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Tough Enough

Photo by the amazing Keith J. Carson. This is one of the photos from my vintage pin-up shoot a few months ago.  Want to see the painted version of this picture?  Come to my show at Coffee & Crema here in Greenville tomorrow night.  The reception is from 6-9pm, and music will be provided by the wonderful Stephanie Fagan.  Coffee & Crema is located in the Fresh Market shopping center on Atrium Blvd., between Laurens Rd. and Pleasantburg Dr.

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Even the best laid plans…

So, last night I got all dressed up to go to a New Years Eve party downtown where a friend’s band was playing.  I went out to my car only to discover that I had a flat tire.  It was pretty late by that point, and I wasn’t able to get a hold of anyone to come pick me up for the party, so I ended up spending the evening sitting on the couch, in my fancy outfit and hair, eating chocolate and watching a marathon of The Thin Man movies on TCM. (not a bad evening, but just not what I had planned.)

I was finally able to get my hair in to some form of victory rolls, thanks to this tutorial:

I don’t think her method is completely authentic, but it gives you the look and is really easy to do!  Here is what the final product looked like, even though I am the only one who saw it last night

And, I have to say after watching a lot of Thin Man last night, I adore Myrna Loy!  She always looked so beautiful and sophisticated, but she was also really funny.  I was reading a bio of her recently and was interested to learn that early in her career, she was typically cast as an “exotic”, made to look like she was of Asian decent.  The Thin Man movies helped break her out of that stereotype and into comedic roles.

photo courtesy avanzaza.com

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Channeling my inner Audrey

This week is an absolute whirlwind, so sorry my posts are a bit scarce.  I don’t typically do daily outfit posts because my wardrobe on a daily basis at the studio is a mix of paint covered jeans, aprons, and the occasional vintage piece.  But yesterday I was feeling very Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face, what with my bangs that I recently hacked off, and my gray turtleneck and dark jeans.

Sorry about the crummy bathroom shot!  I was running a bit late yesterday!

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V for victory!

I have been trying to decide how do to my hair for Friday’s vintage event.  I have a gorgeous black and white 40’s style dress that my mom and I made.  I decided that victory rolls with a big red flower would pe perfect.  I frequently do a sort of faux victory roll look, as you can see in the photo of me in the paper dress, but for this event I want to attempt to do the real thing.  I have been searching through video tutorials looking for someone with hair at least a similar length to mine, and I think I found it.  I love this girl’s look, as well as the music in her video.  I have more bangs than she does, but I think it should work.

Looks easy, right?  We’ll see how it goes.  I will post the results after the show.  Or, better yet, come out on Friday to the Art & Light Gallery and see for yourself!

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The Frame for your face

I met my friend Sara for lunch today, and she came bearing gifts- a card of vintage Sta Rite hair pins and some Lady Elaine hair nets she had found when her family had a garage sale this past weekend.  I am perpetually thinking about making changes to my hair, from changing its color, length, style, everything.  I would have a new hairstyle every month if I could afford it!

So, I decided today would be a hair day, with some tutorials from some of my favorite vintage ladies on the web!

Most days of the week, I wear my hair in some variation of Casey‘s style in this tutorial:

Although, today, my hair looks like this:

Click photo for Elinkan's Photostream

Click photo for Elinkan's Photostream

She had a tutorial of this style on her blog, but it is no longer there, and as I can’t read Dutch, I don’t know why…

Click on the photo for Piksi's Photostream

Click on the photo for Piksi's Photostream

I discovered this girl today, and I just love everything about her- her clothes, her glasses, not to mention her flawless hair.  Let’s see if I can figure out how she did this!

And finally, if you have never been over to the Bobby Pin Blog, go check it out.  She posts tons of photos of beautiful styles, and you can get her book, Vintage Hairstyling: Retro Styles with Modern Techniques.  My favorite post recently is when she discussed Lauren Bacall’s hair in the movie The Big Sleep.

Photo courtesy the Bobby Pin Blog

Photo courtesy the Bobby Pin Blog


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What kind of face do you have?

I came across this video a couple of days ago, and just thought it was hilarious.  I love how the woman calls the girls “square face” or “long face.”  What kind of face do you have?

And, over on Beauty is a Thing of the Past, she has posted “popular hairstyles to fit your face,” in case you need more help dealing with your “round face.”

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