They were designed for evening wear and hairdressers at the time said that anyone with a little time could copy them.
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Lillie Langtry was beautiful, smart, had wit and passion all in one mesmerizing package.
Langtry was a stage actress persuaded to go into the acting business by famed writer and poet Oscar Wilde.
As her popularity grew, more people started to gravitate towards Langtry, because of her charisma and undeniable beauty.
Whenever she entered the room at a party, all eyes were on her.
Without even asking for permission, people were drawing and painting portraits of Langtry, which quickly became postcard favourites.
But it took more than just looks for Langtry to catch the eye of Albert Edward, the Prince of Wales and later King of the United Kingdom.
Around 1877, Langtry became the semi-official mistress of the Prince because, back then, those sorts of things happened.
She wasn’t just arm-candy, of course, and often reportedly engaged Albert in meaningful conversations, and delighted him with her wit.
Even more amazingly, she is said to have had a pretty good relationship with the Prince’s wife.
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Pictures below describe how terrible beauty care procedures looked like in the 1930s and 1940s.
Women now must be happy they don’t have to spend many hours sitting under strange devices or put weird things on their faces.
Permanent hair procedure. Germany, 1929
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“Swan Lake” (2014), all images © Natalie Lennard
Photographer Natalie Lennard, who works as Miss Aniela, creates lavish scenes centered around elegantly dressed models. While each image might seem, at first glance, like a straightforward luxury fashion shoot, further inspection reveals surreal details.
A canary yellow tulle gown morphs into birds, and ocean water splashes out of a painting frame.Miss Aniela’s fantastical scenes are created using a combination of on-site shoots with practical effects, along with extensive post-production.
The photographer explains that all images are shot on location with the model posed and lit in-frame. “Sometimes I do not know whether the image will be largely ‘raw’ and not require overt surrealism added,” Aniela shares, “until I go through the process to feel what is right for each piece.”The U.K.-based artist has been working as a fine art photographer for 13 years, getting her start with self-portraits as a university student.
In some works, she incorporates direct references to paintings from the art historical canon. Aniela has been working in her current style since 2011, and shares with Colossal that she has noticed a rising interest in her work from art collectors, as the lines between fine art and fashion are increasingly blurred.
“What He Bequeathed” (2016)
I studied law but never practiced and instead worked in the movie business and advertising.
Due to personal reasons I started a new job in April 2015.
For the fun of it I decided to grow my beard thinking it would be a mess, but people said they liked it.
This happened many times and so I realized maybe I should try being a model.
I started being more careful with the way I dress and understood that maybe I had something.
That is when I went to see agencies, and that’s when my career began. I was almost 60 by then.I really love what I am doing and get great pleasure from doing it.
What else could I ask for? Maybe to work for a huge international campaign like Chanel or Dior.
We all have dreams. And this buzz could help.