Eugen Joseff, Rita Hayworth, Carmen and necklaces

Jeweller Eugen Joseff created a lot of beautiful pieces for movies.

In The Loves of Carmen (1948) Mr. Joseff’ necklaces add extra boho chic to Rita Hayworth’ gorgeous look.

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Flamboyant gipsy girl and long colourful necklaces suit each other perfectly.

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Coins and beads are stylish partners too.

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If you want to try on yourself Carmen’ (or Rita’) jewellery, check Zukari green and red Riri Necklaces and Kenneth Jay Lane 3 Row Multi Coin Necklace.

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When Carmen cheated on Jose with torero, she cheated on her beaded strands with statement necklace too.

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I guess Carmen would like Butler & Wilson black Baroque Chain Crystal And Teardrops Necklace and Kenneth Jay Lane red Ruby And Clear Rhinestone Necklace as well.

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P.S. In The Loves of Carmen (1948) Jose was played Glenn Ford, miss Hayworth’ on-screen lover: he was Rita’s partner in legendary Gilda (1946), The Lady in Question (1940) and Affair in Trinidad (1952).

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Unfortunately, modern Hollywood completely forgot about this sweet «on-screen couples» tradition.

Girls & Cigarettes. Part IV

Let’s put healty life compaigners on silent mode and enjoy beautiful snapshots of smoking actresses.

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After watching how Evelyn Keyes lights her cigarette in 99 River Street (1953) the most of deep kiss scences will make you yawning.

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Lucille Ball smokes in gloves in Lured (1947).

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Bette Davis is doing the same in Marked Woman (1936).

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Miss Davis with young Humphrey Bogart in Marked Woman (1936).

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Carole Lombard with cigarette holder in Twentieth Century (1934).

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Ella Raines in Phantom Lady (1944).

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Olivia de Havilland in The Dark Mirror (1946).

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Sharon Tate in square glasses

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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.

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In The Wrecking Crew (1968) she was hot not only in sexy negligee,

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but in square «teacher’s» glasses too.

Spanish eyewear brand Kaleos has similar models:

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blue Slade 5 and pink Gopnik 3.

Tight cardigan for a very hot look

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Brigitte Bardot looks super seductive in simple cardigan in Une parisienne (1957).

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You can try Brigitte’s look and highlight your nice bust and tiny waist

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with help of French cashmere knitwear – Kujten black Santa or Eric Bompard‘ green Classic Cardigan – and Marks & Spencer grey Belted Pencil Midi Skirt.

Dazzle like Queen of Sheba

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Gina Lolobriga is smoking hot in white gowns and big jewellery in Solomon and Sheba (1959).

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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 FahmyThe Bow Earring and Drop Shaped Necklace.

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You can feel yourself like a sultry movie star without spending a fortune.

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Go for GennySleevles Blue Lame Pencil Dress and Ben-AmunCasablanca Coin Statement Earrings and Classic Gold Spiral Bangle.

P.S. Gina’s draped sleeping gown is something!

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Modern designers have to take a lesson “how to make a naked dress” from Ralph Jester, who created costumes for miss Lollobrigida.

Looking for a timeless feminine accessory? Go for a small bucket bag!

I think bucket bag makes Cleo Moore’ look in The Other Woman (1954) even more elegant.

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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).

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DeMellier‘ pink The Gotherburg and Gianni Chiarini‘ red Jackie bucket bags will be a stylish partners for Trashy Diva‘ vintage-inspired Courtney Coat Dress.

Jane Russell: curvy girl in halterneck dresses designed by Travilla

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.

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Turquoise (or sea-green) halterneck dress is a pure chic.

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Lana Del Rey thinks the same (in my opinion hair extensions spoilt Lana’s look).

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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).

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Jane dazzels in white dress as well.

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If miss Russell inspires you, check Pedro del Hierro‘ coral multiway dress: it allows you to create different looks wearing the same piece.

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Budget brand Peacocks has similar Envy Light Green Multiway Maxi Dress.

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If you don’t want to bother yourself doing draping, have a look at Pronovias‘ black Atos Style 31, Monique LhuillierFloral 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.

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That what I call healthy curvy girl: thin extra layer of fat spreads evenly on all parts of the body.

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Jane looks amazing in floral dress with small «wings» on the back too.

How to highlight your tiny waist: tip from old Hollywood beauties

 

In classical noir movie Too Late For Tears (1949) costume designer Adele Palmer draws attention to the actresses’ small waists using belts with charms.

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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.

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My favourites are silver with coins and golden with sun pendant. By the way, these accessories will be perfect partners for monochrome clothes.

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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.

Jayne Mansfield’ big earrings

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).

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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.

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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.

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Seductive vixen doesn’t take her big earring when she’s taking a bath.

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Ben-Amun‘ yellow Helen of Troy Large Gold Stetement Earrings, Butler and WilsonBaguette Stones Crystal Drop Earrings and Brighton silver Tamal Post Drop Earrings will look cute not only with foaming bath but with a cocktail dress.

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Pearl earrings almost blended in Jayne’s platinum hair.

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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.

Looking Attractive In Office Grey Suit. Mission: Possible

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.

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Blouse with bow adds softeness to formal outfit.

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You can creat a modern version of Claudia’ outfit with AquascutumBlyth Fitted Jacket and TopshopPussybow Blouse. Aquascutum teamed jacket with Lily Pencil Skirt (speaking frankly, I don’t like much button fastening, it looks better on casual stuff).

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You can wear Blyth Fitted Jacket and TopshopPussybow Blouse (or any similar jackets and blouses) with darker shade skirts, like MangoPencil Skirt and Reiss‘ midi-skirt Albert. If you prefer more modern look, go for Topshop High Waisted Cigarette Trousers.