Found this makeup tutorial from the 1930s. I am loving the man’s accent and silly markings.
Two years ago, I had the opportunity to visit one of the best textile museums you have never heard of, The American Textile History Museum in Lowell, MA. During this time, they had an exhibit called “Grace and Glamour: 1930s Fashions.” This collection featured many beautiful bias cut dresses that were the fashion statement of the 30s. Luckily, the museum allowed me to take photos. Here are some of the dresses from this exhibit.
(I tried my best to clean and sharpen them up in Photoshop. Flash was not allowed.)
Irene Lentz. What can I say? I only just learned of Irene Lentz and made mention of her in my last post, but have seen her work in many films without knowing whose work it was. I did not know that she designed the costumes for movies such as “Shall We Dance” and “The Postman Always Rings Twice” where she put “hot pant’s” on Lana Turner. Check out the Vintage Fashion Guild, Irene Lentz, and Wikipedia for a more in-depth look into her life. However, take a look at some of her beautiful designs here…
Sometimes success like this doesn’t bring complete happiness. She committed suicide November 15, 1962.
Here are some excerpts from two of the famous movies she worked on.
At some point in our lives, most of us have had to read the Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald or have even watched the 1974 version starring Robert Redford. Well, guess what? Its coming back! Scheduled for release in December 2012, this new movie adaptation will star Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby.
As a result of this highly anticipated movie, the styles and fashions of the Roaring Twenties are starting to pop up everywhere. Bias cuts, flapper dresses, Art Deco details, and drop waists were seen almost everywhere at the Spring 2012 Fashion Week Shows.