Bettie Bangs for Life

This post is quite simply about how one hair cut has changed my life forever!

After a serious hair disaster 5 years ago (Peroxide, Scissors and one serious blunt cut involved) I have been growing my locks, dodging any kind of sharp instrument or heated iron and skipping the hairdressers for almost 2 years.

I have always been incredibly fascinated by Bettie Page, her story, her life and her endearing naivety, ultimately it’s her style we all aim to recreate and what better way to ooze that pin up glamour than the Bettie Bangs! I have yearned for a Bettie fringe for a long time but have always been to scared to take the plunge, that is until my Dad booked me into Rockalily Cuts as a surprise and changed my life as a knew it!

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Although I have mastered the victory roll and quite confidently roll without the aid of a mirror, I am not quite what you would call ‘a morning person’! Creating a a glamorous up do for work every morning is just too much for me to bare so I need a hair style that requires the minimum amount of effort with maximum results, my Bettie bangs gives me just that! Walking out the salon I Instantly felt sexier, more confident and more beautiful than I ever had before, there’s something about by gone era’s that just make me feel more naturally attractive and this hair style has given me a much needed boost of confidence.

Now I can go to work every day feeling a million dollars and also feeling that little bit more authentic, whether I add a flower, a bandanna or just curl my hair, instantly I appear to have recreated an effective vintage style. Thanks to Rockalily, my daddy and thanks to Bettie…whose Bang has officially changed my life!

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RR x

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Pin Up of the Month – September

I apologise for missing the monthly instalments I so much enjoy writing, however a month long holiday and various other commitments took over…as is life!

This months Pin Up was inspired by a print I bought last week for my “future home” and reminded me just how much I love this lady. As we all know I use the word Pin Up as a portrayal of strong, independent and beautiful women in their own right, therefore I have picked this actress not because of her most infamous Hollywood roles, but for her quirky, honest and simple charm. We all love her, the lady that is as famous today as she ever was…

Miss Audrey Hepburn!

I was first introduced to Audrey Hepburn at a young age, not through Breakfast at Tiffany’s but through her not so well known films The Nuns Story and Funny Face. These two films, both made in the 1950’s, show how diverse Audrey’s capabilities as an actress are and what a wonderful talent she had. Seen as a style icon, I quite simply see her most beautiful in images such as below, in a jumper without a scrap of make up on.

Of course I do love Breakfast at Tiffany’s, My Fair Lady and all in between, who doesn’t! I think this print will go rather well in my bedroom…

RR x

Pin Up of the Month – June

I’ve been watching a lot of Calamity Jane (1953) recently after resurrecting it from my DVD collection, something I like to do every year or so. Retrieving the disc and dusting it off for a re-run excites me every time as it takes me straight back to my childhood, sitting in my grandparents living room performing renditions of “Secret Love” to what was then a VHS. Routinely putting it away again means that a year or so later I can treat myself to the infamous soundtrack and my much awaited sing a long that never ceases to make me smile. (I’m pretty sure my other half must know by now that it’s Harry I’m planning to marry?) Enough of the insiders jokes, I apologise for those who aren’t quite such avid fans, I just cant help myself! Without further ado, of course you guessed it, my Pin up of the Month is…

Doris Day

Source: art.co.uk

Source: The Independent

Source: Vintalgia

Pin up of the Month – April

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I feel awful that I have neglected my blog for so long and after burying my head in books for my dissertation, I hadn’t realised March had past! I know it’s terrible of me but I’m going to skip March and do an extra special April instead – so here is my Pin up of the month who I’m sure you will all enjoy – Bettie Page.

I decided to celebrate Bettie as not only is she the most iconic pin up of all time but the new groundbreaking documentary “Bettie Page reveals all” premieres at the film festival Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender this week! (I have racked my brains for ways to escape the UK and all this work to jet off but alas with no success!)

After being totally obsessed with finding any biographical information I can on Miss Page after watching “The notorious Bettie Page” years ago I am very excited to see this film. I love everything about this woman, from her innocence to the controversy that surrounded her which eventually lead to her to the Lord. No other pin up had quite so much mystery about them and her iconic image still influences so many women today, from rockabilly rockers to burlesque beauties.

God Bless Bettie Page!