So I have to say that I have always been a big fan of the 40s and 50s style. I love the hairstyles, the flowing circle skirts and peep-toe pumps. I love clean silhouettes and the whole 50s housewife style. (I have an impressive collection of aprons!)
(My best friend Ashley and I in college… yes we did actually make an entire Christmas dinner for 20 people in a dorm room kitchen… turkey and all. It that’s not superhuman housewife skills, I don’t know what is.)
So I wanted to share with you guys a few of my parlays into the whole 50s theme.
This hairstyle took my friend Carol-Ann and HOURS to do... when we recently saw this hair tutorial by Candice over at Super Kawaii Mama, both of us nearly cried.
This dress is I got off of Ebay and was apparently someone's 1940's prom dress. I had it altered to bring the skirt up to my knee and use some of the satin from the under layer as trim on the bottom of the skirt. I love this dress. Unfortunately I caught the heel of my shoe on the skirt and ripped the trim that very night. =(
But there is nothing I love more from this time period than Pin-up girls. I have a variety of Vargas prints that I have collected over the years and plan to frame for display eventually. But my love for pin-ups doesn’t just stop at collecting prints… no I collect pin-up clothing too. I have a RIDICULOUS amount of pin-up style clothing and props. My friends didn’t believe me until they saw it with their own eyes.
I am lucky enough to have some crazy talented friends. My friend Erika is an amazing photographer and was kind enough to work with me on a photo shoot recently. I have been dying to put all of my pin-up clothes and props to use by doing a pin-up style photo shoot and finally that opportunity arose. I think I might have mentioned in passing that my boyfriend is in the military. So I decided that for his birthday I would create a pin-up calendar for him to take with him on his deployment. Apparently this makes me a FANTASTIC girlfriend says the boyfriend and every guy friend I have, haha. Anyways, so here is a look behind the scenes of the photo shoot, where I got my inspiration, and a few of the final pictures.
Some of the poses came from actual prints I had seen, such as this one.
(Vargas print found here)
There were many more, but I don't want to bombard you with pictures! Many of my favorite pin-up costumes came from one of my favorite places to for window shopping on the internet Trashy Lingerie. Secretly, well not even secretly, I would LOVE to model for them! haha... a girl can dream!
I hope you guys liked my first non-outfit post! Feedback on the kinds of post you'd like to see is always welcome and there are several more non-outfit posts in the works, so be excited!