The Pretty Dress Company has become one of my top 5 favorite brands to buy dresses from. The quality, fit, and styles are drool-worthy and their dresses make me feel amazing when I wear them. I know many people have a little bit of an issue with the prices but I can promise you that you get exactly what you pay for-A high quality well structured gorgeous fitting dress that will last a long time. There are so many companies out their charging an arm and leg for dresses that don’t even come close to the quality and fit of Pretty Dress Company. I happen to have this silhouette in 4 different prints (Have you guys seen my last TPDC post?) and can honestly say they are some of the best pieces in my wardrobe. I also have the circle skirt version of this dress in a powder blue that I absolutely cannot wait to wear before it gets too cold. Until then, I want to bask in the glory of this Fatale Hot Pink Lux crepe pencil dress. This gorgeous pink color gives me life! I love that I can pair it with my vintage leopard faux fur stole, Legacy Works silver hoop earrings, pink Polaroid cat eye sunglasses, and patent leather accessories for a Barbie feel. I also wore a vintage lucite pink bangle I bought at Savers for $2. Though I love me some Barbie, I was really inspired by Elsa Schiaparelli when I accessorized this dress. I happen to have a vintage hat box that caught my eye while getting dressed that inspired me to contrast with black! And well, the leopard came later when I realized leopard and hot pink are the perfect combo. The color looks different from the images on the site because there is a vintage Vsco filter on these images. It’s not as hot pink as you see here. I also wore my vintage Schiaparelli hat box as a purse because you know I live for fashion-drama. Added one of my vintage pink suitcases for an outfit post and voila! Special thanks to my friend Daniel for capturing my outfits so beautifully! He just gets me!
The 1950s reigns supreme as one of the most glamorous era’s of our time. Both men and women were always dressed to the nines and there was never a need for an occasion. Women wore hats and gloves and bags that matched their shoes and dresses. They even had fashionable undergarments and stockings to match. Men wore suits and embraced bow ties, tie bars, and lapels. Women pin curled their hair and men were clean-shaven with their neatly greased pompadours. Everyone looked sharp so it’s no surprise why this era continues to inspire people today.
One of the most common questions I receive as someone who also embraces 1950s fashion is: How do I pull off the pinup look?
Most women think it’s a truly difficult task to look like a 1950s pinup but it’s actually pretty simple. You do not have to wear vintage to achieve the perfect pinup look. There are tons of modern-day clothing that fit the mold of 50s fashion. You can even make a modern outfit look retro with the right accessories. It’s all about being creative and not overthinking it. For example: a pencil skirt that is high-waisted is the perfect pinup staple. Anything high-waisted is perfect for a pinup look so this means, skirts, jeans, shorts, and etc. It automatically gives you a 50s look instantly and since it’s trending right now, you shouldn’t have a hard time finding items that cinch at the waist to give you that hourglass shape.
But lets start from scratch here. I am going to give you a simple guide that I use to achieving the perfect pinup look..
I always get messages and comments from you dolls on where to find retro style pants and capris for curvy shapes and now I am here to deliver! The great thing about the styles I am about to show you is that they work with ALL body types! I know it’s just harder for the curvier girls to find vintage pants that fit so I had to make it my duty to show you all some of MY favorites since Fall and Winter are just around the corner! Read More
[Image by Lucy La Riot]
You guys have been asking me to do a class for a while now and I am FINALLY doing one in NY where I will share all of my style and beauty secrets! This is the only class I will be doing this year so make sure you book your seat as spots are limited!
See more about this event below:
Our first class for the fall sessions of Brooklyn Pinup School will be taught by none other than the original #brooklynpinup herself, @vintagevandal
On September 17th Jasmin will teach “Pinup Style in a New York Minute” where she will cover hair, makeup, posing, style & fashion. Not only will you learn all of her tips and secrets, but you’ll be going home with an amazing goodie bag filled with Jasmin’s favorite products and discounts from her favorite brands.
After party and vip styling event will be held at the Slapback store in Brooklyn where you will get vip access to discounts and a one-on-one styling session with Jasmin whilst listening to some great tunes! There will also be food, drinks, and Sweets by Jack’s Sweet Somethings!
You don’t want to miss this — Visit brooklynpinupschool.com for more info or email now to reserve your spot – firstname.lastname@example.org!
Everybody knows, Saturday at Viva Las Vegas is the day you sport your hottest evening attire. It’s actually my favorite night to attend Viva because I get to see so many gorgeous gals in their sparkling vintage cocktail dresses. I was super stoked to finally wear my vintage style sari dress by @RedheadsVintage. I had been searching for a vintage one for ages and decided to just cave and get a brand new one made. However, the fabric may be vintage so this piece may still have a little history. Regardless, It was super fun to wear and though I wasn’t planning on channeling Princess Jasmin, the top photo above begs to differ. Canadian babes, Nisaan and Kassandra look like Belle and Aurora and I happen to look like Princess Jasmin lololol! I love happy accidents haha. Princess Jasmin is one of my favorite Disney princesses too so I was totally cool with this haha. Anyway, I wore my vintage leucite springolators and some beautiful Indian jewelry I bought back in NY years ago to match my dress. For a purse I wore a vintage gold clutch to match the gold accents on the dress. I wish I could have gotten better outfit shots but I was too busy meeting and greeting everyone that I only got to take a few. I love that I am able to see my friends from all over the world in one place during Viva. These nights are always unforgettable. Read More