7 Timeless Style Tips From Old Hollywood

Old Hollywood could teach us all a few things, especially in the beauty and skin care department.

Take advantage of popular trends at the time including luscious bold lips, satin-looking skin, and even the occasional ringlet in their hair.

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Bold lips

Every girls makeup collection needs at least one bold lip. This is the one product which looks amazing by itself, or can even be layered with a lip liner for more of a long-lasting colour. If your lipstick application does look a little messy, use a cotton tip to even out the colour.

7 Timeless Style Tips From Old Hollywood

Big lashes

Who doesn’t love a classic set of falsies? To create more volume for your lashes, apply single lashes to the outer corner of your eyes with the help of tweezers.

For more length, apply a straight strip of lashes and blend them in with a few coats of mascara.

7 Timeless Style Tips From Old Hollywood

Bold brows

Remember Marilyn Monroe’s brows? There was nothing subtle about them!

Use a pomade to define thin, sparse brows and to create the illusion of more body at the centre. A clear brow gel will lock them in place without feeling too crusty.

7 Timeless Style Tips From Old Hollywood

Rosy cheeks

There’s one thing that old Hollywood starlets all had in common, and that was a perfect pink blush. To accentuate your natural features, use a creamy blush which is easy to blend out and brings a pop of colour to the face.

7 Timeless Style Tips From Old Hollywood

Big hair

If you weren’t blessed with voluminous locks such as Brigitte Bardot, then there is a way to fake it. Use baby powder and apply it directly onto your roots, and don’t forget to blend it out!

7 Timeless Style Tips From Old Hollywood

Cat-eye liner

Not only did a classic cat-eye liner define the 1960s, but it’s still very much a staple makeup look to this day. If you feel a little hopeless at creating such a dramatic look, use a sticky note to guide to carve out your wing. Then simply remove when you’re done!

7 Timeless Style Tips From Old Hollywood


To define the colour of your eyes (this works well with blue or green eyes), don’t forget to tight-line with a black kohl pencil. This is perfect for an evening look, and works well with a pale lip and a cat-eye liner.

7 Timeless Style Tips From Old Hollywood

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April 1, 2015

Remembering Oscar de la Renta

Fashion legend Oscar de la Renta has passed away at the age of 82. The designer was diagnosed with cancer in 2006 and passed away earlier today.

The Dominican designer crafted couture for every woman in the upper crust, from Jacqueline Kennedy and Princess Diana, to Sarah Jessica Parker and Taylor Swift. Most recently, he designed Amal Clooney’s wedding gown in which she famously wed actor George Clooney in September.

daily lifeAmal Clooney and Oscar de la Renta

oscardelarentaSATC Carrie Bradshaw‘s favorite designer was featured in the famous Vogue wedding shoot scene in the SATC movie, and in the episode where Carrie dates ‘The Russian’.

On the runway with supermodels (from left) Eva Herzigova, Naomi Campbell and Gisele Bundchen

Amy Adams, Academy Awards 2013; Freida Pinto, Cannes Film Festival 2014

With Liza Minnelli (left) and Audrey Hepburn (right)

Sarah Jessica Parker in a “signed” Oscar de la Renta gown at the Met Costume Institute Gala, 2014

Dressing the younger generations: Lupita N’yongo (left) and Taylor Swift (right)
With Princess Diana

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October 21, 2014

1960s-Inspired Wedding Hairstyles

Channel your inner Audrey Hepburn with one of these easy 1960’s inspired hairstyles which is classic and timeless for a wedding. The ’60s weren’t just confined to super-tight beehives; models such as Jean Shrimpton were one of the first to make big, bouncy curls a leading trend. Whether you have long, short or medium length hair – there is bound to be something which matches your style and aesthetic for your wedding day.

Audrey Hepburn

Known for her immaculate locks in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Hepburn quickly made the elegant up-do a smash hit representing 1960s style. Perfect for girls with both thick or thin hair, the look is classic and will stay in place the entire day (and night). Wrap your hair in rollers, aiming to produce as much lift as possible.

To nail this look, create volume on the crown of the head by backcombing before pinning the hair into high bun. Accessorise with crystal head bands for a signature Holly Golightly look, which is also wedding veil friendly.

1960's Wedding Hairstyles

Jean Shrimpton 

The bigger, the better! Across the pond, rising model Jean Shrimpton nailed another iconic hairstyle with her voluminous hair and curled ends. Create volume at the crown by blowdrying hair carefully, then applying a generous coat of hair spray for that extra hold.

Complete the look with The Shrimp’s signature pastel eyeshadow and pale pink lips.

1960's Wedding Hairstyles

Brigitte Bardot

An easy to achieve hairstyle which is similar to the look sported by Jean Shrimpton. Brigitte Bardot wore her hair mostly teased at the crown, with her long blonde locks often sitting in a natural looking curl. For a demure sex-kitten look, a low ponytail was tied at the back of the head with a ribbon. Bardot’s signature winged eyeliner helped to make this look sultry and seductive for any occasion.

1960's Wedding Hairstyles

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August 20, 2014

How To Style Turtlenecks

Another trend making it’s way back from the early 2000’s, turtlenecks are an essential part of a winter wardrobe. Not only are turtleneck sweaters comfy, but they are sure to keep you warm and cosy in the colder months. Here are a just a few different ways to style your piece, and where to get them from.

In the office

Pair a tighter fitting turtleneck which is cropped at the waist with a pencil skirt. Not only is this ensemble perfect for work, but it will keep you warm throughout the day or night. A chic pair of pointed-toe heels completes the entire look, while a coat is perfect for the commute to work and back.

We recommend: T by Alexander Wang Cropped Turtleneck, $255

Over the weekend

One of the best ways to style your turtleneck jumper is by pairing it with jeans or trousers. This look is simple, especially if you prefer sticking to a monochrome colour palette. Don’t stress about wearing a scarf with this outfit, the high neckline is sure to keep your décolletage warm.

We recommend: Stussy Montreal Turtleneck, $99.95

A night out

Heading out for dinner and drinks and can’t find anything which is appropriate for the weather? A turtleneck dress is the perfect piece since it is warm, but will also showcase your womanly curves. Add a pair of stiletto heels, or even ankle boots and a small clutch before heading out the door.

We recommend: American Apparel Cotton Spandex Jersey Turtleneck Dress, $44

If that’s not enough inspiration for you, here are some simple ways to introduce the turtleneck into your wardrobe:

Fitted trousers

Take inspiration from old-school Audrey Hepburn and pair a cropped turtleneck with fitted trousers. Choose a style which is cropped at the ankles, and complete the look with a pair of leather loafers or even classic ballet flats.

Khaki jacket

Street style blogs often show how trends can be worn in multiple ways. Since the colder season is upon us, why not invest in quality outerwear. Thicker jackets and coats look amazing with turtlenecks, and are sure to keep you warm. Oversized khaki jackets are super-versatile and will complete any outfit.

Skater skirt

Torn about what to wear on your next date? If you want to brave the cold, show some leg and pair your favourite turtleneck sweater with a loose skirt. Not only will this balance out your entire look, but with the right hair and makeup, will surely be chic and approachable. If you’re feeling the cold, finish off the ensemble with a pair of 0ver-the-knee boots.

How would you style a turtleneck sweater?

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July 22, 2014