Amour De Glamour

We remember trend-setting, remarkable women like Clara Bow, Jean Harlow, Katherine Hepburn, to Grace Kelly and Marilyn Monroe setting fashions, taking risks and being scandalous but above all being glamorous. However, more modernized selections of celebrity woman have stepped up to the plate to show us a revamped version of our so called “classic glamour”. Angelina Jolie, Charlize Theron, Gwyneth Paltrow, Katherine Zeta Jones, the list goes on! The new “IT” girls are even giving us a viewing of their own definition of glamour like Lindsay Lohan, Jessica Simpson, Paris Hilton, Christina Aguilera and more.

Not only are we seeing this in our rich and famous. This thing we call glamour is spreading like the plague into every facet of our lives. You can see it at the corner store while you are purchasing eggs. Hell! You could be the one that’s glamorous while doing your egg purchasing!

We spend and spend and spend our very hard earned dollars to be as outstanding as those that appear on our silver screens, our TV screens and our magazine covers. Our woman and men realize that we don’t need to be any less of a star then the stars themselves! And I say, PREACH IT!

Why should we be sitting in our offices, or sitting on the subway or even sitting on a park bench without looking our absolute finest! Throw out your boring old trouser suits, go shopping! Buy something beautiful and fashionable and maybe even a little bit over priced! Glamour is no longer just for the movie stars and the models. It’s for all of us! It’s for the bankers, and the librarians and the grocery store clerks, it’s for the computer technicians and the accountants and the restaurant staff. It’s for me, you, it’s for your great aunt Betty and sometimes it’s even for our brothers, and uncles and dads.

This entire trend has given birth to another version of the pin-up girl. A world of models, photographers, make-up artists, and other crew members have built an internet empire solely on the image of a glamorous woman in little to nothing. No no! This is not porn my friend. This is something more scrumptious, more delicious then anything close to full on nudity and sexual contact. It is about a certain lighting, a certain camera angle and a certain crude confidence on all of the team players parts. Glamour photography is becoming one of the big guns. With magazines like Maxim out there, how could it be any other way?

Too glam, or not too glam…. That is the question!

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By Cait Mizzi

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