Last week, I got to spend a lovely evening with a rather creative friend – there's a hint there about which blogger she is - mainly chatting about our love for sewing and for vintage styles, whilst sipping some wine. I definitely got the better deal out of the evening, ending up with a new hairstyle and a genuine vintage dress!
I sat there like a good little customer, hoping that my friend (curious about her identity yet?) wouldn't get bored halfway through pin-curling my hair! I've always admired the vintage way in which she styles her hair and as I'm notoriously bad at styling mine, she agreed to help! Pin curling was so effective that I may even have to give it a go myself...they do say that practice makes perfect!
All pinned and ready for bed! Now that was an experience...sleeping with a full head of metal sure takes getting used to!
In the morning I unpinned and brushed thoroughly to get rid of the crispy mousse look and voila! Doesn't it look great?!?
Here's a full view of the vintage dress too, which is probably from the early 60s! My friend was going to sell it on Etsy, but then realised that it would be my size, so I got first dibs! I'm so glad I got to snap it up before anyone else, as the fit is near-perfect. I don't own any other vintage dresses, because I never find any I like that actually fit. So I'm over the moon with this Fred Howard number!
Back to the hair! The waves dropped a bit throughout the day, but even so it still looked tousled and voluminous. I genuinely loved it both ways. Here's what it looked like after a day at work.
Anyway, I bet you're dying to know who this amazing friend of mine is! Because I'm kind, I've arranged for you all to get to know her, so watch this space for an interview soon! In the meantime, I shall enjoy keeping you in suspense about her identity, but please do feel free to take a guess or two...