Monday, March 18, 2013

Diva. Then and Now

   After a beautiful and crowded weekend spent both with my wonderful family and working, I thought that spending some relaxing time on Sunday's evening would be a great idea. So I've started watching TV, reading the latest pages of the online magazines, reading Romanian and foreign( gossip) journals... and after a few tens of minutes my hands felt overwhelmed by glitter.  We live in a world so full of famous people, that it has become famous itself.
   Curiosity was about to push me read everything near the celebrities' photos when I looked up and saw one of the Audrey's photos in my room. An interesting idea came into my mind: Can we make a comparison between the " Then"- Celebrities and the " Now" ones? Let's take a look at who used to be famous some time ago and who crowds the nowadays tabloids.

  1. Greta Garbo (1905-1990): best known for her role in Flesh and the Devil; in 1930, her first talking movie brought her an Academy Award nominalisation.

   2.  Katharine Hepburn (1907-2003): she won 4 Academy Awards for the Best Actress.

   3.  Bette Davis (1908-1989): she won 2 Academy Awards.

   4.  Lisa Fonssagrives (1911-1992): she is credited as the first supermodel of the world.

   5.  Ingrid Bergman (1915-1982): she won 3 Academy Awards, 2 Emmy Awards and the Tony Award for the Best Actress; she is best known for the role in Casablanca(1942) and for the roles in Hitchcock's films.

   6.  Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962): she won 2 Golden Globes; she is known as the first sex symbol.

   7.  Grace Kelly (1929-1982): she became the Princess of Monaco; also known as Princess Grace.

   Her wedding dress is an iconic one; it is a lace masterpiece designed by Helen Rose

   8.  Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993): she is one of the most famous person of the Best Dressed List Hall of Fame; it is believed ( and I agree) that she is still the most stylish and elegant female, she has never been defeated at this chapter; Hubert de Givenchy is responsible for most of her outfits; she won an Academy Award, 2 Emmy Awards, a Tony Award, a Golden Globe and 3 BAFTA Awards.

   9.  Spohia Loren (1934): the first actress of a " talkie" era who won an Academy Award for the Best non-English-speaking Actress.

   10.  Brigitte Bardot (1934): French actress, singer and fashion model; one of the sex symbols of the 1950s-60s; in 1969 she became the face of Marianne( the national emblem of French alegory of Liberty and Reason).

   11.  Natalie Wood (1938-1981): she won 2 Golden Globes; she is best known for the role in Rebel Without a Cause.

   I will show you the photos of some of the most popular celebrities, hierarchically, meaning the ones that develop the largest interest on the audience; so that the " fight" can be fair, I will only put here photos from the red carpet of different events:
   1.  Kim Kardashian:
   2.  Miley Cyrus:
   3.  Lindsay Lohan:
   4.  Rihanna:

   5.  Nicki Minaj:

   6.  Selena Gomez:

   After seeing all these photos... may I just say R.i.P style, elegance, grace and glamour? It is not necessary their fault, but if you pay a little attention, they are called "divas" by the media so some cases they don't even need to be kindered to anyone interesting, not talking about their deeds, they simply become famous and admired and searched on the internet and...Divas! I'm not saying that some of them don't look good, but... they just cannot be put near those amazing fashion icons mentioned in the " Then" section; it was not only for the clothes, but also the attitude, the makeup... everything used to be elegant; I think their lungs needed glamurous air.

   I must be fair and admit that there is at least one celebrity that is closer to the real elegance and grace; I will only show you some photos of Dita von Teese, who reminds of those times, when women knew exactly what a DIVA mean, without being vulgar(Marilyn Monroe in Playboy looked sophisticated... that means something!), exaggerated or gauzy.

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See you soon,
Love, A.        

(sources: Wikipedia and


  1. Wow,such a beautiful post...I like your blog.^^
    Maybe follow each other on bloglovin???
    Let me know follow you then back.
    Lovely greets Nessa

  2. Thank you!
    We cand follow each other for sure. I am looking you up right now.
    Kisses, A.

  3. @Vanessa:
    I've just followed you an bloglovin
    Btw, I love your blog !

  4. What a fun post, the ladies back then definitely had way more glamour. When I'm scrolling through the 'now' section, all I can think of is trashy. I think we have a few ladies now that compete more with the 'back then' ones, like: Anna Hathaway, Julia Roberts, Kate Moss, Angelina Jolie, Kate Hudson, Jennifer Anniston etc.

    1. I totally agree with you, most of nowadays celebrities are famous for nothing. Women used to deserve their Diva status back then. It's a pitty that magazines are full of those non-divas when there could be more articles about ambitious, stylish and worthy ladies. I also like Keira Knightley's red carpet looks, she sometimes looks like a lady portraied in a Romantic painting.
      Thank you for the comment.
      Have a nice day!

  5. Thank you sooo much for the follow.^^
    Follow you back on bloglovin and gfc,too.
    Do you also follow me on gfc?
    Lovely greets

  6. Beautiful post!!! would you like to follow each other with GFC and Bloglovin?
    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

    1. Thank you very much! I am following you right now on Gfc.
      Nice blog!
      Kisses, A.

    2. Thank you so much for your visit! I follow you by GFC and Bloglovin!
      Have a good week!!!!:)))

  7. What a great idea! You have made a great comparison! You are very talented, young lady! Congrats! :*

    Never give up on your ideas! :*:*:*:*:*:*

  8. You neither, my dear friend. I am looking forward to reading the next chapter.
    Thank you very much for encouraging me every day!
    Lots of kisses and hugs :*:*:*

  9. I love the Diva in the 19+. Their styles are always my inspiration <3 Especially the 1920, 1930, 1950 & 1960. Perhaps, I'll do some decade makeup on that <3

    Maybe you can check my blog out to see if there's something you like <3.

    1. Great idea!
      I agree with you, 1920s-30s was a great period for Fashion and the ladies used to be extremely stylish.
      I checked out your blog and I must say that it's very inspiring and useful, I don't know much about makeup and skincare( I only know the basic things) and I am looking forward to finding out more from you.
      Have a nice day!