faking the forties

Following on from my last post, with regards to my absolute hair-setting failure, I decided to attempt the ol’ victory rolls. ‘This’, I thought, ‘must be achievable at least. It doesn’t look that hard – Fleur of ‘Diary of a Vintage Girl’ fame looks like she could do it with one hand tied behind her back’. Unfortunately, I am not she, and couldn’t manage to cobble it together with two hands and a pile of hairgrips, let alone one. I stumbled across a Youtube channel the other day, (I didn’t bookmark or subscribe to it, and am absolutely kicking myself now) which showed that if you twist your hair a certain way, it looks remarkably like a victory roll. I tried it, and voila! A pretty convincing vintage-style hairdo. It’s just a shame it’s ruined by the mane of rats tails that I call my hair – I honestly don’t think I’ve ever been more excited about a haircut in my life!

Today, rather than wrestling with my unmanageable bonce, I decided to venture into the world of headscarves. The weather here has been positively sticky, which called for my new vintage spotty tapered trousers (yet again, bought for the vintage fair, now kept in my wardrobe…) which are deliciously light and airy, and a loose cheesecloth style vintage blouse. I was comfortable all day long, but still dressed appropriately when the rain appeared and the thunder pealed….

PS – I’m in love with Picnik and its Cross Process feature!


  1. Missy Vintage
    June 28, 2011 / 7:30 pm

    Fleur does make it look effortless! Practice is key, but even then, you know what hair is like it still my not behave. I really like the twist though, and the brown and cream brogues in the second picture are simply fabulous x

  2. softspoken
    June 28, 2011 / 7:49 pm

    i think your hair is super cute and you should give it a little more credit – ha! also, i'm in a huge trouser phase and yours are divine.

  3. A Thrifty Mrs
    June 30, 2011 / 5:28 pm

    Love that outfit and your house looks fab.It took me years to master victory rolls and even now I have to concentrate and spend an age doing it.

  4. two birds
    July 8, 2011 / 6:14 pm

    i love how you look in that scarf. and that whole picture is fabulous, from the great living room to the vintage effect…love it!

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