Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Daily Outfit - Off to the Ballet

Outfit Details: Dress- Second hand store (1980's), Belt - Kmart, Shoes - Luca & Marc.

This was Sunday's outfit to attend Miss Four's ballet concert. The dress I found at this great store in Houston called Buffalo Exchange. A large recycled clothing store full of all sorts of gems. This little lady set me back all of about $12. It is a rayon 1980's number complete with shoulder pads, and is super comfortable. It was a little chilly so I added a slip underneath. It was then I experienced a problem I haven't had since Sunday School days. The static cling of stockings, slip and dress. Crackly and nasty. I tried my old anti-static trick of putting moisturizer on the stockings, which worked fairly well, but I am wondering if anyone has any suggestions on how to overcome this?

Dress detail - Fine pleated shoulders with killer shoulder pads.

Shoes by Luca & Marc

On the hair front, my hair is now too long to work well in the hot rollers. I can get them in but it takes forever to get them out as they get all tangled and I nearly had to cut them out recently. So I had to come up with a new technique. What you see here is the result of my own version of a pin curl set. It takes almost no time, no special equipment and I love the result. I will be working on a tutorial for this during the week so hopefully I'll have a new video to show you by next week.

Hair detail


Paula said...

You can buy anti-static spray. I have one called 'Statique' which I bought at kmart for about $5 I believe.

Megan said...

I don't know if it's true, But I have read that if you stick a safety pin in the inside hemline of the dress, it'll do away with static.

Betsy said...

I tagged you in my blog! http://frombetsywithlove.com

I'm looking forward to reading your 7 things!

Love, Betsy.

atomicliving said...

I am going to blog about the repro patterns u commented on in my last blog. I will try to list all of the repro patterns I have. I just wait for my local JOANNE fabrics to have their 1$ pattern sale and then buy any and all of the repros they currently have in stock. I love your blog! O and darling outfit. They have some great 40's patterns too and there is a repro hat pattern that 1940s hats. I can't remember the number, I will put it in my blog, it is a vogue pattern I think.

Sarah said...

Your hair looks really great, I loved your last hair tutorial video so I cat wait for this one :)

padam padam said...

Your hair is absolutley gorgeous, it was the first thing I noticed in the first photo. I want my hair like that too, so I´m looking forward to that tutorial!

Hi btw, I´m a long time reader and a first time commenter.

Lana said...

Good old fashioned cheap aerosol hair spray. Just a quick spritz kills the static cling! Love the dress, so elegant.

Miss_Red said...

Your hair is beautiful, I can't wait to see a tutorial on how you get those fabulous curls!
Love the dress too, very pretty colour and I like the detailing on the shoulders.

floraposte said...

Love that fine pleating on the shoulders of the dress. Static! Yuck! Hairspray does seem to work (especially when my hair gets all static-y and drives me mental)!

Can you possibly give some heated roller tips? I have recently acquired some and I don't know if I am doing it wrong but can't seem to get any wave in above the level of my ears!

Kelly said...

I can't wait for a tutorial! I'm growing my hair out and I'm finding it increasingly difficult to curl it.

Anonymous said...

I heard a rumour that rubbing a wire coathanger against your skirt eliminate the electricity. I haven't tried it yet but I always suffer from a static-y skirt :( I just use the moisturiser too.

Anonymous said...

Ok, that second photo = Snow White! Beautiful :) You have such divinely thick hair, I'm so envious. I lost a huge amount of my hair this year due to hormones but thankfully its all growing back but gosh I wish I could hurry it up!

Have you changed the colour? It looks almost an inky blue black. Very striking. I had a goth boyfriend in my youth ( we were quite the odd couple) and he wore a similar shade. Not many can pull it off but on those who can its so fab.

What a power frock and love the pleated shoulders. No doubt you were the hottest mama at that recital! xxx

Too Many Shoes said...

Oh, how I want your beautiful hair!
I have long wavy (sometimes curly) hair, but it's very fine.

I will have to hunt down your last tutorial and I wait with baited breath for your next one.

Outfit is gorgeous as always.

enc said...

You look great, which is always the case!

I have no new info to add, because I always used hand cream/moisturizer to break the static charge. I know there's spray available . . . .

WendyB said...

Damn! Your hair is luscious.

Lady Melbourne said...

Luscious hair: tick!
Killer dress: tick!
Hot heels: tick!
Super Kawaii Mama: tick!
Love, LM

Marina Reis said...

Really beautiful :)
I'm from Brazil, I found your videos on youtube, realy like your tutorial :)

Fabi said...

everything is perfect! your dress, face, shoes, hair.. makeup..perfect!

Milkberry said...

Hello! OMG I love your hair! Btw I tagged you back, but feel free not to do it in case you had duplicate tags okies?

docwitch said...

Hair tutorial: oh yes please! I love your gorgeous, gorgeous hair.

I have long hair too, and I'd love to glam it up a bit. I'm yet to penetrate the mysteries of my hot rollers. So, tips greatly appreciated!

Super Kawaii Mama said...

Paula: I used to have that, I must try it again.
Megan: I'll try it and report back.
Betsy: Thanks Doll. I'll get onto that real soon.
Atomic Living: thanks for that, I'll be interested to read all about them.
Sarah: Thank you. I'm hoping to have it done by Monday.
Padam Padam: Welcome to the party! And thank you. :)
Lana: Now that I've never tried, I'll add it to the list. I'll make a study of these techniques and report back.
Miss Red: It was one of those "nothing on the hangers", but I could see it had potential.
Flora Poste: Sure. I'll see if I can come up with some diagrams for you as there is a trick to it.
Kelly: This one could be your solution then. Should be up by Monday.
Miss Karen: That sounds a little strange. Perhaps I should send in all these ideas to Myth Busters and get the to pick the best?
Porcelain Blonde: Thank you. No the colour is a very dark brown still, just one shade off black. I did have it blue black in my high school goth days though.
Too Many Shoes: Have you tried any of those thickening serums for body? Do they work for you?
Enc: Thanks!
Wendy B: And of course I hated it with a passion growing up. I wanted Marsha Brady's long, straight blonde hair.
L.M: All I need now is the paparazzi in tow! LOL
Marina Reis: Hi there, so glad you came. There are always more tutorials in the works, it just sometimes takes me a while to get it all done. :)
Fabi: So nice to see you again! I keep on losing your blog, but I do hope things are working out well on your side of the world.
Milkberry: Oh fun! I'll check it out now. ^-^

esme and the lane way said...

Oh you look so beautiful! And that dress looks amazing.

If you can find one, an anti-static slip works a treat. I thrifted one in Savers a few months ago, and lo and behold this nylon-made thing actually worked.

And I LOVE the hair! I'm looking forward to the tutorial; I've pinned curled mine a bit lately and some tips from an expert would be great!

Kim said...

Do you ever NOT look amazing??