I finally found my powder pink lipstick! I had been looking for a 1960s style pink lipstick, or at least the color I perceive lipstick in the movies I watch. After searching for that perfect shade of pink I finally found it at Topshop rightly called a ‘lipstick’ in Coy $10. I pictured carmex next to the lipstick because the texture of it is really matte more so than a MAC mattle lipstick which is good because it stays put but I put a little carmex on it to moisturize a bit before I put on the lipstick because otherwise it feels a bit dry. I’m really impressed with Topshop’s makeup range and I love the fact that they update every season just like their collections. You also know it has to be good if they sell it at luxury-quirky-goods retailer Colette. Do you get obsessed with finding colors or am I the only one? maybe finding a perfect red or something?
This is how it looks with 3 layers
I read about this Oldie Gilbert hair pin a while ago in the Gentlewoman magazine. It’s just a simple little hair pin but the shape of it is so cool that I haven’t been able to get it out of my head. I know it sounds ridicoulous that a little pin (about 6.5 in) would take up so much space in my brain but it’s these little objects of vanity that remind me of something that might have sat on a perfume tray in the early 20th century. Also it could be because I am a hoarder and I love to have stuff that I feel like I need these things in my life. Anyway this little pin will cost a pretty penny, $87 give or take but check out the link tutorial below, and tell me it doesn’t inspire you to do something nice to your hair (see image below)?
image from ladyspeak.com
Lucky for you I love researching these things so I found us a couple of options, this etsy shop makes nice shiny brass hair forks like the one above for $8.50 except they are not curved which is not good if you have fine hair. Alternatively on Etsy they have a large assortment of curved hair forks here. Have you tried something like this? What do you think?
How to Use a Hairpin
Its been a while since I’ve posted about fashion but I thought it was about time. I thought I’d start by posting about my key pieces this month and my inspiration. Of course I still love my fur, oxblood, leather and 1960s style but this time I also work the 1920s trend into party dressing! I love headdresses and everything embroidered. What are your key pieces for december
Furry Coats at Mulberry
River Island -Burgundy Fur Coat
Pierre Cardin 1960s
Topshop- Fur Hat Topshop- Leather Boxy Bag
Miss Selfridge- Embellished Fishtail Dress Asos-Head Piece
Alexa Chung in Skirts
Zara- Ankle Strap Wedges ASOS- Burgundy Leather Skirt