The Fitting Room Chronicles: Channeling Jean Harlow

Back when I was in high school, I had the brilliant idea of shaving my once Frida Kahlo-thick eyebrows and pencil them in dangerously thin to channel 1930s screen siren Jean Harlow.

We all make mistakes.

These eyebrows are made for Jean, not Stephanie.
These eyebrows are made for Jean, not Stephanie.

While my eyebrows haven’t grown the same since then, I still don’t mind channeling this fellow piscean. So when I found this 1930s wine-hued gown, I was in complete awe. Best of all? It fit like a glove.

Working it, 1930s style.
Working it, 1930s style.

For some reason, I felt this is a dress that Jean Harlow would appreciate. It hugs the body to a T, yet its delicate winged sleeves create a dramatic flair made fit for the big screen. And for a 1930s piece, it was in near perfect condition. I have to be super careful with the sleeves, as its fine lace can easily get damage, but it’s still in my closet, waiting for a special occasion. I just hope it still fits!

No pencil-thin eyebrows are required to rock this dress.
No pencil-thin eyebrows are required to rock this dress.

These days, I’m looking forward to channeling Jean Harlow, couture-wise. The blonde bombshell was a total babe, and extremely funny to boot. Make use of that Netflix account and watch all her screwball comedies. You won’t regret it.

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Who have you been channeling lately to enhance your personal style?

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