Thursday, September 15, 2011

Classic Beauties.. Where are they?

They all say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I am one to believe that ALL women are beautiful, due to the fact that looks are not the sole factor.

Our society has corrupted the true meaning of beauty. Women are spending large amounts of money, and taking life threatening risks to achieve what has been promoted as Beauty. Prior to the breast augmentations, Brazilian butt lifts, nose jobs, liposuction's, etc, Beauty did exist. There was an era of women who exuded sex, beauty, and class at the same time. As age came along they embraced it and showed the beauty of life and being a woman.
Not only are these procedures expensive they are also dangerous.

I want to take them time out to remind you all of the beauty that has gone forgotten. These women showcased beauty that did NOT have a price tag. They enjoyed being a woman and all of its entities. They displayed teasing actions from certain pictures and shows but always demanded respect. During this time the Woman was appreciated and valued in the family and society for the roles she played. She was pampered and enjoyed doing her womanly duties. Families were more intact and young girls generally had their fathers in their lives growing up to instill their importance. Yes times have changed and there are total different values displayed and implemented in our homes. Not to mention how women are displayed in the media and entertainment world.

I personally would NOT want to look like any of these women. They are beautiful but are leaving nothing to the imagination and how much did it cost to represent this facade of Beauty.

I am not here to lecture you on how off balanced our society is. I am sure we can all agree collectively things are a lot different now. Instead I am going to take this article and dedicate it to remembering and paying homage to the Classic Beauties that made a name for themselves with hopes of gaining a new perspective on old fashioned ways.

We always have my FAVORITE....the beautiful Marilyn Monroe

“I don't mind being burdened with being glamorous and sexual. Beauty and femininity are ageless and can't be contrived, and glamour, although the manufacturers won't like this, cannot be manufactured. Not real glamour; it's based on femininity.”
― Marilyn Monroe

The Beautiful Audrey Hepburn

“There is more to sex appeal than just measurements. I don't need a bedroom to prove my womanliness. I can convey just as much sex appeal, picking apples off a tree or standing in the rain.”
― Audrey Hepburn

The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It's the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows & the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years.”
-Audrey Hepburn

The Beautiful Elizabeth Taylor

“When people say: She's got everything. I've only one answer: I haven't had tomorrow.”
― Elizabeth Taylor

Red lips

The Lovely Joan Crawford

“I need sex for a clear complexion, but I'd rather do it for love.”
― Joan Crawford, My Way of Life

A Beautiful woman of Color.... Lena Horne

“You have to be taught to be second class; you're not born that way.”
Lena Horne quotes (American Singer and Actress, b.1917)

The Beautiful Dorothy Dandridge Many consider her as the First African American Movie Star!

Dorothy Dandridge: Have you ever caught sight of yourself by accident and you see yourself from the outside? That's who you really are."

The Beautiful Clara Bow... She dominated one of my favorite eras... the 1920's also known as the "Flapper Era"....


The Beautiful Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker sashayed onto a Paris stage during the 1920s with a comic, yet sensual appeal that took Europe by storm. Famous for barely-there dresses and no-holds-barred dance routines, her exotic beauty generated nicknames "Black Venus," "Black Pearl" and "Creole Goddess." Admirers bestowed a plethora of gifts, including diamonds and cars, and she received approximately 1,500 marriage proposals. She maintained energetic performances and a celebrity status for 50 years until her death in 1975. Unfortunately, racism prevented her talents from being wholly accepted in the United States until 1973.

The woman that stole Frank Sinatra's heart.... Ava Gardner

The Italian Beauty Sophia Loren

“If you can learn to use your mind as well as your powder puff, you will become more truly beautiful.”
- Sophia Loren

All of these women are beautiful and represent Women. Do your research on them because I am confident that even with today and age you can find one you relate too. Life id guaranteed to do one thing, and that is to continue and repeat itself. Find one that strikes your interest and find out what she represents and how she portrayed her beauty as a woman. Femininity has been lost and it's our duty to educate ourselves and grasp the respected that we deserve.