Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Black Beauty Inspiration

Miss Fashionista Ellen Holly

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Miss Joyce Bryant
Miss Margarat Whitten
Miss Una Mae Carlisle
Miss Louis Franklyn

Yesterday, my mom and I came across this video on YouTube, which put together a list of the Black/African American stage and screen stars of the 1920's to the 1950's. Surprisingly, I had no previous knowledge of most of these women, however, I was amazed at how beautiful and fashionable these ladies where back then! So, I thought I would share some photos of these gorgeous starlets of the past, with you. I must admit...as soon as I saw these photos, I was totally inspired! I hope you will be too.
Let me know what you think.

6 comments:

D W JazzLover said...

My Mother was one of the Beauties of the time,,That is where my inpiration comes....
Thank you for posting this...
D

Tamia said...

Ah, definitely inspired. Great blog!

The Queen of Hearts said...

This was amazing. I can't say that I wasn't aware because I was (and am, haha) but I'm glad you decided to share this with the world! Are you black?

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Socialite14 said...

Hey Nia checking out your blog for the first time and I am impressed greatly.Keep up the great work and I am truly insprired by the piece of Black women fashionably dressed.I love the style of their era but would not find anything with them instead all I saw was Grace Kelly its great that you put this on you blog!!! All the best.xoxo

Anonymous said...

I love it, such a beautiful portrayal of forgotten history!