I went Xmas shopping at the weekend and my eye caught the girls on the Benefit make-up counter dressed up in forties style. One of them ended up defining my eyebrows, putting mascara on my mum and selling us £100 worth of products as pressies for us!
I love the idea of having a retro style and admire people with the confidence to wear it everyday. On the occasion I wear red lipstick, I instantly feel more glamorous and I’d love to experiment more with vintage. I was eyeing up the Benefit girl’s pin curls, which I might have to try at Xmas.
I think nowadays most people are pretty casual and that’s probably why I adore old school glamour as it’s so different to how we are now. I’m not sure I’m ready to go full out forties style but I shall try to channel some retro style when I can.
If in doubt, I shall look to the ultimate glamour puss style icon, the always inspirational Marilyn Monroe!
“I don’t mind being burdened with being glamorous and sexual. Beauty and femininity are ageless and can’t be contrived, and glamour, although the manufacturers won’t like this, cannot be manufactured. Not real glamour; it’s based on femininity.”
― Marilyn Monroe
Do you have a glamourous alter-ego you wish you could let out?!
Posted by Victoria-writes on November 29, 2011
After the last couple of philosophical blogs, I wanted to write something a bit more light hearted!
I love shopping. If I can find a shop somewhere then I will. I don’t spend a fortune, the high street is where I head to but I love to browse and I love to buy!
Yesterday was shopping day. This is what I got:
- Shoes from Office – tan loafers and black lace up ankle boots
- Cardigan from Gap – navy and brown with some cool fringe and buckle details
- A poka dot scarf from Accessorize
- A knitted skirt with heart pattern from ASOS.com
I also picked this up from HMV:
I have totally fallen in love with ‘Rolling in the Deep’ – she has an amazing voice and this album is a great showcase for her talent.
My shopping style
I think I’ve always loved to buy clothes and shop and while some people can’t stand trapsing around for hours, I love it and have amazing will power to stick it out until I find want I’m looking for. Often I go out for a particular thing but end up with something completely different but yesterday I found 2 pairs of shoes that I really needed. I’m a handbag girl and often forget about shoes so they were a must buy.
I read fashion mags and keep an eye on trends but adapt to suit me. I work in London in a casual office so can pretty much wear what I like and have to be comfortable travelling on the tube. I’m not really dress, more of a jeans and leggings girl but I’m girly with it – I love a cute pattern or quirky style. I also like wearing scarves and ballet pumps.
What’s your shopping style?
Posted by Victoria-writes on January 30, 2011