Audrey Hepburn Paris is always a good idea. For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone. The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to… Continue reading Great quotes about style from Old Hollywood Stars
Christian Dior revolutionised women's fashion in the mid twentieth century, following the Second World War. His New Look which debuted in 1947 shocked the world but its effects were key in reshaping the post war woman. After years of austerity, the New Look used masses of fabric to achieve the iconic hourglass shape. It was… Continue reading Celebration of Dior’s New Look
Elisabeth of Austria was the Empress of Austria by her marriage to Emperor Franz Joseph I from 1854 until her assassination in 1898. In her time she was a renowned beauty, so much so that when presented to her future husband (who at the time was promised to her sister) he immediately fell in love… Continue reading Elisabeth of Austria and her gruelling beauty rituals
Movies have long been an inspiration for various fashion trends throughout history. During the 1940s movies were essentially the number 1 in entertainment and their influence in fashion was huge. One of the defining silhouettes of the era was inspired by the film Kitty Foyle and the dress which shares its name is the subject… Continue reading Clothing Inspired by Movies (Kitty Foyle)
Ralph Lauren turns 79 today and to celebrate his birthday we are going to look back at some of his most inspirational quotes and celebrate his designs. “I don’t design clothes, I design dreams.” “Personal style is about having a sense of yourself and what you believe in every day.” “Style is very personal. It… Continue reading Born on this Day – October 14 – Ralph Lauren
Louis XIV was King of France for 72 years. To this day he remains the longest reigning monarch in European History. Although he is probably best known for his desire to be an absolute monarch, its also important to remember that is was he who established France as the centre of fashion. Fashions had always… Continue reading What do Louis XIV and Christian Louboutin have in common?
Italian actress Sophia Loren turns 84 today! This post is dedicated to her, to celebrate how amazing she has been as an actress and style icon. "A woman's dress should be like a barbed-wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view." - Sophia Loren "There is a fountain of youth: it is your… Continue reading Born on this day – September 20 – Sophia Loren