Friday, 24 September 2010

Vintage Hairstyling Challenge - Day Five (The Swinging Sixties)


Welcome to day 5 of the fabulous Kitty's vintage hairstyling challenge. Today's criteria was:
1. Must be BIG
2. Must be 60s
3. Use whatever you like!



How fantastic, I adore big hair and I love the 1960's (some of the best people were born then, don't you know?). As my hair looks atrocious from this morning's swim and being caught in the rain I used my Amy Winehouse wig as today's accessory. Kitty looks amazing, I wonder what my darling Helga, Queen of the big hair, has in store?

Vintage frock and bag (found in town centre charity shops earlier), Leather backed driving gloves (Jumble sale), Wig (eBay), Faith killer patent heels (Local shoe stall on market)
Kitty's Sixties theme was a perfect opportunity for me to show off the 1960's Tricel mini dress I found in a charity shop this morning for £4. It was hiding amongst a rack of overpriced high street tat and really rather nice I think.

The rather snazzy 1960's blue vinyl bag was another of this morning's purchases. The volunteer on the counter thought it was somewhat overpriced for a non-leather bag, but I was more than happy to hand over my £2.99 and skip out of the shop merrily.

 A close-up of my Sheffield Steel 1960's pendant (This is for you, Jadis)

Thanks for the challenge, Kitty, I've had such fun.



I'm off to raid my wardrobes for a suitably fabulous outfit for tomorrow's date with Jem at London Fashion Week. Hope I don't let her down, she always looks phenomenal.

Have a happy Friday, catch you lovelies later.

44 comments:

  1. Very swinging 60's London! Happy Friday to you!

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  2. This dress is very beautiful! It is fun seeing the different stages of a challenge, keep them coming! Have fun at Fashion Week and snap some shots for us :)

    Have a lovely evening!

    xoxo


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  3. You look so authentically 60's - that beehive is amazing! Very Amy Winehouse. Lovely dress. I like that dainty print.

    Have lots of fun at the London Fashion Weekend!

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  4. Wow! You look amazing, I love the wig! You are so lucky with your charity shops, I don't think I've ever found anything for less than a tenner in mine. And anything half decent is through the roof.

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  5. I am sure that you will look superb as normal tomorrow; have a great time! x

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  6. Awwww...great look on you!!! Love it all..the dress, the pendant...fabulous!!

    Have a Fabulous day!
    Statements in Fashion Blog

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  7. love the dress and ur hair is so winehouse!! Have fun at the fashion show. do take lots of pics!!

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  8. Haha, I love the wig!

    Lou x - craftyandquirky.blogspot.com

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  9. Vix rocking the 60s retro vibe with far more aplomb than Ms Winehouse ever does! Seriously, how do you look so good even in that wig? Damn you... ;)

    Enjoy your LFW date with Jem, looking forward to hearing all about it

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  10. Bouffant is so YOU, daaahhling!
    Ravishing frock too. And the gloves. Very Diana Rigg.

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  11. You look awesome Vix, awesome! You do look very Amy Winehouse but so much better. I love everything about the dress, the color, the print, the style! My heart is fluttering and I am about to start a chorus of DA DO RUN RUN!

    Have fun with Jem and report back on London Fashion Week!

    ~Bonnie xxx

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  12. Dear Vix, that wig is AMAZING!! You have pulled off the Sixties look perfectly, of course.

    I love the addition of the gloves too. Have a brilliant day tomorrow. Can't wait to hear all about it xx

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  13. Vix, you look fantastic, love the dress and the wig. Have a wonderful day tomorrow with Jem xxx

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  14. I love this one, I think it’s my favourite of the week. I was instantly drawn to your outfit, the dress is so beautiful, I love that print. Have a wonderful time tomorrow xx

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  15. You look wonderful 60s style. Really suits you. I love 60s hair dos.

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  16. Haha I saw the pic first and thought flippin heck! good backcombing work there!! :)

    xx

    p.s loved this challenge

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  17. Your huuuge hair here makes up for the days when you gave up early, I think. :-b

    Love the rosy pink pattern - it brightens a goomy, stressful day here! I'm coveting the dress (as I so often do covet your finds). Because I'm pretty conservative and don't have your nice limbs, I'd not hesitate to wear it with dark trousers and a little cardigan sweater. And I'd wish for that striking grey bag to complete the look.

    I look forward to your London Fashion Week report!

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  18. Sizzling, Vix! Just when I was wondering how you got your hair up like this, I read it's a wig... Clever! Hope you have a great time in London with lots of incredible fashion finds. xxx

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  19. That IS big! You are gorgeous in EVERYthing. This mini is quite "fetching"! Can't wait to hear about London Fashion Week. You'll rock the town!

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  20. Wow! Wow! Wow! Love the swinging Sixties vibe(fashion etc.) and have to say this look really
    suits ya(you look like a gorgeous '60's babe:)!

    xoxoxox

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  21. PHWOAR!!! Love this enormous hair of yours!! So HOT! Great frock too!! Bloody internet's been weird,dammit,so I haven't posted yet.
    Foxy baby,let's go out!!
    LOVE HelgaxxxXXXxxx

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  22. My first, audible, comment: "Oh wow." Followed by this thought: "Vix looks awesome." Darling you look simply FANTASTIC here. You are just so darn beautiful!

    heart: Kimberellie

    ps. maybe some day soon I'll post a pick of me in my ruffle bums...you never know... ;-)

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  23. Just when I think you can't possibly get any more gorgeous and fabulous, you prove me WRONG!! This hairstyle is amazing on you! I swear you could totally pull this look off every single day if you wanted. :)

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  24. Oh! This is BIG and this is 60's! :) Like Sonali said, very Amy Winehouse. Enjoy your weekend Vix!

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  25. PS. There's a blog tag over at mine for you when you have a mo xx

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  26. I love hair that speaks! Reminds me of Amy Winehouse. Love the dress.

    Roasting marshmallows,
    Berlin

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  27. I love the hair and I also agree with Berlin above. the pictures below are equally lovely, dear, such diversity here. Have a nice weekend.

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  28. You really have done a super job with the 60s look.

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  29. Oh bi-arch, you can still wear minis!! Love it.xx.

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  30. Hi my dear, the hair is just fantastic, very bouffant and so stylish-love your new dress and bag too! have a lovely weekend! x

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  31. trop fort ¨!

    J adore surtout la tunique et la coiffure ;O)

    bon w end

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  32. That's some excellent big hair. I can't wait to see what fashion week is like. x

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  33. This whole look was meant to be. First you had to do a 60s do - which you nailed, then you found yummy 60s gear for a song. The dress's colours really suit you. Have a ball at LFW!

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  34. The first pic, Vix, is the sex!! You look so darn pretty.Plus those curls are to die for. :)

    And sighhhhh!! That pendant! love love love!!! <3

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  35. wow, the hairstyle is amazing!

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  36. like the amulet ♥
    like to follow eachother? :$

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  37. WOW!!! Very very choice and swingin'!!

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  38. That is some big big hair! Love it!!

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