When it came to looking extra special, the women of the 40s and 50s knew just how to turn on the glamour! And that’s why so many of us love going vintage for special occasions, such as Christmas.
So when Wendy, Jacki and Moira contacted us with a plea for a new look for this Christmas, we turned to our vintage experts, who promptly transformed our three modern girls into glamorous, sophisticated sirens.
“A vintage makeover gives every woman a new confidence,” said Kirstie
Cornwall of Lady Jane Vintage, a hair and beauty salon which specialises in 1940s, 1950s and 1960s chic. “Nowadays, having your hair styled and make-up applied is a special treat but every woman should have a vintage makeover at least once – it’s the ideal Christmas present!”
Kirstie and the Lady Jane Vintage team provide a unique styling experience which starts with waistcinching shapewear for an hourglass figure. Finish your outfit with sexy seamed tights.
“The vintage look will never go out of date,” continued Kirstie. “It’s not just the latest trend, this is timeless beauty.
“Vintage is just so classic and undeniably stylish – especially 1950s vintage looks. Almost all women of the 1950s wore red lipstick and never left the house without styling their hair – and that’s how I think women should be.”
Her own outfits, hair and make-up are heavily influenced by the 50s.
“Was there ever a more enchanting period of time?” exclaimed Kirstie, who also stocks vintage fashions and bridal wear in her salon and the Lady Jane Vintage website. “The 1950s were fun and flirty yet so sophisticated. I’m only sad I wasn’t there to experience it!
“However, I’m very happy to say that the classic 50s look, which is defined by two silhouettes – the wide circle skirt and the slimline pencil skirt – is becoming more and more popular. Personally, I like them both – although I love all things vintage so perhaps I’m not the best person to comment!”
Stepping up the style in polka dots and lace
Kirstie works on Moira’s transformation