How I created a 1940’s look for the Marine Ball

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The first week I arrived in Baku I attended my first social event: The Marine Ball at the Four Seasons Hotel. However, I still hadn’t received my belongs, so I didn’t have an evening dress available. I only had a bag with basic makeup and clothing articles.

I did not yet know the city in order to go shopping so my best option was to wear the Pleated Dress from Zara that I bought a month before in Manhattan. It was a simple dress, but I knew I could make something beautiful with it.

The most important factor to making a look is not necessarily the dress or its brand, but the knowledge and creativity to do it. This Zara dress inspired me to create a 1940’s look. Even being in a new city without most of my tools, I knew I could do it.

I always have admired actresses like Rita Hayworth and Veronica Lake. Creating a vintage look is a definite art form, and getting just the right look takes practice and time.



This was the result with the complementing accessories:

Clutch Bag: Accessorize

Belt: Nordstrom

Shoes: BCBG Max Azria

Earrings: Monet


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For the makeup I trusted in M.A.C. Cosmetics.



MAC Cosmetics Sheertone Powder Blush Pink Swoon.

The preferred shades of the Forties consist of bright coral pinks and rose pink shades.


Russian Red B21 Matte Lipstick

MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Lip Pencil Crayon a Levres

Lip color is the most memorable way to achieve a vintage look. Also, lip liner is a must to define the shape of your mouth and help prevent the lipstick from straying outside that line.

Vintage Waves from the Golden Age

I used my 1 1/4" Flipperless Curling Wand Hot Tools curling wand to create a retro hairstyle. This is an excellent tool which you can create any kind of wave with. This innovative wand lets you to use your imagination to design gorgeous and long-lasting waves.

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I hope you like it!

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