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RETRO FRENCH GLAMOUR PHOTOGRAPHY

deco-lady-frenchTHIS VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH IS ORIGINAL 1920S. IT WAS HAND TINTED IN A TIME BEFORE COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHY WAS IN USE. THIS IS RETRO FRENCH GLAMOUR AT IT’S BEST. THE WOMAN IS THE CENTRE OF THE PICTURE, WITH HER FINELY PLUCKED AND PENCILED EYEBROWS AND CUPIDS BOW MOUTH. THE HAIRSTYLE AND MAKEUP IS PURE GLAMOUR ALONG WITH THE LONG STRING OF PEARLS WHICH WERE A POPULAR FASHION ACCESSORY OF THE ERA.

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WOMEN OF THE 1920S

deco-lady-furcoat-flapperTHE IMAGE THAT MOST PEOPLE HAVE IN THEIR MINDS OF WOMEN FROM THE 1920S IS FLAPPERS WITH SLICKED BOB HAIRSTYLES AND BEADED SLEEVELESS DRESSES. LIKE ANY DECADE FASHION VARIED THROUGHOUT THE ROARING TWENTIES. WOMEN OFTEN WORE HUGE FUR COATS AND LONG FLOWING DRESSES.

deco-lady-1920sMANY WOMEN WORE WAVES IN THEIR HAIR AND ULTRA FLUFFY CURLS.

Deco-lady-1920's-furcoatMANY WOMEN WERE VENTURING INTO THE WORKFORCE FOR THE FIRST TIME AND AS A RESULT HAD MONEY TO SPEND ON CLOTHES, HATS AND MAKEUP AND EVEN THEIR OWN CARS. THE 1920S WERE A TIME OF BIG CHANGE FOR WOMEN, FASHION WAS BECOMING INCREASINGLY DARING AND MORE COMFORTABLE AND PRACTICAL THAN IN EARLIER DECADES. WOMEN WERE BECOMING INVOLVED IN SPORTS LIKE TENNIS AND GOLF, SPORTS THAT MADE REQUIRED CLOTHES THAT ALLOWED FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT.flapper tennisTO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE WOMEN OF THE 1920S CHECK OUT THIS BOOK IN THE KINDLE STORE FLAPPERS IN FASHION OR CHECKOUT THE iBOOKS FLAPPERS IN FASHION

1940s fashion photography

1940s-hairstyles001THESE VINTAGE FASHION PHOTOGRAPHS ARE FROM THE 1940’S. THE ELABORATE HAIRSTYLES ARE INTRICATE AND PILED HIGH WITH WAVES AND CURLS. THIS BIG HAIR LOOK IS ECHOED IN LATER ROCKARBILLY STYLES.1940s-hairstyles002

THE BRIGHT RED LIP AND BEAUTIFUL ARCHED YET UNDERSTATED EYEBROWS ARE TYPICAL OF THE MAKEUP AND BEAUTY STYLE OF THE ERA.

 

THE GATSBY ERA REVISITED IN FASHION, PHOTOGRAPHY AND FILM

1920s fashionVintage fashion is back. Baz Luhrmann has filmed The Great Gatsby in 3D and is bringing back the roaring twenties for a new generation to appreciate. The fashion and the hairstyles of the era were cutting edge for their time. Women were wearing more makeup and many were cutting their hair short for the first time in history.retro photographyExploring the past is an essential part of understanding where the culture, fashion, photography and technology of today truly began.