Wednesday, 28 September 2016

An Alluring Charm.

My  Glamorous Grandma, My Stylish Mum and Her Sisters and Brothers circa 1960.
Grandma never left the house without applying full make-up including her trademark red lippy!
I'm loving all those handbags.
Elizabeth Taylor, photographed by Henry Clarke, 1967

Since the earliest movies shot their stars to fame, women have been inspired by what
they've seen on screen, which by its very nature demands larger than life beauty, charisma and style.
After visiting the cinema,women gave themselves Louise Brooks haircuts (they still do) and
dreamt about Garbo's otherworldly beauty. A few years later they dyed their hair platinum blonde after Jean Harlow
and longed for legs like Betty Grable's or a bosom like Sophia Loren's.
Nothing has promoted the idea of glamour in all its forms more than the cinema, whether we are
watching Audrey Hepburn's gamine charm or Liz Taylor's more-is-more fireworks, or Marilyn Monroe's- well - Marilyn Monroe.

Audrey Hepburn, photographed by Bert Stern 1963.
The year I was born.