For the past week, I’ve been researching vintage hair and makeup artists for my wedding. Without giving too much away, the dress I’ve chosen (yes! I have my dress!) lends itself to a 20s or maybe 40s style – I’m thinking soft Victory Rolls, finger waves, rich red lips and cat-eye liner. Not particularly bridal, but pink lip gloss has never been very ‘me’!
All that researching (read: endlessly scrolling through the ‘Hair and Beauty’ page on Pinterest) has given me an appetite for a classic vintage style, and I’ve been trying out new combinations to achieve a modern-vintage look.
After trying a few things, I’ve decided there are two easy ways to ‘vintage up’ your current look. First, wear red lipstick. Always and forever. Second, chuck on some faux fur, preferably in the form of a wrap or stole.
And that, my friends, is it.
Of course, this isn’t an authentic vintage look. Nowhere near. I’m not going for that Wartime Woman style or sourcing original underwear from 1952. Authenticity is a touchy subject when it comes to vintage fashion, and some vintage enthusiasts believe there is no middle ground – you either go all out or not at all. But for a quick vintage fix that doesn’t require hours spent in charity shops or scouring eBay, a bit of faux fur and a bright red pout will do the trick.
What do you think – can you achieve vintage style with a few well-placed accessories, or does the look require more effort?