When the word beauty was coined in the 19th century, it had not been a fashionable term.
It had, however, been used to describe what was then called “the beauty of the human body” and “beauty in general”.
In its current form, the word “beautiful” was used by early pioneers such as the first women’s rights activist and suffragist Emily Dickinson.
Its association with “beauties” is also said to have influenced the way that the word came to mean “beautify”.
Its most famous bearer was Elizabeth Taylor, who wore a gold tiara adorned with a rose, a sign of her status as the most successful woman in American history.
In a sense, the “beautification” of the 20th century came from the women’s movement.
The first “beautys” of this era were the actresses who had achieved a certain level of fame, success and power in Hollywood, including Mabel Rogers, Jane Russell, and Audrey Hepburn.
Hollywood also became the breeding ground for the creation of women’s magazines, including Glamour and Essence, as well as for women’s magazine advertisements.
They would feature glamorous women, often wearing makeup and hair extensions, as the subjects of their stories.
As with any other marketing technique, it became the perfect way to appeal to women.
By the mid-1930s, “beautifying” had become a part of the marketing vocabulary of Hollywood.
Even before the advent of the Vogue and Glamor magazine, beauty was used as a marketing tool to sell women’s products and services.
A photo of actress Mabel, who was the most famous of these “beautified” actresses, in 1926.
Source: The Glamorian Archive via Wikimedia Commons The word “Beauty” became part of an image of womanhood that was very much about the “good” in women, and what they could do for society.
Beauty was defined as a woman who was “a kind of goddess” and was “beautifully and naturally endowed”.
This image of the ideal woman was often used to promote products that could help women feel “good”.
Beautiful women were also depicted as strong, independent, independent minded, independent thinkers, and hard working.
There was also a certain amount of glamour associated with beauty, especially if the woman wore a tiara.
If a woman wore “a tiara of gold”, then she was “glamorous”.
If she wore “pendant-like” jewellery, then she “glorified”.
Many women who worked as models were also seen as “gorgeous”.
A 1920s advertisement for the first-class service at the Grand Hyatt hotel in New York.
“Glamorous” was a marketing term that meant “beautifull” or “beautIFull”.
It was also linked to a specific set of values that women were expected to live by, including equality and equality before the law.
Glamor was the word that was used to define a woman’s “beauteness”.
For example, the 1920s and 1930s were also the years in which women started to take on roles in society that were traditionally male dominated.
Women became more important to society, often becoming leaders, politicians, and even judges.
Many of the “genealogies” for the “females” in the 1950s were based on “gendering”.
The term “gendered” became a more accurate term in the 1960s, as was the term “heterosexual”.
Women in the late 1960s and early 1970s became “frail” and, in some cases, “disappeared”.
Gendering changed in the 1980s and 90s.
But even in the 20s and 30s, the notion of “beautY” remained important, particularly for women.
Source: Wikipedia via Wikimedia Committed to women’s needs and aspirations, the ideals of beauty were often expressed through women’s clothing.
During the first decade of the 21st century, “fashion” became the preferred term for what a woman wanted.
Most of us can trace our childhoods back to this era.
We were encouraged to dress up in the “best clothes” available and to make sure that we looked “like a lady”.
Today, we have a new generation of women who have embraced fashion.
However, “goddesses” still dominate the “popular consciousness” of women today.
That is why the word has remained such a powerful word for women and their images.
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