Monday, January 28, 2019

Anne Frank Vintage Hairstyle Tutorial (1930's / 1940's)

This is a great tutorial for theatre productions and reenactment shows that feature the story of Anne Frank. May this tutorial help you learn the basics of vintage hair styling for accurate portrayal!

Anne Frank Vintage Inspired Hairstyle:

I created this vintage inspired hairstyle in dedication to remembering Anne Frank. There are countless performances including theatre productions, stage plays, reenactment shows that exhibits the life of Anne Frank.

Properly portraying a character is an important factor in the performance industry. Vintage hair styling can take a moment of practice for those who are unfamiliar with it. In the video below, I demonstrate how to do a vintage hairstyle closely resembling Anne Frank's style. This is perfect for those who are cast as her character. I mention what is needed to create this style in the video. 

Also be aware that the style can vary due to different hair textures, length and curl type.

Thanks for watching!

What You'll Need:

- Sponge rollers
- Bobby pins
- Bobby pin with charm or small bow
- Rat tail comb
- Curl holding spray
- Pomade

Who Was Anne Frank?

Annalies Marie Frank was born on June 12th 1929 in Frankfurt, Germany. Among the highly discussed victims of the Holocaust, Anne Frank was a writer and diarist in which she documented her and her family's hiding from German occupied Netherlands from 1942 to 1944.

Anne Frank was an outspoken, dedicated writer who wrote candidly about her personal life including her hiding with her family, sexuality, family members and dreams of becoming a writer as an adult. Her diary was published in 1947 in the Netherlands and in the early 1950's in the U.S. and Germany by her father, Otto Frank.

Anne Frank passed away around February-March 1945 at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. Countless memorials including museums, stage plays and reenactment shows honor her memory and legacy.

To learn more about Anne Frank and the Holocaust, please click here to visit the official Anne Frank website.

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Sunday, January 20, 2019

1950's Inspired Makeup Tutorial Featuring Revlon Creme Shadow Palette

1950's Revlon ad in Vogue
Hello dear readers! In this blog post I will be discussing my latest vintage makeup tutorial. Makeup in the 1950's was all about subtle glamour, style, coordinating colors and feminine touch. Unlike the previous time period of the 1940's when it was all about minimum use of makeup, the 1950's woman used makeup to her full advantage that resembled full femininity and accentuated her natural beauty.

A 1950's woman's makeup would match her clothes, gloves, handbag, shoes and even appliances! It was all about class and coordination. Makeup wasn't only used to attract a husband, but it was also used to maintain her feminine looks after marriage as well. Who says makeup is for men anyway?!

Quick Breakdown of 1950's Makeup:

Red and pink were the essential colors of the 1950's. Maintaining femininity was important in daily life. As pictured above, the face can be contoured. I added foundation for a seamless look. Eyebrows were highly arched and darkened. Eyeshadow colors consisted of pinks, blues, purples, greens, browns and gold. Eyeliner is applied to the top lash line with a "tick" or "wing" at the end. Extra coats of mascara was used for extra glamour and lash extension. False lashes were used if needed. Facial powder is used to blend in the overall tone of the face. Loose facial powder helps settles in the foundation and blush. Blush wasn't used for a rosy, girly look but instead used to contour the cheeks. Blush can be added on with light-to-medium strokes. As pictured, I blended two blushes together for a light, natural look. Red or dark red lipstick ties the look together. Don't forget to do your nails with pink, red or dark red polish!

In the video below, I demonstrate a step-by-step tutorial with more details on how to create a 1950's inspired makeup look using the Revlon Illuminance Creme Shadow palette. The shade I'm using is "Not Just Nudes".

Revlon Illuminance Creme Shadow Palette - Not Just Nudes

I will be creating other vintage makeup tutorials including how to create the biggest makeup trend of the 1950's: the wing tip liner! Be sure to subscribe to stay informed. 

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Monday, January 07, 2019

Watermelon Fit & Flare 1950's Vintage Rockabilly Inspired Dress | R-Wish

Hello! Welcome back! In this blog post I bring you the Watermelon Fit & Flare Vintage Rockabilly Inspired Dress by R-Wish. This is the type of dress I would've loved to wear during my high school days. Being so afraid to express my vintage side, I tended to wear what was acceptable with a little twist of my own personality. I can attest this is not the way to go! If you feel dressing up vintage style, by all means do so! Never hold back based on other people's thoughts.

Anyway . . .

The look and feel of this dress is absolutely vintage and rockabilly inspired. It makes the perfect spring and summer dress and also appropriate for work, class or shopping. If styled correctly, it can even be worn on a date.

The dress features a light mesh petticoat-like underskirt beneath that gives it a flare look and feel. It isn't entirely a petticoat, but it sure works like one. The dress has no sleeves and features a see-thru patterned opening in the back. This is why it's perfect for the summer. It can be worn with a black or brown belt. The original belt is hiding, so I wear a black belt instead, as pictured. The belt helps with that fit and flare feel and look.

Now you're probably wondering why I call it "watermelon". In person, the color reminds me of watermelon - for some reason. (I won't go into details about my imagination). The dress is the perfect medium shade of pink. Not too bright, not too dark. I've always been hesitant of wearing pink dresses but with this dress I feel confident and I don't feel youthful.

Admirers become surprised when I tell them I brought this dress from Burlington department store. The brand, R-Wish, designs rockabilly and vintage inspired clothing. This dress and other styles can be found on sites such as Amazon, eBay or Poshmark. Just search the key words: R-Wish Rockabilly Dress. 

Dress this up with black or brown heels, a black or brown belt and a black or white cardigan. I love wearing it with my Steve Madden floral heels or black flats.

Dress: R-Wish
Heels: Steve Madden

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