Saturday, July 3, 2010

Some 1920's inspiration

I was staring at myself in the mirror while at work yesterday (vain, I know, but I work in a hair salon. I enable vanity. I am the gatekeeper to the most fabulous vintage styled hair in Chicago) And my hair has been doing this really awesome, perfect set of finger waves. And some how I thought of a 1920's vamp look. Which is very simple. Heavy on the eyes, heavy on lips and draw on the most expressive set of brows you can manage. I absolutely adore silent films so I looked up images of some of my favorite actresses of that era.

Pola Negri



Clara Bow



Alla Nazimova



Gloria Swanson



My hair actually kind of looks like Clara Bow's and Nazimova's. Then after work I bought some dark lipstick because my plan is to take some portraits of myself (again with the vanity). But that won't be happening this weekend. We are taking the dog camping.

PS. Nazimova, who has got to be one of the most beautiful creatures I have ever seen, was godmother to Nancy Reagan.

3 comments:

Aimée said...

I love all the hairstyles, but if you ask me, or someone else, nowadays, anyone would say are a bit annoying/crazy/strange because the were in trend ~ 100 years ago!

Amy B.

amy said...

@Aimee My hair is already styled like this. it looks very much like Clara Bow's. I think it looks great and I know others think so too because I get lots of compliments on it. I think if you did a full on flapper vamp look you would look a little costumey but I think any modern person could style themselves with this idea in mind and look fantastic and not any more annoying/crazy/strange than a die hard rockabilly. Is 60 years ago just more socially acceptable than 100 years ago?

A Homely Heroine said...

I saw your hair on facebook before I read this post, and I think your hair looks utterly gorgeous, you totally rock that style!