Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Watch the History of OSCARS® STYLE on Vimeo!


Last weekend, fans of film and fashion came together online to celebrate the History of Oscars® Style!

The event looked at every Best Actress winner from 1929 to 1961 - the film role that won them the award, the ensemble they wore to the ceremony, and the designer behind it. I also shared the various venues through the years. And, as a bonus, the event ended with some Cinema Connections as well - the influence of classic film on the Academy Awards® red carpet. 

If you missed the live event, you can now watch it on demand on Vimeo! Either click the link or rent through the player below. 

The next event will be my annual Fashion in Film of TCMFF on Wednesday, May 5, which is the day before the start of the virtual TCM Classic Film Festival. Register on Zoom and get ready for even more glamour!




Inspiration for my Oscars® Style ensemble came from the famous statuette -
I chose this gold sequin gold from THEIA


Tuesday, April 6, 2021

You're Invited! Celebrate the History of OSCARS® STYLE at April 18 Event


Join the party Sunday, April 18, as I take you through the history of Oscars® Style! In this event, we will celebrate every Best Actress winner from 1929 to 1961 - the film role that won them the award, the ensemble they wore to the ceremony, and the designer behind it. You'll also see the various venues through the years. And, as a bonus, you'll see some Cinema Connections as well - the influence of classic cinema on the Academy Awards® red carpet. Get ready for the glamour!


Sunday, April 18
Starting at 4 pm PT/7 pm ET

Tickets $15 - click to register on Zoom





Upcoming events can be found on the GlamAmor Events page. 


Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Watch THE STYLE OF SIN: BARBARA STANWYCK on Vimeo!


Last weekend, a couple hundred fans of film and fashion came together online to celebrate the early life and style of Barbara Stanwyck! So many people absolutely adore her, so I couldn't have asked for more passion or excitement for the fourth event in my Pre-Code series The Style of Sin.

The Pre-Code era of Hollywood refers to the years between 1930 when the Production Code was adopted and 1934 when it was in full effect. The Code prohibited seeing many sins on screen, so Pre-Code films are beloved for how risqué and provocative they could be with their look and content.

If you missed the live event, you can now watch it on demand on Vimeo! You can either click the link or click "Watch Now" in the player below. You'll learn the historical context and the origins of the Production Code in addition to Barbara's career and evidence of her impact on fashion.

The next event will be celebrating the history of Oscars Style on Sunday, April 18 - you can now register on Zoom. Bring on the glamour!




In Barbara's honor and to show her ongoing influence on fashion,
I wore a plum cold shoulder bias cut dress by Amanda Uprichard with shiny silver pumps



Tuesday, March 9, 2021

FILM NOIR STYLE Author Conversation at the Larry Edmunds Bookshop

On February 27, I joined Larry Edmunds Bookshop owner Jeff Mantor for a conversation about my book Film Noir Style: The Killer 1940s. It was the first virtual event the store has ever had and I was honored to be their guest. Jeff and I spoke for an hour about just about everything - the origins of my love for classic cinema, how I chose the cover and 20 movies for the book, my writing process, costume design vs. fashion design, and all things film noir. Our enthusiastic audience was filled with many of our film family, so we also enjoyed an extended Q&A afterward. 

In case you missed it live, you can now watch the conversation on Larry Edmunds' new YouTube channel or through the player below. Enjoy!



I chose a vintage (real) leopard coat to discuss all things Film Noir Style


Monday, March 8, 2021

FILM NOIR STYLE Featured on Vancouver's OUR CITY TONIGHT

It's been such a busy last few weeks, so I'm playing a little bit of catch up here on GlamAmor. On February 21, hosts Jim Gordon and Leeta Liepins interviewed me about my book Film Noir Style: The Killer 1940s for Vancouver's Our City Tonight! We had great fun discussing a lot of the elements of film noir - from the impact of rationing on the design to the role of the costume designer in assisting the femmes fatales to the strong women who are ever-present in the genre. Watch the interview on the Our City Tonight site or through the player below. Enjoy!



In honor of all the blouses and pencil skirts in noir,
I wore a vintage silk blouse with a black pencil skirt for this conversation


Jim and Leeta LOVE the book!

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

You're Invited! Pre-Code Series THE STYLE OF SIN Continues 3/21 with Barbara Stanwyck


Since my 1940s Film Noir Style series concluded last month, in March we will return to the 1930s and The Style of SinThis fourth event in the online Pre-Code series focuses on the early life and career of Barbara Stanwyck with stories behind the style of films like Ladies of Leisure (1930) and the classic Baby Face (1932). Join me Sunday, March 21 for a little illicit fun!


Sunday, March 21
Starting at 4 pm PT/7 pm ET

Tickets $10 - click to register on Zoom

The Pre-Code era of Hollywood refers to the years between 1930 when the Production Code was adopted and 1934 when it was in full effect. The Code prohibited seeing many sins on screen, so Pre-Code films are beloved for how risqué and provocative they could be with their look and content.

Join me for this series that introduces you to some of the most popular actresses of the Pre-Code era - such as Joan Crawford, Kay Francis, Jean Harlow, Barbara Stanwyck, Carole Lombard, Joan Blondell, and Marlene Dietrich.

Though costume design is important in film, it is particularly significant to the plot and production of the movies selected for this series. In each talk, you will also learn about the costume designers themselves - how they contributed to the style of the studios along with the evolution of the actresses' careers and personal style.


Upcoming events can be found on the GlamAmor Events page. 


Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Watch FILM NOIR STYLE: THE POST-WAR YEARS on Vimeo!

Last weekend an enthusiastic audience joined me to celebrate Film Noir Style: The Post-War Years! This was the final event in the four-part series, which mirrors my book Film Noir Style: The Killer 1940s. This webinar examined the dramatic changes that occurred in both film and fashion after World War II along with the backstories and ongoing influence of six essential film noir from 1947 to 1950:

Dead Reckoning (1947)
Lady in the Lake (1947)
Out of the Past (1947)
The Lady from Shanghai (1948)
The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
Sunset Boulevard (1950)

In case you missed the event live, the recording is now available on demand on Vimeo. You can either watch it through the link or in the embedded player below. 

You can now watch all four events from the Film Noir Style series on demand on my Vimeo channel.



For the Post-War Years event,
I channeled Lizabeth Scott in Dead Reckoning (1947)
with my 2000s Laundry by Shelli Segal gown



Join me next month as I return to the 1930s and Pre-Code film

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