For me inspiration comes in many forms. I look to old movies, classic Hollywood actresses, old photos of every day people, and designers like Givenchy, Edith Head, Coco Chanel, Dior, along with modern designers for fashion inspiration. I also gobble up all the fashion reality shows like M&Ms. For hairspiration many of the same provides me with ideas as well as vintage styling books and modern pin-ups. For a jolt of creativity it comes from stranger places such as abandoned buildings and photographs of strangers. I love to try and imagine the lives that were lived, how they loved, and what was their passion. I do the same thing when I purchase a vintage piece, you know there was a story behind it because the owner cherished it enough to save it throughout the years, wearing a piece of vintage clothing is like honoring someone’s beloved memories. I’m also continually inspired by other YouTubers and bloggers as well, their style and creativity keep me striving to move things forward.
Who is your style icon?
I adore Ginger Rogers. Whenever I’m stumped for a new hairstyle I always scroll through pictures of her, her style was ever changing and always stunning, from finger waves, loose curls, to elaborate updos. I lean more towards 1940s hairstyles mainly because of the fabulous amount of curls that were running rampant about that time, which is why Rita Hayworth and Ava Gardner rank high on my list of icons, their curls and waves were so sultry they could steam up a camera lens. I love a good tease which is why I can’t leave the styles of the 50s and 60s behind, Audrey Hepburn and Doris Day rocked amazing volume along with sexpots like Brigitte Bardot.
What is your go-to hairstyle?
My go to for quick vintage glamour is always any type of victory roll, they are signature of the 1940s and never fail to make me feel sassy! They are so versatile…you can style them very low to the scalp for a more subtle look or really tease them up so you get great height and volume, they work whether or not you have bangs and look great on everyone! If I’m trying to get out the door in the quickest way possible I grab a sheer scarf and tie it around my hair, roll my bangs up, pull up the rest of the hair in a ponytail and either just pin up my curls or tease the heck out of my hair and roll it for a beehive feel.