A little extra prettiness....

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

You know those internet tangents you sometimes go on? When you click to a link from a blog you love to read, and you find yourself learning something new that you wouldn't have even dreamed of normally only to find yourself on one of your newest, favourite blogs? Let me explain myself a little bit better....

I was reading on Bronwyns blog High Fashion Mountain (Bron is also the brains and beauty behind R.W Scissors — awesome blog, you should read it if you don't already) about her foray into the You Tube world of hairstyle tutorials. Well, I made the mistake of clicking to watch one.... 4 hours later that night, and I had come across two lovely ladies channels; LisaFreemontSt and ElegantlyAmused that do the most amazing tutorials on Pin Up hairstyles, 1940's techniques and the odd make up tutorial. I was hooked and of course had to try it for myself....

One of the lovely ladies, Casey, that I had come across also has her own blog, full of vintage goodies and general sweetness Casey's Elegant Musings. It's so good that I am slowly working my way back through her entire blog, just so that I don't miss anything! Here are a few of my favourite posts so far:
Wedding Wonderment (her wedding was featured on the Martha Stewart Weddings blog!)
How To Refashion a Cardigan she does the most amazing job at turning old things into new wonders
1920's Chemise Inspired Top gorgeous tutorial that I'm going to try sometime soon

And of course she has the most lovely photo's on Flickr of her outfits, inspiration and hairstyles....



Discovering all this stuff was just what I needed, I've been in a hair rut for ages. I've been growing out my fringe for the last year and I was so tempted to cut it back — but now I can save all that hard work and try out some more of these styles (and possibly frighten the boyfriend...). I of course had a go at Pin Curls, the curls themselves were great, I just couldn't get moulding them quite right — something I am sure will come with plenty of practice...

My first ever Pin Curl set, excuse the fuzz

Another lovely place I discovered through Casey's blog was Colette Patterns — she creates vintage inspired sewing patterns, I have bought for myself this lovely skirt pattern. I can see myself making plenty of them to wear all year round as it's a similar style to my favourite Summer skirt. I've bought a bunch of patterns lately so I'll do a proper post with all my lovely garments when they are made.


*sigh* back to work I go, I hope you enjoy this loveliness as much as I do...

Jess xx

Brumby  – (March 24, 2010 at 12:21 PM)  

Casey's Blogs is one of my favourites too, cannot recall how I discovered her but a. her blog is pretty without being fussy, b. she is super adorable, and c. she makes some beautiful and inspiring garments. I smiled the other day when I saw it was a year since your last hair cut, makes me feel less guilty about my 6 months.

FaerySarah  – (March 24, 2010 at 2:07 PM)  

wowzers! great post... now to spend ANOTHER hour or so procrastinating *fingers crossed baby stays asleep*

Jennie  – (March 24, 2010 at 3:40 PM)  

Wow! Makes you look so different - looks great!
(& sorry, I meant to give you a doll the other day!)

Bam Bam Creative  – (March 25, 2010 at 9:12 AM)  

Sorry Sarah! Haha — thanks for your comments everyone xx

garcia.mari  – (March 28, 2010 at 8:12 PM)  

Awesome! Usually when I dress up to go out I do the retro look (cause I just can't do club girl thing, ew) and I can never get the hair right...thanks for sharing!

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Bam Bam Creative makes boutique and vintage inspired homewares and childrens homewares — all made by hand with a lot of love and attention.

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