Yesterday we lost one of the few remaining Old Hollywood Starlets, Lauren Bacall.  So in honor of her amazing life, here are 6 lessons we can learn from the Hollywood legend…

Find Your Best Look and Stick With It

If you look at pics of Ms. Bacall over the years, her hair changes very little.  Sometimes it’s a little shorter, but it is almost always side parted with an Old Hollywood wave.  This basic hairstyle was flattering and yet didn’t distract attention from her signature stare.

Lauren Bacall Hair Old Hollywood Waves
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A Timeless Wardrobe Doesn’t Have to Be Boring

Most of the photos of Ms. Bacall show her in outfits that can be easily worn today, yet she always looks stunning.  She even manages to make pearls a little less demure.

Lauren Bacall Pearls White Shirt
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Menswear Inspired Looks Can Be Feminine

While many of the Hollywood Starlets of her day were exaggerating their curves to be va-va-voom sexy, Ms. Bacall was sensual in menswear inspired suits and pants…. making her look strong and sexy.

Lauren Bacall Feminine menswear inspired suit
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Love Knows No Age

Despite the 25 years age difference, Bogie and Bacall followed their heart and got married.  They are still one of the greatest Hollywood love stories in history.

Lauren Bacall Humphrey Bogart Love Story Kiss
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Don’t Let it All Hang Out

Old Hollywood was not the tabloid circus it is today and Ms. Bacall knew the importance of keeping your private life separate from her career…

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“It’s inappropriate and vulgar and absolutely unacceptable to use your private life to sell anything commercially.” -Lauren Bacall

Age Gracefully

Lauren Bacall Age
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“I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that.”- Lauren Bacall

RIP Lauren Bacall, a true Everyday Starlet if there ever was one!



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19 Comments on 6 Lessons from Lauren Bacall

  1. Ashliegh
    August 14, 2014 at 11:20 pm (8 years ago)

    Lauren Bacall was such a beautiful woman her entire life. She was such an icon.

  2. tianna
    August 15, 2014 at 12:00 pm (8 years ago)

    she was so talented and lovely – a true loss – but she had a wonderful career and life

    • Sarah Blodgett
      August 18, 2014 at 11:03 am (8 years ago)

      She really did lead a full life!

  3. Madame Ostrich
    August 15, 2014 at 7:49 pm (8 years ago)

    Such a great tribute to an amazing woman. They seriously don’t make them like her anymore…

    Congrats on IFB!


    • Sarah Blodgett
      August 18, 2014 at 11:03 am (8 years ago)

      Thanks so much!

  4. Akaleistar
    August 16, 2014 at 12:42 pm (8 years ago)

    She had amazing style and class!

    • Sarah Blodgett
      August 18, 2014 at 11:02 am (8 years ago)

      She really did!

  5. Tarah-Lynn
    August 16, 2014 at 1:48 pm (8 years ago)

    Such a beauty! I love the images you chose. They truly exemplify her class. Congrats on the feature, lovey!

    • Sarah Blodgett
      August 18, 2014 at 11:02 am (8 years ago)

      Thanks so much!

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