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Behind the Soap: The history of Clara Bow and how she became our muse for our newest creation

Behind the Soap: The history of Clara Bow and how she became our muse for our newest creation

You look like... Clara Bow!

In Taylor Swift's newest album "The Tortured Poets Departments" track number 16 highlights the silent film era and Hollywood's first "It Girl" Clara Bow. Clara Bow's story is a tragic yet powerful reminder of the dark side of fame. Her struggles with mental health, exacerbated by an unsympathetic industry, resonate deeply with contemporary discussions about the pressures faced by public figures. This is where Taylor Swift's "Tortured Poets Department" steps in, using Bow's story to highlight the importance of mental health awareness and self-care in the entertainment industry.

Taylor Swift, an artist who has herself faced the highs and lows of public scrutiny, created the "Tortured Poets Department" as a platform for addressing these issues. By honoring Clara Bow, Swift draws attention to the historical context of these struggles, emphasizing that the challenges faced by artists today have deep roots. Swift’s initiative encourages a dialogue about the need for compassion, support, and systemic change within the industry.

Promise to be dazzling

In honor of Clara Bow's legacy and the timeless glamour of the 1920s, we wanted to create something special for our Tortured Poets Department collection—a bar of soap inspired by this iconic starlet. Our aim was to craft a product that would transport users back to the golden age of cinema, capturing the essence of vintage elegance while telling the story of Clara Bow's life and struggles.

In this light, remarkable

To evoke the 1920s, we chose a vintage, black-and-white aesthetic for our soap. The monochromatic design reflects the classic films of Clara Bow's era, the soap are crafted in a rich, creamy white, reminiscent of the glamorous, soft-focus imagery of the silent film era.

Adding a unique and personalized touch, we included 2 small black bows made out of soap in each bar. These delicate bows are not only a nod to Clara Bow's surname but also a symbol of her elegance and charm. 

All your life, did you know
You'd be picked like a rose?

The scent of our Clara Bow inspired soap is a custom blend designed to evoke the sophistication and allure of the 1920s. We carefully selected a mix of violets, roses, patchouli, sandalwood, vetiver, and spices to create a fragrance that is both timeless and evocative. The floral notes of violets and roses bring a touch of femininity and grace, while the earthy undertones of patchouli and vetiver ground the scent in a warm, nostalgic embrace. Sandalwood adds a layer of richness and depth, and the hint of spices gives it an intriguing, unforgettable finish.

This unique scent blend not only pays homage to the fragrances that were popular in Clara Bow’s time but also aims to create a soothing and immersive experience for users. Each time you use this soap, you’re invited to step back in time and imagine the glamour and complexity of Hollywood’s golden age.

Take the glory, give everything

Clara Bow's story is one of immense talent, beauty, and resilience in the face of personal and professional challenges. She rose to fame during a time when the pressures of the entertainment industry were relentless, and the support systems for mental health were virtually non-existent. Her struggles with anxiety and depression, exacerbated by the demands and scrutiny of Hollywood, highlight the darker side of fame that many artists continue to face today.

Taylor Swift’s "Tortured Poets Department" seeks to address these issues by creating a platform for open discussion about mental health and the importance of self-care. By including Clara Bow in this initiative, Swift draws attention to the historical context of these struggles, emphasizing the need for compassion and systemic change within the industry.

In creating a bar of soap inspired by Clara Bow, we aim to celebrate her legacy and the timeless allure of the 1920s. Our design, with its vintage aesthetic and handcrafted black bows, along with a custom scent blend, seeks to transport users to an era of glamour and elegance. More importantly, it serves as a reminder of the importance of mental health and self-care, honoring the resilience and spirit of an icon whose story continues to inspire.

We invite you to experience the magic of our Tortured Ports Department collection. Tap the link to explore the rest of the collection.

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