Monday, November 09, 2009

D.I.Y. Old Hollywood Glamour


Pictured Above: 1930s Hollywood film stars Marlene Dietrich (top) and Myrna Loy (bottom)

Unencumbered by Christian-inflected Victorian era warnings against female vanity (read: sexuality) and emboldened by the appearance of mass market beauty retailers like Max Factor, Hollywood stars of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s (pan)caked on signature looks that have since become a sort of visual shorthand for the glamour and excess of the era (and the industry). Though such styles are admittedly too bold for everyday wear, the fantastic video tutorial below demonstrates how--with the right tools--they may be tastefully re-created for your next ultra elegant fĂȘte. Behold!:



MAB Jewelry said...

Yay, I need some old Hollywood glamour today. I want to be Rita Hayworth in Gilda!

meena meena said...

jesus, this lady is so SO good at applying makeup, i could watch her alll dayyyyyy.

Darkmans Darkroom said...

I'd have to say that doesn't really look Hollywood glam to me, it's not in b/w. also George Hurrell preferred his subjects with as little makeup as possible. so not all used pancake makeup.