Thursday, December 23, 2010

Undone Dolly vs When Bonnie Left Clyde

Undone Dolly; A look for the girlie girl, the lady of sweet innocence and playful allure. Think Luella lady meets Bardot.

Take one pretty ribbon and prepare to transform your wardrobe for less than a euro! This really is the easiest and cheapest way to explore a whole new range of looks as the simple ribbon proves itself to be feminine, romantic and versatile.Search your wardrobe for anything that is delicate, soft and in powered pastel shades in the daytime and sophisticated black for the evening. Keep it seasonal with the addition of velvet or faux fur. Work an messy updo with a loose undone bun and let a large ribbon hanging  ’just so’ around your bun or bring to the front for a large ladylike bow. Makeup should be kept demure with a hint of flushed cheeks. For maximal Luella effect add a lilac liquid flick (the thinner the line, the more classic the look) and a subtle silver to the bottom lash line for that wide eyed appeal. Ensure to keep lips neutral.

When Bonnie Left Clyde; the runaway bandit with a hint of masculine edge.

Joining the current love of masculine tailoring and the heritage trend of plaid, tweed and a general ‘lady of the manor’. Look to the cigar-gnawing ‘30s retro chic of Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty for inspiration. Think a look that pairs masculine tailoring with velvet ribbon or silk scarves in place of a tie. Embrace the brogue, the leather driving gloves and add a Bonnie beret. Cigar gnawing optional. Makeup inspired by the supermodels of the early 90s; sculpted, highlights and chocolatey contours, defined eyebrows and natural radicance. Nails short and manicured.

Blau x

Images via We Heart It

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