Breaking the Rules of Style: Pinup/Rockabilly

I just finished filming my latest video because I’ve had girls reach out to me recently saying that they are getting into the Rockabilly/Pinup style but are feeling discouraged and not confident because they feel that they aren’t styling themselves the right way or other people are telling them that they’re not dressing or doing their makeup the correct way and that they don’t look like how a Pinup Girl should look. I THINK THAT IS ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE AND UNACCEPTABLE because the Pinup and Rockabilly Community is such a positive one and being a Pinup is all about having confidence and feeling beautiful and no one should ever put people down or tell them that they aren’t looking the right way. 

 In this video, I definitely give my opinions on the situation and clear up a few things and misconceptions. Enjoy and subscribe to my youtube channel if you haven’t already.

 

DISCLAIMER:  In this video, I’m talking about a very small group of individuals that take this lifestyle to seriously that are bringing down girls who are new to this lifestyle. I’m not talking about the majority of the pinup/rockabilly community. I love everyone in the pinup/rockabilly community!

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How to do Pinup Hair Rolls, Part One, Tease and Smooth.

   One of the things I get asked and complemented about the most is when I have my hair coiffed and have my hair rolls. Whether it’s a single “Barrel roll” or two “Victory Rolls,” people get intrigued on how I create them and they usually think it’s extremely complicated to do vintage hair styles. I completely understand why people would think that because I thought the same thing when I started getting thought I would never be able to do a roll or any cool pinup hair styles. Now I feel confident.  

   Because I get asked how I do my hair a lot, I decided to do and show a basic way on how to create them.  These are just the basics on how to get started and create rolls. Once you learn and practice, you’ll realize you can actually create them and to be able to do all different styles that include a roll because the basics never  Below are some photos of me with different hair roll looks. You might recognize one from my site in a past article long time ago to give examples.

   This is PART 1 of pinup hair basics which is how to properly tease your hair and how to smooth it to prep it for doing vintage hair styles, especially any kind of rolls. Tools you’ll need:  Rat-Tail Comb, smoothing brush, pomade or hair wax, and hairspray. First thing is how to Tease and Smooth. Teasing is definitely a must  for MANY vintage inspired hair do. To start teasing, part your hair into sections. Make sure they’re smaller sections makes teasing your hair a lot easier. It also gives you more volume and height with your hair.

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While holding one of your sections of hair, first make sure that you’re holding a section of hair tightly. Next take your rat tail comb and very quickly, move the comb in and out of your hair in a circular motions. To keep the volume and height, when you’re done teasing a section of hair, take some hairspray and spray at the roots of the section.

After you’re done teasing, you’re now ready to smooth. It’s important to smooth any frizz without ruining your tease. Take a tiny amount pomade or wax and rub it between your fingers to warm it up. Then gently smooth any pieces of hair you want to keep looking smooth. You can use your smoothing brush for this.

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   Just smooth out the outer layer of your hair. Don’t brush through your tease. 24730

 

   To set your hair wax Spray it with a little hairspray.

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   You are now ready to proceed with your vintage or pinup hair style. Get ready for Part 2.

 

 

 

 

My New Handbags

I love my handbag collection and wanted to show three new purses that I recently got within the last month.

If you read my past September article here on my favorite accessory brands and designers, “My Top Favorite Accessory Brands,” you definitely saw that Lux De Ville is one of my top favorite handbag brands. The first two bags below are from them.

My first new Lux De Ville purse  is the “Mini Lady Vamp Tote Venom” in Red Sparkle. Even though this bag is a mini bag, it is still a good size that still allows you to carry all your essentials. It comes with an attachable adjustable shoulder strap which can definitely come in handy. It also has small studded bullet feet which I absolutely love! I love purses and handbags with bullet feet! All Lux de Ville products come with cute detachable charms, and this red lady vamp one comes with a skull bauble with diamond rhinestone eyes.

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My other new Lux De Ville bag is the “Black Widow Hatbox” in all black. I love using hat boxes but don’t have any hat box purses so I was very excited to get this. It has really cool spiderweb stitching design which I love. It has a top handle and comes with an attachable adjustable strap also. It’s a very spacious bag with black and black leopard print inside. Like my red lady vamp tote venom, my black widow hatbox comes with the skull bauble. It has regular size bullet feet as well.

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My third new purse I bought myself is a different style than the first two but still just as fabulous. It is a purple colored vintage sequined clutch. It’s perfect for a night out and has a beautiful beaded and sequined design to it. It has an ornate metal detailing at the opening of this clutch with a short metal handle. It comes with removable metal shoulder chain also. It’s perfect for an evening out.

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Thank you for checking out my three new additions to my handbag collection. If you haven’t already, check out and read my article “My Top Favorite Accessory Brands” and definitely check out Lux De Ville’s website. Also if you’re interested in vintage handbags, there are plenty of resources online as well that can help you find a good one.

Outfit of the Day

I love showing off my outfits and yesterday I wore this to a doctor’s appointment. I donned my rocking dark blue jeans cuffed, a black and white frill and puffy sleeve blouse, my famous six inch heels, red hoops, and a new hair flower that I had just received. The flower is my favorite part of this look, especially with a victory roll pony tail hair do.

The flower is a beautiful white lily with yellow and green stems, black leaves, and the best part, black spiders. Even with the spiders, because of the colors and design of the lily, the flower clip doesn’t look super gothic or spooky which is nice because it can be versatile with a variety of outfits and looks.

Hope you enjoy these couple pictures of my outfit of the day and I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

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Psychobilly Look One

I’ve never done a psychobilly makeup tutorial or posted a lot of my psychobilly looks on here so I decided to change that. For those who don’t know what psychobilly is, here are some definitions.

Psychobilly is a rock music fusion genre that mixes elements of Rockabilly and Punk Rock. 

TheFreeDictionary.com defines it as “loud frantic rockabilly music.”

   About.com  says that it takes the traditional countrified  rock style know as rockabilly ramping up its speed to a sweaty pace, and combining it with punk rock, sci-fi, and horror film imagery.  SO DUH, OF COURSE I LOVE IT!

As far as my definition goes as psychobilly makeup, I believe it’s taking the traditional rockabilly makeup and amping it up with  bright colors, different color lipstick rather than classic red, different color combinations, more eyeliner, longer lashes, etc.

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Here is a blue and green psychobilly look and tutorial which is a color combo that I don’t use a lot in makeup. This look was a new one for me and was fun to do and play around with. MAKEUP SHOULD ALWAYS BE FUN! THAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING! IF MAKEUP ISN’T FUN, THAN REALLY WHAT’S THE POINT?

Enjoy and listed below are the colors and products I used:

EyeShadows:

First I used “Safe Word,” as a transition shade from the Jeffree Star Cosmetics palette, “Androgyny.” 

Second I used the green color “EXU,” from the Urban Decay Jean-Michel Basquiat palette. I spray MAC cosmetics Prep and Prime Fix on my brush before dipping it into the green.

Third color I used was also from the “Androgyny” palette in the dark blue shade, “Swallow,” just about my crease.

My crease color is from the Jeffree Star Cosmetics palette, “Beauty Killer” in the sparkly blue shade, “Expensive.” I sprayed my angled shadow brush again with the prep and prime to make the blue glitter pop and put it in my crease and slowly dragged it down to the outer corner of my lid.

The last color I used in my inner corners is “Rich Bitch” from “Beauty Killer.” I sprayed my detailed brush and pressed the glittery gold in the inner corners of my eyes to make them pop. 

I really love this color combination.

I did my eyeliner wings as normal but made them longer and more extreme. Underneath my eyes I took a small brush and lined my eyes in the two blue colors I used on top, darker at the outer corner, brighter blue towards the inner. I applied mascara to both top and bottom lashes and lined my waterline with Urban Decay 24/7 waterline in black.

For my highlight, I used my David Bowie highlighter from Bitch Slap Cosmetics and used blush from Stila in both “Romantic” and “Playful.”

Last for my lipstick, I used “Venus Fly Trap” from the Jeffree Star Cosmetics Chrome Collection. I normally wear my classic red lipstick with this look but I thought the green color was a fun alternative. 

My look was then complete and I’m very happy with how it turned out.

 

 

 

Vintage/Pinup Autumn/Winter Makeup Look

 

This look was really fun to create and even though it isn’t the classic vintage makeup look, it still has mostly vintage elements to it. Enjoy and below are all the products I used.

Primer: Bobbi Brown  Vitamin EnrichedFace Base

Foundation: Maybelline Fit Me, Matte/Poreless in 112 Natural Ivory

Concealer: Tarte Shape Tape in “Fair”

Setting Powder: Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Powder

Eye Shadows: “Tako” by Sugarpill and quad palette, “500 Addictive,” by Revlon Colorstay

Eyeliner: “Schwing,” by The Balm.

Mascara: Loreal Voluminous Butterfly in “Black/Noir 867.”

Brows: Dipbrow Pomade in “Chocolate,” by Anastasia of Beverly Hills.

Highlighter: Urban Decay Afterglow Palette in color “O.N.S”

Blush: Stila Convertible Color Compact in, “Lillium.”

Lipsticks: Jeffrey Star Cosmetics, velour liquid lip in, “Deceased,” and “Delicious.”

Brushes: For inner corner of eyes and under brow bone, I used the Rose Gold mini MAC Cosmetics brush in “535SE”

                 For base shadow, I used Morphe “M433”

For crease, I used Lab, Put A Lid On It, Angled Brush.

For my Highlight Brush, I used my fabulous smaller red rose highlight brush from Story Book Cosmetics.

Setting Spray: Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist