Category: Vintage

FashionAloha from Hawai’i! Day 5: Night Rider

Dear Diary,

After going to North Shore, learning how to surf, and having a BBQ we decided to go on a hike through the Ma’akua gulch to swim in some waterfalls!

We drove to the East side of the island and traversed down a ravine that looked like it was straight out of Jurassic Park. At the end of the hike the walls closed in and we had to climb up a series of waterfalls to get to the end of the gulch! We got to a point where I couldn’t continue and had to watch as Mark (our guide) climbed up the face of a slippery 30 foot waterfall.

When we got home, despite being sore, we dressed up and rode our mopeds downtown for some dancing. Here’s what the girls wore out!

On Sierra the Made For Maui Dress by Collective Concepts was paired with Claire Fong earrings, a belt, and layered necklaces for an amaizingly simple but glamorous look! I threw in Sierra’s moped goggles to make for a fun and funny acessory to top off the look! Molly sports a vintage leather jacket over her shoulder and huge colorful bangles with a dress that I designed.

Photos by Daniel Noval and styled by Siobhan Barrett.

FashionAloha from Hawai’i! Day 4: Surf Lessons….

Dear Diary,

Day 4 and the surfing competition has commenced!

Well, ok, ok, I kinda, sorta, learned how to surf today, and despite my pathetic paddling skills I managed to actually get up on the board and then on a wave, which does equal surfing (at least in my world). Now that’s not to say that I was awesome at it or anything, but I did manage to get up and that was quite a feat to accomplish for me!

After my feeble attempt at surfing (with the help of my sister’s friend Mark) we retired home to a good ol’ fashioned BBQ … plus some super hot surfers … plus some girls in some absolutely adorable clothes… which equaled an awesome day in O’ahu!

 

Sierra is wearing an adorable leopard print dress that we had a while back, while Molly sports a beautifully draped vintage dress that I grabbed from the LuLu*s vintage section as soon as I could. (Keep updated on our vintage, as killer pieces come and go before you know it!) Remember to pair dresses with cute belts and killer high heels, and always top your outfit off with a pair of Claire Fong earrings.

Photos by Daniel Noval. Photo shoot styled by Siobhan Barrett.

FashionAloha from Hawai’i! Day 3: Sunset Beach

Dear Diary,

Today we ventured over to the North Shore of O’ahu to see what Sunset Beach was all about while a set was breaking. The waves were rolling in so strong that you couldn’t get in the water unless you had a surf board, and we watched at least one person break a board in the first half hour of being there.

Although it was dangerous — the waves are crashing over coral reefs — there were tons of surfers out. It was pretty awesome watching a legendary surf spot come to life!

Afterwards, we headed home to relax and chill in the hammocks around my sister’s house. Here are some pictures of the girls lounging about in one of our favorite Collective Concepts tops, cute vintage clothes, and Claire Fong fringe earrings (once again)!

Photos by Daniel Noval. Styled by Siobhan Barrett.

FashionAloha from Hawai’i!

Dear Diary:

Aloha from Hawai’i!! I have traveled … well, more like hopped across the ocean … to the island of O’ahu in Hawai’i for spring break.

O’ahu is the most populated island in Hawai’i and boasts both big-city fashion and remote jungle hiking. I am here to visit my sister, who lives on the tip top of St. Louis Heights, overlooking the volcanic Diamond Head crater and the city of Honolulu (the picture to the left is the view from her deck).

The sun that glares off of the beaches and the brilliant blue water around the island has inspired a week of fashionable dressing in the brightly colored patterns that reign so heavily this season.

Here is the first day of a visual fashion diary of my vacation in O’ahu. Photography by Daniel Noval. Modeled by the greatest of gals, Molly and Sierra. And styled by me with clothes from Lulus.com’s What’s New and Vintage sections, along with a few pieces I designed myself. Accessories range from vintage finds to Claire Fong’s wonderful leather, feather and fringe earrings. 

 


You can recreate this look with the Mona Bandeau Dress by Billabong and the Fly South Earrings by Claire Fong.

BeautyStyle Do or Don’t: Bettie Page Bangs

I’ve always loved the iconic hair of retro pin-up model Bettie Page. Known for her short pixie bangs and curvy brown locks, Bettie’s hair became her unique and edgy style accessory. 

In short, Bettie Page bangs are cut to hit at about mid-forehead and curve up towards the temples of your head.

I’ve noticed this style of bang becoming increasingly popular among hip, fashion forward women. To me, the look carries cool, rockabilly vibes and can really make a girl stand out. At the same time, I would never make the cut myself.

Just a smidge above eyebrow length is about as short as I will go. I just know that a super short bang wouldn’t flatter my face shape. While I admire the cut on a lot of women, it’s still a daring look to pull off.

(Above: Actress Gretchen Mol in The Notorious Bettie Page. Below: Bettie Page)

That being said, I’ve noticed that certain styles manage to capture the essence of the original Bettie Page cut while toning down the extremes to make it more flattering on different face shapes.

Above, I love how Katy Perry’s bangs sit just above the eyebrow and curve just slightly up the sides, not sharply. Designer Maya Luz from this season’s Project Runway sports the same style, keeping the bangs semi-short and mostly strait towards the sides of the head. I’ve been drooling over her hair all season (and rooting her on to win!) For both Katy and Maya, dark straightened locks and bold lipstick give the look a little extra retro boost.

What do you think? Would you make the cut?