Perth Based Burlesque Artist | Pinup Model | Vintage Blogger
Its so good to finally be on holidays, two weeks of bliss and getting things done! As well as lot of work being done, I’ve also been able to check off a few things I’ve been meaning to do for a while, one of which being finally getting my hair cut, to shoulder length, the shortest it has been in over eight years!
It feels a little strange, and I’m still getting use to styling it at this length, but I do adore it! I’d definitely say this length is much more suited to vintage styling. A tip I can give anyone who regularly wears their hair in 1940’s/50’s is not to have you hair layered, as this makes it a lot harder to create victory rolls, during this period layers were not used.
I visited my local library too where I was pleased to find a few books on vintage fashion and lifestyle.
This stunning dress from the book Dreaming of Dior, reminds me so much of the dress Belle wears in the 1991 animated film, Beauty and the Beast. Oh I had love to wear this for even just a night.
I also took out a vintage fashion book on the 1940’s. Pictured above is the weekly rations for a family in Britain during WWII, what a minuscule amount of food, I would be incredibly grumpy if that’s all I had to eat for an entire week!
These are a few decadent post-war dress designs from 1946. Rationing existed in Britain in all forms from 1941, and eventually followed to the US with coupons used to purchase Utility clothing. After the war ended much change could be seen in fashion. In 1947 Dior release their new collection, the government in London and Washington took one look at the amount of fabric used to create these garments, and were in complete disapproval. Luckily for Dior, the public adored the new designs, so different to what was worn during the war.
For Britian by the 1940’s nylon stockings could no longer be bought in stores, women turned to painting their legs in leg makeup and drawing the seams down the back of their legs with an eyebrow pencil! Crossing your legs, would definitely be a bad idea.
I finished my day yesterday by watching a couple films starring Audrey Hepburn. Each time I watch her movies it truly reminds me of the beauty and talent she possesses. She’s a true inspiration of mine.
Burlesque Artist | Pinup Model | Vintage Blogger