As some of you know, I am in love with vintage pin up girls. I even went so far as to create an application on Facebook, which currently has over 8,000 monthly users! There are so many cute costumes out there for Halloween this year, but I found an adorable website that has so many vintage pin up costumes to choose from. They also have adorable vintage-inspired clothing for your inner pin up girl 3>
Thank you so much to all of my new followers (friends)! I am shocked at the amount of wonderful comments and support I am getting, especially since my blog is so new. You all rock! I love comments and always try to respond to them, so please keep them coming!
You have inspired me to post again today. I came across some pics of Grace Kelly and simply sighed. She was such an unbelievable beauty, and so many of us idolize her because of her princess status.
One of my favorite Hitchcock movies is “Rear Window.” She was so amazing to watch in that film. Those clothes, that hair, that smile! “After giving up her acting career and marrying Prince Rainier Grimaldi III of Monaco to become Her Serene Highness Princess Grace of Monaco. She had three children: Princess Caroline, Prince Albert, and Princess Stéphanie. Grace died on 14 September 1982 after her car went off a road in the cliffs of Monaco.”
Here are some pics of the fabulous Princess. Enjoy!
Often known as the “It Girl,” or the “greatest silent film actress,” Clara Bow was always beautiful to look at. Her parents were poor and neglected her, often yelling and screaming in front of her. She chose a new life and became one of the most recognized actresses of all time. “To promote their young star, Paramount was only too happy to help sensationalize every love affair she had. The otherwise shy and reclusive Clara gave into the expectations and trappings of being the It girl. A hypocritical Hollywood society did not take kindly to her wild raucous ways and were very quick to shun and distance themselves from her. Many of Clara’s exploits were quite mild compared to some of her Hollywood counterparts. The only difference being was that her counterparts were more careful about airing out their dirty laundry.”
The true original flapper, she died at age 60. Here are some amazing photos of Clara.
Lauren Bacall is yet another one of my favorite actresses of times gone. She has this grit to her that appears as sexiness. She seemed like a tough broad, one who you could joke with (maybe tell a dirty joke to). When most people think of Bacall, they think of Bogie. Bacall and Bogart were together for 13 years, beginning when she was 19 and he was 45. She says he was the love of her life: “He was very apprehensive about the age difference. But it didn’t bother me. I thought we suited one another perfectly.” Here are some of my favorite images of Lauren. Enjoy!
Bette Davis is one of my all time favorite actresses. Most people would choose “All About Eve” as their favorite Bette film, but surprisingly mine is, and has always been, “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane.” I know it’s crazy, because Bette is so scary, old, and just hard to look at, but her character is amazing! Joan Crawford and Bette hated each other, and it’s spectacular to watch them work together. I recently took a tour of old Hollywood, and was lucky enough to see the house in Lincoln Heights where Joan and Bette lived in the film.
Most people do not know that Bette was such a beauty in her youth. I am posting some of my favorite Bette images from her early years. Check out the leopard coat! Those eyes! Wow! Have a great Wednesday!
I want to focus on women of style throughout history. One of the first women I thought of was JACQUELINE LEE BOUVIER KENNEDY, or as we more commonly know her, “Jackie O.” I never really thought of Jackie as a “true beauty,” but there is definitely something about her. Her sense of style is classic. She brought class, culture, beauty, and intelligence to her position as first lady. She always appeared full of self control and poise. Here are some of my favorite images of Jackie. I hope you enjoy them.