Gorgeous Shoe Fashions ( Vintage Film 1936 )

Friday, March 30, 2012
 1930's Shoes for Women - Archive film

"Gorgeous fashion in 1930's footwear. A Rainy Morning, but no rubbers, but sure footing in shoes
of gleaming water-proof patent leather - with the new pearl luster finish. A shining example for the new year.
Oxfords and Pumps hold their own during the rainy season.And now with clear afternoon skies, it is time to wear the more formal high heel shoes.These exhibits are designed by Dan Porter.These white oxfords are for cocktails.Evenings bring the high heeled sandals with open toes. Dance, be merry and keep pace with the times with slippers fit for Cinderella."

The 1930's, despite the Depression - brought an amazing variety of beautiful shoe styles to women.
Gone were the simple ankle straps of the 1920's Flapper and in came the heel. This unique archive film
showcases the 'latest' women's shoe fashions of 1936.

Popular shoes included pumps, slip-on, lace-ups, buckles, two tone and spectator designs. With outdoor fashions becoming more and more popular for in the leisure woman, you saw more sandals - not just on the beach but the high heeled version for evening wear too.

Fashionable colors included white, black, two tone white and black, brown and wine shades.
The standard evening shoe to wear with your dress included asymmetrical trimmed court shoes, sling backs and of course - peep toes.
With skirt hems getting lower during the 1930's, women's shoes became all the more exotic with decorations being the order of the day [ it was the Art Deco era after all ! ].

Cutouts were seen on pumps and the standard Oxford shoe became much more decorated with perforated hole designs and so on.This vintage film showcases womens shoes for street wear, rainy days to evening sandals and heels. Gorgeous.

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The Artist - A tribute to the real silent screen divas

Friday, March 23, 2012

Glamourdaze's tribute to the original female stars of the Silent Screen era.

I almost believe that the pictures are all I can feel.

Monday, March 19, 2012

The Dress from I ♡ VINTAGE


The Artist - The People behind the Hairstyles and Make-up

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Glamourdaze has already written in-depth posts on 1920's Make-up and 1920's Hairstyles, and we were delighted that Julie Hewett - the Make-up Designer for The Artist has agreed to be interviewed by Glamourdaze . More on that soon. In the meantime we'll take a quick look at her work on this amazing film.
To achieve a genuine and convincing make-up look for the 1920's era, Hewett had prepared by studying old black and white films. Interestingly, during shoots the monitors on set were in black and white which helped her perfect the luminescent looks of her stars.

Instead of pale makeup - which one would have presumed, Hewett kept the skin tones warm. Clearly an experimental process, she strove to achieve a natural look for the women. Peppy Millers lipstick had to appear to have shade and color - as opposed to being black."Your eye tells you to put a certain shade on, but you have to do what works for the black-and-white translation.” she said. Julie also has her own line of make-up available from her website Julie Hewett.net

Peppy Millers hairstyles created by Cydney Cornell, again was an experimental process, running several tests of famous silent divas, such as Louise Brooks and Joan Crawford. As it turned out Cornell said “Her hair was a combination of everyone because we were working with a particular actress and we were going for authenticity!"

Quotes from Below the Line - recent interviews with two key members of The Artist crew - make-up artist Julie Hewett and hair stylist Cydney Cornell.

The Artist - A tribute to the real silent screen divas

To achieve the genuine 1920's Flapper Look, visit Vintage Make-up Guide, where you can download beautifully restored beauty guides from that era.

Time to make this clean decision.

Monday, March 12, 2012


If it hadn't been for love.

Friday, March 9, 2012
Music : Adele


The Unsinkable Cloche Hat - Beautiful 1920's archive film

Thursday, March 8, 2012
Peppy Miller - Cloche Hat 'The Artist 2011'
This unique film collection of women in the 1920's modelling the famous cloche hat is a treat to watch.
It transports you back to an iconic era when women gradually began to be emancipated from men.

When Angelina Jolie doned her famous cloche hat for the hit film The Changeling, she found it a new and refreshing experience  - almost like being in a safe environment when out and about.

Angelina Jolie - Cloche Hat Fad
The forehead was simply not fashionable in the 1920's and hats fitted tightly down over the face.It's difficult to say which came first - bobbed or cropped hair or the cloche hat, but my guess is that it was the hat which dictated the new shorter hairstyles eventually as the 1920's drew in.

 That said - many women who served as nurses and worked in industry during the first world war had to tie up or shorten their locks as they did again in the 1940's. So perhaps this necessity was the mother of invention for Paris designers.
The Cloche was said to have been invented by the great French Milliner Caroline Reboux who was in her 60s by the time she introduced the design.She was also was the first to add a veil to a woman’s hat. She created the hat by placing a length of felt on a customer's head and then cutting and folding it to shape.The true original Cloche hat is made with felt - though there are many ways of achieving the look - such as a wool hat for instance.
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Clara Bow - Cloche Hat Wearer
As the 1920's progressed and hairstyles became shorter, the brim of cloche hats all but disappeared, only to reappear spectacularly in 1930.Now, thanks to the the Artist and the coy hat styles of its character Peppy Miller - delightfully played by Bérénice Bejo, the Cloche Hat is as popular as ever. What other fashion era can claim such a success? 
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Heaven is a place on Earth with you.

Thursday, March 1, 2012