“I was the spark that lit up Flaming Youth, Colleen Moore was the torch. What little things we are to have caused all that trouble.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald
Colleen was in a million films and became an icon of an era. My guess is that this portrait is from the late 1920’s (1927 or 1928), the height of Colleen’s popularity. She is often overshadowed by other “flappers” of the era as they were viewed as more rebellious due to their film roles. Colleen was America’s Sweetheart… Continue reading | 11 Comments
I’ve been on a 60’s kick lately…but I always do that in the summer. I love a good campy, mod look. Here’s Britt Ekland on the cover of a 1966 Vogue looking absolutely stunning. Mod perfection. And before her Bond Girl fame.
FACE: There’s a nice dewiness to this look that I love. It “reads” as very modern. I applied Revlon Photo Ready BB Cream in Light Medium with my fingers. Under the eyes I applied MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NC20
Ann-Margret said it best in her autobiography, that she had to go from “Little Miss Lollipop to Sexpot-Banshee”. It’s true. Ann-Margret had to play the girl next door and then quickly change into sex kitten. She’s an icon of the 1960’s. Actually one of my favorite “camp” icons because she had to play all of those stereotypical female roles. This pic above was taken in 1967, during her Vegas days. Fun fact – the same hairdresser that made Lucille Ball a redhead made Ann-Margret a redhead too… Continue reading | 6 Comments
Leslie Caron is a talented woman that is still acting today. If you aren’t doing anything this weekend, watch Lili but only if you aren’t scared of puppets. If you hate someone that is scared of puppets, tell them to watch Lili. I’ve always wondered if Leslie Caron had any relation to the House of Caron (her dad was a chemist…) Anyway, Leslie is a gorgeous woman and still to this day we envy her lips. I’m guessing that this photo was taken in the mid-to-late… Continue reading | 4 Comments
I’m going to go out and say it, Wanda Jackson is badass. The Queen of Rockabilly is in her 70’s and still rocks out (she’s on tour this year). She has influenced so many creative types throughout the years. I am happy that she finally got the recognition that she deserves (she was FINALLY inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009). Wanda is still a glamorous stone-cold fox that still wears rhinestones and sports big hair. To me she was always… Continue reading | 4 Comments