Saturday, 10 January 2015

My Top 5 1950's Icons


My Top 5 1950's Icons
(images not my own found on google)

I am such a 1950's fan as it is so classy and has my most favorites icons in it! for me all over eras don't compare to the classic styles and films of the 50s, I have even taken inspiration from them and put them into my own fashion and beauty routines but of course have a twist.

- Diana Dors - I know shes not the biggest of 1950's of stars but she has to be my favorite for style and I take a lot of beauty/makeup inspiration from her such as my eyeliner. Diana Dors took inspiration of the beautiful Marilyn Monroe.

Tony Curtis - How handsome is Tony Curtis? I am a big fan of his films such as the vikings and my all time favorite film 'Some Like It Hot' His style such as his hairstyles is still very popular in our cultures with duck tail hairstyle, even Elvis Presley took inspiration after seeing Tony Curtis on TV.

Audrey Hepburn - Those brows though?! probably the best eyebrows Hollywood have ever seen and will ever see again. Audrey Hepburn has been the most elegant actresses with her style and looks and she makes it look effortless. Although not 50's films my favorite Audrey Hepburn films are breakfast at Tiffany's and my fair lady.

Elvis Presley -  It wouldn't be right not to have Elvis Presley on the list! Elvis is the core of the 50s with his amazing music from Bossa Nova Baby and Hound Dog not only did he have an amazing voice he was also a fashion icon and fantasic in a quite a lot of films at that time. His Legacy will live on forever.

Marilyn Monroe - No need for introductions everyone knows about the blonde pin Marilyn! Marilyn has been an icon ever seen we seen her on screen in the 50s and she is ever popular now. I get so much fashion and beauty inspiration off Marilyn as her looks are time less and just perfect to me.


Who is your favorite person from the 50's?

Melissa x
 
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16 comments

  1. I absolutely love your inspirations, vintage and retro hairstyles and make up are my favourite, I just can't nail them myself yet which is a shame- I will keep trying ;) xxx


    Blonde Of Carbs

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  2. I love the 1950's too and Marilyn Monroe is one of my icons. I love Marilyn and Tony Curtis in Some Like it Hot! Great post :) xx

    Beyond the Velvet | Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle blog

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    1. Some like it hot has to be my all time favorite film! Tony Curtis and Marilyn were a good combination :)

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  3. I love Katharine Hepburn, possibly not in the same 'beauty' regard as say Marilyn or Audrey but I just think she was so incredibly talented! My beauty icon though would be Sophia Loren who I think is just divine. Unfortunately I look nothing like her so can't copy her look!

    Becca
    www.becloumar.blogspot.com

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    1. I wish I put more people on the list as they is so many amazing people in that era!
      Sophia loren was fabulous! and I do agree Katharine Hepburn was very talented :)


      Melissa || www.vintagemelissa.co.uk

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  4. Audrey Hepburn is genuinely the love of my life. I'm so obsessed with her, she was a beautiful woman inside and out

    Sophie x | sophhskii.co.uk

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  5. I love Marilyn Monroe, such a tragic story. Audrey Hepburn is perhaps the most stylish and classy woman. Everyone focuses on her early years but she did so much in her other years as well, so much for charity
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx

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    1. Totally agree Audrey was a great lady always :)

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  6. Audrey and Marilyn are my absolute faves! I love Audrey's films and her effortlessly elegant style. Marilyn was such a glamorous icon! Two completely different but fabulous women!

    Katie <3

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  7. I love old Hollywood icons and films. I want to learn more about them! I like Googling old film stars and seeing who they were friends with etc. I love Gone with the Wind :)
    Julz Obsessions

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  8. I've started to become a huge fan of vintage and although these names aren't new to me, I'd love to learn more about them. I've never actually took the time to see why these people are famous and see them in action but this post is inspiring me to do it! (: Great post!

    Lots of Love,
    Manpreet || Simply-M

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