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Thursday, 29 March 2012

Fab giveaway in the heyday online blog

Just found a fab competition/giveaway on the heyday online blog! They are giving away £100 voucher so you can choose what you like!If I were to win (fingers crossed!) I would choose the fleur dressing red whit and blue to show my patriotic side th jubilee and Olympic year.What would you choose and why? Xxx

My Vintage Vixens

Hi all,

So today I'm going to show a few of the pictures of some of the lovely ladies that I have had the pleasure of Making Over in a Vintage or Pinup style.

Not only am I a vintage fanatic, mother of 3 and wife I am also a Vintage hair and makeup stylist!
You can my work at Bombshell Boutique Makeovers here at

Please come over to the page and hit the 'LIKE' button so you can a look at my pictures etc.

So here we go -

Jane Mansfield inspired style
This is a Jane Mansfield inspired hairstyle.
Victory Rolls & Rosie the Riveter

Victory Rolls

More rolls

Victory Rolls up do

Faux Victory Rolls on a short bob

Thanks for reading, Love Doris xxx
Im off to two Vintage fairs this weekend so I will post any finds and pictures I take.

Monday, 26 March 2012

Modern Pinup peek

Hi everyone,

Today I'm going to share with you some of my favourite pinups. Pinups and vintage or Rockabilly fashion and style have very strong ties. The term 'pinup' came from a time during the second world war when young fellas in the forces would 'pin up' pictures of the girls they liked to cheer themselves up during the war.

Now days the pinup models tend to model the clothing of vintage style fashions and swimwear and lingerie. They always look glamorous and have beautiful hair and makeup. I wish I was brave enough to give it a go!

Anyway here are some pictures of the girls whose pinup looks I like.

The pinup girl make up look is fairly easy to perfect with patience and practise. What you will need -
A light coloured foundation, concealer and powder. Natural tones of eyeshadow with a white to high light the brow bone and inner corner of the eyes. A pinkie coloured blusher, liquid eyeliner, black mascara, false lashes, eyebrow pencil or powder and of course red lip liner and lipstick to get the signature pinup lips.

I have done a youtube pinup make up video and I will post it below.
As for pinup hair it tends to be curly and voluminous. 

I love the pinup look its classic, girly and sexy.
Why not give it a try next time you have a night out planned?

If you have tried the pinup look and you have photos you'd like to share why not come and post them on my face book page at - I'd love to see what you did!!

Thanks for reading, Love Doris xxx

Friday, 23 March 2012

1950's hair style inspired by Cyd Charisse

I was watching one of my favourite films the other day (singing in the rain) and noticed just how lovely the dancer Cyd Charisse was. Anyway I started to google her and found a lovely photo of her with a short air cut. So I thought id give it a go! Below is the video of my first attempt at this style.

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Where did you get that hat?....

Those were the days when all you needed in life to see you through was a good hat and pair of gloves "for best". I personally love hats and a rather large collection mainly of vintage style hats. I also make cocktails hats and fascinators and so would love to go back to the times when everyone wore a hat everyday.
These days hats seem to be reserved for weddings, the races and cold weather with the exception of  a sun hat, but alas most sunhats are not what I would call glamour es.  Never the less when dressing in the vintage style what better way to top off the look than with a beautiful hat! I'm going to show you some of my favourite styles of hats from days gone by and then some of my own collection.

I love all these vintage girls in there lovely hats, they look like such fun.

This is a lovely 1940's turban style hat

The ever elegant Grace Kelly in a times classic piece of millinery. I love the dark glasses with too, so classy.

Two very Chic 1050's ladies here with there matching suits

And this is a cloche hat from the 1920's, I like her fox fur, Classic vintage.

This is an example of a sewing pattern that ladies would have had at home to make a hat to match every outfit.
This is a picture from the front of a sewing pattern for a hat and bag that I have just bought. When I get the time to make it I'll show the end result.

Here is a beautiful handmade hat I recently wore in a vintage fashion show
This is my "Red White and Blue fascinator I recently made for 2012 for the Olympics and The Queen's Jubilee

If all else fails and you still want the vintage look a beret is a quick and easy way to add a little bit of classic vintage style to your winter wardrobe. And you can pick cheaply from almost any high street shop.

Here is my lovely 1920's style cloche my sister bought for Christmas.

This is my little heart shaped 1950's nspired burlesque style fascinator, I love it!

And here is a small section of my fascinators that I have made.
This one is a small pill box in the style of an usherette hat

This one I used the lips that bought off ebay and customised it with the red base and feathers.

And here is my apple or tomato hat (I can't decide which it looks like more!). I love the tiny Ladybirds crawling all over it.

And that's all for no, I 'll be back soon.
Thanks for reading, Love Doris

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

1920s Clara Bow inspired makeup

Clara Bow was an American actress during the 1920's and was classed as a 'flapper'. She starred in 58 silent films between 1922 and 1933. She became a style icon of the roaring 20's and still to this day is one of the most recognisable icons of the time.

Below are the pictures I used to reference this look. I love it, it's not an every day look but allot of fun for a party or maybe Halloween.

Next time I'm going to be back with a look from the 1930's so keep your eyes peeled.

Thanks for reading, Love Doris xxx

Monday, 12 March 2012

1950's style pencil skirt outfit

Here is a little video of my outfit today. I'm wearing a 1950's style pencil skirt and bolero cardigan teamed with seamed tights and red pumps. I hope you like it xxx

Thanks for watching, Love Doris xxx

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Pin up/1950's style make up

Here is a little video of how I do my pinup style make up. I hope you like it x

Thanks for watching, Love Doris xxx

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Vintage pin ups

Hello my vintage lovelies,

Today I am sharing with you some pictures of my favourite classic vintage pin up girls.

I think the term pin up can be quite broadly. All of these lovely ladies are what I would call pin ups as they were some of the most desirable ladies of the time.

I do plan on doing a pin up or 1950's make tutorial next so keep your eyes peeled for my personal take on the pin up style.

The top picture is a lovely one of Betty Grable posing as cupid.  Then we have Rita Hayworth (I love her hair!). Followed by probably the most infamous pin up Bettie Paige (google her, you'll see why!)
Then we have Diana Dors,  another photo of Betty Grable, Jane Mansfield and last but by no means least probably the most famous pin up of all time Marilyn Monroe.

Thanks for reading, Love Doris.

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Bright red hair dye tutorial

Evening all,

I've just coloured my hair again this evening and thought I would turn the process into a tutorial video as I get asked about my hair colour allot.

This technique works for all bright/crazy colours but I am using the colour fire at the moment. The products I use are Directions hair dye in fire and Crazy Colour also in fire. Both colour's work equally as well it just depends on what I have at home at the time as to which one I use.

At the end of this video I have included some pictures of some of my past hair colour's and styles.

I hope this is useful if you want to colour your hair.

Thanks for reading, Love Doris xxx

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

New youtube hair tutorial, quick rockabilly style

Here is a tutorial of how to do a really quick rockabilly style for short hair. It would work on long hair too just pull up into a pony tail and twist the front section as i am and tie the head scarf! Easy peasy,
take a peak xxx

Don't forget you can subscribe to my you tube channel just search for vintage Doris.

Thanks for reading,
Love Doris xxx

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Vintage fashion show

Hello all,

I modelled in the vintage fashion show on Sunday and it was a massive success!! The room was full and everyone was very impressed!

The show was held at our local craft village where the vintage shop is based. Unfortunately the rain did come down and as the show was meant to be held outside the show was moved inside and worked really well.

There were 5 models including myself and hair and makeup were provided for us too. We also modelled some vintage style wedding dresses from the local bridal shop and some hand made hats and fascinators from a local milliner.

The clothing ranged in age from the 30's through to the late 80's and really gave a good mix of styles.

So many photos were taken so I have made a short video of the pictures and will pop that below for you.

But here are a few of my faves!!

My personal favourite outfits that I wore were the 1930's style green dress and fox stole, the maroon 1940's/1950's skirt and blouse and the beautiful mink fur coat.

I hope you've enjoyed seeing our little fashion show,

Thanks for reading,

Love Doris xxx

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Just a quick note

Hello all my vintage lovelies! Just a quick post to say I've been really busy preparing for the vintage fashion show I will be appearing in tomorrow!! I'm so excited, it takes place at barleylands craft village in Billericay Essex at 2pm and I am modelling for Top to Toe vintage clothing - Billericay. We have some lovely pieces and are featuring some bridal wear at the end of the show! I will post again once I have the photos and the details of how it all went!Thanks for reading, be back soon, Love Doris xxxx