13 February, 2016

The Seductress

Ava Gardner
Lauren Bacall
A seductress, femme fatal, temptress, vamp, siren, enchantress... whichever name you prefer, they all evoke one thing, an image of a dark, mysterious and dangerous lady with killer style. High heels, lingerie, leather, trench coats, red lips and form fitting dresses have always been a passion of mine since as long as I can remember. Film noir movies, the fashion, hair, make-up and the glamour of that period will forever be a love affair of mine. It has inspired how I like to dress and my love of vintage. For me, the style of that era is my absolute favourite, there is nothing I dislike about it, truly! 

Joan Crawford
Marlene Dietrich
Nothing makes me feel more empowered that wearing a good trench, some high heels and dark red lips but it's about attitude as well; having the confidence to wear whatever makes you feel good, that's what the seductress embodies for me. I always reference the style ofDita Von Teese the modern reigning queen when it comes to perfecting the seductress look but long before Dita arrived, there were stars such as Marlene Dietrich, Veronica Lake, Lauren Bacall, Vivien Leigh and Ava Gardner, Joan Crawford, all of whom have influenced most of the contemporary adaptations of the femme fatal. What I love most about the stars from that era is the chicness, sophistication, allure, the glamour.  

Dita Von Teese
Her style of course has been deeply influenced by her adoration of the all things vintage, old movies, showgirls and pin-up models  from the 1920's, 30's, 40's and 50's such as Betty Grable, Mae West, Bettie Page; her talent and innate sense of style have propelled her to one of the exemplars of seductress style. Her love of Louboutins, trench coats, red lips, leather, gothic and fetish style all create a look that is nothing short of spectacular! Her influence on the fashion world and fashion lovers around the world is amazing; she has brought vintage, fetish and gothic style into the main stream, making seductive style accessible for the everyday women. 

Dita Von Teese
Dita's fearless approach to fashion makes her such an icon and the leading lady when it comes to seductress style. With her vintage, a pin-up, fetish and gothic influence, Dita always pushes the boundaries of style.  Long leather gloves, Louboutins and red lips are her signature, all of which I adore and has made me more daring when it comes to style. From Marlene Dietrich to Dita Von Teese, they all encompass classic chic style, intrigue and glamour, the very essence of the seductress. 

Ingrid Bergman
How capture and create ‘The Seductress’ style, hair and make-up is coming really soon. I'll be sharing all the best places to shop on-line and in-store for hats, trenches, leather gloves, gorgeous form fitting dresses, the best red lipsticks and the hottest heels to create the perfect chic seductress look. You'll have everything you need to recreate the style of the film noir darlings! For all the latest updates from The Chic Guide or to follow my other pages visit Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr and Bloglovin' all under the same name! Thanks for stopping by! 

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