Yes, I have taken a step back in time from my usual 1960's dolly gear, but as mentioned here, our local area's annual 1950's nostalgia festival, "Cooly Rocks On", is here again and it is one of my favourite times of the year.
For the festival I do my very best to achieve an authentic 1950's vintage look. I spend days, weeks and even months in preparation for it. I've been growing out my beloved fringe specifically for it. Another one of these preparations that I do is to determine how I will style my hair. Last year I wore victory rolls, but this year I am going for Pin Curls!
Yesterday I gave them a test run. It was a lot more difficult to do this time. I haven't done them for over a year and the lady who cut my hair at the hairdresser's put layers in the front of my hair without my consent (not happy!). But thankfully they turned out the best that they ever have for me! Both the boy and myself took pictures of me in front of my dressing table and in my vintage dressing gown. I felt like a movie star!
I also tried something different this time and clipped a flower into my hair, something I've never done before. I was so pleased with it that this is how I am going to wear my hair tomorrow!
I am also loving this lip colour! I've never worn anything this dark before but decided to give it a shot as I have had this lipstick for years and recently bought a new lip liner that matched it's colour.
Yes, I am happy with the way that they turned out. But I wasn't happy that I didn't get to keep them in for long. I took the pins out at 1:00 in the morning as the boy and I had been out with friends having dinner at a chocolate restaurant. I had put them in as a test run and had planned to take them out much earlier so I could enjoy them and style them for longer. So now I have my hair in Pin Curls yet again, and this time I am going to sleep on them. I am hoping very much that they turn out like these here!
In the next very days I am hoping to post pictures from the event and of my 1950's festival outfits.