So naturally I decided to join Voodoo Dolly's vintage dollies contest I actually wore this look out for a date the other day when I went to one of my new favorite fine dining spots, Sona. I still have to do a comparison review of Sona, Melisse, The Bazaar, and Providence. A while back, I ate at all of those places in a week so I could do a real comparison of them, but I have no time to write.
So here's my entry. I chose a pretty specific time era 1954-56. Actually, I might do more if I decide to do a vintage look on another date.
My inspirations were my dress, Dita Von Teese's book "Burlesque and the Art of the Teese/Fetish and the Art of the Teese"(a really interesting read with lots of great pictures), and another awesome book "The Great American Pin-Up". I actually tried to capture the look of some Elvgren pinups, but if I had to pick an actress from that era, I guess the look is a bit Marilyn Monroe-ish ( if she was a brunette with long hair).
I lost a lot of time because I kept redoing my shadow. I was moving the crease of the shadow up and down. It was one of those nights where I just couldn't decide where to start it, even though I've done it hundreds of times. I think it was because I was trying to copy images of white folks and their creases are placed a bit higher than what I'm used to. haha.
Also, I noticed that most women from that era had brows that were shaped way different than what I'm used to. The arch is a little more rounded and they start the brow a bit further in so I did a little extra tweezing (it better grow back out. lol) for this look.
Anyways, here's the complete look.
Like I said, I'm not completely satisfied with the look, so if I have time I'll replace it with another. I might pick another time era.
Guess that's all. Hope everyone is having a great week.
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