This post comes to you direct from Old Hollywood Glamour. The original Spider Eyes. Now that you've mastered the Hollywood eyebrow, let's move on to the next item of hairy adornments on our face: eyelashes. If you’re looking for someone to curse the next time your eyelash glue drips into the corner of your eye, blame Hollywood. It’s … Continue reading Minnie Mouse Eyelashes
This post comes to you direct from Old Hollywood Glamour. Here's a fact that'll make you feel like a slob: in the 1950s, 98% of American women wore lipstick. But don't worry too much—for centuries before that, lipstick and rouge were considered the exclusive domain of stage actresses and prostitutes (the two were often not far apart, morally, … Continue reading Pucker Up: Red Lips
This post comes to you direct from Old Hollywood Glamour. The perfect accessory for a good, old-fashioned French sulk. I'll admit it: on my not-so-glamorous days, I've been known just to throw a bandanna over my hair and call it a day, in the hopes that I will disappear into the crowd and nobody will know … Continue reading Accessorize Like a French Woman: Headscarves
This post comes to you direct from Old Hollywood Glamour. I'm sorry, I forgot what you were saying while I was staring at this glossy Kelly bag. Let's clear up a few things about Hermès bags: first of all, the Kelly was not made for Grace Kelly. Or rather, it wasn't designed for her—it's not out … Continue reading Travel in Style: The Hermes Bag
...that not all highlights are good highlights. And that even Audrey Hepburn had her off moments. To be fair, if we could see more of her face, she'd still probably look fabulous.
This post comes to you direct from Old Hollywood Glamour. Some beauty trends make total sense. Platinum blonde movie-star hair? It's flashy, shiny and fun! Plus, it's a biological signal of youth (and men flock toward it). False eyelashes? They make your eyes look bigger (another sign of youth) and more dramatic. A beauty mark, though? Why? Two … Continue reading Beauty Marks
This post comes to you direct from Old Hollywood Glamour: Volume I. Try to think of the oldest image you can of someone wearing sunglasses. Stumped? You should be. Although shades have been around since 60 B.C., they didn't sit on mainstream American faces until approximately 1970. But you know where they were long before the average Jane … Continue reading The Allure of Enormous Sunglasses