Sunday, November 30, 2008

MAKEUP AND MAKE-BELIEVE


    When i was writing for a new post, i came across this teenage photo of Dita Von Teese.
    Blonde and Make-up free; this remind me
     the stange feeling you can have when you see for the first time
     the photo of Laura Palmer in "Twin Peaks" 
    (1990) of David Lynch.

    I always admired people who perfectly knows
     how they want to look like.

    People who are knowing how to do a wake-over on themself.
    Dita Van Teese just added to her look a vintage Hollywood Glamour style.


    Max Factor's Beauty Calibrator

    Back in the 1930's and 40's, during the glory days of Hollywood, 
    the world of movie make-up was dominated by none other than Max Factor.Max Factor specialized in transforming ordinary people into dazzling stars.

    In 1914, working in his shop’s laboratory, Factor created “a greasepaint in cream rather than stick form, ultrathin in consistency, completely flexible on the skin, and produced in twelve precisely graduated shades.
     The silent-film comedians—
    Chaplin, Keaton—were the first to try it.

    Major Hollywood actresses - just about everyone who was anyone at the time: 
    Betty Grable, Rita Hayworth, Clara Bow, Bette Davis, Ginger Rogers, Judy Garland were using his skills.

    There is a strange Max Factor invention: "The Beauty Calibrator " is a weird gizmo from 1932 
    for measuring the face; it looks more like some medieval torture device.


    Strange but the Cosmetic industry is always mixing images of  Torture and Glamour.

    Remenber Rita Hayworth who had her hair removed to have a bigger face.
    Isn't that torture but of course not like today, those informations where hidden.
    It's really difficult to see a Face transformation of the Movie Stars of the 40's and 50's.
    I wish i could read one day a book who will investigated about
     this hidden secrets of Hollywood studios.

    American women in the early twentieth century, overcoming Puritan scruples 
    enforced by male employers, husbands, editorial writers, and legislators, began to paint themselves”.
    Here few Max Factor advertisements.




    One of my favorite movie is Vertigo (1958) of A. Hitchcock.
    Judy, the brunette accepted to change her hair color, style and make-up to please her lover.
    She transformed herself into the blonde Madeleine.


    It's funny to see that David Lynch will also work on this transformation subject 
    in several of his films:




    I came across an online exhibition at the FASHION ILLUSTRATION GALLERY 
    and i discovered the drawings of David Downton.
    He is working as a fashion illustrator but he have made celebrities portraits.
    I like the drawing of burlesque queen Dita Von Teese.





    D I T A V O N  T E E S E -  Los Angeles -  January 2006



    To finish this post i would like to share with you a new Etsy shop:
    They have a great way to add fun and modernity to classic vintage
     lingerie and all items are made to order.
    I wish you all a great Monday.



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Saturday, November 29, 2008

How About you ?

    Glitter Portrait by Steven Barrett


    "How About You?"
    Music by Burton Lane
    Lyrics by Ralph Freed

    "I like New York in June, 
    how about you? 
    I like a Gershwin tune, 
    how about you? 
    I love a fireside 
    when a storm is due. 
    I like potato chips, 
    moonlight and motor trips, 
    how about you? 

    I'm mad about good books, 
    can't get my fill, 
    and Franklin Roos'velt's looks 
    give me a thrill. 

    Holding hands at the movie show, 
    when all the lights are low 
    may not be new, 
    but I like it,
    how about you? ...
    ...Holding hands at the movie show,
    when all the lights are low
    may not be new,
    but I like it,
    how about you?

    Babes On Broadway (1941) was directed by Busby Berkeley 
    with Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland.



    How about you dear readers ?

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Friday, November 28, 2008

Inspirations: Furs

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    JENNY YUEN and the Slash part.II

    First of all.APOLOGIES for not been able
    to post more often,I'm gonna be mad busy until the end
    of next month.It seems December is the busiest
    month for fashion business(apart from FW's).
    I love what I do,but It takes sometimes so much out of you!

    Jenny Yuen it's a wonderful handbag designer
    from NYC graduated from Parsons.
    She kindly sent me this gorgeous bag,
    which since the last couple of weeks  has become
    my favourite bag!The soft and lovely coloured leather,
    the zips and logos,everything it has been done to a
    very high standard.(she truly puts her heart on each 
    of her own pieces,and it shows)
    This winter i've been mad looking for a double-use bag.
    Were I could wear it as a messenger for a daily use
     and also it could be the perfect chic handbag for going out.
    This one has it all.
    If you are interested,the model I'm wearing
     is the HITCHCOCK chesnut,
    and now  entering this code:"Thankyou08"
    you can get FREE DELIVERY!
    For more info about Jenny Yuen bags click HERE.


                                                                    
    Ante todo,DISCULPAS por no poder actualizar
    mas amenudo ultimamente,pero estoy y estare 
    ocupadisima hasta finales del prox mes con
     muchos proyectos.
    Diciembre parece estar siendo el mes mas atareado 
    en mi agenda,(aparte de las fashion weeks).

    Jenny Yuen,es una fantastica disenhadora de bolsos
    graduada en la Parsons de NYC.
    Amablemente me envio uno de sus preciosos bolsos que,
    desde que llego a mis manos no he podido dejar de usar,
    hasta convertirse en uno de mis bolsos preferidos!
    y es que desde hace meses llevaba buscando un bolso con
    doble uso,para llevar como bandolera durante los dias de semana
    y que a la vez fuese elegante y de mano.
    Los logos,cremalleras,lacados y la blandita piel estan realizados
    a un alto nivel y lujo donde con el uso,el bolso, se vuelve todavia
    mas bonito.Si estas interesada en adquirir uno,ahora usando el
    codigo:"thankyou08" el envio te saldra gratis.
    El modelo que yo llevo es el: HITCHCOCK chesnut.
    Para mas info visita JENNY YUEN
                              
                              
                                            
                            

                                                             

    scarf-present from ecuador
    jumper-H&M
    leggings-DIY
    boots-vintage
    bag-JennyYuen
                              

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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Anniversaire des Charlot







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making of Ragazza+ this months feature


    Mr Vuitton hizo posible que nos 
     reunieramos en la capital Madrilenha.
    Pronto conocereis el porque.:)
    (foto de Mario)


                                                                                               

                                                                    

    While i catch up with your comments,get ready
     "the coming up posts"(and get the pictures from the Marie-Claire 
    Prix awards) you can watch the video making of 
    Gala for RAGAZZA magazine(The pictures have been posted 
    already HERE)Courtesy of Carlota Pedrayo

    Mientras me pongo al dia y respondo vuestros comentarios
    (lo siento si ultimamente casi no he podido hacerlo pero estas 
    semanas estoy mas ocupada que nunca y con esto de que las 
    navidades se acercan el tiempo se vuelve oro) y preparo las 
    nuevas entradas para mi blog(fotos de los Prix Marie-Claire 
    y del ultimo viajecillo), podeis ver el video del making of
     para Ragazza(las fotos ya las habeis visto aqui)
    Cortesia de Carlota Pedrayo.
    Plus this month feature in Ragazza magazine AGAIN!
    Y este mes vuelvo a hacer acto de presencia en la revista Ragazza!

                                                 

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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Inspirations: Chantilly Lace

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