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A beautiful jacket and skirt worn by actress Vivien Leigh in the film Gone With The Wind  from 1939 has been sold at auction for £92,000. The outfit was originally bought by collector and former hair and makeup artist for Universal Studios James Tumblin for just £13 from a costume company in the Sixties. 

The grey jacket and skirt covered with black appliqué (it was originally blue but has faded over time) was sold in Beverly Hills, USA - the auction also sold over 150 other pieces from Gone With The Wind. 

The jacket and skirt was worn by Vivien Leigh throughout the film when she played the now infamous character Scarlett O'Hara.  

"I saw this dress on the floor and was told not to bother to pick it up, because they were throwing it away," said Tumblin. "I asked if he would sell it to me as I had noticed there was a printed label saying 'Selznick International Pictures' and 'Scarlett production dress' was written in ink." The moral of this story is always read the label...

Have you ever come across any amazing finds that turned out to be worth a fortune?

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Here at Lovely's Vintage Emporium we have just been sent these shots of supermodel Candice Swanepoel imitating Marilyn Monroe with make-up brand Max Factor. What do we think? Does she match up to Marilyn? 

Here is the link to Marilyn Monroe and Max Factor in their own words: "In 1935, Mr Max Factor opened his make-up studio on Highland Boulevard in LA, transforming the “look” of Hollywood forever as he turned beautiful actress, Norma Jeane, into screen siren Marilyn Monroe, complete with platinum blonde hair and signature make-up created using Max Factor products. And today, to celebrate the announcement of Marilyn Monroe as the new glamour ambassador for Max Factor, Pat McGrath – Global Creative Design Director – has recreated the coveted look on model of the moment Candice Swanepoel. Adored for her impeccably glamorous beauty and her striking ruby red pout, Marilyn always completed her look with dramatically lined eyes that were framed with thick and volumised lashes.  This was a look she wore consistently throughout the 1950s and 1960s- most famously in her 1955 film The Seven Year Itch. It’s a timeless beauty look that evokes a sense of eternal glamour and style, no matter the occasion."

Pat McGrath’s Artistry Tips to Recreating Marilyn Monroe’s Iconic Look:

1. Apply Facefinity All Day Flawless Foundation with a brush around the t-zone then use the warmth of your fingertips to smooth the foundation into the face. Use a smaller brush to layer up and perfect any imperfections.

2. Apply Max Factor Excess Intensity Eyeliner in black at the top lash line and subtly winged at the outer corner

3. Exaggerate lashes with two coats of False Lash Effect Mascara, combing through from root to tip of the lashes to instantly separate and build volume

4. Frame eyes with high, elegantly arched brows like Marilyn’s, using Max Factor Eyebrow Pencil in Hazel

5. Kick start siren red lips by outlining the lips using Max Factor Colour Elixir Lip Liner in Red Rush

6. Follow up with Max Factor Colour Elixir Lipstick in Ruby Tuesday applied over the lip line, across the lips and also on the inner parts. Finish with Colour Elixir Lipstick in  Ruby Tuesday with a slick of Colour Elixir Gloss in Polished Fuchsia to emphasise the idea of high octane glamour 

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