Thursday, November 21, 2013

Style Icons: Pat Bjelland and Courtney Love

I was asked recently on Tumblr to do a Kat Bjelland/Courtney Love Kinderwhore inspired look. I was a bit hesitant at first because I wasn't too familiar with the background of this particular aesthetic. With some research I found out that the Kinderwhore look was inspired by Chrissy Amphlett's look on the Divinlys album cover of "Desperate". The Kinderwhore look was also supposed to be ironic in contrast to the music these women were making. Here you had adult women dresses as prepubescent little girls. Baby doll dresses, knee-highs, and mary jane shoes. Their faces were painted up with loads of eyeliner, mascara, and red lipstick. Think Lolita meets What ever happened to Baby Jane? Very animated. Here they are dressed as society's vision of what every perfect little girl should look like, but being ruthless, playing their guitars loud, and singing raw vocals!

Here's my take on the look! Could be messier but I'm happy with the results!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Drinking Champagne is a Pastime

"Pink champagne and diamond rings
Fascinating bright young things
Dancing at the discotheques

Starring from the silver screen
See you in a midnight dream... Rated X"

I've been really digging this disco dancing queen curly hair! It's soft, full, has great movement, and makes me nostalgic for a time I never lived through. I admit, I often overlook the 70's when it comes to aesthetic purposes. I like bouffants, pin curls, angora sweaters, and circle skirts. I mean, music wise, the 70's were an amazing decade, but I really never paid much attention to it style wise. That is, until I started submerging myself into 70's culture. I started off by sifting through old playboy pictorials and spreads. I love how soft all the photos looked. Actually dreamy! And I do mean everything looked soft. The feathered hair, bouncy curls, pastel colored eyelids, dusted down rosy cheeks, even down to the silk and satin lingerie. I adored it. It was almost as if the photos were taken in a room that still had cigarettes smoke lingering making the room hazy. Really something!

Then I started watching old horror films from the 70's. Films like "I Spit on your Grave" and "Carrie". That allowed me to see these styles in movement. I particularly loved that last scene in Carrie, with Sue Snell leaving flowers on Carrie's grave. Sue looked so ethereal in that dream sequence! And I feel like that really embodied the 70's disco loving teen dream look.

Here are some photos that left me inspired! We have the Queen of Disco Donna Summer. Miss Groupie Supreme Karen Umphrey. Amy Irving as Sue Snell. And some Marc Jacobs Fall 2013 Models. Oh, the Love's Baby Soft ad is a bit cringe worthy, but I still adore the hair and makeup of the model on the ad.

So I put on one of my favorite Pat Benatar tunes "Rated X", it's about a glamorpuss in the adult industry, living it up in the limelight, enjoying her glory days! It was originally written and performed by Nick Gilder. Any who, I got to styling and posing for the camera. I really do dig this look, and definitely plan on wearing it out! I adore it!

Thank you for reading, my darlin' darlings! xx

Monday, September 23, 2013

Pretty Little Baby

Be pretty in pink and gingham! Whether you're on a date at the pop shop or flirting with boys at the car hop, you'll look like a 1960's dream! Sweeter than cotton candy!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Style Icon: Priscilla Presley

Jet black locks teased up into a sky high bouffant. Eyeliner wings that can cut men's throats, and eyelashes that can fly you around the world. Priscilla Presley is a 60's icon like no other. There's no doubt that Cilla was/is a Queen! She's beautiful, stylish, sticks to her guns, and is a kind and gentle soul. So it's no wonder why she's an icon to so many people in the world. Myself included.

As a child, I of course had a huge crush on the King of Rock 'N' Roll, Elvis Presley. I even had an Elvis themed birthday party when I turned 8. He was dreamy and magnetic! That was also the same year I became aware of Priscilla. I remember watching the biopic "Elvis and Me". I became enthralled with not only the film, but Priscilla. Now, even at the ripe old age of 8, I knew movies were exaggerated. It wasn't until years later on down the road that I started really looking into who Priscilla was, and what she was all about. It was then that I realized she too was dreamy and magnetic. The way she carried herself was something that I very much admired and had hoped to achieve as I got older. Even today, Cilla still has the same grace. I mean, I could rave about her all day. She's someone who I admired as a child and I still admire her today.

Priscilla's iconic look was something that I have been trying to achieve for many years, and was never really getting quite right. It's so difficult to achieve her makeup accurately because detailed photos of her were in mostly black and white. And the few colored photos were a bit fuzzy. But I feel this look is quite accurate to what she would have rocked during the mid to late 60's.

Let's look at some photos of Priscilla throughout the 60's. Very pic heavy. Most are from her wedding in 1967.

And here is my take on her very iconic makeup! And boy, do I wish I still had long hair, so I could try to emulate her signiture bouffant.

Here are a list of products used to achieve this look:
Coastal Scents Camouflage Palette
Coastal Scents 28 Neutral Eye Shadow Palette
Elf Brow Kit in Medium
Wet 'N' Wild Coverall, 100% Natural Pressed Powder in Medium
Maybelline Full 'n' Soft Mascara in black
NYC Liquid Eyeliner in Pearlized black
Maybelline New York Eye Studio Cream Liner in Black
Model 21 Eyelashes in 42
Coastal Scents 12 Blush Palette
Rimmel London Kate lipstick in 14
Rimmel London Hide the blemish concealer in fair
Lip pencil, no brand??? I don't remember anymore

And now for a tutorial on how to pull this whole makeup look together yourself!