 1925 Black Silk and Crepe Flapper Dress with Slit Skirt Front. $1,595. Antique Dress.

5) 1920's Pink Velvet Party Dress with gold metal lace and fabric. Excellent Condition. $345. Hemlock Vintage.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

More Beautiful Vintage Finds

I don't know about you guys but I can't seem to get enough of vintage clothing and accessories! I almost wish we lived in a time when people still dressed up or dinner and wore dresses on a regular basis. That's not to say I don't love modern fashion, it's just a nice thought. Of course, we can still do that-dress for dinner, wear pretty dresses on a regular basis, it's just not common anymore. That's okay though, because being unique is fun and fabulous! Here are some great vintage finds. Enjoy!

Okay, first, I absolutely fell in love with this amazing 1950s Ceil Chapman Couture gown found on C. Madeleine’s.

Here's the description:
Ceil Chapman couture black lace and taffeta gown from the 1950's. A strapless evening gown with an asymmetrical ruched waistline in taffeta. Skirt is sheer lace with a lining of tulle. An oversized bow on right hip also in taffeta. Inner boning and waistband. Side zipper closure and a single hook and eye.

This amazing gown is in nearly mint condition!

The Price: $3,800.00

Here are the measurements:
Bust 30"
Waist 26"
Hips 28"
Length 54"

Here are some more great vintage dresses from the 50s. Just click the picture to find details on each dress.

50s Dresses by BrittyB87

And here are some great vintage handbags:

Vintage Bags by BrittyB87

Enjoy and please share some of your fabulous vintage looks or great finds! Thank you so much for reading and leaving comments, it really means alot to me!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

New MAC Collection: Red She Said

Well ladies, MAC's holiday collection "Red She Said" is up online now! I'm absolutely infatuated with the look of this new collection and can't wait to get my hands on it! The gorgeous collection is reminiscent of Old Hollywood glamour-the look is a bit retro in a wonderful way. Go take a look ladies!! MAC Cosmetics I thought this would be a fitting post because the look is so retro, I'll probably be doing tutorials for Old Hollywood Style with this collection. Enjoy!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Besame Cosmetics

Besame Cosmetics is a brand clearly influenced by the colors and glamour of makeup from the 40s and 50s. The founder, Gabriela Hernandez launched the brand in late 2004and it has had good reviews and press since the launch. The packaging is beautiful, the colors are beautiful, the quality is great. The line includes foundations, lip products from lipstick to lip glosses, and eye shadows, liners and mascaras. The prices are surprisingly low, a good number of the items are $6. If you're looking for a truly vintage makeup look, make sure to check out this brand! Visit the website at Besame Cosmetics

Fantastic Vintage Finds

All of these gorgeous vintage fashions and accessories were found at Vintage Vixen . This little online boutique has an amazing collection of clothing and accessories dating from the late 1800s to the 1980s. Their prices are very reasonable and some of their pieces are great finds! Make sure to check out their incredible collection, I know you'll find some real treasures! I just picked a few of my favorites and here they are! Also, make sure to check out my other blog for more amazing finds and beauty tips and tutorials A Little More Beautiful .


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