Friday, September 23, 2016

HOTD: When all else fails keep it classic




    Hey Dolls & Dukes it's been awhile. I'm sad to feel that nip in the air summer will but over soon; but on the bright side it will soon be time to pull out the furs. So it's time for another hair of the day. I know We're all familiar with those days when nothing  you do to your hair turns out right. Even better than that your hair doesn't even look like it belongs to you. Well when this happens I trust in my good 'ol friend the snood.

   You know the beauty about the snood is that it can hide a multitude of sins. You can dress it up, get creative and some pearls or skull studs. Dress it down , use it just for a bun cover. The point is they are alot more versatile then one may think. You can even tie your fav scarf as a snood. Basically they're just yet another hat for a vintage girl. Here a few of my favorite snood looks to give you some inspiration!





      So get creative and have fun with those snoods dolls,and share your favorite looks with us to share on our Instagram. As always darlings 


Thursday, August 18, 2016

Best Swimsuit Everrrrr 😵!!!!!!!!! ; Hot Buy ofThe Day

   Okay so we haven't done one of these for awhile , but when I saw this Swimsuit I had to bring back the hot buys of the day. It's from site Dress Lilly and I have to so this would be amazing for next year's Viva's pool party, or even any awesome indoor pool parties or events you my do this winter! Also for my working Pinup dolls out there this would make an amazing shoot.

http://m.dresslily.com/halter-bikini-top-and-colorful-mermaid-tail-two-piece-swimsuit-product1559479.html
























Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Who says you can't look hot while it's hot?



    Well I think everyone can agree that summer has officially made her presence known. If you're like me and live for the heat, then this means all kinds of steamy, thrilling and wet fun. Most especially LA PLAYA otherwise known as THE BEACH!  
   
   I get asked a lot can you be fashionable at the pool or beach...and the question is yes. There's no reason to suddenly look like a completely different person. In addition to vintage and reproduction, with both fashion and pop culture's sudden demand for nostalgia. It's slowly becoming easier to find retro inspired fashions and good.  In regards to swimwear vintage inspired styles have been booming in popularity the past couple of years. Especially in regards to high waist styles, 60's mod, etc...
To get you started  here are some of my favorites.



Thursday, May 26, 2016

Get Ready With Me!

video
Hey Dolls and Dukes! As requested here's another hair tutorial for you all, please excuse the horrible video i was rushing. But this one's a quickie; all you need is.


  • an oil of your choice(which i already used before starting the video)
  • 6 bobby pins
  • A scarf
  • 2 decorative hair pins
That's all, hope you enjoy. As always catch up with me on instagram and have a Swingin Day Amigos! 

              Fashionably Speaking...Joie Cuentista 

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Rockabilly Techies Unite! Allons-y!



     Hello Darlings I've missed everyone, I know it's been awhile I've been having some set backs with my lupus but that's just the day in the life of a luppie warrior. Other than that of gotten a good bit of painting done; as those of you know that follow me on Instagram. I'll soon be opening up my online store on Facebook where you can purchase my watercolors, and sketches. Anyway that's enough about me how are all of you?

     Well today is for all my fellow Techies and geeks but I suspect everyone can find something to get excited over about this by now. I'm sure if you haven't already you will soon be hearing about Google's physical web. Its been around for awhile now but i recently went to a place that is a supporter. Which got my attention.

     The concept is is really cool. Which is to make the web/internet more interactive no matter what device or application you find yourself using.  So how we find find ourselves scanning all these URLs with our tablets and phones; only to be disappointed most of the time. This won't happen now. The physical web will turn this into a experience.
    You'll be able to apply it to your practical life. Call AARP more effecently, keep in touch with the neighborhood board. Find out where the yard sales are. Or in our case imagine going to your favourite vintage and consignment boutique. You scan in and next thin you know you get a complete experience. Music, maybe you can get the history of the item you're looking at? Maybe you can even try on you clothes on the app... It's all up to the imagination. But one things for sure it's sure to be exciting!


Fashionably Speaking...Joie Cuentista

Friday, March 25, 2016

Its Not Just Any Friday It's Good Friday !

Hola Dolls and Dukes and happy Good Friday too you all, I hope it was a good one. Already the year is counting down way too fast and we find ourselves at Easter. I feel like yesterday was just new years so if you are anything like me; I'm willing to bet that you were not prepared (meaning very nearly forgot). And had to scramble to get yourself together this morning, but hey I'm a girl we're made to handle last minute situations.   
We all know what it's like when you have to pull something good out of your hat last minute. Me! I'm usually the type the starts panicking but ive been working on  that. (After all it will be what it will be) So for my look of the day I kept it simple with my black dita dress (search for the review in the reviews section) but; I focused all the attention on my 1950s vintage cocktail hat.

LOTD:



Hair:

1. Separate your bang section and pin it up

2. Brush the rest of your hair back, and take some pomade to smooth down flyaways. I like to use Suavecito pomade (https://www.suavecitopomade.com/collections/womens-grooming/hair). Gather hair into a low tail

3. Take out your bang and smooth the front with a bit of pomade after some light teasing. Starting at the tips roll up towards your face.  Pin it with the staple bobbypins, then do your adjustments. 

4. Grab your hat Dolls. Mine is a 1950s  vintage cocktail halfhat. (http://www.ebay.com/usr/wellworn2012?_trksid=p2047675.l2559 ) The flaps of A halfhat are usually always placed at each ear. If you do that you'll almost always know you're hat is perfect (my great aunt taught me that one). 


Fashionably Speaking... Joie Cuentista 

Monday, February 1, 2016

What's on The Net, Monday?

   So Dolls and Dukes this is both a quickie and the first of our What's on The Net, Mondays? So if ever I am given or find something stellar on the net. From now on this is day to share it. So lets get going... Someone shared this with me over Instagram and I too thought it was awesome so of course I had to bring it to you guys as well. It's just a quick makeup tutorial done by Kat Von Dee posted on Instagram showing you how how to do a bat wing cateye eyeliner, if that doesn't make you want to pull out those liquid eyeliners Dolls I don't know what will.
Happy practicing Darlings. Fashionably Speaking ...

Friday, January 22, 2016

Imitated Not Duplicated


If you are a online shopper like me than you have seen countless companies that advertise endlessly about these celebrity inspired dresses. I don't know about you but I get really curious, not that i'm dying to look like someone else. However do these dresses really look that close to the original, and what is the quality even like. Well the only reason I even got interested to be honest was because of an ad I saw about 4-5 months ago from a company that makes dresses Dita Von Tease Dresses. Tatyana.com is an upscale vintage inspired brand. They have boutiques all over and the one in New york is great its how I first heard of them.So without further ado.






Well I must say the hardest thing I've ever done was put my picture next to Dita Von Tease lol. Hear are my thoughts on the dress. To be brutely it's clearly not a dior however it was a great dress. It hugs your curves amazingly and makes you feel fabulous. I paired it with a dior belt that I had already in case anyone particularly likes the belt. As far as construction no loose threads, the fabric was nice and thick. But I have to be honest this wasn't a 200 dollar dress. Though I liked it I think I will search for another company for my next Dita dress, which I am currently already looking.

  Fashionably Speaking... 

Red Lips and a Pillbox and You Can't Go Wrong : New Hair of The Day


  Well it's that time again for another hair of the day and I had a lot of fun with this one dolls. I have said this on numerous occasions don't be afraid to explore with hats, you will be surprised what they can bring to your looks. They spruce up a plainer dress or even make something old brand new. Don't think that you're the one person in the world that hats do not look good on because that's simply not true. I assure there is a style of hat for everyone and one of the most classic styles that makes everyone look amazing is the holy-grail of hats the pillbox. So lets get started shall we?


Hair of The Day:
Rolled bang with a ponytail

1. You just need 2 Bobby pins. Separate the bang section of your hair. Next after you finish with your pomade/ teasing if your hair requires. Gather the ends of you hair as if you are starting a pincurl,however roll under instead of the normal way. Slip a Bobby pin on either end of your bang then take your fingers and do your tweaking.
2. Smooth a bit of oil into your hands and work it through your hair, be sure to get your ends this will give you shine and prevent frizz. Brush your hair through and gather your hair into a low pony. Take a small section of hair a wrap it around the elastic pinning it with a Bobby pin. 
3. Place your hat on the crown of your head. Use hat pins to pin it in place but of you don't have them you can get away with a good ole Bobby. 

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The Pinup Dolls Top 3 Speedy Hairstyling Tips / I woke up like this


   Hair for us ecentric Fashion and lifestyle ethusiasts can sometimes get complicated. Thankfully we have our starlets and muses of yesteryer to look back on for inspiration. But we don't always have the extra time to spend on our hair and so-on to make ourselves even more breathtakeningly stellar than we already are. So its great for both asthetic and time managment reasons, that we Dolls have a few good solid staples that you know like the back of your hand. The number one being today's topic which is hair, Pinup gals go-to do.  And no style is more classic than the good ole' victory roll.

  While some occasions call for elaborate and time consuming styles; lets be honest that's just not everyday life. We usually only have a few minutes at the most daytoday to alot for our hair during our normal routines. So while our finshed may look elaborate or very meticulous to others us Dolls know that we typically don't go around spending hours getting ready. And any shortcuts you can do to help you along and speed you up are well appreciated. 

Top 3 Speedy Vintage hairstyling tips:

1. Anything you can do the night before will cut your time down exponentially. 

From the "Vintage Hair" book
A) For many this means curling your hair. To cut back on the heat damage I recommend a technique called "Rag Curls" . You can do this quickly the night before and your Curls will last the entire week and look even better than a rollerset in my  opinion. 
Straight hair dolls
- take a old cotton shirt (etc) rip or cut it into strips.
- gather a section of your hair about a 1" or so and take a strip placing it at the end of your hair 
- as you would with a rollerset roll under until you reach your scalp. Then simply double tie together the two remaining ends 
- repeat the steps until you have done you're entire head
Curly hair Dolls
We all know our issues so here are some tips to prevent waking up to a disaster 
- I reccomend picking up Not Your Mothers Curl Pudding from the Not Your Mothers Line. It works on all hair types and does wonders, defines, prevents frizz and fights humidity as well as gives shine. 
Separate your hair into to sections and brush it out. I know us curlys have issues with combing and brushing because of the frizz however there was a reason for the 100 stroke a night our sisters from the past did. It allows the oils at your scalp to distribut all the way down your hair shaft and us curlys really need it. It won't just improve dryness problems but it will also allow to train you hair and improve the look of your curls.
- Part your hair into 4 sections and using about a dime sized amount for each section work it through and twist you your hair. You'll have perfect curls in the morning
B) If you are not already you need to be sleeping with a silk scarf. Not only does it protect your style but it protects your hair from breakage and other problems (if you ever noticed that one side of your hair is a bit longer than the other, or the back of your hair is shorter; it's because of your sleeping patterns and pillowcase). If you just can't stand to sleep with something on your head than I recommend either purchasing a silk pillowcase, or sewing a piece of silk onto your pillow.
C) Also if you aren't a wild sleeper, considering on how exactly you are styling you hair you can fix your hair the night before and tie it up. Then the only thing to do is refresh it in the morning. If you are brushing our a curl set I recommend putting on a hairnet under your scarf so that your curls don't droop overnight.
2. When your pressed for time the biggest go for simple styles and cheat where you can.
my formula is this you hairstyle whatever you come up with will only take you three minutes if you stick to this.
  • Pin
  • Roll
  • Tuck

3.  Accessorize, Accessorize, Accessorize! This is what turns drab to fab and it will most certainly do the same for your hair. If you don't have time to do anything at all you can pin the front of your hair
into some bettie bangs tuck the sides behind your ear and pin in a some flowers on either side. Or you could simply tying an chiffon scarf around your head, grab a turban pull out your bangs into a roll and tuck the rest of your hair safely behind the turban. These are just a few examples but whether your hair is curled or not you will look like you put a lot of time into your hair.





    I Woke Up Like This: left side part victory rolls with double rose clips.

  •     Left side part victory rolls with roses 
  •   4 bobby pins, pomade or oil ( I use frankincense and myrrh oil)
and last but not least two flower clips. I got these at Unique Vintage
however of course you are not limited to flowers Nasty dress is one of
my fave, sites for unique hair pieces.
  •  Start by parting your hair. I choose the left side but please choose
the best side for your facial shape and looks. Then rub a bit of oil or
pomade in your hands and run it throughout your hair
  • next with your finger section your hair from crown to ear and 
do a victory roll placing a bobby on either end (I explain how exactly
to a victory roll in the post "Not Just A Victory Roll")
  • Lastly place a flower (or whatever your choice) at either
side of your head.  All Done!