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
Shoes: BCBG Max Azria
For the makeup I trusted in M.A.C. Cosmetics.
The preferred shades of the Forties consist of bright coral pinks and rose pink shades.
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.
I hope you like it!