I came across this photo of Marilyn doing her lipstick from 1948 while I was looking for a photo of her to use in my Paper Doll post yesterday, and I thought it was just charming! I love all the little drawings of lip shapes on the wall behind her too! The caption that goes(…)
Beauty throughout the 1940s was dominated by wartime shortages and rationing. Clothing rationing ended in 1949 and soap rationing in 1950 so a real ‘make do and mend’ attitude was needed to get through the post-war years (sweets rationing didn’t end until 1953!). I remember my grandma telling me stories how they had to paint(…)
Woah, my article about 1920s makeup has been trending wildly for the past week – I’ve never seen traffic like it! I wonder whether 1950s makeup will be as popular…? It’s certainly a more wearable look for everyday, and it’s an easy one to learn how to do as well. Flicked eyeliner and a dash(…)
I love the style of the 1960s and can kind of do that look, but I’ve decided I need to get a handle on how to get different vintage looks so I can wear them with confidence. So this is my vintage fashion experiment. What do you think of my 1950s sunny day outfit? From(…)
I just found this video showing you how to re-create that twenties flapper look – the big heavy smoked eyes, arched brows and cupid-bow lips! Love it!