In classical noir movie Too Late For Tears (1949) costume designer Adele Palmer draws attention to the actresses’ small waists using belts with charms.
Bad girl Lizabeth Scott (left) and good girl Kristine Miller (right)
If you like Hollywood girls’ look and got hour-glass body shape, check TFJstore on etsy.com: there is a good selection of hand made belts with charms.
My favourites are silver with coins and golden with sun pendant. By the way, these accessories will be perfect partners for monochrome clothes.
Pretty Little Things‘ Black Ring Detail Waist Belt will be good addition to a small white dress. You can detach the hoop and replace it with Brass Floral Dragonfly Pendant with Patina or Gardanne Beads Golden Autumn Small Oak Leaf Pendant from artbeads.com for more sophisticated look.
Leather cap is an attribute of bikers and BDSM-lovers but it definitely can add some hot seduction to girly clothing.
Brigitte Bardot teamed leather cap with simple jumper and checked mini-skirt in old French movie L’ours et la poupee (1969).
The result is very sexy and stylish, isn’t it?
By the way, Brigitte Bardot’s partner is Jean-Pierre Cassel, father of Vincent Cassel.
If you want to try Brigitte’s look, check Doria 1905‘ Ziggy-Leather cap, Eric Bompard‘ Contemporary Short-Sleeved Maxi Crew Neck Pullover, Marks & Spencer‘ blue&black Checked A-Line Mini Skirt, New Look‘ Black and Neon Yellow Check Tube Skirt and Grenson‘ Martha brogue.
Want to add some old good Hollywood glamour to your look? Go for glittering chandelier earrings like red hot movie star Jayne in Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957).
Jayne’s character dazzels in tassel earrings on massage table, doesn’t she?
So take tips from Ms. Mansfield and wear tassels with bath towel to seduce your special one or with cocktail dress to charm everyone around you.
Here are some options to check.
Next‘ Silver Tone Sparkle Drop Earrings, Ben-Amun‘ gold plated Seville Nights Geo Stone Tassel Earrings оand Kate Spade‘ black Full Flowerish Statement Tassel Earrings are definitely cute.
Seductive vixen doesn’t take her big earring when she’s taking a bath.
Ben-Amun‘ yellow Helen of Troy Large Gold Stetement Earrings, Butler and Wilson‘ Baguette Stones Crystal Drop Earrings and Brighton silver Tamal Post Drop Earrings will look cute not only with foaming bath but with a cocktail dress.
Pearl earrings almost blended in Jayne’s platinum hair.
Personally I think earrings with dark pearls like In2design‘ Baroque Earrings – Gold/Peacock is a better choice for girls with long blond hair. And In2design‘ Baroque Earrings – Silver/White Baroque is a perfect option for brunettes and blondies with short hair.
Many girls complain that strict office dress code doesn’t allow them to show their feminine side. Well, this task is challenging but not impossible.
Italian beauty Claudia Cardinale in La scoumoune (1972) shows us how look classy and attractive in a grey suit.
Blouse with bow adds softeness to formal outfit.
You can creat a modern version of Claudia’ outfit with Aquascutum‘ Blyth Fitted Jacket and Topshop‘ Pussybow Blouse. Aquascutum teamed jacket with Lily Pencil Skirt (speaking frankly, I don’t like much button fastening, it looks better on casual stuff).
You can wear Blyth Fitted Jacket and Topshop‘ Pussybow Blouse (or any similar jackets and blouses) with darker shade skirts, like Mango‘ Pencil Skirt and Reiss‘ midi-skirt Albert. If you prefer more modern look, go for Topshop‘ High Waisted Cigarette Trousers.
Old cinema is endless source of inspiration for modern fashionistas, who don’t want to be trend victims but masters of their own style.
Look at Catherine Deneuve’ character outfit: it looks relaxed, effortlessly chic and timeless. Guess, what is the title of this movie? The Woman In The Red Boots / La femme aux bottes rouges (1974)!
Bright long boots help to remind people that you’re woman during the season of coats, sweaters and jeans.
Here is my version of red boots outfit.
High-Heel Leather Boot + Melton Wool Pea Coat + Slim Rinced Raw Jeans + Cashmere Roll-Neck + Alpaca & Leather Gloves + Leather Tote Bag. All by Swedish brand Arket.
Get bored with your pearl strand? Time to tied the knot!
Here is Googie Withers in Night and the City (1950) for an inspiration.
Googie Withers’ character wears black & white pearl necklace, but you can add more colours to your outfit with Pearls of Joy‘ (left), Mastoloni‘ Viva Tahitian Pearl Strand Necklace and Honora‘ (right) strands.
By the way, pearl necklaces are multipurpose:
Honora’ lilac strand with or without knot will look cute with Morgan De Toi‘ red evening Asymetrical Belted Bustier and every day Plain Straight-Cut Jumper with Boat Neck. Reiss‘ grey Albert Skirt and Chie Mihara‘ vintage inspired Julian shoes will be stylish partners for bustier and jumper.
Many people think that sex appeal was strictly forbidden in Soviet cinema. Well, it’s only half of the truth: sensual scences were there, but they were served as delicious desserts in very small portions.
And sexy actresses and actors were never called «sexy» but «attractive».
Soviet movie star Irina Skobtseva looks very seductive in swimming suit in good old movie Ordinary Man (1956).
No doubt, dark bandeau one-piece swimming suit is the perfect choice for girls who want to highlight their feminity (and for those who want to hide few extra inches of the belly).
Here are some modern variations for an inspiration.
Pain de Sucre‘ black with abstract printing Andie, Zimmermann‘ black with white flowers Juniper Applique 1PC and Agua Bendita‘ red Sandy Aura One Piece 4423.