Vintage Hollywood Glam

“Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick.” – Gwyneth Paltrow


Ann Sheridan, circa 1938 / Photographer unknown / Image via Insite

I already revealed to you that I have hired a stylist to do my hair and makeup on our wedding day. Now that my hair and makeup trial is approaching, I’ve been searching high and low for inspiration for my wedding-day look. My dress is vintage inspired, so I’d like to complement it with a look that channels the 1920s Hollywood glamor. My ears will be bejeweled with these Art Deco earrings I scored from Perfect Details:

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Drop earrings with flange, from Perfect Details

The vintage Hollywood look is becoming really trendy again, so there are plenty of resources out there for inspiration. My favorite look at the moment is red lipstick, subtle metallic eyeshadow, blush cheeks, and lonnnnng come-hither eyelashes:


Leighton Meester looking glam / Photo by Jamie McCarthy via Seventeen

I haven’t decided on a hairstyle yet. This one is tough, y’all! There are so many options! Like many girls before me, I’ve been growing my hair out for the wedding, so length shouldn’t be a limiting factor. I am gravitating toward an updo with lots of volume and details:


Duchess Kate is the ultimate stylista, and her updo at the London Olympic gala was simply stunning. / Photo via Daily Mail


This bride’s ringlets pinned into an updo are loosely reminiscent of old Hollywood. / Photo by This Love Of Yours… / Image via Style Me Pretty


Keira Knightly looks ultra sultry here. Is it worth taking the plunge and getting bangs just to achieve a certain look on your wedding day? / Photo via Socialite Life

And I loved Mrs. Sparker’s wedding-day hair—it’s hard to go wrong with a chic chignon!

So, I need some help! How do you think I should wear my hair on my wedding day? For those of you who are already married or who are past this stage of wedding planning, what inspired your wedding-day look?


Mrs. Wallaby

Wedding Date:
November 2012
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  1. otter Member
    otter 1321 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:05 pm

    Of the ones you posted, I love love love the ringlets pinned up! I think it looks beautiful – detailed, but not TOO much, and very glam! And great inspiration, Leighton looks stunning (as you will!).

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 2:40 pm

    All those looks are lovely, but I’m partial to Kate’s, she always manages to make classic looks modern and beautiful!

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    Merelymere 476 posts, Helper bee @ 3:42 pm

    For anyone else looking for jewelry, I love 1928 Jewelry Company :) Some department stores carry it, and they have a great selection online.

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    Merelymere 476 posts, Helper bee @ 3:44 pm

    @Mrs. Pony: Ahh, Kate. I want her hair. And her skin. And her wardrobe.

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    Merelymere 476 posts, Helper bee @ 3:45 pm

    The first part of my original response didn’t post: I love those earrings and I love that era– can’t wait to see your dress!

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    Mrs. Panda 1359 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:41 pm

    oh those earrings are amazing, I don’t think you could go wrong with any of those hair styles either. ooh, you are going to be so stunning!

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    scepter 333 posts, Helper bee @ 7:31 am

    I am obsessed with your earrings! Great pick!

  8. Guest Icon Guest, Guest @ 6:59 pm

    Glad to see you love those earrings as much as we do! Thanks for the mention!

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    jacofblues 1468 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:56 am

    I love the ringlets and I think that would look amazing on you! I love those earrings and the make up inspiration is very va va vooM!

  10. mswallaby Member
    mswallaby 2070 posts, Buzzing bee @ 12:45 pm

    Thanks girls! I love the earrings too. I love the ringlets as well, I’ll show them to the BMs and we’ll make a game day decision on the hairstyle haha.

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    bettydavis 38 posts, Newbee @ 11:44 am

    I am debating ordering those earrings, how pink is the rose crystal?? Can you post a picture?

  12. mswallaby Member
    mswallaby 2070 posts, Buzzing bee @ 1:49 pm

    @bettydavis: I absolutely love them! There’s a picture on this post –

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