A Carmen Miranda Style | The Cami Way

Monday, February 19, 2018
Hi, Hi
I have another blog called The Cami Way and there I post reviews (books, films, and products). There I wrote a post on a Brazilian actress, a singer who had a very unique and lovely style. I wrote on Carmen Miranda's shoes, dresses, headwear and more.
Here is an excerpt:

Carmen Miranda

For those that do not know, Carmen Miranda was a Portuguese-Brazilian actress and sambia dancer from the 1930s-1940s. Her style was the stereotypical dress style of her home city which was both good and bad. As her popularity grew her name soon became the synonym of frilly, off the shoulder tops, eye-catching turbans and overall exotic latin look.
She was actually 5 ft tall and was the one to popularise the platform shoe. She lived in the 1940s and was the highest-paid actress for a period of time. In March 1941, she became the first Latin American artist to print her feet and hands on the sidewalk of the Chinese Theater and to have a gold star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
This post is essentially about all the styles of Ms. Miranda, for I feel most of her style is perfect for summer and for a day out.


The Headpiece

Her pieces were the biggest staple of her outfits. They drew the eye to them. Her headpiece often compromised fruits like bananas, grapes a look that is often worn by baianas in the town she was from. Her hair was more often than not hidden away or in a bun at the nape of her neck. Since Carmen had worked as a milliner before her big break, she created her first turban for the film "Banana da Terra". See an online exhibit here, it shows her turbans and style. Her turbans were something to see besides fruit some had feathers, jewels, sequins and more and made her seem much taller. Her turbans were inspired by those worn by Bahian women and they were made from lamé, cotton, silk, muslin, brocade, or velvet.

To read the rest go to The Cami Way.
There I post more about books, travel, and fashion. like a lifestyle blog, as you know that this one is a sewing/baking blog.
I will be bringing more post this next week.
Hope you enjoy!

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