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Lorelei Lee’s Pink Dress

In case you love iconic movie outfits (like me), and have a bank account with a value of $ 250.000 (not me), then you should buy one of the most legendary dresses ever. On the 10th of June the pink silk dress Marilyn Monroe wore in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) will be auctioned. It’s this gorgeous slik dress, copied by Madonna in the video for ‘Material girl’.  The value is estimated at $150.000-$250.000……..


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How To Do Retro Hairstyles

Always wanted to know how to do look like a glamorous forties Hollywood diva or how to create a sixties ‘Amy’ beehive? This book shows you how to do all the hairstyles of the thirties, forties, fifties and sixties.

With clear, step-by-step instructions, the book explains how to use tongs and different kinds of rollers and how to master the pin curl. The book focusses on fantastic 40’s and 50’s hairdos – victory rolls, waves and pompadours, the fake fringe (bangs) – and shows more than twenty hairstyles called like “The Vixen”, “The Casino Wife” and “For The Boys.” If that wasn’t enough, there’s also tips on accessorising with scarves, flowers and hats.

Some fabulous images from the book:

Vintage Hairstyling: Retro Styles With Modern Techniques by Lauren Rennells

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The Wardrobe of a Hollywood Queen

One of the things why I love London so much is that there’s always some great exhibition going on. To my excitement this Spring/Summer the Victoria & Albert museum will have an exhibition about the beautiful clothes of Grace Kelly. And the good news is, I will be in London this Spring together with the two other Three in a Crowd ladies! (Yes, this means I’m dragging you along to the Victoria & Albert).

Grace Kelly In Rear Window (1954), dress by Edith Head

With her mother in the fifties

At the Oscars in 1955, behind her is Audrey Hepburn

On display will be dresses from many of her most famous films, including ‘High Society’ and ‘Rear Window’; the gown she wore to accept her ‘Best Actress’ Oscar in 1955, for ‘The Country Girl’; the outfit she wore for her first meeting with Prince Rainier of Monaco; and pieces from her opulent haute couture wardrobe of the 1960s and 1970s by her favourite Paris couturiers, including Christian Dior, Cristobal Balenciaga, Hubert de Givenchy and Yves Saint Laurent.

In High Society(1956)

With Alfred Hitchcock on the set of To Catch a Thief (1955)

‘Grace Kelly: Style Icon’ will be arranged in three sections, tracing her evolution from MGM and Paramount silver screen star to real-life Princess. Three costumes designed by MGM’s Helen Rose, for Grace Kelly’s performance in ‘High Society’, in 1956, will be on show, including a Grecian-style bathing robe, and an embroidered evening gown, along with the black chiffon dress, designed by Paramount’s chief costume designer, Edith Head, for the Alfred Hitchcock classic, ‘Rear Window’.

Wedding dress, designed by Helen Rose

A second section will focus on the dress Grace Kelly wore for the announcement of her engagement to Prince Rainier and the clothes designed for her trousseau and dazzling wedding, in 1956.

The final section will illustrate her growing sense of style as fashion and culture ambassadress of the principality, and will include many couture gowns created for official royal engagements, such as the purple YSL, worn in 1981, to a Royal Opera House gala in London, where Princess Grace met the then Lady Diana Spencer and Prince Charles.

With prince Rainier

With the  Hermès ‘Kelly’ bag

The exhibition spans fashion across four decades, and includes eight dresses by Christian Dior, an extravagant, beaded Balenciaga jacket, Yves Saint Laurent’s ‘Mondrian’ dress of 1965, Coco Chanel suits jewellery by Van Cleef & Arpels, and, of course, the famous, original Hermès ‘Kelly’ bag.

Grace Kelly: Style Icon, April 17th-26th September, Victoria & Albert Museum, London; admission £6.

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Heartbreaker fashion!

Last week I received my dress from store Very Cherry (I blogged about the store earlier!), and it turned out to be a dress from Heartbreaker Fashion. Heartbreaker Fashion is made in California by Teresa Becker and her baby girl, Amanda Marie. In January of 2005, the mother-daughter duo combined their talents and aspirations to create a retro-influenced clothing line featuring classic designs which encompass an everlasting fashion statement: CUTE!

Teresa has been designing for manufacturers and stores since 1978. Additionally, she is a fashion design instructor at the college level. When Amanda decided to come up with the Heartbreaker concept, it was a natural to work as a team to provide the experience and ingenuity that are the essential ingredients of this company.

So I absolulty love this website and the clothes they make! Im sure gonna order another dress from them!

this is the dress I got, very cherry indeed!

Heartbreaker Fashion

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Very Cherry

Im really into rockabilly, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, pin-up style of clothing! So about a year ago i found this really cute website called Very Cherry. The owner of the site, Caroline Poiesz, also owns the Very Cherry shop in Rotterdam. She designs her own Very Cherry collection, inspired by the 40’s and 50’s. I ordered already some from her, and if i had more money i would order more often! Or go try on things myself, if i was nearer Rotterdam!

Some pictures to illustrate how cute the stuff is she sells:


Pictures of the actual store:

And Very Cherry as every now and then their own fashion show:

And Very Cherry even hosts their own Burlesque Ballroom!


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