Friday, January 16, 2015

In a Mysterious Mood; Let's Try My Classicwood Wrap



  I am a strong believer that sometimes a girl wants to look how she feels. If you're feeling quirky you might pull out those great go-go boots and your 60's mini dress. If you're feeling sexy that red wiggle dress and lace garter will certainly do the trick. But when you're feeling mysterious I have the perfect unexpected solution. We'll call this one the Classicwood wrap; I'm sure you can picture your favorite tinsel town actress, singer, or model heading out for a drive. Or an elegant night out, even a stylish way to keep out the bitter cold with a heavier scarf. Don't be afraid to try this on Darlings; its will give you a effortless sexiness that will have all heads turning. This truly is a great vintage look and one of my favorites... so try it out and send in your pics.





The Classicwood Wrap:


  1.  Chose a scarf.  You want a long scarf for this one; it needs to be long enough to wrap around your head and loop around your neck twice. I went with a great find I found at H&M but for anyone that's shopped there. Finding a great scarf in that store is a one in a millรณn; so here's two great vintage online boutiques for scarves at both ends at the price spectrum.  Totally Scarves you can find them on etsy the owner sells a collection of beautiful scarves something for every taste. Dressing Vintage is a high-end designer vintage boutique. Their scarf collection is amazing as is other finds. The price point is higher however keep in mind these are vintage designer brands your buying Chanel, Hermes, YSL, etc...you get the idea. 
  2.  Fold the scarf duh.  Really simple we're going for a triangle so you have two long tails on either side.
  3. The Tail. Part your hair to the side and pull your hair into a faux victory roll low ponytail. Part two a section of hair on each side and loosely roll it back into the ponytail. Look in the mirror and lift the roll to add fullness. For the back you have two options if you want the scarf to lay very flat and tight to the head. Twist the hair hanging from your pony and make a small tight, tight bun; other wise to give your scarf some fullness let your ponytail hang free. If you have straight hair you can tease it just a bit to give yourself some fullness.
  4. We're getting warm.  Take your scarf and like I demonstrate in the picture place it just behind the faux rolls we've just fluffed up. Snatch a few bobbies and pin the scarf in place (I would place one just about each ear but close to the roll where its concealed).
  5. We're Smoking Dolls. Take the tails of your scarf make sure they're even then cross them and wrap them around your neck twice. You want the scarf to tighten especially on your head. The part that's around your neck should be snug but not uncomfortable. (this look doesn't work if its droopy so take the time to be neat. If you need to twist the tails of the scarf as you wrap do that just make sure its snug against your neck when your done.) End the look with tying the scarf at the side of the neck. This sounds strange but make an vertical bow. Continuing pulling on the bottom tail so that you are only left with the top loop at your shoulder. Fluff it up and tuck in the small bit of scarf left. Or leave it hanging. Top the look of with your favorite shade of matte red lipstick, a vintage pair of cateye shades and a black wiggle dress and Darling you're SMOKING!
This is what you should have....remember send in your pictures of your own versions and variations of my Classicwood Wrap for me to share.


Fashionably Speaking... Joie Cuentista

Friday, January 2, 2015

Dolls We're Heading Down The Rabbit. Hole...P.S. Alice Not Appropiate




 Don't you miss the days when you had to dress for a night on the town, and actually got some actual entertainment. Many of us vintage lifestyle diehards long for the return of the golden years when a night out didn't consist of a sketchy club and bad music. What the term "a night out" meant then and now has drastically changed.
  Las Vegas's Rose.Rabbit.Lie. at The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas brings back the nostalgia of the supper club/social club; but with a modern twist that all kinds of people can enjoy. Its has spontaneity, mystery, live entertainment, great drinks, and better food. But most importantly there no rules "You just come when you want and leave when you wish" (www.roserabbitlie.com). What could be better than that? This place is a vintage Doll and Guy's wet dream- so I don't know about you but I fully intend to head on down to the Rose.Rabbit.Lie.

Going to a venue like this one gives you one of the few opportunities to really have fun with your outfit, especially if you're shy  and normally wouldn't. Step out of your comfort box. If you normally wear pants try a wiggle dress, or if you're a dark color person try a red dress instead of your go-to LBD. However a great suggestion is what I've done; pick an inspiration look and go form there. Going with Rose.Rabbit.Lie.'s 20's & 30's theme. I decided to go with classic Hollywood starlet Jean Harlow's signature look as my inspiration. It's a fun sultry look as well as flattering for all sizes (though I do highly recommend shape-wear with this one Dolls...we want to look our best) but it allows room for adding your own personal style touches. For example your favorite vintage necklace, a few broaches, or modernize it with a neon colored faux fur bolero and some funky sparkly jewelry. This type of look works much better versus going with a more obvious choice like a flapper look which while it can be very fun and very stylish for many it can also be very costume-like(which we don't like). Here's an example of the perfect Rose.Rabbit.Lie. night out look:

Our Inspiration Look:  Classic Signature Jean Harlow





1. Retro waistcincher in blush from Pinup Girl Clothing
2. 1930's Style Black Harlow style satin gown from Unique Vintage
3. Azurine mink cape vintage from Vintage-furs.com
4.Cuban heel stockings in nude from Pinup Girl Clothing
5.Our Destination the new hotspot Rose.Rabbit.Lie. Vegas's hottest new modern supper club. Meet me there we'll be swinging from the rafters ๐Ÿ‘„ R.R.L.
6. Satin T-strap Cutiepie in red by Pinup Couture shoes from Pinup Girl Clothing
7.Therese Ahrens Velvet Black and  Pink floral fascinator Hat from ebay  (still available)
8. Hairstyle:
Step 1: Part hair to the right and taking a comb part a section from crown to ear and curl the ends of your hair.
Step 2: Part the first section of your hair and grab two pins and roll it into a pincurl. Continue sectioning your hair in small sections and pincurling it until you reach your ear. If you have any small flower clips that will fit nicely into your pincurls it adds a beautiful feminine touch.
Step 3: smooth back the left side of your hair using a bit of coconut oil to smooth down flyaways, and add your fascinator at an angle.
Step 4: split the back of your hair into two sections and roll it into a pincurl. Make sure each pincurl is facing the other.
If your hair is short another option pincurling your entire hair and sporadically adding flowers to accent the hat. If your hair is long enough a bun would be quite lovely.
9. Silver-Tone Genuine Swarovski Crystal Y Necklace From 1928 Jewelry
(prices range from $29.99-500.00)

 Fashionably Speaking…Joie Cuentista