While doing some further research on Rita Hayworth, I stumbled across an article that captured my attention. It is a fascinating piece of journalism that explores why many current starlets are opting for the classic glam look of the 40’s and 50’s rather than some of the fashions that dominated later generations. While there is no concrete explanation, the author eludes to the fact that in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, styles and fashion were dominated by the feminist ideal of “don’t look at me for my beauty, look at me for my brains, my power.” The screen sirens’ styles that the author states are being revisited were none other than Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe and Rita Hayworth. With the Oscars just around the corner, it will be interesting to watch and see which stars follow in the steps of these classic fashion icons. The whole article can be read by clicking this link.
Some tips on how to achieve the look of these classic stars are presented within the article as well. One such tip involves not being afraid of having full eye brows. Many people like to keep them as thin as possible, but letting them growing and just doing minimal grooming to maintain shape is what is recommended. They reference Elizabeth Taylor as being a perfect example of this practice. Essentially, the article states to lean toward natural looking, minimal make-up with only one or two areas of emphasis.
Another way to embody this form of Hollywood glamour is the skillful application of red lipstick. This serves as a classic way to emphasize and draw attention to the lips. For years, the trend of wearing red lipstick seemed to disappear. However, it has recently made a come back. Angelina Jolie (shown below) was a perfect example of this on the red carpet for this years Golden Globe awards.
The other way to help emulate your favorite icon is to take care of your skin. The screen stars of classic cinema all appear to have flawless skin. The two stars that come to my mind when talking about flawless complexions are Carole Lombard and Greta Garbo. Both are featured below.
“I’ve lived by a man’s code designed to fit a man’s world, yet at the same time I never forget that a woman’s first job is to choose the right shade of lipstick.” – Carole Lombard