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So, a first update on my quest from Holly’s primary outfit!I began the hunt for a long black dress, having in mind a light material in order to incoporate both a casual wear and formal wear – which would be embellished by jewellery.

The maxi dress introduced an inner challenge within the project of an outfit of £25. My 5″3 and size 12 shape has always brought difficulty in finding a maxi dress with that perfect length. I always found searching in younger teen sections to find a dress with the ideal length, but never fit due to the lack of room for hips! Because of this I took a different approach to find a dress and researched different clothes websites for dresses which resembled the iconic dress. In find I had a straight black dress, thin straps and that tasteful slit up the side to give the illusion of a longer leg.

Dress from Boohoo

After numerous ganders on online shops of my usual choice I found a few options on Boohoo. The prices are very generous, plain maxi dresses sold at an average of £12! Similarly Boohoo also have a petite section where I discovered a perfect fit for a 5″3 height and every size from 8 to 16.  (Boohoo are also very nice to students with extra discounts and promo codes for discounted delivery.) The dress available suited my original checklist, a straight dress with an elegant and natural shape to the hips and waist, as well as a slit up the side and a scoop neck to highlight the future necklace. The dress was £12, just under half the maximum budget of £25. However I think so a maxi dress £12 is an absolute bargain! The dress was delivered a day after ordering, causing Boohoo to my new current favourite!

Signature curve cut out

If you’re feeling adventurous and want a dress near enough identical to Holly’s, the scoop neck and back of the dress can be altered in order to mimic the style of the back of the dress. it is possible to cut of the sides in order to create the back curve. However do not feel like this is necessary and only do it if you want to. The ordinary dress still looks elegant too! Also if you want to cut pieces of the dress please make sure you know what you’re doing, and if you’re younger, ask someone who is more confident and able at cutting and sewing!

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Recreating the 80s…

I got bored….and ended up pretending to be Molly Ringwald. It all started when I pulled out a pink ‘burn out’ style top, originally from Topshop. I’d watched the Breakfast Club a couple of days before with my brother and instantly thought ‘this is similar to Claire’s outfit.’ I thought I’d team it with a brown skirt – the only one I have is a pleated midi length style I had bought from a vintage fair.

It’s quite far away from the 80’s suade wrap skirt, seen in the picture above but I felt it echoed it enough – it wasn’t a serious outfit anyway it was for a bit of fun, however it worked out okay!

Similarly my brown leather boots would definitely not go with this skirt, so I hoped for shorter brown lace up boots. For one, the colours of the shoes and skirt match, as my leather knee lengths are of a lighter shade and would be an absolute fashion disaster. Similarly the pleated style would not suit any shoe higher than than the middle calf.

 

With the hairstyle – my natural hair is quite long and unable to mimic Molly’s short thick waves. The best I could do to reflect the style was to use my ‘vintage roll’ – a hair technique I normally use to create a 1920s hair do!

I got my vintage roll from Claire’s Accessories for about £6! I gave my hair a more modern style instead of the slick back over vintage vibe; untucking my fringe to give it the side sweep similar to Molly’s beautiful short style.

I quite enjoyed this mini segment on a vintage fashion icon. I may make this a regular thing on this blog!

 

Breakfast At Tiffany’s – welcome

 

 

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I am a fashion lover, especially the vintage fashion from 1910s up to the 1960s. My passion for everything vintage has drawn me into creating a project which this blog will hopefully reflect. By the title of this blog you have probably guessed what the project involves.

Breakfast At Tiffanys:

I have always been intrigued by that iconic outfit on the posters; the elegant black dress complimented by the diamonds and the pearls. I saw the film was on TV one day and sat down and watched it. I instantly fell in love with it. Everything about it it was brilliant, the plot, the acting and characterizations, but especially the clothes. Every outfit Audrey’s character Holly wore was exquisite, every scene left me in owe in what the next outfit would be.
After using the internet to find replicas of these outfits I came across a lot of similar projects; girls creating their own versions of these outfits, and this inspired me to create my own challenge.  I will be posting a my own versions of outfits worn by Holly Golighty.

In some instances I will be saving myself money by creating my own versions of these outfits and the accessories, which will hopefully inspire others that it is possible to create these beautiful vintage looks from materials and clothes already accessible.I will also be creating Holly’s iconic hairstyles with step by step instructions to create the 1960s style.
The outfits will be in consecutive order from the scenes of the film, meaning that the first post will be that iconic outfit worn by Audrey as she gazes through the window of Tiffany’s. However, it probably won’t be including the crossiant and coffee! 😀

Audrey’s Eyebrows

I’ve always been jealous of Audrey’s unique beauty; and I get annoyed in ‘Funny Face’ when her face gets called funny! Still, Funny Face is a brilliant film – you should watch it if your into films with musical numbers!

I thought I’d include a little segment in between outfits to show my own version of her look!

My favorite feature of her would have to be the eyebrows – they just shape her face so elegantly. I tried to recreate the shape of her eyebrows as best as I could – but as everyone’s natural eyebrow shape is different no one can be exactly the same!

In this tutorial, I use only two items. Eyebrow kit by Sleek – which includes the wax and powder. Benefit also do a good one; however the Sleek one is almost identical, and it saves a few pennies!

I also finish it off by using brown eyeshadow by Natural Collection. This gives the eyebrows a more natural colour, especially for me as my hair is quite red and need the right shade for my eyebrows to match!

My natural eyebrow shape are quite narrow – however I have quite prominent arches so I could get a good shape by following the natural line!

I began by using the wax to make a line where I will fill later! It felt really weird to make my eyebrows so wide – but I felt more comfortable as I began to fill the whole space with wax.

After carefully putting the wax within the space and on my real eyebrows, I then covered it with the Sleek eyeshadow. I noticed when comparing the two pictures together that my descending line was too vertical – as Audrey’s is more horizontal. I recovered it by making it into a nice flick, something different which I hadn’t tried before.

 I tided up the smudges using a cotton wool bud. I then used the eye shadow just to gloss over the eyebrows to merge the two shades to both my skin tone and hair colour. I felt alot better with this look as I added eyeliner, as my eyeliner wing looks nice and vintage below the eyebrow flick! I know Audrey didn’t always wear eyeliner with a flick but this is my kind of trademark! 😀

In future I would probably make sure the lines are more horizontal, which would give off a more Audrey look!

So this is my Audrey Hepburn inspired eyebrow tutorial! Hope you like, Megan :)xx

I pretended to be a Princess…

I pretended to be a Princess…

 This post is a replica from my old blog. I was just engaged in the #fbloggers chat on twitter which related to the wonderful style of the Duchess of Cambridge – so I’ve moved it over!
 

 

 

 

 

Houndstooth?! I always thought it was Dogstooth? Oh well…

I’ve somewhat been out of the blogging game for a few weeks now; trying to think up new interesting ideas for myself and readers. I’ve also taken a break from my other blog, Breakfast at Tiffany’s Challenge as I haven’t found the perfect outfits at a suitable budget yet!

Anyway, I thought I would kind of do something on a similar wavelength, and incorporate with something a little different. And after constantly seeing the gorgeous outfits of the Duchess of Cambridge literally everywhere – I thought I would start a segment, ‘How to dress like a modern day princess’. I would also love to dress like a traditional princess, but ballgowns and crowns would be very pricey to wear every single day!

Outfit One

I’ve had a fringe for a few weeks now; and always wear it in the same way it was cut. Short, to the side – inspired by the very Short Audrey Hepburn fringe.

However, as pictures surfaced of the beautiful Duchess Of Cambridge emerged with a new hairstyle – in what people are calling the ‘gringe’ – a ‘grown out fringe’ , which is utterly a horrible portmanteau in my opinion. (Highlighted by the headline, Holly Willoughby shows off her ‘gringe’)
Despite the horrible name, which I hope does not catch on, I was instantly interested in the new style I love Duchess Catherine ‘Kate’ for numerous reasons (which would utterly distract me from the aim of this post) – but whether you are a ‘monarachist’ or not – you can’t really deny the fact she has a beautiful style!
The first photo suggested a change of hairstyle, however I thought it just looked like a general centered parting hairstyle – and I really couldn’t understand the initial social media hype.
Anyway, after seeing the style again days after, I got more of the impression of the fringe – and loved it!  I realised I could wear a similar style but moving my own parting from the side to the centre…
‘My fringe is less flicky and it disguises the roots better!’ – centre fringe = success!
I was also taken in by the beautiful dress the Duchess is wearing. I’ve done my research – It’s a Ralph Lauren product, so then I got sad and decided to not check out the price! (And as I typed that, I did a little tab click onto Twitter and the top of my feed was a tweet dedicated to the dress!)
However, the ‘Houndstooth’ style (I can’t get used it it, I always call it Dogstooth) reminded me I own a dress of the same pattern; so I dug it out and decided to be a Princess for a few hours.
My bodycon Missguided dress is a different shape to the Ralph Lauren version – with the latter being more of a modern teadress with a collar. However the pattern is such a sophisticated and timeless style that I think my £15 version is a very good alternative! I added a separate black belt to enhance the waist line and added plain kitten heels.
Unfortunately, I’ve had this dress for a while so I’m not sure that the same one is still sold on the website! However, I believe that any dress with this pattern would work, and as the ‘Houndstooth’ is making a come back to the fashion world – I don’t think you would have difficulty finding one!
If you’re not a fan of the pattern, then I’ve found another alternative which is a more similar shape to the dress. I was having a flick through twitter and saw this amazing dress – it’s a Primark dress! I love the traditional pussybow collar – team it with a black belt and it’s perfect!

Vintage combinations…

This post relates to my first post about New Year Resolutions! I’ve always wanted to enter the Vintage Life Magazine competition where a vintage photo reflecting the month in question is chosen to feature in the mag!

When I saw the entry requirements for February via Facebook I got thinking of ways to reflect the month. I automatically thought of the usual themes like valentines day and pancake day. (Pancake day was always going to be my back up plan, just so I could demolish a pancake afterwards)

But I wanted to do something different, so obviously I ‘googled it.’ I found that February was also Chinese New Year – I think I have always known this in the back of my mind but it didn’t really occur to me at the time. So then I thought – a chinese inspired outfit!

I wanted to keep in line with the vintage fashion I am into (which is anything from 1920 – 1960) in a classic, English style. So I thought it would be different to combine the two fashions. As I’m getting quite confident with making circle skirts I thought I would do a 1950’s style in a chinese brocade fabric.

I found the most beautiful fabric from UK Fabric Online, via Amazon. I fell in love with the satin red instantly, despite there being a variety of beautiful colours. I actually went straight back on the website the day the fabric arrived to purchase the turquoise blue – I’m hoping to make a nice pyjama cami set!

The deal was wonderful as it worked out at £3.99 a metre with £4.50 for delivery. I got 4 metres in all and I can honestly say all of it was used! It was like a jigsaw puzzle trying to find the correct way round to duplicate the circle pattern!

Luckily I got a full skirt with just the right amount to make a matching headtie. I teamed the look with a colourful cami, english pearls and a chinese style parasol!

Here is the outcome:

                   I really enjoy making such unique style outfits and had so much fun merging these two themes together!

         I entered the competition – wish me good luck!