Thursday, 12 January 2012

Style Icon: Marlene Dietrich

My love and admiration for Marlene has grown over the years, I never used to quite understand her charm. But then it him me, I think it took Blonde Venus to show me her charisma, charm and talent. She was a gorgeous creature, intelligent just wonderful really. I much prefer 30s style Marlene I think, but she looked gorgeous throughout. I thoroughly recommend her autobiography, she goes into great detail about how she selected materials for her clothes in Shanghai Express (the feathers were hard to get hold of). I had the pleasure of seeing a lot of her personal items and costumes at the film museum in Berlin, I got so emotional seeing it all, she is a true icon to me. Tomorrow I do believe I shall do Dietrich brows instead of my usual Crawford circa 1957. 
















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11 comments:

  1. Wow I enjoyed this images so much! I feel like having that hair style. I miss this type of glamour, the style, the personality. Simple beautiful. x

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    1. So glad you did, yeah she is one my hair icons too! x

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  2. One of the twentieth century's greatest beauties.

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  3. What a woman! I have read her autobiography and it's brilliant. She was so particular about so many thinks, but definitely not a bad way to be. Hope you have a lovely weekend Hannah. x

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    1. Yeah she definitely had a keen eye for details, hope you're having a fantastical weekend my dear x

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  4. I'll have to check out her autobiography. I LOVE Marlene's style so much!

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  5. What's the story with the photo of her in the fur-lined outfit with the huge ornate oval thing behind her? Is it from something? Just a publicity shot? If you're on twitter, tweet at me... :)

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