Monday, 16 March 2015

Vintage Spring

It is that wonderful time of year again where life returns. Flowers are sprouting everywhere, the birds sing at night and the sun is starting to grow strong again.

These are just a few of the reasons why spring is my favourite season.

Every spring I get a lot of new energy which usually results in some new fancy project that I love planning out meticulously.

Last year I challenged myself to have different hairstyles each day for 30 days (and I succeeded), and besides being tremendous fun, it gave me a lot of go-to hairstyles for later use.

This year the project is vintage hair, more precisely hairstyles from the 40's and 50's. So yes - that means pin curls, victory rolls and up dos with ribbons and scarves.

Being quite a low-maintenance girl when it comes to my hair, pin curls seemed a very daunting task to me - and watching all those tutorials didn't ease my fears at all.
But I went through with it, and once you get the hang of the technique, it is actually surprisingly easy. Especially because no matter how sloppy you do it the result is still gorgeous (at least this far).

And no, my curls don't look nearly as tidy as the ones in the photo. They look more like a strange mismatch of hair and clips with tendrils sticking out everywhere. That is one of the reasons I am really happy that I live alone - I don't think I would have gone through with it if I knew people would actually see me looking like this.

But despite the time taken to fix it, the ridiculous look, the struggle of finding a good sleeping position with your head full of clips - the final look is worth it.
I can literally feel the 50's confidence coming at me when I walk around with my new curly style.
So the basics are mastered (kind of), next step is to try the up dos (if the courage/motivation doesn't leave me).

As the reason I first fell in love with the 40's was watching "Anchors Aweigh", I decided the second part of my project will be watching lots of old Hollywood musicals from the 30's, 40's and 50's. I love the colours, dancing and happiness of these old movies, but sadly I haven't seen that many. So that should keep me busy for a while.

I could use some help with some suggestions though. So if you can think of any iconic must-see movies from that time period or just some movies that are great, please let me know in a comment.

I couldn't possibly have a post about classic musicals without a Fred & Ginger picture


  1. Movienight! I'm in. I wanna see your pin curls too XD

    1. Me too!! :D
      Jeg kan virkelig nemt forestille mig hvor flot 40'er frisurer vil klæde dig. Så cool projekt!

    2. Movie night kunne være cool!
      Jeg havde faktisk overvejet at holde 50'er aften og se film fra den periode. Er I friske?

  2. I LOVE your resolution to watch more old musicals. Yes, yes forever. (I'm seriously freaking out because that's one of my favorite periods for musicals!)

    As to recommendations (and you might've seen all/some of these already): "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers"; "Calamity Jane"; "Kiss Me Kate"…yeah, I may or may not be a HUGE Howard Keel fan;) Also, of course, "My Fair Lady."

    Other movies than musicals from that time period? Well, have you ever seen "The Philadelphia Story"? It's a positively fantastic movie, but few seem to have seen it:( Also, "Holiday" and "Roman Holiday" and "To Kill a Mockingbird":D

    Hope you find some great new movies!

  3. Littlemissberlin: you will...all in due time!

    Arwen: Thank you so much for the recommendations. I have seen Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. It is my favourite musical ever!!! (So I see you have good taste)
    But I will add the others tom my list.
    And probably do a lot of posts rambling about the wonder of it all.


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