Classic Old Hollywood Hair

Bonjour!

Hope you’ve all been well!

This month I have dived into opening a YouTube account and have done two YouTube tutorials on using foam rollers.

Foam/Sponge rollers can give different looks depending on what set you use and which directions you choose to use. Vintage hairstyles take a lot of practice so if you don’t get it the first time just keep practicing!

Vintage hairstyles never go out of fashion, they are constantly done by modern celebrities, for magazine shoots, premiers and mostly award shows.

Most Old Hollywood starlets had a signature look that they are still remembered for today. Whether that be Rita’s S-shaped raven waves, Elizabeth’s short dark curls, Lauren’s timeless soft waves, Veronica’s peek-a-boo sultry long waves or Marilyn’s platinum curls or sometimes waves, these hairstyles are still copied by today’s famous and non-famous…

If you have any requests just ask!

Thanks for reading

Karina x

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Autumn, vintage style.

Bonjour!

I hope you’ve all been well.

Autumn is here,  Halloween, Bonfire night and kicking around leaves! These are the only reasons I love this time of year (and christmas) as I really hate the cold! On Halloween I never like to dress as the same character twice, my outfits are most of the time Disney themed or comic book themed, occasionally scary costumes.. This year I decided to be Poison Ivy and sewed some faux leaves on to a corset, but there was also a dress up day at work, so decided to be Jigsaw from Saw. In a moment of boredom I also decided to play around with make up and become Frankenstein’s Monster’s Bride! All the make up I used was just in my make up box and inspired by videos on YouTube.

This December I’m going back to New York with my boyfriend, Matt, which I can’t wait for! It’s definitely going to be freezing so I needed a new coat; a coat that’s warm but a vintage, old hollywood style. I ended up buying a Topshop red faux fur collar coat, which is so lovely.

I’ve also been experimenting with more vintage hair styles, using foam rollers and pin curls with 1:1 water and setting lotion to wet set it. I normally use heated rollers or do “headband curls” overnight, which is where you just wrap your hair around a headband over and over; there are YouTube videos for this! But I feel this doesn’t hold for long or give that classic vintage look as well; So below are the results of my hair sets, how I did it and the vintage hair inspiration from my favourite old hollywood and current actresses for the look.

Also this month I purchased a lip product called Velvetines in “Red Velvet” by a company called Limecrime. This product is amazing, it’s like a lip gloss but comes out like a matte lipstain/lipstick. You know this product is good when I use it more than my beloved Mac’s Russian Red! I make sure I put a lipliner on first so it doesn’t bleed, I use Mac’s Cherry lipliner but whatever works for you!

Here are the photos to sum up my month with my old hollywood inspiration as always. Thanks for reading!

 

Karina xx

P.s, If you want to know where any of my outfits are from comment below!

Summer… Old Hollywood style!

Bonjour!

It’s hopefully here to stay… my favourite season… Summer!

I love everything about summer, how everyone seems happier, how you can wear your favourite dresses, skirts & playsuits without tights, how you can wear sandals without worrying if maybe your feet will get wet if it starts to rain.

These are my recent purchases…

Pink dress (on my 24th!): Miss Selfridge, White Floral Dress: Oasis.

Obviously British summer is very unpredictable, so whenever the sun is out I like to make the most of it!

Luckily I should be going abroad to Majorca on holiday in August with my sister & friends, so that means I can have a summer without relying on the British weather! (Hopefully!)

This year I have been overindulging myself a little bit too much, so I will be investing in a Pin-up style swimsuit or bikini (depending on whether my diet/exercise regime goes well!).

I love how flattering pin-up style swimwear is and how classy it looks.

I plan on investing in one from Modcloth.com but there are so many to choose from!

Here are just a couple of my favourites…

They have some in the same style as: Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Brigitte Bardot & Grace Kelly…

Let me know what one you think!

Karina x

Old Hollywood florals, inspired by Audrey in Funny Face!

Bonjour!

I haven’t posted for a while!

I been busy finishing reading all the books I bought the other weekend and re-watching a lot of Audrey Hepburn classics, such as: Funny Face, Paris When It Sizzles, Sabrina and Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

Audrey is so classy, funny and charming, no wonder so many people are still inspired by her 50 years after her movies were so popular.

The movie Funny Face is cinematically beautiful and scenes such as when she dresses up in so many beautiful and colourful dresses are enchanting!

But the floral dress she wears in one shot got me thinking about how floral prints have come and gone into fashion so many times but they always come back. Love them or hate them floral prints are a classic print and can make any girl feel extra girly and feminine.

(Photos from Funny Face of Audrey Hepburn and floral prints on Old Hollywood screen starlets + two of my favourite current actresses Christina Hendricks and Zooey Deschanel)

Karina. x