In honor of today being my one year anniversary of arriving in LA, I thought I would do a piece about the old Hollywood glamour that brought me here to begin with.
You get to see Rachael the blogger, most of the time, but there is also Rachael, the actress. Yes, they are the same person but like anyone, I have multiple aspects of my personality. As a child, I was obsessed with old movies and actresses like Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren, Bridgette Bardot, and Grace Kelly.
Grace and Audrey are my main inspirations for old Hollywood looks, classic beauty and grace (no pun intended) that I've always sought to embody. I wanted to celebrate the Old Hollywood looks that have filled my life with inspiration and fueled the fire of my dreams.
I went to one of LA's most notable landmarks, the Urban Light exhibit at LACMA. While it's only been in place since 2008, the lamps, which date from the 1920's and 1930's, transport visitors to a magical time of glamour and red carpets.
This dress from TIBI was originally a midi dress but since I am short, I knew it would be closer to a gown on me. Either way, I loved wearing it. I have dressed it up here, but the dress can also be worn in a much more casual way as it is a poplin fabric. It was fun, free, and beautiful, but most importantly, it reminded me of the blue gown in "To Catch A Thief."
PS- this dress was recommended on Refinery 29 for Spring/Summer weddings as well.