Monday, October 22, 2012
Tickety Boo 'Do
So I followed Tupney's curly top set, setting it in tight rolls around the front as per the instructions. But when I unrolled the front, well you should have seen it! I had a proper, full-on afro, no exaggeration. No amount of brushing would calm the ringlets into submission - seriously! Luckily (as I'd washed it in the morning and put it in rollers for the day) I had overnight to let the curls relax a little. Thankfully, by the morning they had calmed down somewhat, and I was able to coax them into a rather swish front wave. I rolled the side sections and had a stab at a back roll (which stayed in long enough to photograph, but had started to unfurl by the time I'd walked to the post office - I seriously cannot get the hang of these things).
Anyway, to go with my forties 'do I threw together an appropriately forties outfit. This dress is one of my faves (as you can probably tell as I've worn it on numerous occasions), and is conveniently in the perfect colours for me.
The back of the hairstyle - don't look too closely!
Outfit details: 1940s rayon dress, Dead Man's Glory; Shoes, New Look; 1940s fur cape (my views on vintage fur), charity shop; Gloves, Vintage Fair at Spitalfields; Handbag, can't remember.