Recently, I have found myself obsessed with photos of 1920s/1930s beauties–from Indian silent films and Hollywood. Based on my readings (and these have been on the internet, so maybe not the most accurate sources), it seems like many, many silent films were made in India, but very few remain. I am incredibly intrigued and inspired by the remaining and rare photos of Indian film actresses from the early part of the 20th century. The black and white photos are simple and elegant, yet the photo subjects are daring and provocative.
The pictures of Sulochana and Seeta Devi are very different–pose-wise, wardrobe-wise, composition-wise–but they both exude quiet confidence and understated beauty, elements which can easily translate to the look of the modern 21st century bride.