Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Vintage Halloween: Part 3

Vintage Halloween: Part 3

Alrighty! Here we go, the final post on vintage halloween costumes (perfect for those procrasinators who've waited until today/the day before halloween to start putting one together;)). Enjoy! 

(1.) Sabrina

Ah! Sabrina Fairchild, the character brought to life by Audrey Hepburn's flawless screen magic and breathtaking beauty. She's the perfect depiction of that ugly ducking gone all Cinderella-style! The story of agirl whose image and entire outlook on life becomes transformed by her life-changing experience in Paris while attending a school of the culinary arts. A girl who finds love in the midst of a most unexpected gentleman, a man with a heart nearly as cold as stone, no time for love... no use for places like Paris, his mind set solely on wealth and cutting a great business deal. With an overdose of society glamour and class, this costume is sure to sound off some oos and ahhs!;) 

Here is a link with Audreys glamorous (doe-like) makeup look. Take a look at some of Sabrina's look in the classic film. If you need any ideas, I've also provided a link to a Sabrina-esque lbd quest on Etsy! Enjoy!

(2.) Lucy

And then there's Lucy, the coniving, featherbrained, and scheming wife with a hunger for a place on stage or behind a camera of the famous bandleader from Cuba, Ricky Ricardo. This light-hearted and comedic costume is perfect for all of my fellow Lucy fanatics out there! So, with the links below, hopefully I'll be successful in guiding you to the perfect polka dot dress, pearl earrings, hair bow, big lashes and fiery tomato red hair! Enjoy!;)

Lucy-esque Dress Search on Etsy

Lucy-esque Makeup Look

(3.) Scarlett O'Hara

Next up is one of History's most renowned fictional characters. The young, selfish and once wealthy young girl named Scarlett. A girl who lived and suffered during the Civil War, broken by the tragic loss of her father, his wealth and his plantation. Scarlett, however, remains far from emotionally shattered as she keeps her mind glued on winning over that one man who she can never have. In the meantime, she'll live to captivate and win over the hearts of three men, a group of men who she really couldn't care any less about. Men whose pocket books are her prime motive! Her costume look is perfect for all of my "Gone With The Wind" fans out there as well as all of those fascinated by the Civil War era! Scarlett makes the perfect Southern Belle! Here's a guide to achieving her look!:)


Her dress of Drapes!;)

(4.) Comic Book Queen

In the center of retro comic books, I'm always very intrigued by a comic book artist's techniue of depicting human's, their emotion, the way the light hits their hair. Anyway, while searching on Pinterest, WeHeartIt, etc., I was beyond inspired by the endless diys for comic book characters. Here's the makeup look before!

(5.) Jackie O

Ah! Jackie O, one of America's top fashion icons. A woman who's intigrity, class and elegance astounded the entire nation. Why not emulate her flawless look tomorrow evening? A perfect costume especially for all of my fashionistas out there! Check out the links below for the perfect Jackie-inspired look!;)



Also, don't forget your strands of glossy cream-colored pearls, big sunglasses and pillbox hat!

(6.) Priscilla Presley

Yes! The wife of the king of rock... Priscilla Presley's look seems to be rocketing to fame ever since Lana Del Rey's records hit the top charts! To retro fans, Lana donns Priscilla's 60's-esque look perfectly! The big hair, big lashes, thick thick thick cat-eye eyeliner, the retro styled dresses, etc. So, for all of my Lana or Elvis/Priscilla fans out there, her look is a creative and unique choice for Halloween, sure to get plenty of attention! Check out the links below for her makeup and hair look!

Also, a suggestion for attire in emulating Priscilla's look... what's better than channeling that famed wedding dress she wore while wedding the King of Rock? 

I recomend taking a look at your local Goodwill to find a dress reminiscent to hers! As for the veil, a fluffy head to toille over a glittering tiara would be perfect!

Here's a side by side of her and Lana Del Rey

(7.) Snow White

One of the most famous cartoon characters depicted by Walt Disney as the literary princess "Snow White", this classic disney illustration of her remains a timeless favorite to many! Heres a look inspired by the 1930's one dreamed up by Disney! Heres to achieving the look of the "fairest maiden in the land". "Skin as white as snow, lips as red as blood and hair as black as ebony." Also... you mustn't forget your poison apple either!;)

Here's Kandee's take on the look!

And here's a shopping guide for the fairytale princess' beautiful jewel-toned gown!

(8.) Coco Chanel

One of fashion's earliest pioneers as well as most notable icons and classiest of women of all time, Chanel makes for the perfect Halloween look for any fashion-dazed girl (like me;))! Follow the links below to guide you in achieving her flawlessly elegant and classy look!

Her Dress

Her Hat

Her Pearls

It looks like that's it, hopefully you enjoyed these past 3 vintage costume guides for Halloween (which is tomorrow... yikes!)! Now it's time to hurry to your nearest stores, your Walmarts, Targets and Goodwills and hunt all of the required items for your vintage-esque costume look! Ttfn, my readers!;)

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Vintage Halloween: Part 2

Vintage Halloween: Part 2

And here we are with the second post entirely on Vintage-esque Halloween costumes! Hopefully you enjoyed the first post and will enjoy this one as well!;) Also, keep an eye out for part 3!

(1.) Holly Golightly

This enduring young socialite who's character made her first debut in Truman Capote's classic novel "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and was brought to life by the timeless beauty, Audrey Hepburn (a character whose life is far from lacking in the glitz and glamour of any young socialite dwelling in the midst of NYC's busy streets) makes for the perfect costume choice for any young girl who adores Capote's literary masterpiece as well as the glamour swathed over Holly's lost and vulnerable yet lovable character!

To achieve her flawless look, the main ingredients being both elegance and glamour, take a look at the links below! Her makeup look is listed first, it's a look by Pixiewoo! And then you'll find a look shown by Krisztina's Halloween Blog, the perfect guide for obtaining her stunning fashion sense!;)



(2.) Betty Boop

One of the earliest cartoons, Betty showcased herself on the  black and white television sets in American homes. She was a character who would depict and symbolize that glamorous bimbo America would come to love in a series of Television and Hollywood personalities! I couldn't resist including her... Kandee's makeup tutorial for achieving her look was flawless, and somewhat comical. You're sure to catch your friends off guard with this costume look!;)

Click on the link for Kandee's Betty-reminiscent makeup look!

(3.) Tonto

Ah! Yes... the lovable sidekick of the Lone Ranger! Tonto remains a very popular choice for that perfect Wild West themed Halloween costume! As he made his first debut in the 1949-1957 television series, I felt that he would make a swell choice for a Vintagy Halloween look. I found an amazing tutorial on achieving the look he (portrayed by Johnny Depp) donned in the recent 2013 cinematic release. Enjoy!;)

(4.) Veronica Lake

This stunning film actress' glossy peek-a-boo waves still manage to make for a current fashion favorite after all of these years! And, in my opinion, she's the perfect choice for that Vintage-esque Halloween costume.Get ready for glamorous waves and a sparkling floor-length gown, anything reminiscent of that Classic Hollywood look!

So, head to even your local Goodwill and pick up some sequined gown, pair with an endless amount of bling and style your hair with the help of the steps below! 

Don't hold back on the glitz and glam either... remember, you're channeling one of the pioneers of Classic Hollywood's glamour girls!;) 

(5.) Sugar

One of Marilyn's most notable roles in the classic film "Some Like it Hot" in which she stars a beautiful yet feather brained blonde who becomes ensnared by the false images of two of the most recent members of an all girl's band. One of them ending up as Sugar's love interest in the end, a couple of guys in disguise as they hide from a group of viscous mob members. 

This film is both timeless and comedic! A film brought to life by Marilyn's effortless stamina and beauty as well as both Curtis and Lemmon's flawlessly comedic performance! In order to achieve her look, you'll need a black dress, a ukulele and a string of pearls! Check out this fabulous tutorial on obtaining that perfect Marilyn makeup look below!;)

That's all for now, folks!  Like I said, keep an eye out for the next one!;) 



Thursday, 24 October 2013

Vintage Halloween: Part 1

Vintage Halloween: Part 1

 As the aisles at the local drugstores become clustered with endless raks of deplorable smelling rubber and plastic masks of both Scream and Frankenstein, the shelves of the candy aisle stacked with lbs. and lbs. of Skittles and Snicker bars, it's hard not to anticipate the annual festivies of Haloween! I mean, what's not to love about the eerie night? A night where you're given the opportunity to bring out your inner child, where you won't be laughed at for dressing up as your favorite Hollywood icon or storybook character. Not to mention the perfect excuse for stuffing your face with your favorite candies! Anyway, with Halloween coming up, I've decided to compile a list of vintage-esque Halloween costumes for those planning on trick-or-treating or throwing some evening bash filled with friends and bowls of candy! ;) Enjoy!

(1.) Charlie Chaplin

Ah! Charlie Chaplin... the king of silent films, a man whose facial expressions depicted far more than words could ever express. The man whose face remained favored by audiences, immortalized by the silver screen! A legendary icon, his distinct persoality and image featured in silent films during Hollywood's golden age! Renowned during the early years of Hollywood, he's most undeniably the perfect choice for a vintage-worthy Halloween costume! Check out the YouTube tutorial below for achieving that perfect Charlie Chaplin look!;)

Or take a look at the article below in order to acheive both the makeup look and the perfect costume! ;)

(2.) Dorothy Gale

Then of course, we ought not forget another favorite from the silver screen, Judy Garland's Dorothy Gale from the iconic 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz". Dorothy's distint image, her cobalt plaid dress, braids and glimmering ruby slippers make her a popular choice for young girls! Check out the makeup tutorial by FashionedbyLies below to obtain her smalltown girl image!;)

Oh! and you ought not forget those sparkling ruby slippers! You'll never get home without that pair of glistening shoes to click together! ;) here's a tutorial found on Pinterest for a step to step DIY on ruby slippers!

Opt for whichever you prefer! 




Lorelei Lee

This classic character portrayed by Marilyn Monroe in the timeless film"Gentlemen Prefer Blondes"emulates a plethora of glamour, an ideal costume especially for young girls eager to include a heavy dosage of glam into their costume!;) Very Classic Hollywood! Checkout the YouTube tutorial by Kandee Johnson for acheiving that perfect Marilyn makeup look!

As for the outfit... ebay has an endless collection of various adaptions on the satiny pink gown she wore for the renowned number "Diamonds are a Girl's Bestfriend". I personally would include a black fur stole, very reminiscent of her class pairing of evening gowns, diamonds, fur and glamour!;)

Lastly, here are some diamond accessories I found to pair with the fuschia evening gown!




(4.) Silent Film Actress

Ah! Yes, the breathtakingly beautiful actresses whose beauty dominated the silver screen during the 20s. The perfect costume for all of those Great Gatsby fanatics out there as well as any admirers of the glamour so generously tied into that era or by the notable actresses; Greta Garbo, Gloria Swanson, Clara Bow, etc., etc. Check out the YouTube tutorial below for obtaining that perfect Queen of the Silver Screen makeup look!;)

Also, shop Etsy for that perfect 20's flapper/silent film actress dress!

They have an unbelievable collection of some very authentic looking gowns!

(5.) Minnie Mouse

One of Walt Disney's timeless creations, Minnie Mouse makes for the ideal costume for any young girl seeking that cutsey and fun costume look! Check out the link below for that perfect Minnie Mouse-esque costume and makeup look!

Hopefully you enjoyed this post! More Vintagy Halloween costumes to be featured within the next few days as well! Have a fabulous Thursday evening!:)