First off, let me send a huge thank you out to DeluxeVille for the blog plug yesterday! I was tickled pink and totally flattered. Her house is just so inspiring and dreamy for a lover of mid-century modern. So a warm welcome to any new blog readers who have found their way here from that!
Yesterday, I was reading the Chronically Vintage post about Ladies’ Home Journal. It featured an amazing picture from 1943 that I just had to share, too:
My second though after “Wow, what a great image” was “Wow, what a great hairstyle!”
When I got home, I had to try it out.
I cut a couple of lengths of ribbon from my stash. (Yes, those are left-handed scissors. And yes, I wrote my name on them.)
I parted my hair down the middle and made two pigtails, then braided those and fixed the ends with a hair tie. I tucked the ends up to the base of each pigtail and then bobby pinned them into place, topping it off with a length of ribbon tied in a bow.
And a closer close-up…
Voila! My own version of the hairstyle from the 1943 Ladies’ Home Journal. I will totally do this again, even if a certain someone joked that I looked like Rhoda from the 1956 movie The Bad Seed. (Though it was said as compliment. No, really, it was.) I might figure out a way to fix the loops a bit differently, as they seemed secure enough but I’m not sure how they’d last throughout the day. But a hairstyle I definitely plan to revisit in the Spring. Not a bad excuse to shop for more wide ribbon, either…
We’re off with friends to Wisconsin for the weekend. Have a great one!
Filed: Vintage Dibs and Dabs