Helen Twelevetrees was an actress of stage and screen in the '20s and '30s. She took roles in talkies when the regular stable of silent actresses refused. As famous for her tumultuous three marriages as for her acting, Twelvetrees was described by some as having the saddest eyes they had ever seen. Her style veers from total doll to tomboy and that's the mix I most admire.
A sad-eyed, pretty blond with a heart for trouble and a love of glamour is just about all the fashion inspiration I need right now.