Archive of ‘DIY’ category

Video Tutorial: Vintage Wave & Gibson Tuck (Ally’s version)

I am so very excited to share with you all another vintage hair tutorial, it has been quite some time since my previous one so I am bringing it back with a bang!

Last week I posted an image of my daily hairstyle on Instagram (@allyvintage) and I had so many requests for a tutorial I simply couldn’t say no, the style is a Vintage Wave and (my version) of a Gibson Tuck, the reason I say “my version” is that it is an adapted technique to what you may see posted anywhere else, this involves side rolling and no assistance of an elastic or topsy turvy manoeuvre, so if your game to try a new version this is a good place to start!

I was so fortunate to have my incredibly talented man film and edit this video and I am sure I will rope him into filming many more in the future too!

If you have any questions or need some advice about this style please write them in the comment section and I will answer them as best as I can! Xx

Christmas Hair…

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I have been getting into the Christmas spirit and trying out a few different hair ideas, since its so darn hot here i have been wanting to just get my hair off my shoulders and a cute way to do it was a simple Betty Grable inspired up-do with holly that i chopped off the stem and pinned individually. Its so cute and easy..and although im sorry the photo isnt the best it will survive a full night dacing (tried and tested).

I will be taking a few days break from blogging while im stuffing my face with mince pies and lazing in the pool with a Christmas cracker hat on.

I hope you all have a Merry Christmas Xx

Summer School: The Vintage Parlour

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I am so excited to announce that The Vintage Parlour is back (Huzzah) as a part of Studio Bomba’s Summer School workshops!

If you have always wanted to give vintage hair a go or are simply up for a few hours of giggles and amazing cakes to nibble on then this is as good excuse as any! I am hosting two classes on Sunday the 8th of December so i hope to be able to see you there!

Spots are limited to 6 people per class so get in quick! You can reserve your place by following this link to the Studio Bomba website! Xx

Hair in a Hurry…

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The past few days have really become swealtering, so much so i have needed to have my hair off my face just to avoid the mild frustration! Im definitely a transition weather girl give me Spring or Autumn and im happy! Every day (without realising) i have instantly gone for either of these two hairstyles, they are quick easy and still look cute…i will be doing a little hair tutorial to show you how to do them over the weekend, share a bit of the summer love you know!!!

Happy Tuesday! Xx

Frump to Fun…

On my weekends i usually spend a little time fixing up dresses that i have op shopped during the week to pop into the shop.

I thought i would show you how simple it is to breathe a little life into old and somewhat frumpy dresses to give them a new lease on life!

I spotted this dress amongst a pile of polyester blouses and instantly fell in love with the collar and buttons the hem wasnt a bad length and i knew by removing the sleeves it would be instantly cute!

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Ta Daaa!! This literally only took me around an hour to take the sleeves off and its ready for the shop.

There are so many easy and simple ways to make a piece of clothing wearable again new buttons, raise the hem, take off the sleeves or even dye a different colour!

This dress will be up for purchase in the shop this week! I hope you like how the dress turned out as much as i did! Xx

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