Category: Youtube

FashionCurrently Channeling: A Fun & Funky Twist on Dressing in the New Year!

Our in-house stylist, Cara, came up with some new inspiration for getting dressed in the new year! We’ll post one sweeeeet style idea a day for the next three days, so keep posted!

Currently Channeling: The Brat Pack
I love finding new creative ways to dress by referencing old movies, television, cartoons, and magazines. Once of my recent inspirations came from discovering a YouTube video from one of my favorite bands this year,
Phoenix :

Here are some simple ways to channel your favorite member of the Brat Pack while still looking fresh! We’ll begin with John Bender from The Breakfast Club!

John Bender (The Breakfast Club)

From left to right below: the Celebrity Pink Rambler Jacket in Blue Denim [sold out!], The Cabana Button Up by Element, Miss Me Sunny Skinny Jean in Seattle View, and top the outfit off with the Jeffrey Campbell All Studded Black and Brass Distressed Boot [sold out!].

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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!!

BeautyVintage Hair: 1930′s Faux Bob

My freshman year of college, I took one of the most risky leaps when it comes to hair: I chopped off my long locks into a 20′s style bob. I left the salon with chin length hair that was shaved in back with short pixie bangs in front.

The look was a blast, but I eventually missed the versatility of my long hair, which took a whole year to grow back. Now,when I get a hankering for short hair again, I’ll know just to do this look – a faux bob – sported by women in the 30′s. Very old Hollywood.

Short hair for a day without the salon visit or the year long commitment? Yes please!

What You’ll Need

1. Sponge Roller Set – about $10 at Target

2. Spray Bottle

3. Bobby Pins

4. Hair Spray

5. Hair Net

What to Do

1. Spray your hair damp with some water

2. Roll hair in sponge rollers (please see video below for placement)

3. Secure rollers in a hair net

4. Sleep on overnight (surprisingly comfy) or let air dry for at least 3hrs.

5. In the morning, remove rollers closest to the face and brush each out individually, smoothing with pomade

6. Remove rollers in back, pin back hair to the nape of the neck so it looks bob-length

7. Let the front curls frame your face

8. Hair spray!!

9. Just for fun, tell everyone you cut your hair :)

I highly recommend watching the video below by the talented LisaFreemontStreet that inspired me to do this look. She works wonders when it comes to vintage hair styling. I’ve been learning so much about how to use hot rollers, sponge rollers, pin curls, and pillow rollers just by watching her vids. Happy styling! ;)

BeautyVintage Hair: The Beehive

I had so much fun with this look, and it definitely makes a statement.

You’ll need to give yourself a little extra time in the morning and have plenty of bobby pins on hand (not kidding). The result is totally worth it! Sixties vintage for a new look!

What You’ll Need:

1. A homemade “Bumpit” (made from hair extensions wrapped in a hair net) – make sure it matches your hair color.

2. Fine Tooth Comb

3. Hair spray

4. Flower or decorative hair clip

5. Bobby pins

What To Do:

1. Part hair into three sections: Front, Middle (largest section), Back. Tie each into a pony tail

2. Pin your homemade “bumpit” securely behind the middle section.

3. Pin the back ponytail up to cover the “bumpit.”

4. Take the middle section out of ponytail an pin down over the hive of hair. This part should look smooth and flawless.

5. Untie the front section, make a sideways part and sweep hair softly across the forehead. Pin in place.

6. Hair spray EVERYTHING.

7. Pin a cute flower or clip on the side of the hive.

Before you begin, you must watch the tutorial below by Strawberry Koi Vintage that inspired this look. This is where I found the great homemade bumpit idea, and she’s got plenty more handy tricks and tutorials on her YouTube Channel and blog. Check her out!