"As early as I can remember, I have wanted to be alone. I detest crowds, don't like many people."-Greta Garbo. Born this day, September 18, 1905-April 15, 1990 .
Fun Fact: From the early days of her career, Garbo avoided industry social functions, preferring to spend her time alone or with friends. She never signed autographs or answered fan mail, and rarely gave interviews. She also never appeared at Oscar ceremonies, even when she was nominated. Her aversion to publicity and the press was undeniably genuine. .
Tonight’s viewing is, Old Acquaintance, starring Bette Davis and Miriam Hopkins. The main character Kit (portrayed by Bette Davis) is one of my favorite fictional characters. I admire her ability to live her life driven by love, passion, and self acceptance.
The film shows how an ego based life causes suffering and endless unfulfilled desires, whereas a life driven by love and passion is not only attractive to others, but is also a far more peaceful way of being. ❤️ #oldhollywood#BetteDavis#1943#lessonsonfilm#blackandwhite#history
This is gonna be super random, but If you guys could travel back in time to any decade which one would it be? I think I would go back to the 1940s🤷🏻♀️ #judygarland#oldhollywood#1940s
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‘Movie stars, like Carole Lombard, Howard Hughes, and Charlie Chaplin once swam in the Neptune Pool. The 104-foot-long pool is a brilliant stretch of sparkling blue water floating over thousands of marble tiles. It’s bright and eye-catching—just as architect Julia Morgan intended. Commissioned by newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst in 1924, at the height of his enormous wealth, this 345,000-gallon, Italian-inspired masterpiece is 3.5 feet deep and 95 feet wide at its alcove. Giant white sculptures of Venus, swans, and nymphs by Parisian artist Charles-George Cassous grace the scene, balanced against sky and mountains, swathed in sea air.
The FHC opened up the Neptune Pool on just four dates this year to its members after its multi-million dollar restoration. The catch? A minimum donation of $950 per person is required—in addition to the $500 foundation membership. Only 40 people are allowed per date to take the plunge.’ (Roadtrippers). Can’t afford such a hefty donation? Simply take a tour the castle for just $25 per person like I did some time ago.
When I first started to get into vintage, I had no idea at all how to know true vintage from repro 🙈 So I used to go to thrift shops and just try my best to find something that looked old fashioned. This is one of the dresses I bought during that process. No, it's not vintage. But do I love it just the same? Yup! 😁
I used to think I couldn't be a vintage lover if I didn't represent an era with authentic pieces- but that's simply not the case. You can be a vintage lover and still wear modern clothing. You can be a vintage lover and mix eras. You can be a vintage lover and not wear anything vintage at all!
What would be the point of fashion if you couldn't have fun with it and create your own individual style?
Besides, there are advantages to wearing modern but vintage inspired pieces. For busy people, those on a budget, mamas, and anyone and everyone in between, in many cases it is more affordable, more accessible, easier to clean, and easier to find in your size. That's not to say true vintage isn't any of those things... But for some, it's simply just the case!
There are so many ways you can make an outfit appear more vintage, even with modern accessories and techniques. I think hair and makeup styles are one of the biggest and easiest ways, as shown here in my photos. I'm wearing a mix of true vintage and repro.
Anyway, I guess what I'm trying to say after all my mindless rambling is- don't pressure yourself or compare yourself to those with a full vintage wardrobe! Just have fun with your style and make it uniquely yours, no matter what era it's from ☺️
What are your modern vintage hacks? 💫