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Style Essentials--Audrey Hepburn's Costumes Cause the (Oscar) Drama in 1954's SABRINA

GlamAmor Posted by on Feb 16, 2015

The Academy Awards are almost upon us and and, as they do every year, my friends Aurora, Kellee, and Paula have been throwing their month-long 31 Days of Oscar blogathon.  It is held in conjunction with the annual programming on Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and celebrates all the winners, l read more

Events--Presenting STYLE STORIES-GLORIA SWANSON at Annenberg Beach House 3/10

GlamAmor Posted by on Feb 13, 2015

In the next of my STYLE STORIES series at the Annenberg Beach House, I'll be speaking about the career and style evolution of Gloria Swanson! Tuesday, December 9thSTYLE STORIES--EVOLUTION OF FILM ICONS THROUGH COSTUME DESIGN Gloria Swanson Why Change Your Wife? (1920) + Sunset Bouleva read more

Happy 5th Birthday, GlamAmor!

GlamAmor Posted by on Feb 10, 2015

This week I celebrate the birthday of GlamAmor and, incredibly, it's just turned five!  Though the company started late in 2009, the website went live February 8, 2010, and that is the milestone I mark each year.  I'm proud to say that everything I do remains centered on classic cinema and read more

Cinema Style--Katharine Hepburn Toasts the New Year in Kalloch for 1938's HOLIDAY

GlamAmor Posted by Kimberly Truhler on Jan 7, 2015

Though much has been written about Katharine Hepburn's film career, surprisingly little has been dedicated to 1938's Holiday.  It was directed by the great George Cukor, her longtime friend and the man behind 10 of her most memorable movies, including her debut in A Bill of Divorcement (1932). read more

GlamAmor-ous Holidays--Orry-Kelly Style in 1942's THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER

GlamAmor Posted by on Dec 18, 2014

1942's The Man Who Came to Dinner has slowly become one of the classics I watch every year around the holidays.  Though it's not necessarily a Christmas movie per se, it definitely has many of the elements that make for holiday fun, such as ice-skating on a frozen pond and placing presents read more

#99ReasonsWeLoveSinatra - Celebrating Frank Sinatra's Birthday with 1960's OCEAN'S 11

GlamAmor Posted by on Dec 12, 2014

Today is what would have been Frank Sinatra's 99th birthday and it seems like the whole world will be celebrating.  Sony's new classic film channel getTV is playing host with a #99ReasonsWeLoveSinatra party on social media.  The fun started at 3 am ET--the exact time of Frank's birth--and read more

Events--Presenting STYLE STORIES--MARLENE DIETRICH at Annenberg Beach House Tomorrow!

GlamAmor Posted by on Dec 8, 2014

On the heels of yesterday's presentation at the Skirball Cultural Center on THE HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM NOIR, I'm speaking tomorrow about the style evolution of Marlene Dietrich at the Annenberg Beach House! Tuesday, December 9thSTYLE STORIES--EVOLUTION OF FILM ICONS THROUGH COSTUME DESIGN Ma read more

Events--Presenting HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM NOIR at the Skirball this Sunday!

GlamAmor Posted by on Dec 2, 2014

Sunday, December 7th THE HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM NOIR 1:00 pm - 2:30 pmGuest speakerSkirball Cultural CenterLos Angeles, CAWartime America bore witness to shortages of common fashion materials ranging from silk to rubber.  Even with rationing and restrictions imposed on the entire cou read more

Cinema Connection--The Long Legacy of Veronica Lake's Hair

GlamAmor Posted by on Nov 21, 2014

As many know, I have been celebrating film noir this Fall due to my December talk at the Skirball Cultural Center in L.A. on THE HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM NOIR.  One of the icons I will be discussing is Veronica Lake, and I recently wrote about the November birthday girl in the noir classic Th read more

Style Essentials--Veronica Lake Meets Alan Ladd + Iconic Style in 1942's THIS GUN FOR HIRE

GlamAmor Posted by on Nov 4, 2014

As most know, I am an enormous fan of film noir, particularly those that premiered in the 1940s, and have written about many of them on GlamAmor.  It seems appropriate, then, that I have been asked to speak on this very subject at the Skirball Cultural Center on December 7th as part of the read more

Cinema Connection--Red Carpet Legacy of Rita Hayworth and Costume Design of GILDA

GlamAmor Posted by on Oct 28, 2014

People frequently ask me for a list of the most influential costume design of all time, whether it's questions I get online, in interviews, or when I give presentations. Of course this is some of why I created The Style Essentials in the first place. But that is a list of 50--some want me read more

Style Essentials--Femme Fatale Rita Hayworth Puts the Blame in 1946's GILDA

GlamAmor Posted by on Oct 17, 2014

Happy birthday, Rita Hayworth!  Today would have been the 96th birthday of the "Love Goddess," so I celebrate by sharing what is perhaps her best known and beloved film--Gilda (1946).  The costume design alone is iconic and due to Columbia's head designer Jean Louis, who also has read more

Cinema Style--Writing Biography on Costume Designer Jean Louis

GlamAmor Posted by on Oct 7, 2014

This week we celebrated the birthday of legendary costume designer Jean Louis and I am thrilled to announce that I have been invited by his family to write his authorized biography. For the past few years, it has been my great pleasure to get to know the family of Jean and Loretta Young (they read more

Out & About--Walking (and Rowing) through the History of Echo Park Lake

GlamAmor Posted by on Sep 24, 2014

One of the things I admire most about Los Angeles is its history.  Though relatively young--California itself only became a state in 1850--the impact of this area is staggering, everything from inventions to innovations to style.  As a lover of film, I am constantly in awe of the fact that read more

You're invited! Discover the HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM 1950s in Live Webinar 9/20

GlamAmor Posted by on Sep 16, 2014

If you love style in the movies, join me this Saturday for the next in my live 6-part webinar series to learn all about THE STYLE ESSENTIALS: HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM.  The Style Essentials are 50 films with the most iconic costume design that immediately impacted fashion and contin read more

Cinema Style--Edith Head Gets Gloria Swanson Ready for her Close-Up in SUNSET BOULEVARD

GlamAmor Posted by on Sep 8, 2014

Few films capture the feel of Hollywood better than director Billy Wilder's Sunset Boulevard (1950). Though much of the movie feels almost dreamlike (starting with voiceover narration that comes courtesy of a dead man), in many ways it couldn't be more real.  Wilder wove fact in with ficti read more

Cinema Connection--Ali MacGraw and LOVE STORY Style for Fall 2014

GlamAmor Posted by on Aug 27, 2014

I'm far from letting go of summer, but fashion magazines and stores are already showcasing some of the best trends for Fall.  As always, I look to see how classic cinema continues to inspire designers, and some of the strongest style of the upcoming season comes courtesy of the timeless Lo read more

Rescheduled! You're Invited to Live Webinar on HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM 1940s 8/23

GlamAmor Posted by on Aug 11, 2014

UPDATE:  Due to technical difficulties, today's webinar on the HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM 1940s has now been rescheduled for this upcoming Saturday, August 23rd at 10:30 am PT/1:30 pm ET.  Hope to see you there! ------ If you love style in the movies, join me for a live 6-part webinar se read more

Cinema Style--Helen Rose's Inspired Life as a DESIGNING WOMAN

GlamAmor Posted by on Aug 7, 2014

As I have recently returned from the La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival, thoughts of both modern and classic fashion films have filled my mind.  People have continued to ask me my favorites, which of course include any number of the The Style Essentials.  But though that list may read more

Out & About--Grand Juror at La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival 2014

GlamAmor Posted by on Aug 1, 2014

When I was first asked to be a Grand Juror at the La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival and heard it was called the "Cannes of Fashion Films," I had no idea how apropos that would be.  The festival took place July 24th through 26th, and Kevin and I went down early to take in the beauty o read more