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Cinema Style--Kay Francis Shines as a Model Sophisticate of the 1930s

GlamAmor Posted by on Aug 20, 2012

It's always incredible to me how few people know Kay Francis.  Even those who do know her seem to fail at recognizing and appreciating just how much she contributed to classic cinema as well as to today's fashion.  There is no question that Kay was a style star and consistently so in every read more

Cinema Connection--Katharine Hepburn Style Inspires Modern Menswear for Fall

GlamAmor Posted by on Aug 18, 2012

There is no question that one of the great icons of style is Katharine Hepburn.  What few appreciate is how much of her style started on the inside...the result of an empowered upbringing from progressive parents in New England that carried into a lifelong self-confidence.  She was well kn read more

The Style Essentials--Katharine Hepburn Suits Spencer Tracy in WOMAN OF THE YEAR

GlamAmor Posted by on Aug 14, 2012

As many of you know, last week I taught a three-day seminar at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) called The Style Essentials: the History of Fashion in Film.  The Style Essentials represent iconic costume design in the movies--from the 1920s to the 1970s--that cont read more

Out & About--2nd Annual Ocean Park Surf Contest in Santa Monica

GlamAmor Posted by on Jul 27, 2012

This past weekend was the 2nd annual Ocean Park Surf Contest in Santa Monica.  The event is a labor of love for founder (and boyfriend) Kevin Osborne, who owns Ocean Park 26 clothing and has skated and surfed this area almost his entire life.  Over a decade ago he invited me to paddle read more


GlamAmor Posted by on Jul 18, 2012

In a few weeks, I will be teaching a three-day seminar at FIDM called The Style Essentials: the History of Fashion in Film.  The Style Essentials represent the most iconic costume design in the movies that continues to influence fashion today.  The clothing, accessories, and even read more

Out & About--Vintage Swimsuits Make for a Swingin' Summer at FIDM

GlamAmor Posted by on Jul 12, 2012

The other night I was invited to a delightful vintage swimwear exhibition and cocktail party at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM).  The exhibit was curated by my friend, Dave Temple, who sells an extensive vintage collection called Clever Vintage and is behind one read more

Cinema Connection--The 'Eternal Optimism' of 1950s Loretta Young

GlamAmor Posted by on Jul 5, 2012

With the 1950s so on trend for summer, I couldn't help but think of another stylish star of the era to inspire us--Loretta Young.  Though not as known to fashionistas as someone like Grace Kelly or Marilyn Monroe, it is definitely worth having her on your radar.  After all, this is a read more

Cinema Connection--Timeless 1950s are On Trend for Summer

GlamAmor Posted by on Jun 28, 2012

One of the biggest trends for Summer 2012 is the influence of the 1950s.  Its style has been seen in endless editorials and features for all the magazines recently--W, Vogue, Allure, and Glamour just to name a few.  Another was Harper's Bazaar (shown here), which hired famed photographer T read more

Best Beauty--My Product Picks for Sexy Summer Legs

GlamAmor Posted by on Jun 21, 2012

Summer is officially here!  This is my favorite time of the year...when the weather is at its warmest and legs are on full display in flirty skirts, shorts, and sundresses.  Marilyn Monroe has been our inspiration on GlamAmor recently...first for her hair and makeup and then for read more

Marilyn Monroe Models Swimsuits and Adds Sizzle to Summer

GlamAmor Posted by on Jun 18, 2012

From the earliest days of her career, Marilyn Monroe posed in swimwear for the camera.  The then 19-year-old brunette Norma Jean Dougherty had a love of Jean Harlow and dream of escaping her challenging childhood by becoming a model.  In an effort to do so, she enlisted the help read more

Cinema Connection--Fashion's Fixation on the Little White Dress of SEVEN YEAR ITCH

GlamAmor Posted by on Jun 12, 2012

As I recently discussed on GlamAmor, little in film has made a bigger impact on fashion than 1955's  The Seven Year Itch.  Marilyn Monroe flaunts her figure in several incredible dresses thanks to Twentieth Century-Fox costume designer William Travilla, but the movie is a St read more

Cinema Connection--Hair and Makeup Mark "The Look" of Marilyn Monroe

GlamAmor Posted by on Jun 4, 2012

Marilyn Monroe is definitely having another moment in popular culture.  The zeitgeist started somewhere around October when Michelle Williams played the legend in the Oscar-nominated My Week with Marilyn.  Then there was suddenly an entire series on television--Smash--about the creati read more

Cinema Style File--Marilyn Monroe in 1955's Style Essential THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH

GlamAmor Posted by on May 29, 2012

As we have just celebrated Memorial Day, I could think of no one hotter to kick off our Summer than Marilyn Monroe in the 1955 Style Essential The Seven Year Itch.  The Style Essentials represent iconic costumes and style in the movies, and this is perhaps the best known of them read more

Cinema Connection--Sultry Cats Eye Sunglasses on Trend for Summer

GlamAmor Posted by on May 18, 2012

In 1968's The Thomas Crown Affair, Faye Dunaway's entrance is made exceptional with her incredible tortoise shell cats eye sunglasses.  She is stunning and it's really those shades that stand out and make her look like a star.  Though seen in early classic cinema such as 1944's&n read more

My New Line! Classic and California Cool from Time & Silence

GlamAmor Posted by on May 15, 2012

By now, I'm sure there's no question how much I admire classics from fashion in film as well as how much they have influenced my own aesthetic. And in my most recent article on Steve McQueen in 1968's The Thomas Crown Affair, it should be evident that I am as much a fan of men's style  read more

Cinema Style File--Steve McQueen Steals High Style in 1968's THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR

GlamAmor Posted by on May 8, 2012

As soon as I saw the schedule for the 2012 TCM Classic Film Festival last Fall, there was one movie I knew for certain I would see and cover for its essential cinema style--1968's The Thomas Crown Affair.   Everything about the production--Norman Jewison's direction, Hal Ashby's editing, H read more

TCM Classic Film Festival 2012--Closing Day Sunday at the Movies

GlamAmor Posted by on May 3, 2012

One of the most incredible aspects of the TCM Classic Film Festival is how personalized an experience we all had when we were there.  There were so many options on the schedule that every account from attendees seems to be different.  Some focused on the early films of the 1920s...some on read more

TCM Classic Film Festival 2012--Kim Novak's Handprint Ceremony at Grauman's Chinese Theater

GlamAmor Posted by on Apr 29, 2012

After a Friday filled with rain, I awoke to mostly sunny skies Saturday morning for the TCM Classic Film Festival.  I was up early for perhaps the peak moment of the entire event--Kim Novak immortalizing her handprints at Grauman's Chinese Theater.  Unfortunately, the weather was still so read more

TCM Classic Film Festival 2012--Friday Interviews and Kim Novak in VERTIGO

GlamAmor Posted by on Apr 26, 2012

Adrenaline continued to surge on the second day of the TCM Classic Film Festival, which just happened to be Friday the 13th.  As if on cue, down came a deluge of rain that hit Hollywood and Highland hard throughout the day.  But nothing could disappoint me...it was also my birthday an read more

TCM Classic Film Festival 2012--Opening Day On Air and On the Red Carpet for CABARET

GlamAmor Posted by on Apr 23, 2012

The TCM Classic Film Festival officially kicked off last Thursday at the Roosevelt Hotel and what excitement.  The relative calm of the day before was gone and replaced with the feverish energy of 25,000 fans flooding Hollywood and Highland for four full days.  Being part of this fest read more