We can do it!WWII Propaganda poster of Rosie the Riveter
This post allowed me to work on my hairstyling technique with the introduction of styles such as victory rolls, pin curls, and bumper bangs. I decided to go with victory rolls as they are a classic homage to the 40s and subtle appreciation of the pin up girl styles in this era.
The War Years
- Popular music of the era: Jazz and Blues
- Dances of the era: Swing Dance
- Films of the era: Casablanca, It’s a Wonderful Life, Pinocchio
- Books of the era: 1984, The Little Prince, For Whom the Bell Tolls
- History of the era: Pearl Harbor, D-Day, The Bikini makes its debut
This photoshoot took inspiration from popular hairstyles such as victory rolls and brighter colors coming back into play in the late 40s. Floral prints and cap sleeves as well as a more feminine form was becoming favored in women’s styles. Interestingly enough, I don’t own a blouse with a rounded color like I was seeing in my research of 40’s styles, but I did have a stand alone collar from a costume that I was able to pair with the top I chose and they worked really well together!
For makeup I used minimal eye makeup and introduced a warmer and brighter red lipstick with this decade. I also tried my hand at the popular victory rolls. Even with modern tools such as curling irons, it was quite a challenge to create rolls that kept their shape!
I hope you enjoyed my depiction of style during “The War Years”, the 1940s. Stay tuned for the next post in this series, “The 1950s: The Fabulous 50s”!