Category: Vintage

BeautyA Very Vintage Style Manicure

For the retro gal who has already mastered the hair and makeup, a vintage-style manicure is your next best accessory.

Sported by the bold and stylish Dita Von Teese, retro nails of the 30’s and 40’s have a very distinct and





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glamorous look. Each nail is grown long in an oval shape that is filed to a point at the tip. Traditionally the moons and tips of the nail were left uncolored, but I like how Dita sports it with the moons filled in with contrasting white lacquer.

Try out the look at home. I love this tutorial from MsFaintlyMacabre‘s YouTube channel. Her nails look stunning at the finish! 

ArtThe DOLLHOUSE on Steep Street!

Lately I’ve been trying to keep posted on the people that I have done blogs on. One person that I have succeeded, at least a little, in keeping updated on is a graphic designer, artist, and photographer named Kelty, who has a website called Steep Street. I did the first blog in August on Kelty’s website and then did another follow up blog on a photo shoot that she styled in vintage clothes

This week, I remembered to remind myself to check up on Kelty and was really glad that I did. I found myself enamored with her most recent blog post. The newest photos that she has posted are such an awesome inspiration for fashion, styling, makeup, and photography that I had to do another post!

All of the makeup done in these shots was done by the makeup artist Nadia, who has just launched a website and a blog, which include drawings of her ideas for this photo shoot! 

Obviously, it’s fun to see the final product, but I also enjoy seeing the thought and process behind a project. This one turned out so well that I really enjoyed seeing the concept and drawings of the makeup (below).

BeautyHair Inspiration: Dita Von Teese

I am in love with the seemingly effortless glamour and flirty waves of Dita Von Teese’s hair style in the above pic. Inspired by hair of the 1940’s, Dita has perfected this look on her own, which in turn, inspired me to give it a try.

Dita recently tweeted on her Twitter page that she uses “Hot rollers in small+med sizes,” and sometimes “iron+clips” in order to set her hair into retro glam waves. I found the perfect YouTube tutorial which goes over how to style and set the rollers to achieve a similar look.

Now all I need are some good hot rollers. Any suggestions?

FashionSpring Picnic: New Vintage Fashions!

Just in case you haven’t already noticed, we’ve added tons of fabulous new fashions to our vintage section! Our fresh batch of irresistible clothes will take you on a trip through the last half of the twentieth century (that’s right. . .  remember the 90’s?).

Treat your eyes with everything from delicate and romantic maxi dresses, to the hot and wild trends of the 1980’s. Check out what some hot celebrities are doing with their vintage collections:


Isn’t Chloe Sevigny just a peach in her soft vintage look?


And British star Fearne Cotton isn’t afraid to rock the sassy 80’s look in her oversized sweater, faded cutoffs, and leggings!

New Lulu*s Vintage. . .Your Fashion Picnic:

FashionTrend to Try: Retro Fascinators

Retro style is making a comeback as girls of the 21st century look back to the days of Hollywood glam for inspiration. The hair and the makeup were always flawlessly and artfully done, and the accessories were ever present.

I love that I spotted a couple retro fascinators paired with cocktail dresses on New Year’s Eve (myself included).  :)  Fascinators can be found in so many fun styles and colors, whether true vintage or just vintage-inspired. And if you need a little example of how to rock the look, Dita Von Teese never fails to impress. As a woman who lives and breathes vintage, she has got the look down.

Feeling inspired? Go ahead and give our Retro Reminisce Fascinator [sold out!] a try for the next time you want to stand out in a crowd.