Thursday, 11 July 2013

My retro rockabilly look of the day - inspired by Dita Von Teese

So last Saturday I had a busy day as during the day my local town had a 1940s event day on which included live music, vintage clothes and a good old fashion cup of tea in a china cup. This was followed my sister in laws hen night in the evening so I wanted a look that would be suitable for both day and night.

Here is what a came up with: the first collage is the make up I wore, my dress, my inspiration - Dita Von Teese as always and my accessories for the day. The second collage is my finished look.

Hair & Make Up - This was a look which I love and don't variate much from its a classic vintage style. Shaped eyebrows, winged eyeliner, simple eyeshadow and a bright red lip. Not to forget the added glamour with a fake beauty spot.
With my hair I went for the victory rolls which was my first attempt at this and I must say it was more difficult than I thought it would be. The YouTube tutorials make it look so easy haha. Surprisingly my hair stayed up and didn't budge all day or night thanks to a lot of bobby pins and hairspray.

Dress - This is the fitted Dolores dress by Collectif which is my favourite at the moment I just love the shape and fit of this dress. It is available in a lot of different prints both fitted or flared. I couldn't resist this when I saw the leopard print.

Accessories - I wore a red flower in my hair at the back of one of my victory rolls this was to add to the retro rockabilly look which I favour. I used my vintage 1940s bag that I picked up at a fair a few weeks ago and a non retro plastic oversized bow ring that I just love. I can't resist leopard print or bows it seems.

I hope you like my retro look - Jodie x

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