Cigarette Holder + Stylish Woman = Perfect Combinatin
Mae West used decorated piece in I’m No Angel (1933).
Tatyana Vasilyeva in Adam Marries Eve (1980). Russian cameraman Georgy Rerberg was an ingenious magician: he could turn almost each and every actress into the mesmerizing beauty. Here he beautifully highlighted Vasilyeva’s high cheekbones.
Shelley Winters in Lolita (1962)
Russian actress Alisa Freindlich
Girls and Cigarettes. Part I is here.
The most important trick of nude dress is to create an illusion that you’re showing everything being fully covered. Irene, famous Hollywood costume designer, who dressed Marlene Dietrich in old good comedy Seven Sinners, definitely knew about it.
Marlene in black
Marlene in white
In I’m No Angel movie Mae West plays circus singer who seduces men on local fairs while her boyfriend empties pockets of those guys. And I dare to say that her stage dress (costume designer Trevis Banton) looks almost puritanical comparing to those outfits which modern celebrities wear on official events.
Sad but true: nowadays designers forgot this trick and most of starsin their creations look meat in transparent pack.
the side of Lottie’s dress is really ugly (I guess not every prostitute would agree to put it on)
and Queen of Trash Kim Kardashian.
Refinded seduction and sensuality are gone unfortunately and I’m afraid they might not come back.
Mae West – the best proof that sex appeal is more about personality, self-confidence and wit than pretty face and tits and hips measurements – was only 5 feet tall and for sure has few extra kg. Elsa Schiaparelli created for Mae West beautiful costumes which made actress look slimmer and taller in comedy Every Day’s a Holiday.
Legendary designer used simple tricks (most effective tricks are usually very simple): contrasting vertical lines and patterns on clothes helps you to get rid of 1 or 2 kg and add to your height few inches (only visually unfortunately).
Right hat can make look taller too.
Chic feathers on extravagant actress who’s playing extravagant character.
By the way all those tricks work very well on Lady Gaga, who’s not tall too (her height is only 155 cm) and not in her best shape at the moment.