This past Sunday I had the chance to take a Vintage Pin-Up Hair and Makeup Class with Cherry Dollface and the Crompton Collective in Worcester. I stumbled across her YouTube Channel by accident and loved her videos, so I was so excited to hear she was coming to my hometown. It never ceases to amaze me how much more there is to learn about anything, even things you think you know everything about. I have a Cosmetology license, and have studied hair and makeup in magazines and books since I hit puberty, but even I walked away from Sunday’s class feeling inspired and learning a few new tricks.
Cherry did a full pin-up makeup look on a model, and then two vintage hairstyles on two models. She talked and answered questions throughout. She is surprisingly approachable… then again I’m always surprised when anyone seems approachable. The class was small, which I though worked really well because everyone got plenty of chances to ask questions. Cherry used a variety of products, but in particular she promoted Bomber Betty cosmetics…. And she also gave a shout out to Sugar Pill products because she likes the products and the owner, stating “I like to support people to aren’t assholes.”
Cherry also used Big Sexy Hair products, many of which I have actually been dying to try, and she told us she uses Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Shampoo and styling treatment.
Here are a few things I took away from the class… (more…)
Starlet’s love the classics… whether it’s fashion, beauty, film, or recipes. My mother used to make Waldorf salads all the time when I was a little Starlet. She used Miracle Whip as a substitute for mayonnaise. So you can imagine my surprise when I discovered that the original Waldorf Salad recipe didn’t contain mayo at all. I took this original recipe, I roasted the walnuts instead of using candies walnuts (they have less sugar and still have a ton of flavor), and skipped the celery (personal preference). It was a fun Fall lunch perfect for a Starlet! (more…)
I may not currently have my ideal Starlet Closet, but I can dream…..and what better place to dream than Pinterest? I encourage all of you Everyday Starlets to create a Pinterest board for ideas of your ideal dressing room. You can follow mine…
Eyebrow shape is crucial to framing the face. Over the years brows have been thick and wild, shaved off and drawn on in a thin line, and everywhere in between. Personally, I like mine somewhere in between. I think a shaped, groomed arch is the most flattering for the majority of women. So here are my tips for getting a glamorous set of brows….
One of my favorite films of all time is Breakfast at Tiffany’s. It really changed the face of fashion, putting the Little Black Dress (or LBD for you fashionistas) on the map. I took an modern LBD from Express and added a Forever 21 necklace, and a bun, and made a modern, updated look for today’s Holly Golightly….
This is the final week of our Starlet Closet project (here are Week 1, Week 2, and Week 3 if you’d like to start from scratch). Last week we went shopping. So this week we focus on how to organize our fabulous wardrobe in our closet. I will admit that right now I do not have my dream closet. I am currently living with my parents and my childhood bedroom has morphed into a closet. Someday I hope to have a whole room that I can convert into a glamorous Starlet dressing room. But for now, here are some of my top tips for organizing your closet…
Use all the same hangers. I fought this for the longest time. I couldn’t justify buying hangers when there were so many around the house. Some came with the clothes, some were from the dry cleaner, and others… well, I don’t know where they came from. But I recently broke down and bought these thin felt hangers, and they not only look great, but they take up less space, hold the clothes better, and just make the whole closet look less cluttered.
Be sure to have some shelf space. Shelves are perfect for folding sweaters (don’t hang knits, it will stretch them out), keeping pretty hat boxes with hats or accessories, and keeping a box of personal stylist kit supplies. (more…)
Nothing says homemade like a casserole. But it’s hard to find ones that are gluten free. So I decided to take this recipe for Baked Penne with Roasted Vegetables, and simply replaced the penne with a package of quinoa (cooked in veggie stock for more flavor). The result was a delicious and filling vegetarian dinner that is perfect for transitioning into Fall…. (more…)
Denim is not usually a Starlet’s first fashion choice. However, when worn fitted, cuffed and with a classic white shirt it can be a chic casual choice. No one rocked denim like Marilyn Monroe. So I grabbed my jean by The Limited, a classic white shirt by New York & Co (also seen here in this Elizabeth Taylor inspired look), and my Forever 21 boots and tried to recreate some of Marilyn’s classic looks.
I love recreating looks for my favorite Old Hollywood films. So when I saw Rita Hayworth’s pink suit in Cover Girl, I immediately tried to figure out how to make a pin on chain similar to the one she wears. Here’s how I did it…
One of my favorite films is Cover Girl with Gene Kelly and Rita Hayworth. I love the dancing, the love story, and, of course, the fashion. If you love 1940s style fashion, this is the film for you. In one scene, Rita attends an interview at a major fashion magazine in the ultimate is girly attire, a pink suit! So I used her look to inspire my latest OOTD. I paired this suit that I I’ve had in the back of my closet for years with a vintage velvet hat, pearls, a shapewear tank, and my DIY chain accent pin… (more…)