Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Vintage Hairstyling Challenge - Day Two (A Big Let Down)

Continuing with Kitty's vintage hair challenge and I'm afraid that I've failed miserably. Today's rules were:

1. The style must be 1970s
2. Hairspray may be used as required (I don't own any)
3. Brush and combs, as required
4. Four hair bands/ties
5. Two pairs of socks
6.  Twelve bobby pins (I could only find 8)

Attempting a 1970's hairdo was way beyond me and my limited ability, my hair is ridiculously thick and unruly. I now understand why my darling Mum insisted on me having a bowl haircut throughout my childhood. My attempts at Farrah Fawcett-Majors' flicks were a disaster and I couldn't even muster up 12 hairgrips so in the end I used the few I had to roll the front of my hair, using the designated bands to tie my plaits and wore the socks.
Check out Kitty's attempt on her blog, she looks amazing.

A good excuse for my failure is that my inability to concentrate on the task in hand as I'm beside myself with excitement. Following the Voucher Codes UK post I did last week I've only gone and won VIP tickets to London Fashion Week and Calamity Jem's coming as my guest. I'm so excited by the tremendous prize and even more so by finally meeting my fabulous friend, Jem.

1970's cheesecloth blouse (Courtesy of Jem), Orange suede shorts (Vintage Village @ Clothes Show Live £10), Stripey socks (Poundland), Wood Platform wedges (TopShop sale 4 years ago), Orange belt (Age Concern 50p)
Promise to try harder tomorrow, honest.

What on earth am I going to wear to London Fashion Week?

45 comments:

  1. What a fantstic prize! Don't forget to take your camera with you.

    Loving this 70s look!

    Ali x

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  2. What a fab win! Lucky you and jem! I hope you have a great time.

    You should have curled your plaits up into buns for a Princess Leia look. It was the 70's albeit 'in a Galaxy, far, far away'.

    C
    xxx

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  3. ahh, well done you! I bet you are so excited not only to go to london fashion week but meeting Jem too!
    xx

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  4. OMG! You are going to London Fashion Week!!! this is so exciting!!!! ake lots of pics:-)

    I do like ur hair but the socks clash with ur shorts a wee too much for my taste:-)

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  5. You have re-created one of the hairstyles *I* wore in the 70s, so I say this is a success. :)

    Congratulations on your prize; how exciting!

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  6. Great win. Yes, what WILL you wear? That IS the question. Bring on the photos!

    As for today. Pippi Longstocking? I agree with you - 70s it isn't. Fabulous but not 70s.

    And don't forget the mantra - blue and green should NEVER be seen. ;o)

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  7. Well done! When are you coming in London?

    The hair looks great (even if you think it doesn't, I am queen of bad hairstyles!)

    Lou x - craftyandquirky.blogspot.com

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  8. Well done ..how much fun will that be? You two will have a riot! xx

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  9. I think the attempt worked, it's charming! I don't own any hairspray either, I hate the stuff. Makes my hair stiff and crispy.
    xxx

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  10. I'm excited for you both! Looking forward to seeing what you're going to wear and hearing all about it.

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  11. OH Vix congrats! I can't wait to see the pics.
    I'm afraid i'm no help, i'd have a huge pile of clothes pulled out and nothing that i deemed suitable!! Perhaps just wear what makes you feel good ;)

    xx

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  12. Wow, what an amazing competition prize and I can't wait to see what outfit you decide to wear - knock 'em dead Vix!

    Loving the plaits look too and I'm envious of those thick plaits - unlike you I have very fine hair so my plaits look like rats tails!!!!

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  13. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that outfit!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  14. LFW tickets...am very jealous - enjoy! x

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  15. oh, My Gosh!!!!
    London Fashion Week, How awesome :)
    I am quite jealous. give Jem a hug from the U.S.
    I bet you are sooooooo excited.
    Gosh, what to wear ???
    Meanwhile, I will be at my Mom/Dad's having a yard sale. Not too glamourous ;)
    Have a terrific time and I will see you when I get home next week :)

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  16. I used to have long hair in the 70s and would occasionally wear it in braids so you're not that far off. I mostly went the Farrah Fawcett route, my cousin had a sexy shag and I had two friends who preferred the Dorothy Hammill wedge cut.

    How exciting that you are going to London Fashion Week! I've been following along with Jazzabelle's Diary and she's got some amazing pics. Hope you and Calamity have a fun time and bring back pictures!

    ~Bonnie xxx

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  17. How fabulous a prize is that? and... off to meet another blogger to boot! Envious be my middle name! :-) x

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  18. London Fashion Week? Wow, that's brilliant - I'm SOOO jealous! Can't wait to read all about it x

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  19. Your hair do is super cute!!! Enjoy your LFW!!!

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  20. Congratulations on your win Vix, Hope you and Jem have a wonderful time xxx

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  21. What a great "sport" you are! That was quite a lot of stipulations to pull together - and you did it famously!

    Wow, Congrats on the win! I have no doubt your outfit (whatEVER you choose) will be the trend-setter at the LFW! I'm SO honored to have come to "know" you.

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  22. Oooh, a new challenge - brilliant! Love your hair in this style. xx
    http://www.weshopthereforeweare.co.uk/

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  23. What a brilliant win!! Have a great day.xxx

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  24. Love the shorts and the stripey socks! What's wrong with the pig tails? Does it not count as 1970's? Great stuff winning those tickets! Can't wait to see what you wear. I changed about five times before I went to LFW today and yesterday!!

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  25. Feck you look adorable! I used to give-well,attempt to give-my dolls Farrah Fawcett flicks!!
    Don't worry about failing-not that you did at all-wait to you see what I came up with!!!
    xxxXXXxxxLOVE Helga!
    (bit better today....)

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  26. Go the way you are, Vix. This looks great! I think you managed the task fabulously (or were you supposed to wear the socks in your hair?) xxx

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  27. i wouldnt say you hair it thick, it looks very thin actually, long and thin.

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  28. Cute cute cute! I just discovered you through Taxonomy of My Wardrobe and am adding you to my blogroll. You're a gal after my own heart!

    -SJ

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  29. Oh Vix I don't see this as a failure AT ALL!!! Plaits were huge in the 70s so this is totally an authentic look. Well done. Very creative of you to wear the socks, I wouldn't have even thought of that. I'll give you a hint on tomorrows- curly.

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  30. Ha ha, I love the fact you wore the socks!

    Congratulations on your prize (though not entirely surprised that you won). You are going to have an amazing time. I can't wait to hear yours and Jem's take on LFW

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  31. LFW....is HUGE!!! Good for you...you will have a blast...take lots of pics:)

    You look cute today!!

    Have a Fantastic Day!!!
    Statements in Fashion Blog

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  32. Your mum gave you a bowl-cut? Oh you poor thing! My cousin used to give me a shaggy cut - David Cassidy anyone? I love your blouse from Jem! You two are gonna have a ball at LFW xo

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  33. I think I saw something similar in Poundland recently, never underestimate the power of stripey socks to brighten up an outfit.

    Can’t wait to hear about fashion week- such an opportunity. You will no doubt look amazing whatever you choose to wear xx

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  34. though the shorts are fab/ the striped socks steals the show... and ow! congrats and have fun at LFW:)

    plus! thanks for getting to us before we got to you. he.. he.. yours is a great blog to tag anyday!

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  35. Oh you look so cute Vix! SO jealous you are going to London Fashion Week! I'm sure you'll find the most perfect outfit and look gorgeous as usual. xxx

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  36. wow. . congrats. . i'm sure you'll whip up an original stunning number as always

    great look btw!

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  37. Hi there-many congratulations my dear, hope you both have a fabulous time-full blog report please, lol!! Looking lovely as usual, the shirt and shorts combo look great!! x

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  38. Ah, just what i needed! Love the color. Hope you know how beautiful you are :)

    Jesa x!

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  39. I think the hair looks fabulous! Very seventies! And sooo jealous of Fashion Week, take lots and lots of pictures! XX!

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  40. Dear Vix, the hair looks good in plaits. I love the print on the shirt and it teamed with orange shorts. I would say wear whatever you like to LFW. You can be as outrageous as you like xx

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  41. you are amazing! why...because you are true to yourself. you also have a great eye for color. i like the braids in some tom sawyer on a river pantoon kind of way. i checked out kitty's post. she is amazing and crazy funny! you attract wonderful people too! have a fantastic hairy day!

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  42. Congratulations on winning!! Bet you will look fab at LFW. I love those orange shorts and the pigtails!

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