3.03.2011

Color theory

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Photos by Twila Jean

Even if I am too tired, or it's too late in the night to do a full head of pincurls, I at least do three or four upright pincurls at the front. The rest of my hair can go up in a turban for a 40s look, or high ponytail for a 50s look. Not having bangs anymore, I look a bit funny without some sort of coiffure, and doing just those few curls can make it look like I spent the whole morning on my hair, when really I spent about one minute.

I'll do a little tutorial soon on how I do my hair specifically, many of you have been inquiring about it! It's really very simple, if you've never done pincurls before, this video is a good start.

Also, the jacket is part of a set of mink coats my grandmother got me for my birthday, this is the first time I've worn the jacket, but I've been wearing the coat non-stop for weeks. No matter how cold, I stay toasty warm! I absolutely love them, they came from the estate of a woman who once worked for Meier and Frank, and bought them there. They're even monogrammed on the inside!

Dress-Stars Antiques

Jacket-Gift from my grandmother

Belt-Lodekka

Scarf-Urban Eccentric Vintage

Shoes-Chie Mihara found at a yard sale

36 comments:

The Zany Housewife said...

I love that dress! And the gloves! And the hair...I love Strawberry Koi's hair tutorials even though I seem to fail every single time at them.

Looking forward to seeing a tutorial from you in the future.

Rebeccak said...

The jacket is wonderful - I just want to reach out and touch it! I'm also pretty impressed with your array of interesting belts. This one is so so cool!

lauren said...

so i also have that same knit dress and well, let's just say it doesn't look like *that* on me. compared to you i look like a 3rd grader wearing it! so segzy!

Hep~Kitten said...

that knit dress is beautiful and it looks amazing on you I can't wait for your tutorial!!

For the Vintage Fashionista

esme and the lane way said...

Gorgeous – I love all these colours! x

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

The colors all look great together! I especially love the scarf!

http://inthehammockvintage.blogspot.com

Erin Smith said...

All that colour is so striking! and you hair is incredible!
Definately a femme fatale outfit, bet you had all eyes following you in the streets :)
xErin

anodetoreverie.blogspot.com

The Kerrs said...

Beautiful!

Michelle said...

LOVE the coat, what a lucky find! Don't you love hair styles that cheat? My hair was dirty the other day, but I had shopping to do! So a faux bang and scarf went on. Slap on some red lipstick and even though I felt a bit grungy, I got a ton of complements. I really like the bright scarf next to your face as well, all the colors pop with your hair.

d said...

will you do a turban tutorial as well? i've watched the one you linked to one million times and i still can't get the bow turban right!

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

Love all these colors together. The blue gloves - I'm actually kindof obsessed with that shade of blue all of a sudden. Seems like I keep seeing it pop up in the most random places.

toridawn said...

150% gorgeous! I love that you do the pin curl cheat! goes to show that there's no excuse for not looking polished!

Amber said...

Beautiful! You look amazing :)

P U R P L E - D E E R said...

Aqua's and red's are one of my favorite combos.

garofit said...

Great hair and scarf!

Alma said...

loooove your gloves!! :D to die for! :D

LandGirl1980 said...

What a lovely dress!!! Also - cannot wait for your hair tutorial. I have often wondered how you do it :)

Charlotte said...

Ooh I love all the colours! And the mink coat is smashing.

xx Charlotte
Tuppence Ha'penny Vintage

Stephanie said...

Lovely coat - and I adore your golves. Awesome colour. Until now I thought baby blue (suede)would be on top of the list besides frog green - but this almost purpleish blue is fanastic!

Naomi said...

I'm loving the hair-do! It's amazing what a little scarf and pincurls can do! (and your adorable curves don't hurt either!) :)

pinupcandy said...

You look marvelous! Beautiful coat, I'm glad that they do not give up the natural vintage ones.

Erika said...

Wonderful photos! And the gloves... just stunning. What an amazing shade of blue!

Stephanie Lynn said...

I love everything! The fur looks delicious! I never thought of just doing curling the front bit. I think I may have to steal that idea. ;)

Bright Young Twins said...

I love your experiments with colour x

Emma said...

fabulous! your hair is amazing, i LOVE the little curls at the front. beautiful colours too! it just goes to show how making a little effort with your hair goes a long way!

FoofandFaff said...

Wow your gran buys good gifts! Love the scarf too, v pretty colours :)

PinkBow said...

so striking! you look absolutely amazing!

Miss Tami Lee said...

Scarves are such a lifesaver in all this stupid rain!

The red & blue together makes me think of a vintage superhero. I love it!

jessica said...

As usual, you look fabulous!! Your wardrobe is just amazing... Id love for you to show us some pictures of it!
Looking forward to the hair video!

annatheodoraphotography said...

really beautiful outfit! lovely photos :)

Vally said...

can you suggest some romantic vintage songs?

jojography said...

I'm really looking forward to see your tutorials as I'm in love with your looks and curls in general. Also love the colour-mixing in your outfit a lot!

Jo said...

Your shoes are so babe! I adore your outfit! x www.lostinthehaze.com

Mandi said...

I hate how absolutely adorable you are! I wish I had an eye for beautiful items that you obviously have :D

Kenzie said...

Love the hair, its beautiful

Honor said...

your hair always has and always will be amazing, and I'm incredibly jealous of this :(