Get in touch with your philosophical side and go for a beatnik look this Halloween. The beatnik movement centered on the the underground counter-culture of the '50s and '60s, particularly in NYC and San Francisco. And to get the distinctive look, an all-black ensemble is a must, along with a little inspiration from the lovely Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face and the recent photos of Taylor Swift filming a Target commercial. Further capture the essence of this Beat Generation style by wearing a bobbed wig or '60s-esque ponytail with bangs. Top it off with some black-rimmed glasses, a beret, and minimal makeup; a touch of natural-toned lipstick and perhaps a bit of cat-eyed black liner will do. After all, it's all about rejecting a material way of life, daddy-o.
As we kick off wedding traditions week here at Sugar HQ, I couldn't help but think of the old adage of "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue." Each item from this Old English rhyme is meant to bring good luck to the bride, with "something old" meant to represent continuity with the past. If you're a bride-to-be, or if you're a friend or relative looking to make the bride's day a bit more special, here are five ways you can do "something old" the beauty way. Look for the rest of the traditions throughout the week, and be sure to check out all of our wonderful wedding content, too.
It's no secret that Mad Men has popularized retro fashion — and if you're looking for some tips on Joan and Peggy's makeup, these straight-from-the-set secrets will help you achieve their looks. Hair, on the other hand, is a little more involved. That's where Vintage Hairstyling ($29.95) comes in. Hair and makeup artist Lauren Rennells has created a full-color guide to recreating classic styles from the '40s through early '60s. Whether you're looking for pin curls, victory rolls, finger waves, or pompadours, you'll find easy step-by-step instructions. While some of the looks are too stiff for me personally, others are delightful if you're trying to work a softer retro vibe. And though it should go without saying, this would be a fantastic gift for the Dita Von Teese wannabe in your life.