1940’s Look

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There’s something about the 1940’s that exudes both elegance and determination.  While brothers, boyfriends and husbands served overseas, American women went to work in factories and offices – keeping both the economy and the war effort going.  And while they often performed very unglamorous jobs, many did so in full makeup and with perfectly styled hair.  During this time, makeup sales continued to rise and more cosmetics were sold at drugstores, which added to their accessibility.
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Foundation became increasingly popular during the 1940’s and a slightly darker than natural look was preferred.  Due to rationing, loose baby powder was used to set the foundation.  Cheeks remained bright and rosy as well.  The eyes were really the focus of the wartime face. The 1940s brow was still carefully plucked, and matte eye shadow was used to highlight the crease. By this decade, mascara was quite commonplace and women also used black eyeliner to enhance their lashes and brows. Red lipstick still took center stage, though other colors like pink and orange-red were also popular.

We were super stoked to have the talented Victoria & gorgeous Kiana stop by Filthy’s studio to create a historically accurate 1940’s make up look.  Check out the video above and let us know what you think in the comments below.
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8 Style Rules

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Kate Moss has revealed her eight style rules

She barely gives interviews and has shunned social media but as she prepares to celebrate her 41st birthday on January 16th, Kate Moss has decided to divulge her wardrobe secrets.

The blonde-haired supermodel spoke to Look magazine about her top eight style rules.

1. Vamp up your look with lipstick

Kate wears a natural beige lip colour day-to-day but for a more dramatic evening look opts for a pillar box red.

“I just slick it on, I don’t bother with lipliner,” she says.

2. Don’t be afraid of high heels

Even when she’s papped popping to Tesco for a pint of milk, Kate is hardly out of her trusty sky-high boots.

She tells the magazine that “great shoes” can transform a look: “They will make an outfit feel polished, cool and put together.”

3. Sort out your clobber

Kate has not one, not two but THREE wardrobes – “one big one and two everyday ones”.

In order to keep your clothes in check she recommends organising things into boxes and labelling them with Polaroids.

“I organise my denim, leather and dresses by colour, although my jeans are usually black and grey,” she adds.

4. Summer style should be effortless

Make sure your beach bag is full of “floaty chiffons and soft suede”, says Kate.

The supermodel is a fan of maxi dresses but leaves her heels at home because “wearing them on a beach is ridiculous”. Agreed.

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The supermodel vamps up her night time look with the help of red lipstick

5. Shop vintage 

Don’t be afraid to rifle through charity shops and flea markets to find hidden gems.

“Look for quality pieces that can be repaired if needed,” says Kate.

Leather jackets are a Kate Moss wardrobe staple

Leather jackets are a Kate Moss wardrobe staple

6. Pick a capsule wardrobe 

Kate says her staple items are “jeans, a tank top, a jacket and boots”.

She thinks every woman should find key pieces that work for her, including a must-have “little black dress”.

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Kate says you should ‘only dress for attention if you want it’

7. Ward off the paps

Kate tries to keep the cameras off her by wearing similar things every day.

She says, “If you wear the same thing, they get bored and leave you alone.”

8. Find a beauty regime – and stick to it  

Mossy swears by Creme de la Mer to keep her skin moisturised and Lucas Papaw balm for chap-free lips.

She also treats herself to Nichola Joss facials when she’s looking for a pick-me-up.

Source: Express

Coco Monday

Model Mondays don’t get better than this.  Check out Toronto native Coco Rocha in “Minerva Is A Diva” by Kristian Schuller for L’Officiel Italia,

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In 2002, agent Charles Stuart approached Rocha at an Irish dance competition and asked her if she would consider modelling for him. At that point, she had never thought of modelling before.  When she did begin to model, her knowledge of fashion was limited.  She eventually gained insight into the fashion world after her best friends crammed in fashion study sessions in between studying for exams.

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Rocha started her professional career in 2004, signing with SUPREME in New York City. Two years later, Rocha met fashion photographer Steven Meisel. Soon, she was featured in an editorial with Gemma Ward and Amanda Moore. The editorial kickstarted her career, landing her the cover of the February 2006 issue of Vogue Italia. The week after, she walked the Spring/Summer 2006 New York City runways for a handful of designers, most notably Anna Sui and Marc Jacobs. Backstage at the Anna Sui show, Rocha met model Naomi Campbell, who held her hands and told her she was “her new favorite model”.

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After the New York Fashion Week, she soon followed by taking part in the Paris Fashion Week as well. She walked for esteemed designers like Stella McCartney, Shiatzy Chen, Christian Lacroix, Emanuel Ungaro, and Marc Jacobs.  During Jean Paul Gaultier’s Scottish Highlands-inspired Fall/Winter 2007 show in February 2007, Rocha opened the show by Irish-dancing down the runway; American Vogue dubbed this the “Coco Moment” and suggested it as a sign that the fashion industry misses the “supermodels”.

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In the May 2007, issue of Vogue (US), she was featured on the cover with models Doutzen Kroes, Caroline Trentini, Raquel Zimmermann, Sasha Pivovarova, Agyness Deyn, Jessica Stam, Hilary Rhoda, Chanel Iman, and Lily Donaldson as the new crop of supermodels.  In 2008 casting agent James Scully said of Rocha:  “I will be the first to admit I did not believe the hype, but within five seconds of meeting her, I was totally charmed and understood why everyone loves her. Some people feel her look is specific, but I find her to be the most chameleon-like of all the girls.”

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Rocha married artist James Conran on June 9, 2010. Conran later became her part-time manager.  On October 6, 2014, Rocha announced via her Facebook page, that she and her husband are expecting their first child, a girl, due in Spring of 2015.

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Guest of Honor

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Age 15, Cover for Face magazine. This photo is what got her noticed by Calvin Klein, with whom she would have a longstanding modeling career.

Trends may come and go but even among this fashion-conscious crowd there was one certainty: all eyes would be on Kate Moss.

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KATE MOSS IN VIVIENNE WESTWOOD

The world has always had a lot to say about Kate Moss. Interestingly enough, the world says way more than the famously silent supermodel would ever had to say about herself. We all know her face, but few of us would recognize her voice if we heard it.

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So why does the world love looking at Kate Moss?  She was never the archetypal model.  She has a long trunk, short legs and the most beautiful, breathtaking face.

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That’s My Bitch

Maybe its the rocker-chick that we are not able to resist.  Maybe it’s her personal style off camera.  Or maybe its simply the air of mystery.

March 2012 issue of W Magazine

March 2012 issue of W Magazine

Kate Moss is just 40 years old, but her career already spans four calendar decades. In our opinion, that’s damn impressive in a business where models face involuntary retirement in their early 20’s.

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Kate Moss debuted a collection of champagne coupes molded from her own left breast

To celebrate 25 years of modeling, Kate Moss celebrated Marie Antoinette style. The fashion industry elite and celebrities toasted at a fancy London restaurant to celebrate the iconic model’s career. Guests didn’t sip from ordinary champagne flutes, however, instead the party sipped from champagne glasses molded from Kate’s iconic breasts.

Indulge in Kate Moss. The queen of the glossy pages of fashion magazines.

Indulge in Kate Moss – the queen of the glossy pages of fashion magazines.

We just had to say congrats on 25 years of modeling dear majesty.