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Old Hollywood Glamour

Old Hollywood Glamour

Monday, October 12, 2015

Old Hollywood Glamour "Fashion is a language. Some know it, some learn it, some never will - like an instinct." Edith Head View post

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All About Eve

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Edith Head. She was one of the most celebrated in her field, a Hollywood costume designer who Bette Davis described as such “We may rehearse our lines, our movements, and our expressions, but until we finally slip into the costumes does everything come together so that we actually become the character. If we are not comfortable ...

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Dominique de Merteuil editor of Its Beyond My Control fashion blog


Friday, March 21, 2014

There’s a well-used adage which goes “don’t judge a book by its cover” and as I’ve recently discovered, in the case of the television series Reign, the dictum can equally be applied in saying that you shouldn't judge this programme by its preview, as after watching its 30 second promo, I was despairingly sobbing in ...

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1920's fashion

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries

Friday, January 17, 2014

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries is undoubtedly my favourite newly discovered costume drama. Set in 1920s Melbourne, portraying  adventures of the glamorous, fearless, sharp as a tack, boundary-breaking and at times outrageous, lady detective, the Honourable Miss Phryne Fisher, played brilliantly by Essie Davis. The ABC Australian TV show is based on the series of detective ...

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Mommie Dearest-My love for vintage couture

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

I’m fortunate to have been brought up by a very glamorous and sophisticated mother, who at an early age, introduced me to the wonderful world of vintage Hollywood. I was mesmerized by the performances and beauty of such stars as Veronica Lake, Rita Hayworth and particularly Joan Crawford, of whom I’ve read probably every biography ...

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