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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10 Decades of Beauty

Wanna see something cool?  This is a seamless transition of 10 decades of beauty trends in less than 90 seconds!

Cut Video’s “100 Years of Beauty in 1 Minute” takes a model through 10 transformations, revealing the hair and makeup styles of years past. The clip speeds by quickly, but it takes a team of styling professionals to mold a pretty girl into each decade’s beauty standard.

As the looks range from the bobbed pin curls and cupid lips of the 1920s to the bouffant and crimson smile of the 1950s, the video also explores popular expressions of femininity. A woman in the 1960s might sport a peace sign along with bright blue eye shadow, and a more recent style of glossy lips likely demanded a selfie in 2010.

It’s no secret that hair and makeup styles evolve over the years, and we’re broadly influenced by popular media, conforming to certain trends to fit in. But with the stance on what is considered beautiful changing so drastically every 10 years or so, maybe we can hold off on jumping on each and every fashion bandwagon. As someone who irreparably fried her hair, I recommend not beating your appearance into submission simply for a style that will fade. Also, that picture of you sticking out your tongue and making a horn symbol with your hand could haunt you on the Internet forever.

As for today’s beauty standards? Looks like they don’t mean much, and they’re likely to mean even less tomorrow.

Source: Samantha Cowan contributor for TakePart

5 Trends From Dad

Your dad inspired the store that millions of you find your basics at.

American Apparel – Your dad inspired the store that millions of you find your basics at.

Your dad was into American Apparel before you and he’s got the plain shirts to prove it. He was a monochromatic madman who didn’t rep any brand other than his own. He knew all the Pantone numbers and looking into his dresser drawers was like looking into a kaleidoscope of fashion sense.

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Unkempt Hair – Dad’s hair was so gnar that people assumed he’d killed a man and gotten away with it.

Your dad had unkempt hair before you did and he has the snarled strands to prove it. Long before looking like you just rolled out of bed became fashion-able, your dad’s locks were just as out of control as he was. He didn’t spend hours meticulously disheveling his hair with $40 product, he earned his look. His lengths were styled with motorcycle joyrides, fistfights and a touch of “I don’t give a fuck.”

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Art Attack Sweaters – Dad’s coolness poured into that sweater first.  Those fibers once touched greatness.

Your dad wore Art Attack sweaters before you did and he’s got the weavings to prove it. Since before Cosby was a prefix for it and parties were themed around it, your dad was rocking these glorious machine-knit pieces. His collection of knit Pollocks and wearable Warhols were the mullets of clothing, formal enough for work, yet wild enough to party in.

Jorts - Your dad wore them because he was helping to save the environment before saving the environment was cool.

Jorts – Your dad probably wore them because he was helping to save the environment.

You dad wore jorts before you did and he’s got the short frayed denim to prove it. Living the three Rs, he Reused his life-wrecked jeans by Reducing their leg length and Recycling them back into his wardrobe as stylish Danny Dukes. Now every pair of faded favorites could have a second life as his favorite pair of shorts.

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Colored Knockoff Ray-Bans – Dad once hated on the sun with lime green ray blockers.

Your dad wore neon sunglasses before you did and he’s got the $10 knockoff Ray-Bans to prove it. Like a highlighter hugging his eye sockets, his shades were the awesome accent that made him stick out in a crowd. He was a life salmon that swam downstream when everyone else was trying to go up.

For more great trends from Dad, check out the source we used: Huffington Post.  You can find the article here: Hipster Trends Your Dad Started.

Good Times

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We had to use this image as the first for Filthy Rebena’s new website launch.  Just absolutely love everything about this happy photo.  Especially those majestic moves and chops!  Does the vibe of our new website make you wanna smile and shake off some steam?  Show us a little bit of love in the comments you fine Filthy readers.