Even if I tend to dress in a more contemporary style, I've always had a soft spot in my heart for beautiful vintage and vintage-inspired pieces. I guess I hold that from my wonderful Grandma who was a couturier and who used to make me the most beautiful little dresses, skirts and blouses. Unfortunately, she passed away too soon, before I could fully appreciate her golden hands (you can see one of her amazing designs here). I can only daydream about all the gorgeous pieces she could have made for me now, if she was still here.
When I discovered Shabby Apple a few months ago, I couldn't believe my eyes. I felt like I was transported back to my childhood, when I used to flip through my Grandma's perfectly preserved fashion magazines from 50s and 60s. All those feminine fabrics, flattering cuts, lace detailings and glamorous pearls speaked directly to my heart. I wanted to shop (in fact I still do) almost every single piece, and I now my Gran would approve! I've put together pieces from a few of my favorite collections: feel free to swoon with me over their beauty and perfection. Do you have a personal favorite?
If you, like me, are ready to jump on the vintage-inspired train, it's very important not to overlook your beauty routine. Flawless skin, kissable pink cheeks, winged eyeliner, glamorous red lips and full lashes are all part of vintage beauty arsenal. You may not want to use them all at the same time (you don't want to look too costumey on a random day), but you should definitely give them a try, for these are beauty trends that will never ever go out of style. And why not go all the way with Benefit, a brand that has made vintage-inspired packaging its very own trademark? I'm already a huge fan of their HighBeam and Porefessional primer, and I'd be happy to fill my vanity with any of their cute and adorable designs!
1. Brows a go-go, $38.00
2. Magic Ink Eyeliner, $20.00
3. Full-finish lipstick in Flirt alert, $18.00
4. They're real mascara, $22.00
5. Bella Bamba Box of powder, $28.00
6. Beauty Bag - Travel size, $38.00
7. B.Right Remove It makeup remover, $21.00