Tuesday, 31 August 2010

How To Add Some Retro Glamour To Your Life

retro glamour
Lately I am feeling more and more inspired by retro glamour or fifties pin up styles. I particularly loved some of the outfits that I saw at Vintage at Goodwood and as irritating as she is, I can't help admiring Katie Perry's retro inspired look and outfits. I love the drama, the fun and the femininity of this look.

I am not sure that it can work as an everyday look for me at the moment, although I might try it out for some special occasions, but I love the idea of incorporating a bit of retro glamour into my every day style. Here are a few ideas on how you can do this.
Hair - I would love to try a proper retro hair do but for everyday just putting it half up and adding a flower works really well. For evenings out and special occasions mini hats and fascinators make a great addition. Check out Chloe Mostyn on Eco Emporia for some great hair accessories made from vintage fake flower arrangements. For some really fun fascinators for a party which include mini grand pianos, ice creams with wafers and trays of champagne glasses try the Fantasia collection by The Libertarian.

Make up - Make up is fairly easy. Just your usual foundation some liquid eyeliner over the top lid and some bright red lipstick give an easy retro glamour look that will look great even when you are wearing jeans. If you want more detailed information on how to do retro hair and make up, I would definitely recommend visiting Retro Chick's blog and You Tube Chanel

Clothes - a fifties style dress, circle skirt or pencil skirt are all easy ways to get a bit of retro glamour. As fifties style is so on trend at the moment it should be easy to find these clothes but why not try to find the real thing by checking out vintage shops. The Urban Renewal label at Urban Outfitters and Tara Starlet (pictured above) also have some great fifties style dresses, skirts and playsuits made from recycled fabrics.

Accessories - fun and kitsch accessories are all a great way to add retro glamour to your outfits. Think cherries, ice creams and union jack designs. There are plenty of these accessories on Etsy. Nautical inspired accessories also look great.


Style of a Fashionista said...

Great post I love the 70's and 40's that is why I am so excited about the re-launch of Biba :)

The-Fashionista said...

Love the Jumpsuit! Love retro! Check me out pleasee!! xx

Ione said...

That retro outfit is cute and sexy and sort of reminds me of pin up posters back in the 50's. I just love how the makeup and hairdo pulls the outfit together. :)
Luc Jenson
Hippie Clothing