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).

Previous part is here.

How to wear a leather cap: Brigitte Bardot gives a masterclass

Leather cap is an attribute of bikers and BDSM-lovers but it definitely can add some hot seduction to girly clothing.

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Brigitte Bardot teamed leather cap with simple jumper and checked mini-skirt in old French movie L’ours et la poupee (1969).

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The result is very sexy and stylish, isn’t it?

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By the way, Brigitte Bardot’s partner is Jean-Pierre Cassel, father of Vincent Cassel.

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If you want to try Brigitte’s look, check Doria 1905 Ziggy-Leather cap, Eric BompardContemporary 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 GrensonMartha brogue.

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.

Woman in the red boots

Old cinema is endless source of inspiration for modern fashionistas, who don’t want to be trend victims but masters of their own style.

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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.

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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.

Knot of Pearls

Get bored with your pearl strand? Time to tied the knot!

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Here is Googie Withers in Night and the City (1950) for an inspiration.

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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:

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Honora’ lilac strand with or without knot will look cute with Morgan De Toired 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.

Girls and Cigarettes. Part III

Modern society is full of contradictions: those so called “most progressive minds of our time” are crusading to wipe all smokers off from surface of Mother Earth against smoking and at time glamourizing severe obesity.

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Sorry, you can tell me whatever, but the weight of Tess Holliday is not healthy

Health campaigners would chop me in pieces explain me that I’m wrong but I think old movie stars with cigarettes look very seductive and charming.

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Michele Morgan in La minute de verite (1952)

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Lizabeth Scott in Dead Reckoning (1947)

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Jane Greer in Out of the Past (1947)

Cleo Moore in On Dangerous Ground (1951)

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Catherine Deneuve and Jean-Paul Belmondo in La sirene du Missisipi (1969)

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By the way, Original Sin (2001) with Angelina Jolie and Antonio Banderas is remake of La sirene du Missisipi. French version is philosophical and bit boring (sorry, monsieur Truffaut) and Original Sin is all about action and passion.

Girls and Cigarettes. Part I is here.

Girls and Cigarettes. Part II. Cigarette Holders is there.

How jacket with bow can increase sale

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In The Big Clock (1948) legendary costume designer Edith Head dressed actress Maureen O’Sallivan (miss O’Sallivan is the mother of Mia Farrow, by the way) in jacket decorated with ends of a bow and striped top.

Together these 2 pieces make a bow complete.

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Definitely modern designers can use this trick (not only with bow but with pin, for example) to increase the sales of their brands, but they don’t watch old good movies.