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 […]
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.
The image of the pin-up has tended to be a rather youthful one, either a teenage ‘pin-up girl’, or more often young women in their early to late 20s, but now women of all ages and body types are embracing pin-up style for their own reasons. Here are just 13 women pin-ups over forty, from international vintage sensations and trail-blazing cult heroines to regular gals and rockin’ home makers, to remind us that not all pin-ups are ‘girls’.
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.
As many of you will know, I am a die-hard Mad Men fan, and in August I bid on several auctioned items from the show. Finally, here it is: the blue makeup case used on screen by January Jones in the iconic role of Betty Draper, the stylish and ultimately frustrated wife of Donald Draper, and mother of his children. She is in many ways a misunderstood character.
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.