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Cinema Style File--Carole Lombard in Irene for Ernst Lubitsch's TO BE OR NOT TO BE

GlamAmor Posted by on Nov 16, 2011

The "Battle of the Blondes" continues tonight on Turner Classic Movies with two comediennes--Mae West and Carole Lombard.  Mae shows off the early costume design of Paramount studio superstars Travis Banton and Edith Head, who created her iconic form-fitting frocks for 1933's I'm No Angel read more

Cinema Connection--the Veiled Influence of Marlene Dietrich

GlamAmor Posted by on Nov 15, 2011

After being mesmerized by Marlene Dietrich last night on Turner Classic Movies, I couldn't resist doing one more post on the massive influence that she's having on fashion right now.  Just when I thought the inspiration ended with all the feathered flair adorning dresses this season, read more

Cinema Connection--SHANGHAI EXPRESS Feathers for Fall 2011

GlamAmor Posted by on Nov 12, 2011

One of the best aspects about dressing for Fall and Winter is that you're able to bring much more drama and glamour to your outfits.  One way to do this is with flamboyant feathers, seen on the fashion runways since last Spring and now a bona fide trend extending into Fall as well.  As we' read more

Cinema Connection--Revlon Inspired by 1932's SHANGHAI EXPRESS

GlamAmor Posted by on Nov 11, 2011

Taken straight from the pages of November's Vogue, Revlon's Fall 2011 advertising campaign is clearly borrowing more than a just a bit of inspiration from Marlene Dietrich and Josef von Sternberg's styling in Shanghai Express.  Yet another example of classic cinema continuing to influence the f read more

The Style Essentials--Marlene Dietrich's Key Light in 1932's SHANGHAI EXPRESS

GlamAmor Posted by on Nov 9, 2011

Another of the iconic women that Turner Classic Movies chose for its November "Battle of the Blondes" is the mysterious Marlene Dietrich. Though 1930's The Blue Angel and Morocco both launched the actress, it's really the cinematography of 1932's Shanghai Express that made her a superstar.  The read more

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

GlamAmor Posted by on Nov 2, 2011

November on Turner Classic Movies is going to be a real "Battle of the Blondes"...everyone from Marlene Dietrich to Brigitte Bardot will be featured in their film festival Mondays and Wednesdays throughout the month.  Tonight Marilyn Monroe kicks things off showing read more

The Style Essentials--Marilyn Monroe is in the Pink for 1953's NIAGARA

GlamAmor Posted by on Nov 2, 2011

When it comes to style in the movies, the story is long with Marilyn Monroe.  One need not be a film, costume design, or fashion historian to know it--Marilyn is perhaps the most celebrated star of them all.  Her stylish career started in front of the camera as a swimsuit model and is read more

Cinema Connection--More Statement Coats for Fall in Harper's Bazaar

GlamAmor Posted by on Oct 30, 2011

Burberry was not the only one who was inspired by vintage when it came to coats this season.  As you can see from Fall's forecast in the pages of Harper's Bazaar, statement coats were everywhere on the runways.  Designs from Celine to Valentino to The Row all celebrated the colors and clea read more

Cinema Connection--Vintage Inspired Statement Coats from Burberry for Fall 2011

GlamAmor Posted by on Oct 24, 2011

Burberry has always aligned its British brand with great coats, particularly their classic trench that is an aspirational yet timeless piece for any woman's wardrobe.  Imagine my delight when I spied Christopher Bailey's collection of coats for Burberry Prorsum Fall 2011...the colors, classic c read more

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