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Monday, 17 September 2012

A perfect Princess

Hello all,

After the recent unpleasantness in the press of the duchess of Cambridge and those topless photos I thought I would write a short post to show her my support.

This is just my personal opinion but I really don't think that if she chooses to sunbathe with her top on or off when she's sunbathing on private property is anyone's business. I feel the royal family deserves some privacy and private space of there own as much as anyone.

So I view of this it got me thinking of other princesses past and thought I would share some of my favourite pictures of the duchess of Cambridge. Princess Diana, princess Margaret, Queen Elizabeth ii when she was still a Princess and Princess Grace of Monaco.

So that's my little rant over,

Thanks for reading,

Love Doris xxxx

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Hand made pill box hat

After my last post on pill box hats I was inspired to make my own! I'm rather pleased with how it's turned out and I'm going to make another one and post a step by step guide so you all can make your own vintage inspired pill box hat too.
I would love to see your own homemade hats or you'd favourite vintage hats. So please feel
Free to post a pic on my facebook page here -

Thanks for reading,
Love Doris xxxxx

Monday, 3 September 2012

The pillbox hat

Hello all,

Today I'm going to be looking at the classic pillbox hat. This style of hat is a classic style of vintage hat and can still be found today in a more modern version of the original.

The pillbox hat was made famous during the 1960s by jackie Kennedy who liked to the style with classic channel style suits. One of the most famous of her outfits with this style hat is that pink and black channel suit.

During my pillbox hat research I have found vintage sewing and knitting patterns going back to the 1940s. This style of hat is relatively simple to make at home depending on how fancy you want to get.
Here are a couple of links to pillbox DIY tips -

Another type of pillbox hat is that of the air stewardess of the 1960s as seen recently in the popular tv program Pan Am.

Heres a few examples of pill box hats.

Thanks for reading.

Love Doris xxx

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Oh Beehive!!!

Beehive Bridal hairstyle by Bombshell Boutique Makovers
 Today I want to have a look at one of my favourite hairstyles of the 1960s - the Beehive.

The Beehive first found fame in 1960 when it was first created by Margaret Vinci Heldt. Margaret created the style when asked to create a new really different style. She took inspiration from a black fez style hat with black beads on that looked like bees.

The style was worn by many famous faces of the times, such as girl group The Ronettes, Bridgette Bardot, Audrey Hepburn, Dusty Springfield and many more.

Since then the style has become world famous and is still popular today with many stars. Amy Winehouse remade the style a popular choice again when she first rose to fame.

Some other recent satrs to rock a beehive are Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and Christina Hendricks.

Lady Gaga

The Ronettes

Priscilla Presley

Audrey Hepburn in Brekfast at Tiffany's
Racquel Welch
Brigitte Bardot
Jennifer Lopez
Chritina Hendricks
Dusty Springfield
Amy Winehouse

Elaborate Beehive Style

I Love the beehive, it paved the way for all big hairstyles to come. All You need is a ratail comb, some hairspray and bobby pins to get this look. I have a short bob and can still mannage a small beehive. Why not give this iconic style a go, I'd love to know how you get on!

Thanks for reading.
Love Doris xxxx