Sunday, May 29, 2011

Moi Je Joue

My style tends to go through phases. I probably don't do enough outfit posts to track it normally, but you can probably see that I'm going through a bit of an early sixties thing lately!

It's also possible you already have an inkling of how enamoured I am with the beehive hair. It's less formal and easier to wear than Victory rolls, plus it's easy to keep in place (with the help of - count 'em - sixteen kirbigrips / bobby pins). I can see it's a style I'm going to be experimenting with further, especially as it suits my face shape (which is a topic I'm planning to cover next week, by the way).

And what's not to love about cat eye liner? I was tempted to add red lipstick to match the red in the outfit, but since I'd gone heavy with the eyes I decided to stick to basic beauty rules and go with a gentler colour for the lips - which is also more in keeping with the late 50s / early 60s vibe.

Okay it's not exactly the Riviera, but Chichester Canal is the next best thing and only yards from our house! And I can pose, Bardot-like, on the railings.


Skirt, vintage, ebay; Top, charity shop; Crinoline, Petticoat Princess (note: this is a great inexpensive crinoline with super fullness, but if you have over about a 26" waist I'd recommend going for the larger size as the waist elastic is pretty hard); Milk glass necklace, gift from Mummy; Earrings, made by me (polka dot buttons from The Eternal Maker); Shoes, Marks & Spencer; Bakelite & plastic bangles, various.

7 comments:

  1. LOVE this!!! The skirt is amazing! And I love the beehive hairdo!!

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  2. Beautiful! This skirt and top look so great together.

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  3. Oh wow this is soo cute! Really love the skirt!

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  4. oh you look fabulous. Your right the that hair style really suits you. x

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    Beautiful outfit Charlotte, I am loving how all the details work together like your gorgeous necklace, top and shoes ~ not to mention the stunning circle skirt! Very pretty and it suits you so well. :D

    xox,
    bonita of Depict This!
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  6. Such a cute outfit-and I love your makeup-it's just like how I do it!!

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