Category: Vintage

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 Lulus 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.

NewsRising Star: Carey Mulligan

I had never even heard of British actress Carey Mulligan until I went to see her staring role in An Education. And it wasn’t until I looked her up on IMDB that I realized I’d not only seen Carey play Kitty Bennet in the remake of Pride and Prejudice, but I had actually watched her perform live in Chekhov’s The Seagull at the Royal Court Theatre in London.

She had always stood out to me, but it wasn’t until An Education that I really took notice of the girl who’s rumored to be the next Audrey Hepburn. I loved watching her character’s growth throughout the movie, from the smart school girl who threw caution to the wind, to a woman who was wiser to the ways of the world but more spirited than ever.

Her fashion style also changes with her growth. She starts out in her plain school girl uniform and then experiments with her new grown-up lifestyle by donning elegant coats, dresses and updos. I loved the movie and the message, and her performance was fresh and honest. I look forward to seeing more of Carey’s work in the future, and this time, I won’t have to read her name in the credits to know who she is.


BeautyWeezer Muse

I wanted to share with you guys a fun music video by Weezer for their song, “If You’re Wondering If I Want You To.” It features the Weezer gang in a Pleasantville type of town called … what else? Weezerville. They’re four best friends, and life is sweet in Weezerville.

Enter the femme fatale, played by the gorgeous and charming actress, Odette Yustman. Her character is what inspired this blog and a couple YouTube hair tutorials on the web. Check out her awesome costuming, makeup and hair!! I love the soft feminine look of the dress combined with the flawlessly crafted, 40’s-inspired victory rolls.

Check out the video below to see what an impact her looks make on Weezerville and the surprising ending!

And if you’re inspired by her look like I was, give the hair tutorial by the talented LisaFreemontStreet a try. It shows a quick and easy way to get a similar effect.

Now, if I could only get my hands on that darling yellow dress

BeautyYouTube MakeUp Guru: Hollywood Noir Makeup

On a typical Wednesday night, I found myself once again searching on YouTube for a cool vintage makeup tutorial. My goal was to find just the right retro look for those upcoming holiday parties.

It was then that I came across one of the best Dita Von Teese inspired tutorials I have ever seen by makeup artist and writer, Ashley, known on YouTube as HollywoodNoirMakeup.

Ashley’s vids are so wonderful because you know you’re seeing professional quality work brought to you in an everyday, understandable language. Ashley uses her creativity and makeup artistry experience to teach her viewers anything from how to get the perfect red lip, to how to shape your brows, to more artistic and edgy makeup looks for those looking for a little something different. She is truly a makeup wizard with a MAC brush as her wand.

Here is the Dita Von Teese look I found. Give it a view, and watch the glamorous transformation begin!

Don’t forget to subscripe to HollywoodNoirMakeup for more great tutorials!!