A wise girl knows her limits, a smart girl knows that she has noneMarilyn Monroe
I was very excited to attempt some bumper bangs as a classic 50’s style to pair with this look! And I couldn’t help some overly “oops” faces as a classic homage to the 50s housewife art.
The Fabulous 50s
- Popular music of the era: Introduction of Rock and Roll
- Dances of the era: Jump Swing
- Films of the era: Singin In the Rain, Cinderella, Ben Hur
- Books of the era: The Catcher in the Rye, On the Road, Charlotte’s Web
History of the era: Korean War Begins, Color TV, Elvis Presley
I took some inspiration from Audrey Hepburn and the circle dress which was made popular in the 1950s. Speaking of dresses, this dress is ironically vintage, but from the 80s and belonged to my mother! But we were able to modify it and now it looks older vintage, which is pure irony. And of course, you can’t go wrong with some pearl accessories!
For makeup I introduced a winged liner, pink lipstick, and blush to this look. For hair, as someone who does not have natural bangs, I was able to create the bumper bang look with the help of a donut bun maker cut in half. And a whole lot of bobby pins and hairspray!
I hope you enjoyed my depiction of style during “The Fabulous 50’s”. Stay tuned for the next post in this series, “The 1960s: The Swinging Sixties”!