“Old Hollywood.” Those two words evoke a sense of glamour and elegance that seems to be lost in our modern world. Fortunately for us, there were many mid-century mentors who shared their advice with those who dared to dream big. Posts in this category focus on how we can live a glamorous and elegant lifestyle in today’s modern world.

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How to Influence Others Using Charm

How to Influence Others Using Charm

"Our influence is in direct proportion to our charm." - Margery Wilson, Charm, 1928 Updated and expanded, February 2023 Dear ...
Being Feminine is Your Most Powerful Asset

Being Feminine is Your Most Powerful Asset

Nature has blessed you with your femininity. That's your first asset. The mere fact that you were born a woman ...
Power of a Teacup ModernRetroWoman.com

The Power of a Teacup

I started using a fine china cup and saucer at work. You'd think it was just a teacup, right? But ...
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How to be a Charming Introvert

Dear Friends, I have a confession: I am an off-the-scale introvert. No, really, I am. People are always shocked to ...
Hollywood Style Image Management ModernRetroWoman.com

Hollywood Style Image Management

According to glamour guru Eleanore Brody King, Hollywood studios in the late 1930s could "take an awkward, ill-at-ease person and ...
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Our Own Little Secret Goal {Glamorous Whole Life Makeover}

How many times have you shared a goal with someone so that you could be held accountable? Most goal setting ...
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Developing Charm Is About Developing Personal Power

Whenever I write about charm, poise, or glamour, I receive some push-back that this is the 21st century and women ...
You Speak...But Do They Listen?

You Speak…But Do They Listen?

When The Mister picked me up from work yesterday, a professor that I know made a quip about wishing he ...
How Are You Physically Interacting with the World Around You Glamorous Whole LIfe Makeover Project ModernRetroWoman.com

How Are You Physically Interacting with the World Around You?

In my "magical pony land," I glide through life--always so graceful that people are entranced by my effortless elegance. Alas, ...
Food: Then and Now ModernRetroWoman.com

Food: Then and Now {Awareness}

I'll admit it: I love laughing at some of the Mid-century photos of the food and wondering what they were ...
Glamour's Secret Weapon: Awareness ModernRetroWoman.com

Glamour’s Secret Weapon: Awareness

Awareness is like the sun. When it shines on things, they are transformed. - Thich Nhat Hanh At the beginning ...
True Beauty is a Reflection of Your Soul

True Beauty is a Reflection of Your Soul

The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode but the true beauty in a woman is reflected ...
MidCentury Advice ModernRetroWoman.com

Mid-Century Home Ec Teachers vs. Modern French Chic Advice

The other day I started laughing out loud. And it wasn't because of the serious medication I've been on to ...
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Clothes Make the Woman

People at work often comment about "how dressed up" I am. I don't think I am. But because I believe ...
How to be Mysterious

How to be Mysterious

I long for the old days of Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn, stars who had real glamour and mystique. We ...
Be Mysterious {Glamour Goal of the Week}

Be Mysterious {Glamour Goal of the Week}

It's the unknown that draws people. E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly I've been thinking a lot about the role ...
Glamour Meditation Glamorous Whole Life Makeover Collage ModernRetroWoman.com

Glamour Meditation

In my previous Glamorous Whole Life Makeover™ post on creating a Vision of Glamour, I encouraged you to find as ...
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A Vision of Glamour

When I announced the Glamorous Whole Life Makeover theme for the year, I pointed out that everyone has their own ...
Are You Up To Being Glamorous Collage ModernRetroWoman.com

Are You Up To Being Glamorous?

The new semester started this week at the university. I was speaking with a professor, yesterday, about the first day ...
Who Really Controls Your Thoughts Collage ModernRetroWoman.com

Who Really Controls Your Thoughts?

Yesterday, I introduced the notion of energy management rather than time management to create our glamorous lives. We created a ...
What Are You Tolerating? Collage ModernRetroWoman.com

What Are You Tolerating?

To live a glamorous life filled with ease, we need to focus on energy management instead of time management. All ...
Glamorous Whole Life Makeover Collage ModernRetroWoman.com

Glamorous Whole Life Makeover

What is a glamorous life? It is a mindset. It is a way of being in the world. It exudes ...
Stop Saying You Want to be Glamorous

Stop Saying You Want to be Glamorous

Stop saying , "I want to be glamorous," or "I wish I were glamorous." Instead, start saying, "I AM glamorous." ...
"G" is for Grooming

“G” is for Grooming

My area of professional expertise is mentoring graduate students and new faculty members as they navigate the early stages of ...
Holey Underwear Doesn't Count As Lacy Lingerie {Only Wear Beautiful Clothes}

Holey Underwear Doesn’t Count As Lacy Lingerie {Only Wear Beautiful Clothes}

When was the last time you looked at your underwear? I mean really looked at it? Is it still pretty? ...
Grab Your Backside To Walk Gracefully {Video}

Grab Your Backside To Walk Gracefully {Video}

Almost all of the vintage books I've read on poise tell me that to walk gracefully, I need to lead ...
5 (Mostly Free) Strategies You Can Do Right Now to Seem More Glamorous

5 (Mostly Free) Strategies You Can Do Right Now to Seem More Glamorous

I don't know about you, but I don't have gobs of money that I can spend on luxury goods so ...
How to Sit Like a Model

How to Sit Like a Model

In the movie Basic Instinct, Sharon Stone recrosses her legs and ends up showing her Best China to the detectives ...
Let's Get Physical, Physical!

Let’s Get Physical, Physical!

Real women are ________________. I know I may be opening a can of worms with this post but let's get ...
Central Africa Elegance

Central Africa Elegance

Despite my appreciation of the creative process displayed (once in a while) on Mad Men, I don't make it a ...