"A girl can't read that sort of thing without her lipstick." Holly Golightly
Today's costume idea is a classic costume, from a classic movie, "Breakfast At Tiffany's".
The beautiful, and very talented Audrey Hepburn was the main inspiration for today's post. I've wanted to try a Holly Golightly look for a while now, and it was actually one of the suggestions made during my contest (thanks VW!). This is my interpretation (also read as: this is the costume using only the items I had on hand, thus becoming "Breakfast At B's"), because yes, I am aware it's not the exact same look. I think that adds a bit more dimension though-making it your own by adding personal touches and calling it "Breakfast At (insert your name here)". For example, I don't have the mass of pearls, tiara or cigarette holder that she sports in this costume. What I do have, are two strings of costume pearls, an ornate butterfly hair comb, and a wooden pipe (same ideas, different items). The nice thing about this look is you can use either a long or short black dress for it. I went with long to emulate the promo image for the movie, but there are other images where it is closer to cocktail length.
I looked up some tutorials for the hair and basically winged it...lesson learned from this however, if you want your bouffant to actually look like a bouffant, don't just tease it-hairspray that sucker.
It was pretty simple once I figured out how I wanted it to look. Leave two section in the front down, separate from your temples back/up, and gather top portion for teasing. (Regret backcombing as your fingers get tangled, untangle them) Pin your newly teased bouffant into the height/shape you desire. Pin those two pieces of hair back around the same area you pinned your bouffant (I did this specifically to keep track of all the bobbi pins I used). Gather the rest of your hair and twist up/wrap/pin/pin/pin. This is where other people did a French twist...I don't quite know what I did...but it was out of the way, and didn't look terrible so I let it be (I seriously need to practice my hairstyling skills). Add your comb, tiara, or whatever accessory you're using for some added hair sparkle.
Hair DONE! The makeup was much simpler. Do your usual clean face, brushed hair (neither of which was done in that first picture) foundation thing- fill out your brows a bit if they are on the thin side like mine (Audrey Hepburn had beautiful, full brows). Line your top lid with a black liquid or gel eyeliner. Add a little flick at the end that extends a smidge (not a smudge) past your lid. Lay on the mascara. Add a pink gloss for a little color and shine, and a touch of blush to your cheeks.
Ta-da! Look at how classy you are!
Make sure to stay tuned - we only have a few costume posts left until the big day!