So honored to be mentioned alongside such amazing fashion and beauty icons! I hope you enjoy the Regency Girl blog. It is, by far, my favorite place to spend time in the blogosphere. This post highlights some “how to’s” of creating beautiful (though somewhat elusive) pincurls, including a little video of the blog author and , Raven Tao.
Pincurls! Old Hollywood had it right – big voluminous pincurls, set to highlight the most feminine features of the wearer.
Short curls on Ava Gardner, shoulder length waves on Marilyn Monroe, long gently flowing locks on Veronica Lake… there are pincurls for everyone. Easy to do and simple to maintain, once mastered pincurls are the kind of styling that any woman can do herself and look like she’s been to see the salons best stylist for a few hours. Dita von Teese does it, and anyone who wants a Vintage Vogue look should know how to do it too.
Effortlessly glamorous… my favourite kind of glamorous.
It gives an elegant and put-together look that I absolutely adore.
The key to pincurls is practice, practice, practice. There are some great tutorials on youtube, and here’s a little clip of my own-
I’m still finding that I have work to do on the front curls. I…
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In my opinion, one can never have enough nor wear enough rings. I wish I could wear them on my toes and go shoeless every day! Pictured here are a few of my favorites (never mind the mess on my sink in the background!).
Index Finger: The first adjustable (gasp) costume jewelry ring I ever purchased.
Middle Finger: My “Lady Grey” ring. I get more compliments on this than almost any other piece of jewelry I own.
Ring Finger: An heirloom in my family. The center stone is my great grandmother’s engagement diamond, the side stones are my great great grandmother’s earrings. Passed down to the oldest daughter on her 21st birthday. Looking forward to hanging onto this for a granddaughter, since I had two boys!
Pinky Finger: A simple little ring I bought at my first Renaissance Faire. I bought it to wear as a “wait for marriage” promise ring back in high school. Please don’t laugh… I was serious!
Background: You’l see a ring on the sink that is the first in a series of rings I created to reflect the wives of Henry VIII. That one is Katherine of Aragon’s gold tone cross ring with a turquoise stone in the center. To get a better idea of what it looks like and what I was trying to create, here is the entire series:
What are your favorite pieces of jewelry to wear? I have many, but these rings are some of my most beloved little baubles. Feel free to post a pic of your most lovely rings and things. Here’s to wearing meaningful conversation pieces, intricate jewelry with stories and symbolism to them. Let your fashion be about YOU!!