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Hair and There; The Underpinnings of a Vintage Hairstyle

The All Vintage Lady has long been admired for her expertly coiffed hair. Thick, perfectly placed locks that bob and weave around a beautiful face. Think Lauren Bacall, Joan Crawford, Greta Garbo and, of course, Bette Davis.

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And all of these iconic, quirky and sleek hair styles had humble beginnings.

Stage Right! Enter the humble hair pin. We’ve come a long way, baby, since ancient times when hair pins were made of wood, ivory and bronze. In ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, hair pins were considered luxury objects and the ornateness of the hair pin coincided with a female’s status in society. In 1901, the hair pin, as we know it today, was invented by a New Zealand man. It is designed to be virtually invisible when inserted into a hairstyle to hold it in place.

In the 1920’s the Bobby Pin became popular as all the flappers needed something to hold in place their new bobbed hairstyles. They weren’t called the Roaring 20s for the heck of it!

The All Vintage Lady is just full of surprises. Find more of her vintage hair accessories by taking a stroll through All Vintage Lady on Etsy.

The Boudoir Beckons

A ladies bedroom changes in style many times during her lifetime. It transforms from teddy bears on the pillows and trophies on the shelves in her teen years,

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to… shall we say… ahem… more mature content as she becomes more worldly 😉  The style choices of the All Vintage Lady may vacillate between the light and airy, comfy, coziness of cottage chic to the heavier, seductively beautiful boudoir design.

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And what the All Vintage Lady chooses to surround herself with, in her boudoir, defines her sense of style. Gorgeous antique silk hand fans, painstakingly painted all those years ago, add beauty to walls.

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Vintage hand mirrors, made of celluloid, Bakelite and metal with beveled mirrors add a touch of romance. As do vintage hand~held hair brushes and clothing brushes. Beautiful to use and lovely adornments for her vanity or dressing table.

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And what the All Vintage Lady chooses to wear also defines her style. Vintage lingerie whispers sweet nothings of bygone eras.

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You’re welcome to find more boudoir items and boudoir decor by visiting All Vintage Lady on Etsy.