Kurls & Kocktails: Dress Code

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Hello lovelies... 

The ladies behind Kurls & Kocktails have been getting a lot of buzz on what could probably be the most important question about the event; 

"What should we wear and what the blazes is a 'Retro Glam Theme'?"

Not to worry ladies, we've got you!

When asked, Tricia of Tricia's Naturals describes Retro Glam/ Pin-up Posh as this:
"Pin-Up" is an entire genre of dressing and makeup from the 40s and 50s basically evocative of a very flirty, feminine, formal type of wear but today it has been reinterpreted with more flexibility and flair. Think Josephine Baker, Marylin Monroe, Audrey Hepurn. There is a whole Pinterest page entitled Pin-Up and a number of online stores and FB groups. Just think girly and glam with bright lipstick, nude eyes and long lashes. But of course this is all open to your individual interpretation y'all!
Last night at La Descarga for the “Folly” event with lovely Ashley (in blue) and April (in red). The theme was a Cuban Speakeasy of the 1940s/1950s. Man, I love Latin music!  (Taken with Instagram at La Descarga)
The Pinup Noire

Ms. Wacuka (The Bella Nubian) describes this look as so;
"Okay ladies hold up with the panic attacks! The theme actually, Tricia Wanjala, is Retro Glam which is close to pin up... which is style inspired by the 50's and 60's..current celebs that rock this look are Janelle Monae and Solange. So think throwback elegance with a dash of the now... does this help?? Think dresses that are clean cut but have a flair or even classic evening suits the make up is a soft eye with a strong eye liner and a bold lip :)"


thepinupnoire:  How adorable is she? :)

Us KK girls like to think Retro Glam is a combination of all the above! You can't go wrong with a strong cat eye and bold lips! Whether you pin your hair or leave it wild, keep your make up clean and polished and don't forget the most important accessory; your unique personality!

So whether you want to dress up or dress down: make it glam!
Bold lips. Clean face. Eye liner for days..... Retro glam all the way. 

Over to you lovelies, any questions or comments?
Anonymous said...

Love the pic of the girls in the 1st pic! Also thought I'd point out that it's "Marilyn" not "Marylin", and "Hepburn" not "Hepurn". Looks like it's going to be a fab event!

Zoe said...

Oh no. Too bad I won't make it because I am in Eldy plus I have a small baby.

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