Thursday, March 1, 2012

put your makeup on, fix your hair up pretty

Is it strange that one of my favorite things to do is put on makeup? There is something so calming, so spiritual, so superficially life-affirming about the process that I quite enjoy. It's lovely to see dolly girls that I love who enjoy the process of primping themselves in front of a mirror as well

These two models admire their own reflections with fab updos and great cat eyes (I'm digging the white cat eye on the left!)

Known for her gamine gorgeousness, Audrey Hepburn had the best eye makeup in the history of all of Hollywood (at least, according to me)

The fabulous makeover scene in Vertigo takes Kim Novak from dowdy brunette to blonde bombshell

Brigitte Bardot knows what to do to perfect her sex kitten look

A Playboy Bunny from the '60s knows the perfect compliment to bunny ears is heavily lined eyelids

Catherine James, muse extraordinaire, paints her eyes (also, can you spot those Edie-inspired shoulder dusters that she's wearing? Must be during her Factory days)

Donyale Luna gets some assistance from a fellow model

America's original sweetheart Doris Day always kept her makeup sweet and simple

Edie Sedgwick was known for her obsession with makeup - taking hours every day to contour her cheeks and define her doe eyes

Elizabeth Taylor adjusts what looks to be some pretty killer glitter eye makeup

Natalia Vodianova for Guerlain's Fall campaign last year

Here the 1944 Rockettes are caught primping in front of their mirrors

Jane Birkin fixing her appearance both offscreen and on (in Wonderwall)

The fabulous Miss Faithfull on the set of The Girl on a Motorcycle, in a magazine spread, and backstage at Saturday Night Live

The ultimate bombshell Marilyn Monroe appreciated the beauty and femininity of cosmetics, oftentimes being photographed applying them

Natalie Wood enhances her already amazingly wide eyes with coats of mascara

Mischa Barton pencils her eyelid as Rachel Bilson looks on in The O.C.

Pattie Boyd several times did spread for magazines documenting her famous dolly look

The Shrimpton girls always looked camera ready 

Sue Lyon on the set of The Night of the Iguana 

Sylvie Vartan admires her own appearance

Here all of the Polly Maggoos ready their looks in the famous film 

It's easy to see why Sophia Loren attracted the likes of Cary Grant and Carlo Ponti

The women of The Women primp themselves

I love everything about this look - from the perfect cat eye to that dark red lip

A young pre-Marilyn Norma Jeane smiles as she puts on her 'stick

Modern day dolly Drew Barrymore puckers up

Title: from "Atlantic City" (Bruce Springsteen)

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Wow; what a beautiful post!
Great job!

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Serena said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love your pictures for this post especially the old school starlets such as Audrey Hepurn, and Brigette Bardot Fab x

Summer B said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love the bunny girl!

Perfect pictures <3 xxxx

Our Youth said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh my! This post is perfection!

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Shoestring Sally said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I am in awe --your use of visuals on the blog (and this thread especially) is fantastic!

fox hunter said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

audrey hepburn is such a beauty! i loooove her so much.

xxx

Dorothy Sparks said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot, Doris Day, Marilyn Monroe, among other depicts the perfect definition of classic beauty. Their skin are gorgeous without much makeup on, and some of them really aged gracefully.

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