Let's start at the very beginning. A very good place to start. The head. I would say try to aim for BIG HAIR. Consider using big curlers or soda cans to create a loos curl and then tease the heck out of it. But make sure it remains smooth looking (we don't want a rats nest on top of your head). If you feel more like an up do, consider a french twist. Nothing too crazy, just simple and classic. If you want to be very committed you could always try the beehive.
|everyday 60's hair|
|Images from a 60's Vogue|
Now for makeup. You'll want to go for big eyes and pale, translucent skin. This means lots and lots of mascara, maybe even some false eyelashes, and highlighting your eyelid crease with the cat eye look. Everything else should be rather pale; pale skin (if you can) and pale lips, nude or light coral lip stick. Top it off with nude or coral nail polish
|See how striking her eyes are?|
|Did you know that Elizabeth had two layers of eyelashes due to a rare heart disease?|
How 'bout we get dressed now. We are going to stay quite conservative and simple from the 50's but with a few changes. This means shirt waist dresses, turtle necks (YAY!), pencil skirts, blouses, and tailored jackets. Stay away from flashy colors and patterns and instead stick with pastels and simple floral patterns. For skirts (pants didn't start to be really worn by women until the later half part of the decade) and jackets try navy, tweed, and dark browns.
|WHen in doubt, just go for a pencil skirt and a blouse. |
This of course is a picture from Madmen, not actually the 60's
|An old McCall's Pattern|
|Jackie is always a good role model|
|Another old pattern|
|Twiggy is a good inspiration too, though this is from a little later in the decade|
Once again, the style stayed pretty close to those in the end of the 50's. Try for classic pumps in nudes, pastels, and deep colors or saddle shoes. Remember to always match your purse with your heels!
|Saddle Shoes, I wish I had these…|
|THese are actually from Polyvore, but I thought they looked appropriate|
Just think Breakfast at Tiffany's. Pearls and simple diamonds.
|Definitely top it off with a cat, that certainly makes for a classic look|
Are you all ready now to go out looking like you jumped right out of the early 1960's, I sure hope you are! If you are interested in learning more, please get inspiration from Twiggy, Sharon Tate, Pattie Boyd, Jackie Kennedy, Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor.
I will leave you now with this darling picture of Twiggy
|isn't she adorable?|
"Grand Central Station, and step on it, darling"
tata for now!