Day 2 now, and here's your rules and supplies;
1. The style must be 1970s
2. Hairspray may be used as required
3. Brush and combs, as required
4. Four hair bands/ties
5. Two pairs of socks
6. Twelve bobby pins
I think I've been pretty generous with the supplies today, because I wasn't sure what I was going to come up with. After looking through a few reference books, this is the style I chose.
Princess Leia! Not for any reasons of Star Wars-NOT AT ALL-simply because all the others 70s styles I looked at seemed a bit too basic and I was determined to challenge myself.
In fact I didn't realise quite how much I'd be challenging myself with this one- it was a lot harder than it looked.
Yup, socks make freaky earmuffs!
I got the right hand side done first go, but the left side gave me jip, took nearly half an hour to do and ended up bigger than the right. How rude! The funky sunnies, borrowed from stock, are sitting wonky because my face is a little crooked.
I'm sure there was an ear in there yesterday......
Shot from above my right ear
I've been wanting to show this dress off for a while now. It's been hanging on the outside of my wardrobe just waiting to be blogged. It fits me nicely under the bust and its most notable feature is the fully faced bodice, something which I rarely find even in vintage dresses.
The huge skirt with inverted front pleat allows me to eat and drink as much as I want without splitting seams. Which is so much more important as one ages, non?
One of my most favourite pairs of shoes.
And I think they're my biggest. They're a massive 8.5" at the heel. Every time I wear them at a fair I get heaps of comments regarding how difficult they must be to wear, but they're not.
70s tooled leather suede-lined bag, which is actually my everyday handbag.
Below, fabric close-up and ring details. Check out the back of the big purple one, it has cutouts.
After I took the style out, I got these fab 40s curls happening at each side, which could also be quite 70s in that Farrah Fawcett flicked-hair kind of way.
Overall conclusions on the Pricess Leia style: not easy, rather hot on the ears even in this mild weather, and it all feels like a soft helmet. Oh and it's really hard getting both sides the same size- big LOL!!!