Friday, 15 June 2012

Outfit of the Week: 1940's Army wife

Last week I wrote a post saying that I would do an Outfit of the Week post once a week if interesting events in my life permitted - well, week 2 and I've managed to stick to my word! I didn't have a big event to go to, but I had recently gotten back into Karmin - an *amazing* YouTube band. Amy Heidemann (the lead singer of Karmin) also does the odd hair tutorial, and so I decided to create a look based on her tutorial for the suicide roll. 

★ Amy Heidemann recreating the suicide roll ★ 


★ Rachel McAdams playing 'Allie' in The Notebook', with a suicide roll/pin curl look ★ 

Warning for anyone who wants to try this style out: it is *hard*. It took a lot of commitment and a lot more back-combing. As someone who never back-combs, the amount required made me fear for my poor hair - but I think I somewhat managed to get the look down. 

★ 1940's suicide roll inspired outfit of the day ★ Dress: ASOS ★ Cardigan: H&M ★ Waist belt: Ebay ★ Boots: New Look ★ 


 My attempt at the suicide roll (forgive the phone quality!) ★ 
As the suicide roll is most commonly associated with the land girls of World War 2, I decided to create a 'WW2 army wife' look (or as best I could with my wardrobe choices). WW2 is easily my favourite era for women's fashion, closely followed by the flappers of the 1920's! I've linked the hair tutorial up the top for anyone brave enough to tackle this! 

Hair tip: have *lots* of hairspray ready, and make sure you do this on a day where you can spend lots of time conditioning your hair after you take it out. 

What do you think of the 1940's look? What's your favourite fashion era?








16 comments:

  1. Your hair looks amazing, I'd love to try it, but my hairs so thick it probabaly wouldn't hold, it looks gorgeous on you, you should do it more often, thats if you have a lot of time! ha :)

    http://how-to-smell-the-couture.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I want to do this all the time, hopefully I can perfect it so it will only take a couple of minutes! Thicker hair would hold even better I think, mine is so fine and wispy that it never has any strength to it!

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  2. You look gorgeous doll. My favorite look to create/wear. New happy subbie here xx
    http://beautifulworldoflennynb.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Thanks! :) I love all the vintage looks!

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  3. oh yes, the forties are certainly back, and you look so sweet in it! My fave forties thing is absolutely the red lips...never thought I'd say that...but reds have gotten a whole lot sexier over the past decade. We should do posts on our fave reds and I'll post a link to your red lips LOTD...how about it?

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    1. Sure thing :) Let me know when you're doing it!

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    2. How about Saturday?? gonna hit the local flea market...and wanna do it in style! so will be wearing my lips!

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  4. You are an enterprising young woman to try that out:p
    You look lovely though:)

    Love,

    Shubhi's Revels!

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  5. I love the retro/vintage look of the 40s and 50s also. You did a very good job on your hair, especially for this being the first time you've tried this style!

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  6. Your hair looks lovely :)
    Really like the dress too! Xx

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  7. Aww I love this look, and your hair looks really lovely :)

    Charlee
    http://charmedcharlee.blogspot.com/
    xx

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  8. This style looks great on you!!!

    http://thelacquerfactor.com

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  9. I love vintage looks, the clothes, the hair, and you did a good job :)

    Tanesha x
    www.tanesha-marie.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. Heya thx for leaving a comment on my blog! :)
    I love this outfit n the 40's/50's so much more glam!

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  11. I love vintage!Your dress is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G-!!!It's so great and the combinations that you've made just takes it to a whole new level!!Congrats other than a nice comment you got your self a new follower!:)

    I hope you'll check my blog whenever you can..

    Maria xoxo

    mariaheartsswag.blogpsot.com

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    1. Thank you so much! Heading over to your blog now :)

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