Senator John Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy (1953)
Senator John Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy (1953)
Work in progress.my husband suprised me with 2 yards of the worlds most..in.your.face. RED lol and I’m trying to see if I can make this happen.
Its simply pined to the form right now but well see if I decide to work anymore tonight.
Grace Kelly with her mother Margaret shopping in New York, 1955
Marilyn Monroe photographed by Milton Greene (1955)
Priscilla Presley Polaroids
Made myself a 1940s-1950s playsuit
Grace Kelly (1954)
Grace Kelly as Frances Stevens in To Catch a Thief (1955)
Grace Kelly in Cannes for the film festival, 1955
THE HISTORY OF RED LIPSTICK
A NEW BOOK RED LIPSTICK HONORS THE STYLE ICONS AND HISTORY OF THIS CRIMSON CLASSIC 👄💕👄💕
BY SABRINA COOPER 2019
PORTRAIT OF DEBBIE HARRY IN THE 1970S
Blondie’s lead singer reimagined the truer red lipstick looks of decades past and instead catapulted angsty matte brick red into epic popularity.
Unpacking the deep, cultural history of the famed beauty product, Red Lipstick: an Ode to a Beauty Icon explores the lasting legacy of the legendary shade. Not just stories and anecdotes, but also vibrant, inspiring images from fine art, photography, beauty and fashion editorials and advertisements fill the tome—not to mention the style icons who wore it well.
Featured in Red Lipstick are a series of hall of famers. Among them, punk rock stars Debbie Harry and Siouxsie Sioux, as well as pop music idols including Madonna and Rihanna. Felder also salutes the greats of vintage Hollywood including Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, and Grace Kelly in addition to Marilyn Monroe and her trademark red lipstick Max Factor Ruby Red, which is no longer available in the United States. Also included, of course, is a brief history of cult figure Coco Chanel.
Red Lipstick also focuses on the suffragettes, World War II workforce, flappers, politicians, first ladies, and fashion world favorites who have boldly caught the public’s attention.
A PROMOTIONAL PHOTOGRAPH OF ELIZABETH TAYLOR IN THE 1950S.
Old Hollywood screen siren Elizabeth Taylor was no stranger to a trademark red lipstick look. Known for her milky skin tone, lavender-blue eyes, and jet-black hair, her hue of choice was usually on the rosier side of the spectrum.
One account involves wearing red as a political move: “Women during World War II wore it as an act of defiance because Hitler famously didn’t like red lipstick,” she says. Another highlight? The broad, societal spectrum: “Over the many centuries of red lipstick, prostitutes have worn it,” Felder shares.
"Actresses wore it in an era when to be an actress was not something that was seen as a respectable profession. Then by the time of the 1950s when Queen Elizabeth was going to her coronation, she had a red lipstick created for that coronation specifically to match the red of the robes of her coronation outfit. Three different brands have been credited with creating that lipstick for her.”
QUEEN ELIZABETH II AT HER CORONATION
Throughout time, one common thread between anyone wearing red is its global appeal and with that, a kind of fearless spirit. “So the thing about red is it’s extremely deliberate,” says Felder. “And putting on something that takes that kind of effort and puts the focus on you, inherently shows confidence.
It’s no wonder there’s a faithful following behind the popularity of red lipstick. Both women and men have recognized its enormous influence to this day, and though it might rise and fall in seasonal trends, it remains a beauty staple, similarly as important as the essential little black dress.
And as Hepburn once said, “On a bad day, there’s always lipstick.”
KERRY WASHINGTON: 2011
We’ll never stop obsessing over Washington’s candy-apple-red pout, her beaded Zuhair Murad gown, and how the two perfectly emulate one another for a truly standout red carpet moment.
MARILYN MONROE: 1953
If ever a person could be synonymous with one particular makeup look, it would be Marilyn Monroe and her signature red lip. More often than not, the icon wore her red with a slick coating of gloss.
CINDY CRAWFORD: 1990
Brick in tone and blotted to perfection, forever-iconic supermodel Cindy Crawford matched this infamous red lipstick look with her like-hued gown back in 1990.
NAOMI CAMPBELL: 2016
Sure, as one of the most successful supermodels in history, Naomi Campbell has worn her fair share of head-turning red lipstick looks. That said, it’s this glittering maroon-hued number from the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards that’s forever etched in our minds.
ANGELINA JOLIE: 2012
The actress tends to work one of two signature lip looks: an impeccably glossy wash of nude or an irresistibly juicy stain of red. Here, and during the 69th annual Golden Globes, she epitomized the latter.
PRIYANKA CHOPRA: 2017
Never one to shy away from color, the actress’s medieval-esque shade of Bordeaux just might be one of the best we’ve ever seen. It’s especially rich set against her glowing skin and dark chocolate–swirled strands.
SOPHIA LOREN: 1955
With her glowing, olive complexion and sphynx-inspired liner, ’50s icon Sophia Loren made a punchy dose of orange-red lipstick one of her mainstays.
Grace Kelly (1956)
Had a little picnic today
Louise Dahl-Wolfe - Model Wearing a Dress by Claire McCardell (Harper’s Bazaar 1950)
Frances McLaughlin-Gill - Suzy Parker Wearing a Dress by Christian Dior (Vogue 1952)
Lady in front of me paid for my coffee so I’m feeling pretty invincible rn
Here’s an invite to my Community - 1950s America Roleplay/Talks:
We do a few RPs, discuss our favourite things about the era, share pictures, playlists etc. Consider having a look, and it’d probably be the best place to contact me as I blocked most of my tumblr notifications 💕💕