I began learning to sew last year, and roughly 10 months on, I finally had the courage to make my first Gertie dress. The marvellous Gretchen Hirsch grabbed my attention early on with her fresh approach to blogging and sewing, her bio: ‘Let’s talk sewing, feminism and kitties’, and her love of vintage style – and great tattoos. I was […]
I love a good wet set, but I’m still mastering the technique. After a number of questions and requests from people with similarly stubborn hair to mine, I’ve decided to blog about how I do my wet sets, and record the results each day for you. For nine days I won’t wash or re-style my […]
After hundreds of questions from women keen to find out more about corsets to benefit their own health and back issues or fashion and fancy dress needs, I thought I would put together this Corset 101. I must stress that proper fit is key, and that is what this blog hopes to address. I also hope to help people who are new to corsetry to avoid the many cheaply made and ill-fitting products online that are often called ‘corsets’ but are often not corsets at all.
I only wear red lipstick. Truly. Only red will do. It is my ‘red steel’. With my lipstick on, I am ready to take on the day. For this reason, I take my reds pretty seriously. This is my second red lipstick test, looking at Kat Von D, Besame and Lime Crime.
On the weekend I attended a pre-Christmas party, so it seemed the perfect opportunity to test out some festive vintage hair. This is one of my easy Victory triple roll styles, or triple ‘Victory Rolls’, with the back left out and gently curled.
This is my second vintage hair tutorial, and for this one I thought I would demonstrate another speedy, easy to achieve style, this time worn with a hair flower. This pin-up style is a pretty and not particularly extreme, with a slight flip in the hair at the front, rather than a full victory roll, making it perfect for beginners or those in a hurry.