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The Style Essentials--Edith Head Style Finds A PLACE IN THE SUN at 2013 Golden Globes

GlamAmor Posted by on Jan 25, 2013

With the Golden Globes a couple weekends ago and the Screen Actors Guild coming up, we're now deep into awards season here in Los Angeles.  At any of these shows, I am always fascinated by the inevitable influences from classic cinema that appear on the red carpet.  Film noir was front and read more

Out & About--Celebrating Loretta Young's Centennial at the Hollywood Museum

GlamAmor Posted by on Jan 14, 2013

This month marks what would have been the 100th birthday of Loretta Young and it seems that all of Hollywood is celebrating.  To kick off the Centennial, Turner Classic Movies made Loretta their TCM Star of the Month and the Hollywood Museum now hosts its eagerly anticipated exhibition for Lore read more

Happy New Year with Frank Sinatra and Rat Pack Style in 1960's OCEAN'S 11

GlamAmor Posted by on Jan 1, 2013

New Year's Eve.  Las Vegas.   Say these five little words to almost any man and watch as you evoke a near Pavlovian rush of adrenaline and excitement.  Credit this to director Lewis Milestone's 1960 classic Ocean's 11, a film that centers on a New Year's Eve heist in Las read more


GlamAmor Posted by on Dec 24, 2012

Though Vincent Minnelli's Meet Me in St. Louis was set at the turn of the century, there was much in the film that translated to its 1944 audience. As World War II continued to rage on, the movie brought tremendous comfort by showing an idealized America and a family sticking together thro read more

Cinema Style File--Signature Edith Head Style in 1954's WHITE CHRISTMAS

GlamAmor Posted by on Dec 9, 2012

Every year I love sharing examples of Classic Holidays--the photographs, radio programs, vintage video, and films of holidays past 1920s to 1970s.  These include GlamAmor-ous Holiday Moments from It's a Wonderful Life (1946) and Meet me in St. Louis (1944). Or Cinema Style Files on films like T read more

The Hair Style File--Elizabeth Taylor Sets 1950s Trends in Short Curls

GlamAmor Posted by on Dec 3, 2012

One of the most beloved aspects of the 1950s is the bombshell beauties that emerged during the decade. After the more austere 1940s, the country experienced an economic boom with the end of World War II and women were finally allowed to indulge in a little frivolous fashion.  The styles switche read more

Out & About--A CONVERSATION WITH EDITH HEAD at the Pasadena Playhouse

GlamAmor Posted by on Nov 29, 2012

The year is 1981.  The production for Carl Reiner's Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid is underway on the Universal lot.  The studio's iconic costume designer--Edith Head--is running late to meet with us.  Her attentive assistant, Stuart, steps up and issues apologies to the audience before ti read more

Out & About--Presenting HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM at the Annenberg Beach House

GlamAmor Posted by on Nov 15, 2012

On Monday evening, I was honored with the opportunity to present The Style Essentials: History of Fashion in Film 1920s-1930s at the Annenberg Beach House.  What a thrill.  The Style Essentials represent the most iconic costume design in the movies that continues to influence fashion read more

You're invited! HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM 1920s-1930s at Annenberg Beach House

GlamAmor Posted by on Nov 2, 2012

For those who live in Los Angeles, you are invited to THE STYLE ESSENTIALS: HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM 1920s - 1930s!  The Style Essentials represent iconic costume design in the movies from the 1920s to the 1970s that continues to influence fashion today.  This is the first part of a much read more

The Hair Style File--On Trend with Art Deco in 1920s Flapper Curls

GlamAmor Posted by on Nov 1, 2012

When Paul Mitchell asked me to be a part of their Truth About Curls campaign last August, I had no idea the effect it would have on me.  Suddenly, no matter where I turned, curls were everywhere.  It seemed to be the look for Fall.  Whether it was movies, magazines, or telev read more

Cinema Connection--We're All Tied Up Over Diane Keaton in ANNIE HALL for Fall

GlamAmor Posted by on Oct 31, 2012

Much like Love Story, another 1970s style behemoth, Annie Hall (1977) is a movie whose influence seems to make frequent appearances in fashion's autumnal collections.  Modern menswear always seems so fresh in the Fall, and icons like Katharine Hepburn and Diane Keaton&n read more

The Style Essentials--Seems Like Old Times for Diane Keaton's Iconic Style in ANNIE HALL

GlamAmor Posted by on Oct 28, 2012

Woody Allen films have always been a favorite of mine.  Growing up as I did in Central Washington was great if you were into the outdoors, but the area was not exactly known as a cultural Mecca.  Woody's movies became an intellectual oasis for me...a place I could count on for that pe read more

Cinema Style File--Steve McQueen and Ali MacGraw Heat Up in Casual Classics

GlamAmor Posted by on Oct 20, 2012

Though many know my influences for dressing up--hello, costume designers Edith Head, Helen Rose, and Jean Louis, among others--I don't speak nearly as much about those who inspire my casual side.  For that, I turn to the American cinema style of the 1960s and 1970s where many, such as read more

My Time & Silence Line Will Soon Debut at LA Market Week!

GlamAmor Posted by on Oct 4, 2012

In addition to the work I do teaching the history of fashion in film and selling boutique vintage for GlamAmor, I am also involved in the modern fashion world as well.  For many months, my partner Alan Chan and I have been hard at work on our line Time & Silence and will soon debu read more

The Hair Style File--Milla Jovovich Always Makes Waves with 1940s Style

GlamAmor Posted by on Oct 1, 2012

Whenever I look for hair inspiration, Milla Jovovich never disappoints.  She is a chameleon who is capable of capturing any era's style, but also always knows how to keep it modern rather than retro.  This ranges from the short flapper looks (complete with bejeweled headbands) of the 1920s read more

Cinema Connection--Lauren Bacall Inspires 1940s Peplums and Houndstooth for Fall

GlamAmor Posted by on Sep 27, 2012

It seems I am forever pronouncing the influence of classic cinema on today's fashion.  Two trends for Fall/Winter 2012 offer further evidence of this--the peplum and houndstooth pattern.  The peplum--a short overskirt or ruffle attached at the waist--made a real resurgence this season. &nb read more

Cinema Style File--Bogart and Bacall Bring on the Heat in 1946's THE BIG SLEEP

GlamAmor Posted by on Sep 12, 2012

It was a dark and stormy night.   From my bed, I heard the familiar sound of the police cruiser sweeping into our driveway to park.  The car door opened, then quickly closed as my father splashed through puddle after puddle on his way to the house.  Finally through the front door, read more

Best Beauty--Beachy Waves a la Brigitte Bardot On Trend for Fall

GlamAmor Posted by on Sep 4, 2012

Because Labor Day is considered the unofficial end of Summer, I spent most of my weekend celebrating in the surf at Santa Monica Beach.  I wasn't the only one...this is one of the busiest times of the year along the ocean.  Tourists come from all over the world to visit and locals pour in read more

Out & About--Old Hollywood Glamour from Los Angeles' Mon Atelier

GlamAmor Posted by on Aug 29, 2012

For those of us who love the style of the Golden Age of Hollywood, our imaginations run wild at the thought of the studios' costume design departments.  Designing giants such as Adrian and Helen Rose at MGM and Travis Banton and Edith Head at Paramount had lavish salons where they saw thei read more

Cinema Connection--Fall Trends Showcase Influence of Kay Francis' 1930s Style

GlamAmor Posted by on Aug 25, 2012

Though we're still in the month of August and heat waves continue to hit us all across the country, both Hollywood and the fashion industry are starting to look with real excitement toward Fall.  Celebrities are already hitting some red carpets in outfits from the upcoming (cooler) season and m read more