Retro Looks In The Modern World: Glamorous Life!!

As much as the modern fashion world looks forward it also continually looks back in time. Here we explore Retro Looks in the Modern World.

This is one of the most exciting fashion editorials I've seen in a while! It has all of the elements I love about retro glamour; vampy, femme fatale, film noir, high glamour, wavy hair with bangs...oh my! Glamorous Life indeed! This was featured in the June issue of Harper's Bazaar Hong Kong.

Model: Patrycja Gardygajlo

Photographer: Dirk Messner

Glamorous Life!! Bobbins and Bombshells
Glamorous Life!! Bobbins and Bombshells
Glamorous Life!! Bobbins and Bombshells
Glamorous Life!! Bobbins and Bombshells
Glamorous Life!! Bobbins and Bombshells

via: fashiongonerogue.com

Bombshells: Ava Gardner

Ava Gardner, most known for her role in The Killers (1946) was one of MGM's most beautiful stars. Not only was she gorgeous, she was stylish as well. She could range from swim suit pin-up to femme fatale to girl next door. It was not easy to narrow down photos for this post. 

Stunning pin-up looks. 

I want those sunglasses! 

Classic! 

So stylish! 

Ava Gardner (1922-1990) lived a tremendous life from a childhood in the rural South to becoming on of the Hollywood greats. She starred in such films as The Killers, Mogambo, The Barefoot Contessa, and The Snows of Kilimanjaro to name a few. She was married and divorced three times, Mickey Rooney, Artie Shaw, and the love of her life Frank Sinatra. She also had relationships with Ernest Hemingway and Spanish bullfighter, Luis Manuel Dominguin. She died in her London home from pneumonia at the age of 67. 

Retro Looks In The Modern World: Gaultier Couture 2010

As much as the modern fashion world looks forward it also continually looks back in time. Here we explore Retro Looks in the Modern World.
Gaultier's Couture runway shown in Paris a few weeks ago was heavily influenced by the 1940's. Strong shoulders, femme fatales, and sculptured hats ruled.





Dita!

Dita again in the finale showstopper!

Retro Looks In The Modern World: Dior S/S 2010

I nearly died when I saw the Christian Dior Spring 2010 RTW collection shown in Paris earlier this month. Inspired by my favorite loves... film noir, lingerie, and femme fatales... you can see why! Galliano was specifically inspired by Lauren Bacall (image above) and it showed on the runway where the models wore Bacall hair and a serious face. Here are some of my favorite looks from the collection.