It is here!! My new Bettie wig, is here!
I was so happy and so thrilled it came I could not wait to do a proper shoot, so I channeled my inner Bettie Page with make up on, all the poses ready but in my sweat pants.
Kind of a mix of a modern and pin-up, right?
The Bettie wig
The wig feels amazing, it is super light wight and soft, gentle but fierce-looking. In one word, it is perfect. I like it very much. I was worried about the bangs but they are perfect!
The curls on the wig are just the right size, and the length is surprisingly awesome. When I was choosing the style I was thinking “But it is so short”, since I do like the long hair falling down my back (although I never in my life had my hair so long), but no need to worry, I can almost say I like my Bettie wig better than the Kelly. Guess I have favorites, right?!
And who knows which one I will order next. You never know. Maybe something totally now, crazy and unexpected.
Wearing wigs is super fun, but living in a climate that has hot summers, I wonder how will I be able to wear them, if I will at all?! I need to say that Bettie wig feels more light and it is less how under than Kelly. SO I even might get to wear her after all. We will see.
I cant wait to try an up-do with my Bettie wig. Wonder how it will look and how will I be able to style it. As everything, it takes practice and persistence.
I hope you liked my Bettie Page inspired looks. For any questions and suggestions drop me a comment or an email, I would love to hear from you.
“You are either as beautiful or as ugly as you believe you are. You define your beauty. That’s not a power anyone can have over you.”
Today is not a bright, sunshiny day. Rainy and gloomy depressingly grey and so cold.
I was playing with my camera and some pretty clothes to bright up my day, but my lighting did not turned out the best way. Well, practice makes perfect, right?
This is one of my favorite print combinations ever – black and white polka dots paired with red and white stripes. It does not get any better, right?
Here I am wearing a skirt I made and a lovely and comfy top from Calliope. Of course my fabulous hair is a wig from Annabelle`s wigs.
Are you getting tired of my copper red wig? I could never, but I did order a new one. Also from Annabelle`s wigs. I ordered a black one. A real Bettie Page style wig, and I am super excited to wear it! Soon my lovelies, soon! If you want to check out all my red copper wig posts go here.
Do you remember my Dorothy shoes?
My so uncomfortable red bow beauties?
I love them so much, can`t stop wearing them although they are super painful and uncomfortable. I got them from eBay but they are originally from Primark. I have considered of buying one Primark pair, the black and white pair, this stripes, so pretty – but they did not have them in my size. Now thinking about all the pain these are causing me, maybe it is better they didn’t.
Greetings from your polka dot pin-up!
I am not normal.
I don’t want to be.
I don’t pretend to be.
I am me.
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It is your friendly leopard pin-up talking.
Today was a good day, I woke up inspired and driven. Driven to make something pretty and fun.
Of course I decided to play a little dress-up, sporting my luscious red wig from Annabelle`s wigs (I wear it a lot, don`t I?) and my beloved 1980s leopard blazer that often substitutes as a shirt (love it when garments can be used in few different purposes).
I was super happy when I found this piece on an online second-hand community, I ordered it right away although it was several sizes to big for me – it turned out amazingly usable, going perfectly with my wardrobe and style. Like an unusual funky detail. Oversized more than anything. I hope I will get to show it of more here soon.
Sun was shining, so it was a perfect opportunity to snap wonderful photos in natural light.
What a glorious day!
I am totally crazy about my manicure, it goes perfectly with my shirt, right? Usually I don’t wear my nails so long, because it is hard to type with them and my work is all type, type, type. But when I do wear them, I poke my eyes accidentally often.
The first and only thing that crossed my mind when I saw this photos was – “This is not an eye wear commercial”!
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Having kind of a “no make-up” day. I basically just wanted to show off this stunning wig.
What do you think?
Because, I`m the Gril!
Wearing my wonderful tea party dress from (you won`t believe it) Zara. I really need to take photos of the whole dress because it really is fabulous with most awesome pockets ever.
And again wearing my wonderful long wavy copper red wig from Annabelle`s wigs.
Never ask a girl with winged eyeliner why she is late.
There is no bigger truth than that. Winged liner is one of the pillars of a good vintage, pin-up/rockabilly looks. It gives that special glamorous touch. With properly styled hair, perfect manicure and your brows on point – winged eyeliner is that cherry on top.
Although mastering a winged liner can be tricky, there are tons of tips and tricks to ease you into it. And, as usual, practice makes perfect. You can check them here, here and here. For inspiration on different styles check this post, you wont go wrong.
Did you have a laugh with the first photo? Because all that is still happening to me and it is so funny. You know the theory of it but when it comes to practice, some days just suck!
Having that in mind you can imagine how thrilled I was when I got my wings down to almost perfection. And I wasn`t even trying.
Shake-y hands, watering eyes and constant blinking usually get in the way, and today, when I wasn`t even trying – I did it!
Maybe I didn`t do it perfectly but I was happy with the result.
So here I am, no wig, just my natural ginger-y hair. And, yes – those are false lashes! One thing worse than doing a winged liner is putting on false lashes.
But patience and practice brought me to a kind of OK result, don`t you think?
If you have any questions or suggestions, drop me a comment or an e-mail.
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This was one of those rainy days when you don’t know what to do with yourself so you mostly watch TV-shows and/or play dress-up.
The idea here was to kind of play with the retro and rockabilly vibe, shooting for something summer-y and close to 4th of July, with victory rolls/space rolls.
Mostly had problems with my camera (auto focus you devil!) but at least I got to play with my wig and see how it can be transformed into different styles. When you style your wig any other way than its original form the imperative is to be gentle – I know I am constantly repeating this, BUT it really is important. You don’t want to pull out any strands of hair with bobby-pins and other hair devices you might use.
As you can see my wig is still a bit shinny on the second photo, but that could be due to room lighting too. And I round some more info on de-shining process. And you can use dry shampoo too. You are welcome.
If you have any questions don`t hesitate to comment and/or e-mail me.
“You had the power all along, my dear” ~ Gilda, The good witch
“If I ever go looking for my heart’s desire again, I won’t look any further than my own back yard. Because if it isn’t there, I never really lost it to begin with.” ~ The wonderful Wizard of Oz
These red shoes remind me of Dorothy and The wizard of Oz. They might not be so bright in real life though, but I like the exaggerated redness and red/white contrast. Such pale skin, am I even alive?
Speaking of Wizard of Oz, when was the last time you watched it? For me it was too long and I think it is time to go on an adventure.
Are you with me?
Ewa Cieszkowska photography
If you remember this post – then you might know I have a thing for green hair. Green everything. And if you remember this post you probably know my favorite shade of green is mint.
So no wonder my March inspiration is mint green pin-up spring.
I don’t know why but when I think of spring I think – mint green.
With warmer weather we get rid of the heavy layers and dull depressing colors (if you are like me and wear mostly black and grey during fall and winter). Days are getting brighter and longer, sun is shining and flowers begin to bloom. Nature is again bright-colored and pretty.
Mint hair I don`t care
As I already said, there is something magical and so appealing in this lovely pastel minty shade of green. If only my ginger hair would turn perfectly minty over night without bleaching and destroying my hair.
For those lucky enough living in the US there are crazy beautiful pastel shades available at overtone that are vegan and harmless for your hair.
Overtone color is basically not a permanent color regime but a colored conditioner that dyes your hair and keeps it hydrated and conditions it deep and with every wash. This way you keep your perfectly pastel minty hair always the same shade. The only problem is bleaching if you are not naturally light blond.
Spring road trips are made of minty cars, living of cupcakes and wearing PUG
When it comes to clothes, not much needs to be said. Swing dresses and skirts in lovely shades of pastel and minty green are pretty much anyone needs these days, right? Although there are many awesome brands whose clothes I would so much like to own (like Collectif clothing, Sourpuss, Vivien of Holloway, British retro etc) this time I used pretty pictures from Lena Hoschek (cake tea party) and Pinupgirl Clothing.
A girl can dream, right?
Beautiful combination of pink gingham and flower mint green skirt is from wonderful miss Finding Femme, that always enchants me with her looks and outfits.
Easter is close so, Easter bunny please bring me something nice and lady like. In gingham or polka dots, stripes and plaid. Make it paste green and pink!
Happy Spring to all of you!