Monday, 19 July 2010

Hair & Beauty How to: Old Hollywood Glamour

NB: Video How-To's below!
I have a thing for movies from the 20's, 30's, 40's and 50's... especially the glamorous style, everything from the dramatic gowns, perfectly groomed hair and slick red lips seen on the silver screen from that era. Oooh and let's not forget how amazing Kim Basinger looked in L.A Confidential, Marilyn Monroe in 'Some Like it Hot' and of course the big screen sirens of the 40's and 50's - Rita Hayworth & Veronica Lake.

Veronica Lake via Perfect People

I love this shoot she did - looking amazing right?

Kirsten Dunst, working the old Hollywood glam vibe for V mag
via Just Jared

Kate Bosworth the epitome of Old Hollywood style here

Scarlett 's perfect pout on the red carpet, in The Black Dhalia & being the perfect choice for advertising D&G's lipstick. She just oozes glamour!

Scarlett Johannson the modern day Hollywood Starlet for D & G make up

Drew Barrymore rocking Jean Harlow 20's style hair & Jessica Alba in Old Hollywood Glam

Angelina Jolie looking irresistibly divine in a blush gown & hot red lips.

Kate Beckinsale in Pearl Harbour

Dita Von Teese for WonderBra - looking sensational and immaculately groomed as always

This is so random, but a great retrospective of formal hair styles back in the day!

Vogue (Korea) Editorial for July 2010

I also love the modern day take on Old Hollywood Glamour as seen regularly on the likes of Gwen Stefani, Dita Von Teese, Christina Aguilera (when she was in that phase) and Sienna Miller ( on the red carpet).
A dash of red lippie is the way to injecting instant glamour to any look you're working and soft finger waves (either by 1 1/4 wide tongs or rollers) and curls are a quick fire way to channeling Old Hollywood Glamour.

This awesome 1940's makeup video by Look Magazine is less than 4 minute long with some very cool tips!

To get Kate Bosworths chic one-sided curls, you're going to need to 'apply mousse from root to ends and blow dry until 100% dry. Use heated rollers, winding sections of hair down either side of the head, and one row going backwards from the forehead, over the crown, down the nape of the neck. Remove rollers, loosen the curl by combing through with your fingers and crate a low side parting by tucking one side behind your ear.’ (info via Elle magazine)

Alternatively, check out this short video by for step by step instructions.

So, what fashion/beauty era do you love & why?

Images & ref via: FabSugar, Cosmopolitan, Just Jared, Vogue Korea, Elle UK, Fashion Gone Rogue.

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