Paying Homage

Recently I’ve been trying to come up with office/beauty room ideas. I want to go with an old Hollywood glamor theme. I love the fashion and femininity of the 1950’s! Look at the cover of  this issue of Vogue super glam and very lady like!

vogue cover

While researching ideas via Pinterest and YouTube  I always come across photographs of the same starlets: Audrey Hepburn

Audrey H

Marilyn Monroe (whom i love BTW)

Marilyn M

and Liz Taylor

elizabeth t(another favorite)

They all were very beautiful and very talented women of their time don’t get me wrong.  However, I wonder why we hardly ever spotlight and display African American women of Old Hollywood? We were Glamorous, Feminine, and Lady Like!  We had Style and Grace

check out this Ebony cover from 1958

Ebony Cover

I want to celebrate the women of color who paved the way like

Eartha Kitt

look at Eartha work

look at Eartha work.

Lena Horne

lena horne

and we can not leave out

Dorothy Dandridge

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The first Black woman to grace the cover of Life Magazine! #Epic

They’ve made major contributions to Black Hollywood so these are the women I choose to grace the walls of my beauty room! Although I enjoyed Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and The Last Time I Saw Paris. We should always give credit to the women who broke the boundaries for Black Women in Hollywood!

Sweet Romance

Sweet Romance

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Faux fur vest
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Chloé tweed shorts
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Steve Madden high heel shoes
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Topshop buckle bracelet
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J.Crew earrings
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