femme fatale

Femme Fatale | 3 Film Noir Inspired Looks

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Lately I have found myself to be inspired by old film noir films from the 1940s, and dark, sultry photos of old Hollywood pin-ups and cabaret dancers. Fashion and history have always been intertwined. As far as the fashion industry is concerned, the past is an integral part of the present. What is old will gradually become new again and what is new will suddenly become old. There is something about the raw, dark sensuality of those grainy, old films and photos that is so powerful and intoxicating. These were women that embraced their beauty and femininity unapologetically. They didn’t allow their beauty to render them simply decorative and instead reveled in it. There was a mysteriousness about their sex appeal that is rare in today’s explicit, exposed culture. There is so much more to sexiness than bare skin and innuendo and these women encapsulated that with their decadent but restrained sense of style. Whether it was a glimpse of decolletage or seemingly just-bitten, ruby red lips, the intrigue came more from what one didn’t see then what they did.

Inspired by this, here are three looks with all of the decadence of the boudoir, for work, rest and play.

night on the town outfit

Jacket // Mackage “Rumer” Jacket

Cami // Zara Off the Shoulder Top

Booties // Jeffrey Campbell “Metcalf” Boots

Clutch // Rebecca Minkoff “Leo” Clutchย 

Lip & Cheek Stain // Stila Convertible Lip and Cheek Stain in Tulip

Eye Liner // Smashbox Jet Set Waterproof Eye Liner in Black


Turtleneck // Isabel Marant “Etoile” Wool Sleeveless Lazuli Tabard

Pencil Skirt // STAND “Sally” Leather Pencil Skirt

Vest // Les Copains Black Linen Blend Vest

Shoes // C Label Vickie-11 Two Tone Lace-up Kitten Heels

Watch // Daniel Wellington Classic Bristol Leather Watch

Laptop Bag // Kjore Project Evolution of Goods Laptop Sleeve

Lipstick // NYX Cosmetics Diamond Sparkle Lipstick in Sparkling Nude

Weekend Elegance Style

Blouse // Maykool White Sleeveless Peplum Blouse

Jeans // AG “Farrah” Skinny Jeansย 

Trench // Pink Queen Drawstring Trench Coat in Grey

Flats // Loeffler Randall “Ambra” Lace-up Flats

Hat // Go Adventure Floppy Wool Hat in Grey

Earrings // David Yurman Cable Wrap Earrings with Black Diamonds

Lip Stain // Pixi Tinted Brilliance Balm in Rosy Red

Nail Polish // Essie in “Comfy in Cashmere”




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