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The Style Essentials--Doris Day Makes a Statement in Jean Louis for 1959's PILLOW TALK

GlamAmor Posted by on Oct 19, 2011

1959's Pillow Talk is one of the most influential movies of all time from the standpoint of style.  It is decidedly modern--as accessible as it is aspirational.  It is also quintessential Doris Day.  After many years stuck in somewhat frilly musicals at Warner Bothers, read more

GlamAmor in TCM Podcast for November's "Battle of the Blondes"

GlamAmor Posted by on Oct 17, 2011

November on Turner Classic Movies will be a real "Battle of the Blondes"...everyone from Marlene Dietrich to Brigitte Bardot will be featured on Mondays and Wednesdays throughout the month.  As a quintessential blonde myself, I have been invited by TCM to discuss the iconic style of these read more

Out & About--All About the Historic Annenberg Beach House in Santa Monica

GlamAmor Posted by on Oct 12, 2011

In addition to the incredible life of 1920s and 30s screen star Marion Davies, her Santa Monica beachfront estate has its own tale to tell.  Built by longtime love, publisher William Randolph Hearst, the estate was Marion's home in Los Angeles while she worked at MGM and Warner Brothers until t read more

Cinema Style File--More about 1920s and 30s Screen Star Marion Davies

GlamAmor Posted by on Oct 10, 2011

For those of us who love classic cinema, Los Angeles is a treasure.  History surrounds you wherever you go.  In Santa Monica alone, where I’m lucky enough to live, both moguls and movie stars have had houses here since the beginning of Hollywood.  Residents have included Louis B read more

Out & About Video--1920s-30s Star Marion Davies and the Annenberg Beach House

GlamAmor Posted by on Oct 5, 2011

The pilot episode of GlamAmor's Out & About video series is now live!  Out & About takes you to visit people and places around Southern California whose history reflects my passion for classic cinema and its incredible style.  Our first trip is to the Annenberg Beach House in read more

Out & About with Marion Davies--GlamAmor's First Video Live This Week!

GlamAmor Posted by on Oct 2, 2011

The first video production of GlamAmor's Out & About series will be live this week!  The pilot episode kicks things off at the former beachfront estate of 1920s-30s screen star Marion Davies, which is now the Annenberg Beach House in Santa Monica.  Absolut read more

GlamAmor at September's A Current Affair

GlamAmor Posted by on Sep 30, 2011

There is no doubt about it...this edition of the boutique vintage extravaganza A Current Affair (ACA) was by far the best one yet.  It was the biggest show, with more vendors than ever before who all brought their most incredible pieces.  It was also the busiest show, with crowds floo read more

Cinema Connection--Seeing Red for Fall 2011

GlamAmor Posted by on Sep 20, 2011

The Emmy awards were on television this past weekend and one of the outstanding red carpet fashion trends was....well, red.  Red gowns were everywhere.  This should surprise no one considering the color is one of the strongest overarching trends for Fall 2011, as you can see reflected read more

Out & About--the Annenberg Beach House and Marion Davies Guest House

GlamAmor Posted by on Sep 13, 2011

Yesterday was the first production shoot for GlamAmor's Out & About series at the Annenberg Beach House in Santa Monica.  The series has transitioned to video, and each show will visit places and people around Southern California whose history is connected with classic cinema read more

Cinema Connection--1930s Inspired Peter Pan Collar Trend for Fall

GlamAmor Posted by on Sep 11, 2011

One of the strongest micro trends for Fall 2011 is the Peter Pan collar.  This slight school girl look was seen on many a runway, including Giambattista Valli, DKNY, and Marc Jacobs.  Marc used it most prominently in his collection for Louis Vuitton where leather white collars (often detac read more

Style Essentials--Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert in 1934's IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT

GlamAmor Posted by on Sep 9, 2011

Frank Capra's It Happened One Night is an important film in Hollywood history as it was the first movie to sweep all five of the major awards at the Oscars--Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Screenplay.  That feat would not be accomplished again until 1975, sh read more

GlamAmor at A Current Affair September 24-25 at the Cooper Penthouse

GlamAmor Posted by on Sep 6, 2011

On September 24 and 25, GlamAmor will once again join over 25 boutique vintage retailers and private dealers from Los Angeles and beyond at A Current Affair.  Check out photos from April's show and you'll see that this marketplace has something for everyo read more

Cinema Connection--1930s Marion Davies in Polkadots

GlamAmor Posted by on Sep 4, 2011

Though the polkadot trend this Fall has been attributed to inspiration from the 1940s, September's Marie Claire shows that origins of the look stretch back even farther to the 1930s.  In fact, one of the cinema sirens they show modeling the look is 20s and 30s screen star Marion Davies. Marion read more

On Trend with GlamAmor Vintage--Molly

GlamAmor Posted by on Sep 2, 2011

When I first saw this dress in my search for vintage pieces for GlamAmor long long ago, I knew it was perfect for my girlfriend Molly.  It's a magical mix of innocence with its oh so conservative cut while also somehow being completely sexy.  She agreed and looks amazing in it. We recent read more

Cinema Connection--1970s Blouses are Fit to be Tied

GlamAmor Posted by on Sep 1, 2011

One of the biggest trends for Fall 2011 is the resurgence of the 1970s.  The 70s silk blouse tied at the neck is definitely a standout piece for the upcoming season and you can see that celebrities are already loving the look.  It's extremely versatile in that it can be dressed down o read more

Cinema Style File--Faye Dunaway Takes on Television in 1976's NETWORK

GlamAmor Posted by on Aug 29, 2011

Sidney Lumet's Network is a film that flits in and out of my Top Ten Movies for very good reason.  Written by the great Paddy Chayefsky, it is a prophetic story of the evolution of both the entertainment industry and power.  It was created and set in 1976, but what's chilling is how many o read more

Fashion Trends for Fall 2011

GlamAmor Posted by on Aug 25, 2011

As August all too quickly comes to a close, Fall fashions are beginning to hit the stores while the trends are distilled and discussed in pages of the magazines.  There's a lot to choose from this season due to the sheer number of directions that designers have taken their collections.  Th read more

The Rise of Boutique Vintage and the Vintage Inspired

GlamAmor Posted by on Aug 23, 2011

Once upon a time, shopping for vintage meant a treasure hunt in a dusty and musty thrift shop.  I remember spending hours combing through clothing poured into piles on the floor or crammed into crowded racks on bent wire hangers.  Then in the 1990s, vintage swung in the polar opposite dire read more

Cinema Connection--1940s Polkadots on Trend for Fall

GlamAmor Posted by on Aug 22, 2011

The 1940s are a huge trend for Fall 2011 and polkadots are already popping up everywhere.  For inspiration, one only need to turn to Joan Crawford in 1945's Mildred Pierce to see an encapsulation of the decade and its style.  In her Oscar-winning performance, Joan wears both polkadots read more