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Make-up for gals:

For you glamour goddesses ..here are some fun and interesting facts and helpful tips:
Before the '20's, women wore cosmetics, but nice women hid their rouge pots and powder puffs away from fathers and husbands, who heartily disapproved. But when the '20's hit, young women went for makeup in a big way. Makeup was in its rawest form. Eyebrows were painfully thin. Eye makeup consisted of kohl, which might be made of ingredients as strange as soot, lead and goose grease. Early mascara was a cake of wax that was melted and applied in a gluey mass to the lashes with an orange stick. The trend in lipstick was the reddest red and smudgeproof lipstick was mandatory for would-be vamps who wanted to neck without leaving a trail.
This sounds completely inviting doesn’t it?!
to read more click here:
http://www.freebeautytips.org/1920s-hair-makeup.html
 This is a handy short description of colors they used.
http://return2style.de/swingstyle/makeup/20amimup.htm


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Hair

The bobbed haircut made the nineteen twenties Flapper movement what it was, and sent many young women to their rooms in disgrace "until it grows back!". The Bob hairstyle was a blunt cut worn halfway between cheekbone and chin. Bangs could be worn cut straight across or swept to one side. Like the made up face, hair didn't look "natural"; it was slicked down, glistening with brilliantine. The Shingle, which followed the Bob, cut the hair at the nape in a V-shape, exposing the neck. Shingles were accompanied by marcelled finger waves or spit curls at the temples. The most drastic version of the Flapper hairdo was the Eton crop, cut very short and close to the head, with a curl plastered tightly above either ear.
In 1925, multiple coloring products became available, allowing men and women to change their hair color on a whim. 

*Check out you tube for tutorials on more hair and make-up styles between the 20’s and 50’s for inspiration

This is an easy way to do long hair with some curl 20’s style and she gives subtle makeup tips too.


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Women's Fashion:

The Roaring Twenties redefined womanhood and women’s fashion. It was more acceptable to smoke and drink in public, closer body contact in dancing, shorter hair, make-up, different styles of dress, and greater participation in the workforce - all contributed to the “new woman”.

In the Twenties women's dress became more mannish and were lighter and brighter and shorter than ever before. Female clothes became looser and more shapeless in fit. A slender flat-chested tanned body, narrow boyish hips, shorter hair and face of a 15 year old became the desired silhouette.  The bust was suppressed, the waist disappeared, the shoulders became broader and hair shorter and shorter.  Women went to health and beauty clubs to help them get fit and refine their silhouettes for the first time. Fashion designers played with fabric colors, textures and patterns to create totally new styles of dress.

 

The 1920’s had the most elusive hemline in fashion history slowly rising from the beginning of the decade and then falling again back to almost ankle length in the end. Creeping up the leg and reaching its greatest height just revealing the knee between 1926 and 1928. This was the only period when evening dresses were short in line with day dress lengths. This was known as flapper fashion era.
 Coco Chanel was the most innovative and influential designer of the time and the silhouette of her clothing designs have come to be the epitome of 20's style. Her clothing was made for comfort and ease of wear making them revolutionary and very modern for their time. She worked in neutral tones of beige, sand, cream, navy and black in soft fluid jersey fabrics cut with simple shapes that did not require corsetry or waist definition.  She was the founder of the “Little Black Dress” andpromoted the styles we associate with flappers. She designed clothes with bare arms not only for evening, but also for day and the legs were covered in beige stockings visible to the knee which gave an overall more naked look than ever before.

 

Because of the influence of the shorter hemlines shoes and stockings were more visible and became a very prominent accessory in a women’s wardrobe. Stockings with patterns were designed to match the coordinated outfits of stylish women and were hot fashion items. Embroidery snaked around the ankles and up to the knees. They were made in all colors. Flesh and soft pastels were popular and they were either knit or made from silk or artificial silk known later called rayon.  The rayon stockings were very shiny so girls powdered their legs to dull them before venturing out.

 

 


 

 

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The RaZzin'crew can also organise a 1920's style party
including entertainment, styling etc.
for YOUR venue or event!
MadameRisquee@Gmail.com - 020-6826994 - or see www.MadameRisquee.com