It all started with couch potato activities last Tuesday when I came home after a nice dinner. Yes, couch potato activities can be very good for your creativity. Since I use Snapchat only for the filters, I decided to check if there were some new filters added that day. After chuckling about a hilarious filter, I decided to try out the “face swap with another picture” option. It’s actually a filter that I always skip. But not anymore. I finally understand the “hype” of this filter.
So, I started using this filter with some mini-me pictures. I can tell you that it is actually quite scary to face swap with old pictures of yourself. It’s Vintage meets Present on a whole other level. Then I decided to take it a little bit more seriously and I searched for other pictures. I actually just took a random picture that I saved a while back, which happened to be a vintage art painting of Classic Hollywood actress Gene Tierney. My Classic Hollywood face swap fun began. I decided to make a few Classic Hollywood face swap selfies during the week. I swapped with Classic Hollywood actresses because I did want to look a little bit realistic. (I am still gonna do that face swap with Paul Newman though).
The nice thing about the Classic Hollywood actresses is that they obviously looked totally different than me. Especially when it comes to the popular pictures of these icons that a lot of people probably have seen. Short to medium wavy hair was actually the standard in Classic Hollywood world. So how funny would it be if you do a face swap Classic Hollywood style if your appearance is the total opposite? Oriental meets Retro comes alive. Literally. Ever seen Elizabeth Taylor or Rita Hayworth with a long braid? Or Hedy Lamarr & Rita Hayworth with very long black hair? Probably not. Well, there is a first time for everything.
So here is the vintage photo vibe result of my Classic Hollywood face swap experiment. My personal favorites: Hedy Lamarr, Greta Garbo and Rita Hayworth. Which one is your favorite face swap?
1. It all started with this one: Gene Tierney
3. Merle Oberon
6. Greta Garbo
7. Grace Kelly
8. Lucille Ball
10. Hedy Lamarr
10. Elizabeth Taylor
12. Natalie Wood