In my opinion, today we are lack of true style icons.
There are grotesque but sexy silicone doll Kim Kardashian and pretty but very boring good girl Olivia Palermo and thousands mediocre more or less famous no-personality stars and self-proclamed trendsetters in between.
Actress and dancer Louise Brooks – the shining star of Roaring Twenties – got it all: beauty, sex appeal and wit. She was the one who made bobbed haircut popular.
Watch miss Brooks in silent German movie Die Buchse der Pandora 1929. Believe me you will not regret it: this old film is a cinematographic masterpiece, mesmerizing and stylish.
Louise was a perfect choice for the main character Lulu – explosive mixture of dark seduction and childish naiveness. With help of director Georg Wilhelm Pabst and camera man Gunther Krampf she reigns on the screen.
Miss Brooks looks gorgeous with sleek hair and curls.
It’s amazing, but she doesn’t look cheap or vulgar wearing dress with very low cut neckline and back.
Almost all dresses are with asymmetrical hem.
The wedding dress of femme fatale Lulu looks very modest comparing to many modern models.
Louise-Lulu with cigarette.
This dress looks very stylish, chic and morden though it was created 88 years ago.
For me Louise Brooks is an epitome of magic, charm and mystery – rare qualities in the modern movie industry. But I still hope that soon or later true beauty will come back to the cinema.
After looking at some tasteless photos of modern celebrities like
“you never guess where I’m hiding my other leg” Kaia Gerber’s picture for Vogue, my bleeding eyes need a treatment so I watch old good movies.
Recently it was silent film The Mysterios Lady with Greta Garbo.This very naive but very beautiful movie tells us story about love of Russian spy Tania Fedorova and Austrian officer Karl von Raden.
Director Fred Niblo, cameraman William H. Daniels and costume designer Gilbert Clark created a perfect femme fatale, seductive but not vulgar.
Garbo’s close-ups are impeccable. By the way, you can have thin upper lip and be extremely attractive.
These shots can turn into an inspiration for photographers and for those instagram queens, who can not live a day without posting picture of themselves.
Gilbert Clark created for actress one shoulder grecian dresses.
Of course, it’s silly to copy these outfits, but smart fashionista can pick a lot of stylish details which suit her.
Coats with big collars make slim girls silhoettes more feminine.
And I think this hat will add a vintage charm to a modern pant suit.
P.S. 11 year later Greta Garbo played another mesmerizing Russian lady in Ninotchka.
German brand Jacques Britt offers us pretty tops, Chinese Shiatzy Chen – black Silk Pleated Wide-leg Pants and Drop Crotch Jeans, Italian Aldo Brue – comfortable Derby and suede Moccasin shoes, American Ghurka – handcrafted black Charlie Leather Satchel and beige Leather Sling Backpack. And you know what is the best thing about all this jazz stuff? You can easily mix all these things as you like and look stylish.