Thursday, May 25, 2017

What's The Real Reason Behind You Wanting That Louis Vuitton Bag?

Gypsy Rose Lee,Vintage Louis Vuitton luggage, You see women on Instagram, Twitter, and everywhere else you can think of flaunting these luxury bags, It's like if you have an expensive bag on your arm you've made it in life.

You even hear songs about buying women Chanel, Prada, and Gucci bags and it seems some women will buy these bags to shove them in your face and make you feel bad for not having one. Only to toss it aside whenever a newer version comes out or when another brand becomes more popular. It's like no one buys designer bags just to have a good quality bag anymore, they're symbols of success and since everyone wants to be successful (or at least appear to be..) is part of the reason these bags are selling like hot cakes. So today I'm going trough some common reasons for you wanting that luxury bag.

All your friends have one.
You go out to lunch with your friends and they all have a Dolce & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton, or some other designer bag by their side, Talking about how much they love it. And there you are, with your Twenty dollar handbag that you are now trying to hide under the table while considering spending your rent money on the latest designer handbag.

To Make you look rich.
Some women will actually go trough with spending the money left over for their rent to perches one of these bags to make their bank account appear bigger than what it really is, But there is a cheaper way to do this, Women also buy fake bags to the create the illusion of a large bank account. But if you get one realistic looking enough it's going to cost half as much as the real deal though, But at the end of the day it's your decision. 

The sales clerk says you need it.
We all know that one pushy sales clerk you step one foot into the door and all of the sudden you have a sales clerk saying you need this new 800 dollar bag or all future your outfits will be incomplete. But now you're buying a bag that you weren't even planning on buying in the first place.

You want to look like your favorite celebrity.
Celebrities always have some designer bag on their arm, Which intern makes their fans want to go out and get them.

You just want to treat yourself.
You've worked hard for your money and you just want to treat yourself with a good quality bag as a reward for all your hard work.

What's that reason you're planning on buying a luxury bag? Let me know in the comments below!
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Thursday, May 11, 2017

How to Give An Old School Twist To Your Modern Wardrobe (For men and women!)

Get the classic look.

Contrary to popular belief, my audience is 50% women and 50% percent men, but I really don't have any Retro style advice for men on this blog because you know I'm a girl and I really don't have any experience in menswear but I did some research on it so today I'm going to focus on the men who read my blog as well as the women (I didn't forget you ladies!)

So if you're looking to dress like a "classic man"
(or woman) this blog post is for you!

Retro style tips for men.
How to Give An Old School Twist To Your Modern Wardrobe

If you're buying a suit get it tailored.
Nothing looks worse than a poorly fitted suit.

Quality is worth the money.
While you can find some suits for a relatively reasonable price many do cost a pretty penny but there is a reason for that it's made out of better quality material so you won't have to buy suit after suit.

Figure out what kind of tie you like.
Would are you a bow tie kind of guy? or maybe you prefer a bolo tie? it's important to know this so you can pair it with the right kind of suit or outfit.

You don't need a suit to look, classic.
You can always just wear a white button up shirt with black pants and loafers. 

Retro style tips for women.
How to Give An Old School Twist To Your Modern Wardrobe

Always keep a scarf in handy.
Bad hair day? no worries just throw your hair up into a classic vintage turban and bam out the door!

Lip liner is your friend
Line your lips with a slightly darker shade of red before applying your lipstick, it gives your red lips an extra pop of color.

Always have a little black dress 
Have a date but he didn't mention where you'll be going and don't know whether or not you're going dancing at an upscale club to wear your fanciest dress and highest heels or just going out for a bite to eat and to just wear a nice Tee shirt and jeans? No worries!  just throw on a little black dress and keep some bold jewelry in your handbag so if you do end up going to that upscale club you can just put it on or if you don't just keep it in your bag.

Now my Dapper Dans and Vintage Vixens go on and dazzle the world with your amazing style!


See you in the next post!

Friday, April 28, 2017

Do Modern Pin-up Girls Want To live In Another Era?

Do you wish you could go back in time?

1950s pinup girlA question modern pin-up girls hear very often "Do you want to live in another era?" Well, I think for most of us the short answer is "No"  just because we enjoy the fashion, art, food, or music from a past era doesn't mean we want to go back to it.

Let me ask you something ever hear a great song from a past era?
now let me ask you this, just because you like a song from that era do you want to now want to live in that era? No, you probably don't.

The same goes for most modern pin-up girls. just because we enjoy the style in the 1950s does not mean we enjoy everything from that era nor does it mean we want to go back to it.

What do you think?
Do you want to live in a past era? or do you just enjoy the style?

Monday, April 24, 2017

Get the Pin-up Look: How To Get Those Famous Curls (For Most Hair Types)

Get the head-turning curls you've always wanted.

Ever wonder how pin-up girls like Dita Von Teese and Rita Hayworth always have perfect curls? In this short post, I'm going to show you how to get bouncy head-turning curls like your favorite pin-up girls of all hair types!

Straight Hair
1940's hair

Frist, you'll need hot rollers look on eBay or Amazon for the best prices.
then you'll need to part your hair. how you part your hair depends on what style you want.
 after you add the rollers wait 15 minutes or until the hot rollers are cooled down then take the hot rollers out and brush the curls out the curls out until you reach your desired look then set with hairspray of your choice. if you don't know what kind to use try "Big Sexy Hair ".

Pin-up tip of the day 
 Always roll under not over the curls come out better this way.

Curly Hair
Curly Hair pin-up lookFor this look, brush out all the curls in your hair and repeat the steps for the straight hair look above.

 Coily Hair
Alberto Vargas
If you have Coily hair odds it curls very easily so you don't need hot rollers since Coily hair is hard to comb trough when it's dry always make sure your hair is wet first before adding in the rollers.  for the rollers if your hair is long or medium length use medium to large size curlers. if your hair is short and Coily use smaller rollers (using smaller rollers gives you a better curl) then fluff out with a wide-tooth comb.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Can You Wear Stockings Outside The Bedroom?

They're  not just for the Bedroom...

Women in the 1940's and so on often wore stockings, to be more specific stem stockings. when women didn't have money to buy them, they would get some black paint and a small brush and paint a straight line up their legs. (It was very important that the line is straight.) but now Stockings are more known for being something you wear in the bedroom. Not as everyday or casual attire. so today I am going to show you 3 stockings that women in the past wore in everyday life.

Thigh-High Stockings.
In a rush? just slip on some thigh-highs and out the door, you go!

Garter Stockings.

Vintage stocking ad
This is a go-to classic look and the good thing about these stockings that at the garter part you can have a sexy lace or print design but at the bottom, it's simple pain nude, black, or white so you don't feel too bold.

Seamed stockings.
Seamed stockings
Wanna feel like a vintage vixen? then seemed stockings are they way to go!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Vintage Trends : Tattoos Do They Ruin The Look?

Is it still considered unbecoming to have tattoos?

Pin-up girl tattoosI was recently scrolling trough my Instagram feed when I saw a tattooed pin-up girl and looked at the comments on it. to my surprise, I saw a lot of comments saying that it was unbecoming for a lady to have so many tattoos on her body and it inspired me to write this article.

The trend.
A trend started in the 1800's and became even more popular after the Civil war and has gone in and out of style since then.

The obsession.
In the 1970's it became common for men and women to have tattoos now you see actors, Barbie dolls, models, and celebrities so naturally everyone wanted to look like their favorite celebrities and got tattoos.

The controversy.
Some people say it's a great way of self-expression, others think it makes you look unprofessional and that it sends a bad message to young girls.

The debate.
Some say that women can have as many tattoos as they want and others say that it ruins a women's look.

What do you think?
Do you think that women should be able to wear tattoos just like men can? or do you think that it's unbecoming?

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Get The Pin-up look: Vintage Red Lips.

Get the iconic cherry-red lips you've always wanted.

Women in the 1920's and so on such as Betty PaigeMarilyn Monroe, Coco Chanel, and Jane Russell wore red lips, it's timeless and gives you a confidence boost some women think it goes with any outfit but others think it's way too bold to wear casually and would never wear it unless it's a special occasion.

Pin-up Tip Of The Day.
For an easy classic red lip, line the shape of your lips with lipliner then fill in the rest  (don't forget the corners of your lips)  then apply a lipstick of your choice. but if you don't know what kind of lipstick to use check out Besame Cosmetics they replicate lipsticks from all eras. from the 1920's to the 1970's. you should stop by their website and see if anything suits your fancy.

What do you think?
Do you love a good red lip?
or do you think it's too bold and just stick to nude colors?

Sunday, March 26, 2017

The Best Way To Wear Vintage Eye Wear.

Want to rock some vintage eyewear? but don't know how to wear it? 
here are 3 basic looks to help you get started!

) The Cat eye.
1956 Vogue model.
This model is wearing A hipbone
length all in one girdle.

Women in the 1950's 1960's such as Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor often wore Cat eye glasses worn with  B-52 (Bee-hive) hair styles, pair with a nicely fitted 1960's style suit and square-toed heels for the perfect 1960's look.

) The Hipster
The ever-popular hipster glasses a trend started in the 1920's that's come in and out of style trough out the years, pair them with gray or light colored suit pants, a nice white V-neck blouse Moccasins flats.

 3 )  Round lens

One of the first frames glasses came in, pair these with a nicely fitted gray or black pencil skirt, wool beret and neutral colored flats for a simple but put together look.

Pin-up tip of the day.
There's no right or wrong way to wears these glasses mix and match and play around with different styles to find the right look for you.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Chrissy Metz Poses As A Pin-up Girl For Harper's Bazaar And People Have Mixed Feelings About It.

Can plus size girls be pin-up girls?
Chrissy MetzPopular plus-sized actress and singer Chrissy Metz was featured in a spread for Harper's Bazaar, in the spread she says "I'm paving the way for other women and men who know they're destined for greatness but they don't believe it yet" it sparked a debate on social media about health and beauty standards some love that a woman of a larger size was featured in a spread saying things like  "Love this" "You look stunning" but some were outraged "How does someone let them selfs get that big?" "How is this socially acceptable and even praised?" etc.

What Do you think?
Do you think that women of a larger size should be represented more in the fashion industry? or do you think that it's promoting bad health?

Sunday, March 12, 2017

5 Retro Everyday Fashion Hacks That Women In The Past Used That Will Save You Money.

Tired of pinching pennies? I'm going to help show you 5 tips and tricks that fashion icons such as Coco Chanel, Edith Head, and more used themselves.

1 ) The plain dress trick.
Have a formal event coming up? but can't afford a new dress? Here's a tip from famous designer Edith Head, get one of your plain solid colored dresses, and spruce it up with bold pieces of jewelry, for example, let's say you have a simple dark Blue dress pair it with an eye-catching necklace, earrings, or brooch and you'll see your plain Jane of a dress transform in front of your eyes!

2 ) Make do and Mend.

Have a coat you like but never wear but with a few missing buttons? or a dress you still love but it has a few missing bows? in the 1940's women read Pamphlets such as "Make do and mend" to help them save money and materials so don't throw that skirt with a few missing buttons in the trash or give away, keep and box full of bows, buttons, fabric, and ribbons in nearby. not good at sewing? the good thing is you don't have to buy a pamphlet, they’re plenty vintage fashion sewing, and lifestyle blogs that you can go to for free.

3) Not Today Bad Hair day.

Just got your Hair done? don't want it ruined by the weather? no problem! well-known movie stars such as Audrey Hepburn, and Mamie Van Doren wore Scarves around their head to protect their hair from harsh weather conditions, it will save you time and money for beginners try the rockabilly style turban then experiment with other Vintage styles.

4) It's a Skirt it's a Dress nope it's a Drape.
This tip is more for the summer, take a large Drape and hold it behind you wrap it around to your bust  Cross then twist them around your bust then tie and twist them around then tie them behind your neck and Bam! you have a Dress!

5) Three Words Full-length Coat.

Tired of spending so much money on winter or fall wear? Invest in a nice full-length coat Women in the late 1940's to early 1960's wore big coats in the Fall and Winter time and the best part is you can wear whatever you want under it and never get cold.

Bonus tip: Neutral colored Flats.
Can't walk in Heels? don't wanna spend a lot on shoes? buy a pair of black, beige, or white flats they go with most colors so you don't have to break the bank on buying new shoes for every occasion.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Is Pin-up Style The Right Style For You?

So I have a series on this blog called "Get the pin-up look" that helps you get certain  looks from pin-up girls like Mae West or Marilyn Monroe  but for those of  you who don't really know what pin-up style is or what it's about this post is to answer two questions "What Is a Pin-up girl?"  "What Is Pin-up style?"
) The Girl.
1930's Pin-up girl.

Pin-up girls were mostly burlesque dancers, dancers, actresses, models, and dancers who wanted to get more promotion for their act show, etc so they took risque photos to promote their show, product, etc.
) The Look.
Vintage Cosmopolitan

The classic pin-up look, Rosey red cheeks, Ruby red lips, and eyeliner so sharp it could kill a man to know how to obtain the many different looks check out my last article that has a more in-depth explanation: The A - Z Guide On Dressing Like A Pin-up Girl.

) The Obsession.
Eva Gabor 1950's
Brands would hire them to wear their product or hire a cartoonist to paint them wearing or advertising their product to create more sales they got so popular People would Pin their pictures up on a wall that's where the term "Pin-up Girl" came from.

What Do You Think?
Pin-up girl reading news paper

Do you love Pin-up style? or do you think that you'll just stick with more Modern trends?
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