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Pinup and Rainbow Glam Makeup by Miss Mouse

Hello, Lovelies!

Today I am featuring a makeup artist from Texas that I found on Instagram, Mayra aka Miss Mouse. Check her out here.¬†She has an amazing eye for makeup and I love that she is into the retro glam look that I live for. I asked her to do a retro-inspired rainbow eye look; a few of my favorite things. ūüôā Below is how to get her complete pinup glam look.

Miss Mouse’s #retromodern¬†rainbow pinup look.

First, you start off with a simple smokey eye look. Click here for a 3-minute brown smokey eye tutorial! For a simple brown smokey eye, use Too Faced Chocolate Bar eyeshadow palette.

Next, add black eyeliner. I used NYX’s gel eyeliner in Jet Black. I don’t know if you’re like me but I Google everything! Check out wikiHow’s article on how to get the perfect winged eyeliner!
When in doubt wing it out!  Miss mouse adding the winged eyeliner.

When in doubt wing it out! Miss Mouse adding the winged eyeliner.

The Rainbow eyeliner!
Rainbow eyeliner how-to. 

1. Add the yellow eyeliner to the inner corner on top of the black wing you just created.

2. Next, add the bright pink eyeliner next to the yellow eyeliner.

3. Next, go over a little bit of the yellow eyeliner to mix in with the pink to give you an orange color.

4. Now add the light blue eyeliner all the way to the end of the wing.

5. For the final step, mix the blue eyeliner with some of the pink to get a pretty purple shade.

Eyeliner Details:
The Yellow gel liner is from Inglot in 84. For a budget-friendly option, I found a yellow eyeliner pencil from Yves Rocher in Lemon Yellow.
The blue gel liner is also from Inglot in¬†88. For those on a budget,¬† I suggest Essence’s long lasting eyeliner in Turquoise.¬†Last but not least, is the¬†pink gel eyeliner from Tarte in¬†Bubblegum Pink.¬†For the budget conscious, I would go for Nyx’s Vivid Brights Cr√®me Color in Love Overdose.

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Complete Rainbow Cat eye look. Super glam!

Completed rainbow glam eye look. Love!

For the finishing touches, and to complete the look add eyelashes¬†(which give this look more drama), use a black pencil liner to your waterline, and then add two coats of your favorite mascara and voil√† your done! ūüôā

Lips:

For the lips, Miss Mouse is wearing her favorite red lipstick (a retro matte lipstick) in the shade All Fired Up.

The Finale!

Hair:

Next, curl your hair with a wide barrel curling iron to complete this retro-modern look and don’t forget to throw on a cute pinup print dress. ūüôā You can find some really cute ones on Modcloth. Lastly, I was able to find an article on 42 pinup hairstyles, a must read if you ask me.¬†

Thanks for reading our first #retromodern beauty post! Stay tuned for more posts like this. ūüôā

Keep smiling,

~Ruth

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Feed Your Head Vintage: Collaboration

Hello everyone,

First off we made it to Friday! Woohoo. ūüôā

Anyway, I am excited to share to share my first collaboration with Feed Your Head Vintage. They are an online retailer based out of Leeds Yorkshire. They specialize in one of a kind quality vintage Bohemian, festival wear, from the 60s, 70s, 80s, some 40s and 50s, and even the Bangin 90s!  Below is their exclusive SS15 fashion shoot.

According to Mags from Feed Your Head Vintage, “The scenes in Leeds¬†are about festival culture, which is why there‚Äôs a focus on friendship. Festivals there are about having fun, letting your hair down and being with your closest friends.” The outfits featured here include:

Look #1: Festival

Purple Flower Power

The 1st model, is wearing Lilac Dungarees, Over Sized Purple Floral Headress, with a fabulous 70s boho waistcoat (Click on the links to shop!)

Festival, friends, fun!

The second model¬†is wearing a 90s vintage Wallis¬†floral Maxi dress¬†with the model’s own vintage headscarf. ūüôā

Look #2: Leeds Vibes

Mags says, “this is very much a local look which is shot in our local area of Leeds City in the UK. Here we have a great music scene of house/techno, indie, and rock, and the look is very much based on our love for good music and how to score these summer looks!”

Below the model is sporting an Oshkosh Denim Pinafore Dress, with a reworked vintage fabric crop top (Click here to buy: Vintage Red and Navy Bandeau Crop Top)

Feed Your Head-Fashion Shoot

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The model on the left is wearing her own red crop top with a vintage pleather skirt.

You have made it to the end of this post??  I hope you enjoyed this fun photo shoot!

All my best,

~Ruth

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Collaboration with the Drag Queen: Burlesque Elephant!

Hello Lovelies,
 
Happy Friday! I got a chance to collaborate with the lovely Burlesque Elephant aka Aimee Coffland. She is a lady drag queen from Cali. She loves retro fashion like I do and drag. Two of my favorite things. ūüėČ She hails from Sacramento, CA but her family hails from the Midwest as I do! Anyway, during her free time, she gets to release her creative energy¬†as a drag queen. You can find her on Instagram. ¬†Below is her fashion shoot as Aimee and as her alter ego Burlesque Elephant. ¬†Without further ado, here’s our collaboration.¬†
Fashion warm up!
Me: Which decade is your favorite for fashion inspiration?
Burlesque Elephant: ¬†My favorite decade is the ’60s because they had the best peace, love, and Rock n’ Roll! ¬†But for fashion, I think it is the 1920s because there was a lot of regal gem encrusted couture and dark black dramatic eye makeup. ¬†Especially in France.
Me: Where did the name Burlesque Elephant come from?
Burlesque Elephant: ¬†I’ve always been obsessed with burlesque because their fashion seems so delicate, thin, and glamorous. ¬†Plus, I love elephants. ¬†I mean who’s ever seen a burlesque elephant? Also, I‚Äôm representing the not so thin woman (which is awesome), by displaying myself as if I was a wispy woman! My drag name is a body beautiful name. ¬†ūüôā
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¬†I noticed when I read Burlesque Elephant’s description of her outfits she screamed fashion dreamer! ¬†I love this about her. ūüôā

“I am going to start with one of my favorite pieces, it’s called the Wicked Black Burlesque Pony. ¬†I made this piece from a red witch hat I found at a Halloween store. ¬†The exterior is made mostly from a pair of old leather gloves that I repurposed. It took a lot of hot glue, spare jewelry, and a wild and loving imagination to put this hat together. ¬†This piece is near and dear to my heart because it is what I imagine a spooky old Hollywood witch would wear if she were to perform in a Halloween burlesque show¬†(very cool). It’s sexy and magical. ¬†This hat would make anyone feel romantic and dominating.”

“My show pony is my Ziegfeld follies hat, it’s my pride and joy.”¬†For those who don’t know,¬†Ziegfeld Follies was an¬†elaborate¬†series¬†of Broadway productions in the 1900s.¬† Aimee continues, I purchased the faux fur hat in an antique shop in Old Auburn. The moment I saw it I knew I could make something amazing out of it. I had pink champagne pearls, light pink cellophane fabric, a gem-encrusted feather broach, and some big pink sequins, that I just needed to use to awaken my couture. It was a lot of fun making it because everything I did to this hat inspired me to be more regal and fantasy inspired. ¬† When I wear my hat I feel like a Russian ice princess wandering through a frozen pink castle in the winter night. I have worn this hat to a finale party for Ru Paul’s Drag Race for a show pony look that was inspired by Fruit Stripe gum and My Little Pony. ¬†Fantasy and fun are alive and well within my fashion!”

Aimee continues, talking about her favorite animal, elephants!“I have been in love and adoration with elephants all my life. I made my Elephant Empress headdress in tribute to the danger that they are subjected to every day. ¬†They have to be strong and brave to survive the conditions poachers and big industries/corporations subject them to. ¬†I believe that elephants still rule their land despite the extinction they face every day. ¬†When I wear my headdress, I am overcome with honor and pride. ¬†Sometimes elephants need horns or tusks to fight for themselves, so I’ve included a pair of purple ones that illuminate this look. ¬† This look is an Asian elephant inspired piece that gives me pride when I wear it.”

Burlesque Elephant’s¬†handmade drag couture.

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Ready to take on the night!

Lovely hat handmade by Burlesque Elephant.

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The eyes say it all!

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Aimee’s #Retromodern 1920s Inspired Look

“My 20s inspired red dress and earrings are one of my favorite vintage-inspired looks. I got this red dress from the SPCA thrift store years ago in Roseville. When I saw it I couldn‚Äôt believe anyone would want to let this dress go because it was such a perfect dress for its era. ¬†I had a flashback to the Roaring Twenties and felt that I could transform myself into a starlet by dawning this dress. ¬†It is vintage and makes me feel beautiful. I paired it with glitzy red ruby earrings that sparkle and shine like red hearts of the ocean. ¬†I also pinned up my hair to make the whole look complete and cute.”¬†I absolutely love this outfit and the ’20s is such an inspiring decade for fashion!

11251046_861982030555348_7136854995214623027_nAimee’s vintage find: A 1920s lovely red polka dotted dress

Who doesn‚Äôt like a Paris inspired look? This outfit was worn to see a Peaches Christ production of The Witches of Eastbay.”

I hope you enjoyed this collaboration as much as I did, it was a lot of fun working with Aimee. I loved that she was so willing to share her creative outlet.  I  also love, love working with unique and creative women like Aimee who have something to say!  

All my best,

~Ruth ūüôā

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Feed Your Head Vintage: Collaboration.

Hello everyone,

First off we made it to Friday! Whoo hoo. ūüôā

Anyway, I am excited to share to share my first collaboration with Feed Your Head Vintage. They are online retailer based out of Leeds Yorkshire. They specialize in one of a kind quality vintage Bohemian, festival wear, from the 60s, 70s, 80s: some 40s and 50s and even the naughty 90s!  Below is their exclusive SS15 fashion shoot.

According to Mags from Feed Your Head Vintage, “The scenes in Leeds¬†are about festival culture, which is why there‚Äôs a focus on friendship. Festivals there are about having fun, letting your hair down and being with your closest friends.” The outfits featured here include:

Look #1: Festival

Purple Flower Power

The 1st model, is wearing Lilac Dungarees, Over Sized Purple Floral Headress, with a fabulous 70s boho waistcoat (Click on the links to buy)

Festival, friends, fun!

The second model, is wearing a 90s vintage Wallis¬†floral Maxi dress¬†with the model’s own vintage headscarf. ūüôā

Look #2: Leeds Vibes

Mags says, “this is very much a local look which is shot in our local area of Leeds City in the UK. Here we have a great music scene of house/techno, indie and rock and the look is very much based on our love for good music and how to score these summer looks!”

Below the model is sporting an Oskosh Denim Pinafore Dress, with a reworked vintage fabric crop top (Click here to buy: Vintage Red and Navy Bandeau Crop Top)

Feed Your Head-Fashion Shoot

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The model on the left is wearing  her own red crop top with a vintage pleather skirt!

You have made it to the end of this post!  I hope you enjoyed this photo shoot!

All my best,

~Ruth