Philippe Halsman was an American photographer born in Latvia and became famous due to his portraits of celebrities. He worked as a photographer for publications such as Life Magazine and Time, creating astonishing and yet beautiful shots that showcased the social and cultural movements from the 20th century.
Hello lovelies! How’s it going?
I will become a redhead in the next few days and lately I have been seeking for inspiration to get the perfect tone. Since I was a little girl I have dreamt of becoming one, but never were brave enough to try it. So just to let you know that you will no longer see the light brown haired girl on here 😉
Although I am officially on holidays and I have free time for myself, I won’t be posting on here that often. I need to settle up my life right now and start the official preparations for my Etsy shop, which will be up soon. (Excuse the delay!)
The first time I started my obsession with ginger people was when I read the Harry Potter books. I have been a nerd all my life, you see. I wanted to be a Weasley and be different from other people. Later on, my passion for red haired people would increase with Mad Men, which has become my favorite tv show and one of the reasons why I got into vintage. From the very first moment I saw the stunning Christina Hendricks on screen I knew I had to be like her. Not only her curvy shape encouraged me to feel confident about my body, so did her hair, which inspired me so much.
I could name many other actresses and movie stars that have inspired me through my life, and many of them had/have read hair: Maureen O’Hara, Ann-Margret, Joan Crawford and Clara Bow, to name just a few.
Red hair has always been associated with passion, romanticism and sexuality, three aspects that are key in women. Classic Hollywood starlets with red hair often portrayed adventurous and provocative women, while brunettes and blondes would be seen as naive, virginal or cold blooded. Luckily those stereotypes have changed in film industry.