How to Dress for Hollywood Bride – Bridal Event August 10 2014

We have been receiving a lot of questions about the “DRESS THE PART” for our Hollywood Bride Bridal Event that will be held on August 10, 2014.  Today’s post is to help you compose your “Hollywood Look”.  Most of us don’t remember the 40s or 50s — but they were a very romantic time.   I think of stars like Audrey Hepburn, Lucille Ball, Sophia Loren, and Katharine Hepburn.   And don’t forget Jayne Mansfield, Josephine Baker, and Marlene Dietrich.  The one person that most people still can identify with is Marilyn Monroe.

Here are some specific tips courtesy of EHOW and

Evoking the ultimate old-world charm and glamor, the classic Hollywood look can incorporate bold colors and heavy makeup without appearing slutty or overdone.

Outline your eyes with black eye shadow or black eyeliner. Don’t make the line too thick, but do go all the way around. If you’re new to the look, go very easy on your bottom lid. Thicken the line at the outside corners of your eyes and roughly the outside half of your eyes. Don’t put anything more on the inside corners.

Swipe gold eye shadow on the inside corners and any part of your lids untouched by black shadow. This will glam up and even out the look.

Consider getting eyebrow stencils to help you modify your brow shape accordingly. If you are going for a thicker look, such as you see on Elizabeth Taylor in the 1950s, allow your brows to grow back if you’ve shaped them thinly, or simply fake it. If your brows are relatively thick enough already, you may want to simply follow the shape on the stencil of your choice and use a sharpened brow pencil to draw in fine hairs. Make sure to select a color that isn’t much darker or lighter than your own eyebrows.

Choose lipstick and lip liner in a red shade with a slightly dark tint to it. Color in your whole lip with lip liner, and then swipe the lipstick on. This will prevent feathering out and fading.

Give yourself the original Hollywood look of glossy hair waves. Blown dry your hair.  Spray your hairbrush with hairspray and brush through your hair to smooth it down. Spritz a light glossing of hairspray over your locks, then brush that through as well. For waves, create a ponytail and twist the hair, blow-drying and rubbing your hands over the twist. Once it cools, finger-comb the twist out, and you’ll have beautiful waves.

Do not underestimate the power of the curler, if you want to go for curls instead of waves. Blow dry your hair and set it in large curlers. Once the curls have set, you can either pin the curls up (follow the natural wave of each curl and pin it to your scalp) or finger-comb the curls out for full, lustrous, screen-siren hair.

Stay tune for more hints and tips.

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