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.

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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.

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Cheeks:

MAC Cosmetics Sheertone Powder Blush Pink Swoon.

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

Lips:

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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