Hello, to you all, I hope you are having a sensational start to the New Year.
One of the (many) things I want to achieve this year is to regularly post about some of the most inspirational vintage women that ever lived. It is such a tradegedy that many women never recieved an education from their mothers about the women who went before us and paved the way for our rights, passions, fashions and more and I hope I can bring you a little knowledge of these women. Some I am sure you may have heard of and some not, either way they are all worthy of considerable note.
I wont go into lots of facts and details about these women, but just tease you with snippets of information in the hope you will research them further yourselves if your interested. Enjoy xx
First up is the amazing Ms. Louise Brooks, possibly the most famous flapper of all time.
Louise Brooks was a true renaissance women of the arts, she was a movie star, dancer, showgirl, model, muse and society darling across both sides of the pond as well as Europe.
Her trademark black bob, was the start of a fashion trend so enormous, that to put it into today’s terms, completely overshadowed even the “Rachel” that was worn by Jennifer Anniston in the 1990s. Imaging, you, all your friends, and every other women you know, cutting your hair off in a society that had always dictated that a women’s hair be long, tidy and mostly tied up. It was that huge. Everyone did it.
French film historians rediscovered her films in the early 1950s, proclaiming her as an actress who surpassed even Marlene Dietrich and Greta Garbo as a film icon (Henri Langlois: “There is no Garbo, there is no Dietrich, there is only Louise Brooks!”), much to her amusement.
Love to you all xx