Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Vintage, Pinup Girl Style

I am in love with 1940s and 1950s style. Vintage, pinup girls, looking oh so fine. Not just the make up but hair, dresses, lingerie,  lounge wear,  shoes...

Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe,  Bettie Page, Dita Von Teese are my style icons. Women's style was feminine and sexy, yet strong and striking. I am glad to see women in the streets with the confidence and show that they can be feminine and have brains.

So I have been trawling through the internet for vintage hair stylists,  clothing etc and have a long list from all over. I have spotted a few items that I would love to get my hands on. Like this dress from House of Fraser, very Mad Men.

House of Fraser 

Here are a few of my favourite sites:

Lipstick and Curls - vintage hairstyles and makeup based in the UK. They have pop-up parlours and special events. They even do training sessions on how to do vintage, and do photo shoots too.

Freddies of Pinewood - UK vintage clothing

Powderpuff Girls - vintage hair and makeup based in the UK. Similar setup to Lipstick and Curls. They wear lovely pink outfits.

Vintage Guide to London - I have used their Facebook page as the link it keeps you up to date with whats going on in the vintage world in London. 

Scouts Boutique in Vancouver, BC. Can't wait to go into the store. They have some great gear from some well know vintage designers and they also do talks and hair and make-up sessions with photo shoot. Canada

Betty Blue Loungerie -  Looking for something in the bedroom or to sexily lounge around the house with? 
Look no further Betty Blue Loungerie made in the UK

Miss L Fire - Shoes to die for. Need I say more? UK

Fluevog Shoes based in Vancouver, BC but spreading rapidly - amazing shoes that would suit vintage style and everyday wear. Canada

20th Century Foxy - Love their clothes and at reasonable prices too.  UK

The Vintage Festival - Keeping you up to date with what is on in the UK 

Theresa Rosier - Amazing art work, check her out. She will do a self portrait. Beautiful work focusing on icons like Betty Page, Marilyn Monroe etc. 

Bettie Page Clothing - More clothing, global shipping, and you can dress your kids stylishly vintage too. USA

Queenie May Vintage Skincare -  100% natural skincare products, the old fashioned way. New Zealand

Pin Up Girl Clothing - Everything you need, shoes, makeup the works. USA

I think that is a good start to my list and it may help some of you gals out too.

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