Justify My Love style

A true test of self awareness is constantly trying to update and better yourself, I’m never one to think ‘oh i have done everything I could do, so I must be done with life’ and upgrading your style is no exception. Madonna has become my most current style inspiration, she is a legend in every way but early 90’s Madonna really tugs at my vintage heart. Although her 1920’s looks were beyond anything I could ever dream, her Justify My Love era, was in fact Madonna at her best. Sensual, sexual, provocative, and to some even offensive, the video for Justify My love was banned from MTV back in 1990. Looking at the video now in 2017 really goes to show you how time changes perception, as it’s now pretty tamed compared to what we have seen since. The video still stands as a sensual piece of art though.

 

 

Madonna looks beautifully and effortlessly glamorous in black in this video, black coat, black lingerie, black stockings, heavily lined eyes eyes, Marilyn esque hair. Everything about this looks screams vintage femme fatale, something that I have always found in myself. Although I am no Madonna, I am having fun using this as my current style inspiration. Here is my first attempt at this look, I think it could definitely used some more eyeliner and volume!

 

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Top: Forever 21

Bra: Agent Provocateur

Hair in distress

As I allowed myself to become consumed by vintage films, photographs and the like, I found myself really dreading my way too long locks and just couldn’t help but feel envious over the silent film stars of the past. Now, i had grown my hair out with vintage style intentions, but my very hectic mom life proved that it was just far too difficult to actually keep up that look, and my hair spent most of the last 2 years in a very ugly bun. Not the least stylish at all. I don’t know if it was impulse, or the new year vibes or just months of hating my frizzy, tangled nest on my head, but I said I am doing this. I literally walked across the street minutes after and had it all chopped off. I went through the periods of grief, denial, regret, depression…but now here we are 3 days later and I actually feel like this was the perfect way to begin my year. Whether I will keep it is unsure, but I do feel like this was the best thing I could have done for my self esteem. Long hair can feel like a security blanket, and I did tell myself I was going to stop being a comfortable baby this year.

 

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