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Welcome all! Nostalgia seems to be the predominant fashion mode for so many of my brides. Are you considering a vintage dress but you’re worried where to start the search for the hair and makeup?
Modern Day Vintage 60′s Bridal Inspirations
Well, lucky, lucky you! Today we are talking about the early 1960′s influence on fashion! It is hard to find a more diverse era for bridal fashion makeup and hair than the Mod 1960′s. The words radical, mod and carefree come to mind when we tune in on this era but so do the words bouffant and elegance.
“Coiffure” and “Bouffant” were common fashion terms bringing big hair to the fashion forefront.
I just love when contemporary editorials channel the early 60′s. So I wanted to do a modern take on early ’60s glam bridal inspiration for my brides. Brides that are inspired by vintage looks need to take a look at these exceptionally stylish and progressive alternatives to traditional looks. Lots of times, brides come to me asking for a vintage makeup look, but they are not really sure which era they would like to borrow from.
Looking like a demure and elegant Hitchcock-heroine with a polished bouffant bob cut and Sicilian architecture as the backdrop.
This blog post was created for brides who would love to do a retro 60′s look, but want something completely original and don’t have the time, the energy, or the faintest idea where to start. Continue Reading…
The roaring decade of the 1920’s not only embodied a period of glamour and drama, it also represented the rise of the “Flapper”, the “new women” who pushed the boundaries of gender identity and represented sexual and economic freedom, something that is still appealing to young women today.
The Flapper Bride epitomizes the hedonistic subculture that made the Roaring Twenties roar!
1920′s flappers were at the forefront of the revolution that challenged Victorian attitudes towards women. They demanded the freedom to live their own lives and had a lot of fun doing it. These women wore obvious make-up, showed their knees and flung themselves into the hedonistic rhythms of Jazz and the Charleston. They threw away their restrictive corsets, cut their hair, smoked, wore trousers and drove fast cars. Life was fun and meant for living!
Louise Brooks plays a bride in 1929′s Pandora’s Box
That era began with the look called “comme le garcon” (or, “like the boy”) – short hair was a big deal – nice girls kept their hair long, as a metaphor for maidenhood. For a woman to chop her hair short was to practically admit she was no longer a virgin. Moreover, they began smoking in public – something no “lady” did.
An Iconic Decade’s Beauty Look
Posted December 5th, 2012. Add a comment
Welcome all South Florida Destination Brides. One the most favored styles or themes in the wedding industry now is vintage, primarily Art Deco and the Roaring Twenties, with all its flappers, feathers, crystal and lace.
Art Deco Wedding Glamour – Vintage Miami Beach – Compact Vanities by ERTE
So, this week I wanted to highlight this retro glam wedding trend through the years. This blog takes you to Miami Beach during the Jazz Era, and to the fashionable bridal flapper beauty of dazzling dresses with exquisite embellishments and gorgeous head pieces.
Celebrate your own epic romance on the shores of Miami Beach
The Roaring 1920’s era is not only in vogue right now. Its sensational style, swank and sound is sure to leave your guests wanting more. The Roaring 1920’s era is stylish, feminine and bold, while at the same time, nonchalant and glamorous.
A history of 20′s love and romance
Posted December 4th, 2012. Add a comment
Marilyn Monroe is the epitome of glamour. The screen siren, who taught all of my brides-to-be that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, is getting my creative ideas flowing.
Bridal Inspiration: The Enduring Influence of Marilyn Monroe
Today, a half-century later, this 1950s bombshell is a source of inspiration for a new generation of brides.
Bridal Inspiration: Marilyn Monroe in Tulle Tutu Dress
2012 is the 50th anniversary of the late great blonde bombshell Marilyn Monroe’s passing. I’ve been doing professional makeup for over 20 years and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked to do the “Marilyn Monroe look” since she represents glamour, style, and elegance – qualities that most brides look to embody on their wedding day.
This blog is dedicated to the beautiful, wonderful, and talented Marilyn Monroe. This is the first in my Hollywood Icon series and it was inspired by Marilyn Monroe. After 50 years her legacy seems to be bigger than ever, and her memory will never die. She has left a huge impact on this world. From smoldering to demure, Marilyn Monroe channeled every facet of femininity, often using makeup to express herself.
Tender Photo Of Marilyn Monroe Looking Like A Glowing Bride
Posted November 12th, 2012. Add a comment
Being that I am so busy taking care of my beautiful brides most of the time, it’s not often that I am able to relax and contemplate my life and the many people and events that have inspired me as an artist. One such person is the legendary 1950′s supermodel Dovima. Dovima was the most glamorous and highly paid fashion model of the 1950′s.
Photographer Richard Avedon’s collaboration with Dovima on the pages of the foremost fashion magazines of the time created a union that provided some of the most spectacular and iconic fashion photographs in history. His photograph “Dovima with Elephants,” featured the first evening dress designed by Yves Saint Laurent, then a young assistant to Christian Dior. It remains one of the most anthologized of fashion photographs.
Dovima With Elephants – Paris 1955, Richard Avedon
Divine Dovima had a face that makes you reconsider your perceptions of beauty.
Dovima – 1950s Supermodel Supreme
She was the super-sophisticated model in a sophisticated time, definitely not the girl next door!
Dovima – Elegant, Aristocratic
I had the honor of meeting the legendary Dovima when I was a young art student learning fashion illustration. What a muse! What an inspiration! 1950s supermodel supreme, Dovima modeled the perfect poses for my fashion drawings 30 years later. She was an aspiring illustrator herself when she was “discovered” so I felt a special connection with her. Even in her 60′s she was beautiful, kind and, oh so elegant! Meeting her made such an impression on me with regards to fashion and makeup artistry. Continue Reading…