On my week off a book caught my eye on the shelf – pink, embossed and all about being glamorous, I snapped it straight up!
I love old school glamour, Hollywood stars of the past with their red lipstick, alluring eyes and long silky gowns. Marilyn, Audrey, Bette, Katherine … this books tells you how to be like them. Well, kind of. It’s actually quite tongue-in-cheek and gives plenty of secrets that these ladies indulged in to be so glamorous – wearing no underwear crops up a lot 🙂
I do wish that modern life wasn’t so much about jeans and t-shirts now but that we did pay more attention to how we look, speak and walk and inject a bit more glamour into everyday life. I love the idea of having a vintage style look but would lack the effort needed to pull it off. I did attend one black tie event once and curled my hair, wore a glitsy dress and red lipstick and got a lot of attention. I think it’s nice once in a while to push the boat out and sparkle like Marilyn.
Tips I’ve picked up from the book:
– Before you can convince others you’re attractive you have to believe it yourself (M. Monroe)
– There’s no such thing as an ugly woman. There are only those who have not realised their full potential (Arlene Dahl)
– Eat more pasta (Sophia Loren)
– Fashion fades, only style endures (Coco Chanel)
– Create a trademark like VB’s Hermes Birkin or Cindy Crawford’s mole – suggestions a piece of jewellery or hair style or quirky bag
– Always drink out of a glass
– No open mouthed kissing in public
– Be adorable on the inside – listen, remmeber birthdays, write thank you cards, give compliments and keep eye contact
– Don’t speak in a shrill voice
– Don’t use coloured eyeshadow in the daytime
– When all else fails smile (Elle Macpherson)
– Give your hair a champagne rinse a la Greer Garson
– You don’t have to be rich to be chic (Doris Day)
– Descend a staircase like a movie star – pause at the top for a few seconds, people will look to see who you are
– For a marriage to be a success,every woman and every man should have their own bathroom (Catherine Zeta Jones)
Do you ever long for some glamour in your life?