Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Interview with Chronically Vintage

interview

Today I have an interview with Jessica of Chronically Vintage as part of her new blogger interview series. Check it out here!

Monday, 13 April 2015

Easter Egg

easter vintage outfit via lovebirds vintage

Happy (late) Easter everyone! I hope you all had a lovely Easter weekend even if you don't celebrate it. My brother was on his Easter break from uni so we could spend some time with the family altogether. My grandparents came to see us on Saturday when I wore this outfit, then my brother and I went to Crich Tramway for the Easter 1940s weekend on Easter Sunday. I didn't take my camera, but there will be photos at some point from some of the photographers who've taken pictures of me in previous years.

The dress I'm wearing here is a new-to-me 1950s dress which I was actually saving for something later in the year, but I just couldn't not wear it for Easter when it was so perfectly Easter-coloured. This dress matches the pink and green shades from my ORLY polishes really well, but I was too busy on the night before and in the morning to paint my nails. I'm saving the idea for later though, because it'll look really nice with this dress for the summer.

easter vintage outfit via lovebirds vintage

easter vintage outfit via lovebirds vintage

easter vintage outfit via lovebirds vintage

This dress came to me in quite poor condition but as such was a good price; I had to mend quite a few burst seams and a couple of tears, as well as replacing the zip. I was really pleased with the result but I managed to break a couple of stitches at the underarm when I reached a bit too far while wearing it, so it's back in my mending pile again. I can't be too disappointed though, because the dress has pockets! Love a dress with pockets, for sure.

Dress - 1950s vintage from Very Claudia | Bolero - old, bought in Germany 
Shoes - Shoezone? Couple of years ago. | Amethyst necklace - 18th birthday present

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Through The Ages: 1940s Old Hollywood

A while ago I shared the pictures from the 1920s section of the last photoshoot I did with Jac from Tip Top Hair Design and Steve Bond. After the 1920s section we moved onto this amazing Hollywood Glam look inspired by images of Hollywood's leading ladies of the 1930s and 40s. This was my favourite look overall from the photoshoot, and I am completely in love with the results.

helen mae green for steve bond images and tip top hair design 1940s

helen mae green for steve bond images and tip top hair design 1940s

helen mae green for steve bond images and tip top hair design 1940s

helen mae green for steve bond images and tip top hair design 1940s

helen mae green for steve bond images and tip top hair design 1940s

helen mae green for steve bond images and tip top hair design 1940s

helen mae green for steve bond images and tip top hair design 1940s

helen mae green for steve bond images and tip top hair design 1940s

I don't think I can choose a favourite from these as I'm so happy with all of them! Next time will be 1960s - you may have already seen a little preview if you follow me on Facebook  and I'm also active on Twitter and Instagram where you can see more pictures, articles, and interesting things I find on the web.

Also, if you live in the UK, you can now order B├ęsame cosmetics from Tip Top's online store, and Jac will also be expanding with other lines soon. If you live close enough to visit the salon (Leicestershire) you can also get gift vouchers to spend in store.