April 25, 2014

The Retro Inspired Bride

An evolution of retro glamour from "The Golden Age of Hollywood" is said to have begun in the 1920's during the end of the silent film era and continued through World War II and the 1950's.  During this magical era, a few stars would become Hollywood legends.  Clark Gable, Bette Davis, Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, Shirley Temple and Ingrid Bergman are just a few that lit up the stage with great flairs of passion and glamour. After the outbreak of World War II, stars like Elizabeth Taylor, Judy Garland, and Katherine Hepburn became memorable and patriotic performers for their contribution to help Americans through this tough and fearful time.   

The Hollywood glamour that evolved from the post-war era is what inspired me to create my blog, GlamVolution, bridging the gap between timeless and modern trends. 

I am excited to team up with Brilliant Earth in their launch of their exclusive Windsor Collection. This collection was inspired by the exuberant beauty of an unforgettable moment in time.  The Windsor Collection features engagement rings, wedding rings, and fine jewelry that channel the glamour of Hollywood’s Golden Age and the optimism of the post-war years with bold design, feminine curves, and lavish use of diamonds. 

Below are a few of my favorite pieces from this romantic and timeless collection.

Bridal Images: // 2  // 3 // 4 // 5  

The most important thing and what really excited me about partnering up with Brilliant Earth is

wait for it....

They are dedicated to socially and environmentally responsible sourcing. Their carefully selected suppliers adhere to strict labor and environmental standards. To reduce the demand for additional dirty gold mining, they only use recycled gold and platinum. These precious metals come from secondary sources and are re-refined to ensure that they are identical in quality to newly mined metals. 


Brilliant Earth donates 5% of profits to help communities harmed by the jewelry industry build a brighter future. They support initiatives that are designed to improve livelihoods, prevent abuses, protect the environment, and empower communities.

Oh gosh, I am so in Love. 

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Style Elixer Friday's Fab Favorites, Simple Sequins Fashion item Friday, Penniless Socialite Favorite Fashion Friday, Passion For Fashion, Claire Justine Weekend Blog Hop, The Good Life Blog Five on Friday

Thanks so much for reading!


  1. Thanks for showing us that beauty can be responsible!!

  2. I can't believe I've never found your blog before - I'm a vintage fiend too! Lovely post. Linking up through Fab Favourites! P x

  3. If I were to get married now, I think I would be a retro bride. I will be celebrating my 14 year anniversary this Summer though, and that's a good thing. I love the second to last bride pictured. Has a bohemian feel. Please come share at the Anything Goes linky party, if you have not already.

  4. What a beautiful post filled with great ideas and inspirations.

    Happy Friday!


  5. Glad to know these are ethically sourced! I love the Iris set.

    Arielle from Tangled Musings

  6. love this inspo.. if i were to re-do my wedding i would defo go with more of a vintage theme, especially a bold red lip! so chic! xx

  7. Loving all of the retro glam!!! I have always felt like I was born in the wrong era!!

  8. I adore this post - what beautiful, beautiful images. That jewellery is just beautiful.

  9. Thank you so much for stopping by!

  10. Yay! I'm so happy you stopped by! xo

  11. Hi Mindie! Thank you for stopping by! What is the name of your blog so that I can join the link party?

  12. Thank you for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

  13. It's nice to know that this company is ethical and also gives back to the industry. Thank you so much for stopping by!

  14. I agree with you, love the retro theme!

  15. Oh gosh, me too! Thanks for stopping by Leslie!

  16. Aw, thank s so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

  17. Loving all the vintage items you put together. I am looking to have a vintage look for my wedding.
    Thanks for linking up!
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