Wartime Intrigue




A very sexy re-imagining of WWII military. Not sure of the model’s name or where this was featured, drop me a line if you recognize it.

UPDATE 13/12/09: Just stumbled across these shots again on the photographer’s website. They are by UK photographer Steven Kearney, and you can check out his portfolio here: www.stephenkearney.co.uk

Source: Hairspiration

The Great Victory Roll Folly


Victory rolls are a favorite hairstyle for swing girls, but so often I see this little mistake.  If you have a round face, be careful not to leave the rolls too loose, causing the hair to balloon out at the temples. This will just make your face look rounder. Go for fullness at the top, not at the sides.

Because Naomi here is cute as a button, she absolutely gets away with it, but you can see how tightening up the rolls at the side (done here with the help of handy Photoshop), makes the look more elegant.

Of course, the opposite is true if you have a long, narrow face – then if you have a lot of height at the top and nothing at the sides, you can end up looking a bit like a Praying Mantis…


Just saying…

Anyway, here’s Dita doing Victory Rolls in fine style, and a few vintage shots to inspire.

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WAVES 1943

Thanks to Glamour Daze for these beautiful images of the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from WWII:

“Waves (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) added a real touch of glamour to the navy during the second world war with the help of Fashion label Mainbocher and the beautiful recruitment posters designed by illustrator John Falter and McClelland Barclay.

Throughout the nation, recruiting posters were placed in countless prominent public locations. One might see Falter’s and Barclay’s designs several times throughout the day during 1943. The Navy often reused the same designs for multiple formats with differing text. Posters hung in post offices, libraries, grocery and department stores, on billboards and even in public restrooms. Car cards, or smaller rectangular posters, were mounted in subway cars by transit authorities in major metropolitan areas. Window cards were displayed in the storefronts of businesses.”

Check out the US Navy website section on Waves.

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