Let’s put healty life compaigners on silent mode and enjoy beautiful snapshots of smoking actresses.
After watching how Evelyn Keyes lights her cigarette in 99 River Street (1953) the most of deep kiss scences will make you yawning.
Lucille Ball smokes in gloves in Lured (1947).
Bette Davis is doing the same in Marked Woman (1936).
Miss Davis with young Humphrey Bogart in Marked Woman (1936).
Carole Lombard with cigarette holder in Twentieth Century (1934).
Ella Raines in Phantom Lady (1944).
Olivia de Havilland in The Dark Mirror (1946).
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Here is a perfect example for a lesson «photos, you have to delete right away».
Unruly hair strand gets all attention, wrinkles on the faces are twice deeper then in reality, discoloured flowers look like holes in the dress and dirt on the hand, white belt cut Harry in 2 pieces, happy bride’ pose is nothing but «I’m going to pee right not».
Former actress Meghan Markle and nowadays Duchess of Sussex should know like no one else that’s it’s not enough to just use Photoshop option to make a good black & white portrait. It requiers at least special lighting and makeup.
No doubt, Dutchess of Sussex flooded her instagram with black & white snaps in order to present herself as a modern version of diva of The Hollywood’ Golden Age. But the result looks like «young photographer’s learning how to use Photoshop», because of lack of taste and professional knowledge.
After such «ingenious» creativity snapshots from old good movies look even more beautiful.
Tatyana Samojlova and Aleksey Batalov in The Crains Are Flying (1957). Director of photography Sergey Urusevsky was genious.
Jean Harlow and Clark Gable in Red Dust (1932).
Jean Harlow wasn’t a classical beauty but she got a much more important gift for an actress called «screen presence».
Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart in The Big Sleep (1946).
Life is brutally unfair: most people know Sharon Tate as a victim of Charles Manson’ cult and Roman Polanski’ wife, but she was a very good comedian and a very beautiful woman.
In The Wrecking Crew (1968) she was hot not only in sexy negligee,
but in square «teacher’s» glasses too.
Spanish eyewear brand Kaleos has similar models:
blue Slade 5 and pink Gopnik 3.
Brigitte Bardot looks super seductive in simple cardigan in Une parisienne (1957).
You can try Brigitte’s look and highlight your nice bust and tiny waist
with help of French cashmere knitwear – Kujten‘ black Santa or Eric Bompard‘ green Classic Cardigan – and Marks & Spencer‘ grey Belted Pencil Midi Skirt.
Gina Lolobriga is smoking hot in white gowns and big jewellery in Solomon and Sheba (1959).
If you want to channel your inner Queen and don’t count your money, put on Monique Lhulillier‘ Cowl Neack Sheath Gown and decorate yourself with Azza Fahmy‘ The Bow Earring and Drop Shaped Necklace.
You can feel yourself like a sultry movie star without spending a fortune.
Go for Genny‘ Sleevles Blue Lame Pencil Dress and Ben-Amun‘ Casablanca Coin Statement Earrings and Classic Gold Spiral Bangle.
P.S. Gina’s draped sleeping gown is something!
Modern designers have to take a lesson “how to make a naked dress” from Ralph Jester, who created costumes for miss Lollobrigida.
I think bucket bag makes Cleo Moore’ look in The Other Woman (1954) even more elegant.
That old bag can be easily replaced with modern Repetto‘s grey Reverence Bag Small Size (removeable and reversible handles, detachable strap allow you to play with your looks).
DeMellier‘ pink The Gotherburg and Gianni Chiarini‘ red Jackie bucket bags will be a stylish partners for Trashy Diva‘ vintage-inspired Courtney Coat Dress.
You don’t believe that halterneck is one of the most femine cuts? Watch The Revolt of Mamie Stover (1956): Jane Russel’ dresses created by legendary costume designer Billy Travilla make sexy actress even more sexier.
Turquoise (or sea-green) halterneck dress is a pure chic.
Lana Del Rey thinks the same (in my opinion hair extensions spoilt Lana’s look).
Comparison of two stars is showing that modern celebrities (Lana is just an example) possess much less charm and glow than old school divas (IMHO again).
Jane dazzels in white dress as well.
If miss Russell inspires you, check Pedro del Hierro‘ coral multiway dress: it allows you to create different looks wearing the same piece.
Budget brand Peacocks has similar Envy Light Green Multiway Maxi Dress.
If you don’t want to bother yourself doing draping, have a look at Pronovias‘ black Atos Style 31, Monique Lhuillier‘ Floral Halterneck Jumpsuit for special ocasions and H&M‘ pink Halterneck Dress (that bow must be cut and burnt) for daily life.
By the way, in The Revolt of Mamie Stover Jane wear halterneck swimsuit too.
That what I call healthy curvy girl: thin extra layer of fat spreads evenly on all parts of the body.
Jane looks amazing in floral dress with small «wings» on the back too.