I love to try out new hairstyles. I think that in vintage fashion, a good hairstyle is the key to transforming yourself into someone from a bygone era. Fashions and silhouettes have only changed slightly throughout the decades. Hair, however has been like a sculpture, evolving like an artform into so many styles. Today hair is so low maintenance that many (myself included) tend to just wash and wear our hair down and straight. There's not enough fun thrown into process of getting all done up on a day to day basis!
I recently received a series of books on vintage styling (hopefully a review on those soon) and couldn't wait to try out some of the styles within them. This hairstyle is called "The Poodle" and was most famously worn on the fantastic Lucille Ball. She is definitely one of my fashion icons. My hair even looks a bit more red in a style like this! Perhaps I really was channeling Lucy a bit ;)
I wore this to our favorite little diner spot for some brunch with my hubby and father in law! Those are always the best times, chatting over pancakes and such :)
My hair is a bit long for this style, so some of my curls pulled out in the wind before I could get them pinned. It just looks a bit more tousled I suppose...I shall have to fix that for next time! The style took a bit of time, but was actually quite simple! I wore my hair in curlers the night before and then took them out the next morning. I just finger combed through the curls, tipped my head upside down, twisted the hair a bit, and pinned it to my head with some clips and a few bobby pins. I then piled the curls on top of my head until I was satisfied with the way they looked and then pinned the goodness out of them! Lastly, hairspray. Oh so much hairspray!
I found this dandy of a cardigan on my most recent thrift venture for four dollars! It has the loveliest embroidery on it and the creamy shade of pale pink is perfect to pair with all of my skirts and dresses. It is one of my favorite finds yet! Not to mention these pearl and rhinestone drop earrings that were three dollars. I couldn't pass them up!
I hope you're having a simply lovely weekend! Hopefully our snow has stopped for the year and warmer temps are on their way, but who knows.
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.
Earrings, Cardigan- Vintage, thrifted at Y's Buys
Skirt- Vintage, thrifted at Four Season's Flea Market
Bag- Vintage, thrifted at Community Thrift Store
Coat and Gloves- Grandma's
Pearls- Gift from sister