The Perfect Vintage Hair Cut – The Middy and How to Style It.

Oct 01, 13 The Perfect Vintage Hair Cut – The Middy and How to Style It.

Posted by in 1940, 1950, 1960, Hair, Tutorials-Video, watch me

    There is so much talk on the vintage pages of the internet about “what is the perfect hair cut for vintage“? While there is no single answer, given we all have preferences for different eras, different hair types and different lifestyles; the most often recommended style is The Middy Cut.  There are...

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My Middy Hair Cut. The Perfect Cut for Vintage Sets.

Since 1997 I have been trying to get this hair cut. Like many of you I have all kinds of pictures, illustrations and even original cutting diagrams. So the questions is, after such a very long time, why have I never been able to get this cut to happen correctly?  Although I’ve had some fabulous hairdressers over the years, I...

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Daily Outfit – To Market to Market in 1940s Style

Jan 25, 13 Daily Outfit – To Market to Market in 1940s Style

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  With school holidays having only one more week remaining here, it seems I’ve spent a lot of time shopping these past few weeks. Shopping for food that is! Today is no exception as we head out to get more supplies for weekend lunches, afternoon teas and perhaps even all the makings of a good batch of scones with jam and...

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1940s hairstyle tutorial for your vintage Christmas!

Dec 15, 12 1940s hairstyle tutorial for your vintage Christmas!

Posted by in 1940, Hair, Tutorials-Video

Thank you so much for your patience everyone. This was a few days late in coming as I’ve had a terrible bout of tonsillitis and have had no voice! So while the tutorial was ready, the voice over wasn’t finished, so the moment I had a decent voice today I got it finished for you. Please excuse the remaining croakiness....

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Daily Outfit – 1980s retro does 1940s vintage style

Dec 11, 12 Daily Outfit – 1980s retro does 1940s vintage style

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Saturday was almost 40 degrees here, and that is the kind of heat that you really need to be prepared for. I recently came across this cute little 1980s summer number and knew that to make it oh so me, I’d have to style it up very 1940s. So with a clear goal in mind of staying cool, keeping my hair off my face and back; this...

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1940 Makeup Tutorial – A Simple Authentic Style

Dec 06, 12 1940 Makeup Tutorial – A Simple Authentic Style

Posted by in 1940, Makeup, Tutorials-Video

Much of what we see around, and indeed even my own daily style, is not (strictly speaking) vintage makeup. Instead it is a way we have taken elements from the past and stylised them to suit currents trends, our moods and our wardrobes. Inventiveness is essential. But today I want to take my tutorial back to a much more authentic...

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We go downtown to the Millennium Biltmore – Vintage Hotel History Heaven!

Apr 23, 12 We go downtown to the Millennium Biltmore – Vintage Hotel History Heaven!

Posted by in 1930, 1940, Travel

The Millennium Biltmore is a place that you must go. Absolutely, without a doubt, if you have a vintage loving bone in your body; you MUST get to this gorgeous place! I’d been told that it was located in a somewhat dodgy end of town (being downtown LA), but I didn’t find that to be the case at all. In fact, downtown LA...

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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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Daily Outfit Inspirations – Gardening with Betty

Feb 07, 12 Daily Outfit Inspirations – Gardening with Betty

Posted by in 1940, daily outfit, modelling, pin up

Today’s outfit is a little bit work a tiny bit fantasy… all because it is something I put together for a shoot and then proceeded to have a bit of a diva moment in. The divine Bernie Dexter sent me these incredible ‘Rosie’ dungarees as, I’ll admit, somewhat of a challenge. I haven’t in my adult...

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Fashions Continuing Love Affair with 40′s & 50′s

We knew fashion would come to it’s senses one of these days, and now that the love for vintage inspirations has really taken root we can rejoice in all the new eye candy coming our way. Prada’s Spring 2012 Collection Remember those amazing flame shoes from last weeks post on the best flats to wear? They are part of this...

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