Saturday, November 5, 2011

Iconography: Edith Head


(image taken from Bright Starlights)


My niece is taking her time arriving, being quite meticulous and precise about her entrance following labor; my lovely sister is tired but staying strong, with the support of our mother and her caring husband. Despite the delay, she will be born a Scorpio, like incredible and decorated, aesthetically and professionally, old Hollywood costume designer Edith Head. Perhaps the slow and steady nature of my niece's birth will manifest to an acute attention to detail and impeccable sense of design and structural elements, as those in genius Madame Head. All About Eve, one of the many films for which she won an Oscar for her costume work, is one of my favorite films, and features the epitome of bygone glamor and sophistication.


(image taken from LA Times, Entertainment Section)

(image taken from Film Reference)

(image taken from Amy Elle Cartwright)

(image taken from Daily Mail UK)

12 comments:

  1. This is such a lovely post! Hope she is born a scorpio!

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  2. Good tribute to this person

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  3. Love this-thanks so much for sharing, going to look her up, love old movie costumes!!
    xxx

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  4. Absolutely love Edith Head. Particularly love these images you found showcasing her own eccentric, yet classic, style. A truly aesthetically brilliant woman.

    xx
    Lynsey Michelle
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  5. she has been such a style icon in her days, and still remains to inspire us! x

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  6. sorry for the delay on asnwering but yeahhh don't know if its a muff or what. quite wicked to be honest ...... and thanks ! i like yours too. funny enough, i just bumped into your blog randomly today before i clicked to your profile to answer you.

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  8. ahahh so good to hear that ! actually yesterday i bought this eye ball ring so i reckon i will be having a good laugh all week long then. now that i'm looking at it in that way (the one in the picture) it does seem pretty out there

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  9. Love all the photos. Thanks for the inspiration.

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