If I had time this weekend, I would try and create 40s faux bangs following the tutorial below (although I would probably not be very successful considering my bangs are short!)
I was so astonished watching this tutorial. I never new they used "hair rats" (a form of padding incorporated into hairstyles to give them some oomph, usually made out of one's own hair) to help create those crazy cute big 40s bangs!
Fleur - of the Diary of a Vintage Girl blog fame and the creator of the tutorial, is my new favorite lady. I love her blog and her tutorials. She's such a doll. The video is about 9 min long, but fun to watch...
She has many more on her blog - like how to create glamorous 40s lips - so do visit Diary of a Vintage Girl!
I would also make this Pin-up brooch holder for my brooches...
Mena's blog is also one of my new favorites. Mena sews a dress a week for herself, all vintage inspired. She started in Fall 2009 and now has a closet full of gorgeous dresses!
Instead I think I will have to spend my weekend in my studio working.
On other news, our house is being painted so there is a lot of construction going on outside. Scraping old paint, sanding, painting, scaffolding, big black nets enveloping our house and keeping the daylight out. Yikes. I think it will be a couple of months before they finish.
The view from our window - worker's feet.
Today the noise was so bad that Terry and I had to drop everything and escape. We didn't really know what to do or where to go, as we didn't plan anything. The weather was a bit too cold for strolling in the Arboretum so we ended up going to the Mission District to a new-ish organic vegan Mexican restaurant Gracias Madre. Vegan Mexican, you ask? Yes, absolutely possible. They even serve their own version of Nacho cheese (I think it's made of almonds.) It was pretty good, not fantastic, but wholesome, satisfying and good. The refried beans were delicious. If you're ever in the neighborhood and in the mood for some Mexican food - I would absolutely recommend it.
Have a happy weekend.