Tuesday, September 25

Vintage Styling Workshop

For those not in the know, we held our first-ever vintage-for-beginners styling workshop last weekend up at the shop, and it was AWESOME!!

Instigated and organised by Trudie from My Vintage Vow (go follow her blog btw, she's fabulous), I'd have never done it without her, in fact she's already done an excellent post on this with better pics, you can read it here.

I spoke about underwear, effective use of colour, how to recognise 40s and 50s dresses, styled 3 outfits, and my lovely friend Elisse, a specialist in vintage hair and makeup, did 50s hairstyles and makeup.

Talking girdles

Highly professional ways with bulldog clips...
Giving the low-down on the use of colour in the 50s
Good sport Sheri, of sheribomb.com.au, agreed to be styled in two different outfits and have her hair and makeup done, above pic is pre-hairdo.

Winged eyeliner lessons went down a treat

As did pincurls!

Sheri even got to wear my new necklace before me, LOL!
BTW all Sheris ink is by Mimsy Gleeson, you might remember my feature on her a few weeks back.

Vintage & modern accessories...half way through

Second stylee was Miss Pinup Australia 2013 entrant Mimi La Muse, I have to say these pics don't do her beauty (or her outfit) justice. Pity you can't see the back of her legs, she was wearing vintage-style black seamed stockings under the purple whalenets and it looked AWESOME!!

Thanks to all my lovely participants and helpers, hopefully we can do it again soon!

P.S. Dee I have Mad Men season 5, it is awesome!! 


Anonymous said...

Awww shucks honey.
It was an absolute pleasure to have worked on this with you. You did a marvellous job, everyone is still raving about it......but can you blame them.

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

I'll bet you're still talking and then remembering the things you forgot to say!! I KNEW 100% the day would be a phenomenal success and I'm so, so happy for you darling!! Jeez I could just wrap my legs around you and bite your sweet arse right now - now that would make me a contortionist. Do you need a contortionist next time? heheeeeeee xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

brudeblogg said...

Love those dresses! :)


Take me there, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh

pastcaring said...

Beautiful ladies. Glad it went well, Kitty. xxx

Vix said...

It looked brilliant and you look gorgeous.. so glad it was a success, not that I doubted it ever would be! x

Kat said...

Oh I so wish I could have come! I will be at the next one for sure. It looks like you all had a very fun day.

Helga! said...

I would so have enjoyed being at that! Well done,darling! You looked slinky and gorgeous,the Veronica Lake hair rocks on you!

polkadotpeticoat said...

Love Mad Men and this looks like sooooo much fun!

polkadotpeticoat said...

Love Mad Men and this looks like sooooo much fun!

polkadotpeticoat said...

Love Mad Men and this looks like sooooo much fun!

Vintage Bird Girl said...

I SO wish I could have been there. Looks like a fabularse day! You look gorgeous Kitty, as do the other girls. Lurving that green frock. If only we could see your workshop on DVD, I could be a bit more knowledgeable & stylish too. Xx

Vintage Coconut said...

This looks like it was alot of fun! I want to hear some girdle talk!!! *lol* ;)

The Fashion Milkshake said...

Great post!

Love your style and see you as such as good inspiration!!

I'm an instant follower of you now :)

Please feel free to check out my blog if you have the time



Kelly Wayne said...

Wow, what a great concept and it looks like it was a great day too! I would love to go to something like that over here (WA). I've just been perusing your site too, and am excited to be able to read up on some '101' when it comes to dating vintage & retro items/clothing/styles etc!!! Kel xx www.yougotthatatanopshop.com

Nikki @ Penelope Cat Vintage said...

I should really come to your next one - I'm rubbish at 50s hair and make-up and getting the true period look! You look gorgeous and your dress is divine. Actually, all the clothes are divine. I need the green one, I love green.

So glad it went well for you.

Nikki x