Back to Bizarro Au Go-Go Main

FanVixens in: Bizarro Au Go-Go is an 88 page color photo book featuring the sculptures, props, and special FX of Cig Neutron and the Photography and photo manipulation of Rannie Rodil. From comic book catfights, to advertisements for bizarre products that you can actually order, to hot chicks covered in GALLONS of BLOOD. Throw in a cheesy sense of humor and there you have it, this book has more puns than the Cryptkeeper. What's not to love? The best part is all this can be yours for only $20!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Vintage Dollies Contest

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).
 So I really didn't give myself enough time to do the whole look on point, but I think I did a good job with the makeup. The Velcro rollers didn't have enough time to really set and give me the curls I usually rock. It's funny because my date was near and I was frantically throwing the curlers off my head and tossing them all over the place. haha. I usually use Velcro rollers because they give me great volume and curls without using any heat. I just have to make sure I get them in with enough time to let them air dry.

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.
^Another cute Bettie Page dress. I have one in red and wore it for Valentine's day. I went back and got one in blue. Love the fit! Haha. All my shoes scattered behind me. I couldn't find the other pair for a minute.

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.
xo

7 comments:

giang said...

gorgeousssss! loves it! you're the epitome of vintage dollie :)

Sher said...

love ittttt! And I also love the dress you chose :) Thanks for being the first girl to end me a look!

wuzzyangel said...

I think this look is pretty damn HOT!! Bettie Page herself (RIP) would love it!! The hair & makeup says it all! And the dress! Not to mention that you have that excellent figure!

Lana said...

You look gorgeous. I love that dress on you! BTW I also adore your shoes - where are they from if you don't mind the question?

Katie Golightly said...

girl, you hot! the leather gloves + bettie page dress looks like you about to go bonnie & clyde on someones ass.

Anonymous said...

delicious

Amandita said...

Wow I love it, I want that dress