Hello, hello. Yes. I'm finally updating this old thing. I have a few minutes to myself and I thought I'd come around and yammer on about some things.
The other night I watched 1927's "It" starring Clara Bow, followed by the documentary "Clara Bow: Discovering the 'It' Girl". Next to the 1960s, the 1920s are for me, the highest point for fashion and beauty. And they definitely intertwine at times ... especially when you look at Biba ... but that's a discussion for another day. Basically, the two films I watched were absolute eye candy, and learning about Miss Bow was so interesting. I didn't know much about her beforehand, other than that she was the quintessential flapper girl of film, and she was painfully gorgeous. Her real story of breaking into the world of silents, and later on, "talkies", is both inspiring and tragic. If you'd like to brush up on some film history and see a gorgeous girl rise (and sadly, fall), check out the doc, narrated by Courtney Love.
Here are some photos of Clara and a clip from 'It'.
And if you're looking to learn morn about silents and the history (and birth, really) of film, I'd recommend the book Silent Movies: the Birth of Film and the Triumph of Movie Culture.
On a slightly visually-related note, here are some photos from Galliano's F/W 2009 runway show. The make-up has an ethereal angel meets silent screen starlet feel and I've been obsessing over it for months now. When I finally get the time, I'm going to put together a video tutorial on how to get the look. Obviously, it's not a day-to-day going to work look, but I think it could look really nice for a night on the town, don't you?