A Simple 1920s Makeup Tutorial

Oct 14, 13 A Simple 1920s Makeup Tutorial

Posted by in 1920, Makeup, Tutorials-Video

I’ve had a whole lot of requests for a wearable, or daytime, 1920s makeup look. This question raises a whole lot of issues about what is considered a “daytime look” for the 1920′s. The answer varies hugely depending on which country and which social demographic you’re looking at for an answer....

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Dress Up For Great Gatsby. An Outfit Competition

May 29, 13 Dress Up For Great Gatsby. An Outfit Competition

Posted by in 1920, Community, competitions, Events

The Great Gatsby film by Baz opens tomorrow here in Australia! Like everyone else I’m most excited by the costumes in this creation, and will of course, be heading to the opening in theme. And I’ve got good news! Village Cinema want you to get into the spirit of the Great Gatsby and 1920’s fashion and you could win a...

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How to DIY 1920′s Authentic Finger Waves on yourself!

Dec 28, 12 How to DIY 1920′s Authentic Finger Waves on yourself!

Posted by in 1920, Hair, Tutorials-Video

Today’s tutorial is my most complex, time consuming tutorial to date. I’m not going to sugar coat it, because I don’t want you to have unrealistic expectations that this is an easy one. I’ve been asked to create a 1920′s authentic finger wave hair tutorial by many of you for a long time now, and...

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1920′s Makeup Tutorial. Flapper Fun for a Gatsby Style New Year

Dec 21, 12 1920′s Makeup Tutorial. Flapper Fun for a Gatsby Style New Year

Posted by in 1920, Makeup, Tutorials-Video

I know it isn’t quite yet Christmas, but I wanted to prepare a special gift for you this year. My gift to you is the long awaited 1920′s tutorials you’ve been asking for! WIth plans for New Years Eve outfits and makeup just around the corner, it seems the perfect time to make like the Great Gatsby and those Bright...

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Vintage Styling – Some of my recent work creating vintage hair & makeup looks

The last few months have been flat out on the styling scene. The vintage hair and makeup work I do here in Melbourne, has been incredibly fun as we swung into Spring. It’s been brides and debutants, lessons and party looks, all as well as lots of lovely photo shoots. I thought today I’d share a few images with you of...

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All aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California!

Apr 19, 12 All aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California!

Posted by in 1920, 1930, Travel

I’m finally back in town!!! After this HUGE USA trip, limited WiFi and a huge phone bill, I’m glad to be back on these shores ’cause I missed you guys! It feels as though I’ve been away for a month even though it was only ten days, but we packed so much in I can hardly believe it. Mind you, shopping all day...

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Autumn Winter 2012 -Trends to Try.

  If you invite me to dinner this winter, expect that I will turn up looking something like this. As a dutiful style blogger, I try and hit the real world chain stores and boutiques as the new seasons looks drop trying to make sense of it all.  One of the great thing about being a vintage lover with a passion for certain eras,...

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Phryne Fisher – 1920s sleuth comes to our screens

Feb 22, 12 Phryne Fisher – 1920s sleuth comes to our screens

Posted by in 1920, 1930, Books, Music & Art

Anyone into vintage in Australia will already have heard the news the one of locally written cult heroes, the 1920s female detective Phryne Fisher, is about to debut of our TV screens. Written by local Melbournian Kerry Greenwood, Ms. Fisher has been inhabiting our imaginations for a number of years with her adventures on the page,...

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Deco Details

Apr 06, 10 Deco Details

Posted by in 1920, costumes, daily outfit, Makeup

Last Saturday was my Mum’s birthday. Being a big decophile, she hosted an evening of old style swank and spangles giving us all another reason to get glammed up.  I’m often asked just what should one wear to a 1920′s themed evening, with far too many people (in my opinion) taking the easy way out and going for a...

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