Here’s Looking Like You, Kid is a working scrapbook of vintage glamour based on classic film looks.
It is run by Jaynie Van Roe, who can be reached at JaynieVanRoe@gmail.com.
While this blog isn’t about Jaynie, she thinks you might like to know the following:
- Primarily, Jaynie watches classic films to fall in love with the fashions, the hair & makeup, the icons, the style — the glamour. This, she insists, is what romances her & sweeps her into another world. Talk of cinematography, direction, acting, and any other elements of film production will (mostly) be left to film critics, professional and arm-chair varieties.
- Jaynie thinks you should know that her definition of classic films is not the text book definition; she applies it in the broadest sense as of films from another age that are memorable (i.e. older films which embody a style of the period and make her squeal, “That’s classic!”)
- Jaynie finds the word ‘glamour’, with its connections to the occult, most appropriate:
- A charm affecting the eye, making objects appear different from what they really are.
- Witchcraft; magic; a spell.
- A kind of haze in the air, causing things to appear different from what they really are.
- Any artificial interest in, or association with, an object, through which it appears delusively magnified or glorified.
- Alluring beauty or charm (often with sex-appeal)
- The word, especially in the context of Hollywood, implies that such style is exaggerated, put-on, and therefore something which can be aspired to, possibly even achieved, yet is not to be confused with reality.
- Jaynie likes definitions.
- Jaynie uses the official spelling of the word ‘glamour’ as opposed to ‘glamor’, and hopes you’ll do the same.
Where else you might find Jaynie: