The Powder Room

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Just Pictures : And Some Future Posts

Hello Vintage Lovers.
Not an exciting blog post. Just sharring with you few pictures. In the next couple weeks I will be finishing my Funny Girl Series and then moving on to the Silent Girl Series. Will be doing a outfit post. For also upcomming how-to's I will be doing the " Very Vintage Mani ". Which includes how to do the halfmoon "luna". How To : Winter Facials. (Includes Basic Makeup to achieve a retro look in 10 minutes)
So we will be loking forward to that!
Theses are some random pictures that I have.
Outside of A Vintage Store : Me wearing a Vintage very late 50's housedress

Getting ready For The Day. A Cotton Vintage Wiggle Dress!

Oh and I found this calender online!! The Retro Mama!! I just have to get it for next year!! :)
Have A Very Vintage Day
Miss Amethyst

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Future Post : Funny Girl Series: Jane Powell

Hello Vintage lovers!!
This week is the Jane Powell Hair how to! So stay tune!!
Here are some pictures of Jane Powell! She is such a cutie!!!

Cant Wait!!
Have A Very Vintage Day
Miss Amethyst

Monday, November 22, 2010

Funny Girl Series : Jane Russell

Hello My Vintage Lovers!!
Sorry For the delay for my vintage hair series! I have been a busy bee and a sleeping bee. :). I'm still trying to adjust to my new schedule. This is a Jane Russell how to hair!! It came out slightly well, but I'm disappointed that the hair was still slightly damp. So the curls didn't go as well as i would like them to go. But the hair set is really nice .( The technique's for the pin curls was from my teachers old 1940's Milady cosmetology school book) Before the how to here's some pics of Jane. Enjoy!

The How To:
This time I'm using one of my mannequins! Her Name is Sam II . But I decided to change her name to : Miss Peggy Sue :)

1) Comb. Pin Curl clips. Gel

2) Top section 3-4 standing up pin curls each side.

Pin curls going mainly one direction . But one row going another direction for some wave.

One direction . Notice from Big to small. To add volume UP

Take out pin curls. Finger brush them .Then comb them out with comb.

Since Miss Peggy Sue has no bangs and no layers I had to create too big pin curls on her hair.

Finial Results! Back


Not the best. But the hair set is mainly used for the girl who has layers and bangs, and that is above the shoulder length. So if you have that hair cut, try the set out. Even if you have long hair See what the hair set does for your hair!
Hope you enjoy!!
Have A Very Vintage Day
Miss Amethyst

My First Blog Award!!!!

My First Blog Award!!
Given To Me From:  Ginger of Sailing Over A Card Board Sea (  )
And : For The Vintage Fashionista ( )

Thank you so much guys!!!! It was such a surprise!! :) I love it , its going on my blog page :)

The conditions that go with this award are:

1- Accept the award. Post it on your blog with the name of the person who awarded it along with a link to their blog.

2- Pay it forward to 15 other bloggers that you have recently discovered.

3- Contact those bloggers and let them know they've been chosen.
So I'm accepting this pretty award! :) And with no particular order, I'm giving it to my favorite blogs! :)
 Since I got two awards I guess I have to give away 15 more awards!!:)
Thank you so much the award again! And Congrats to other blogs who won it also! :)
Have A Very Vintage Day!
Miss Amethyst

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Finger Waves!!!????

Hi All my lovely vintage lovers!
Today I just learned how to do fingerwaves!! YIKES!!! But its so much fun!! One of my teachers whos been a hair dresser from the 40's taught me how to do a finger wave. She even showed me her old 1940's school book for the cosmetology course. Let me just say it was awesome!!!! So in my next hair series I will be showing you how to do a finger wave!! YA!!
On Friday is a Jane Russell how to hair!
Have A Very Vintage Day!
Miss Amethyst

Monday, November 15, 2010

Future Post : The Funny Girl Series : Jane Russell

Hello There Vintage Lovers!
Will be posting in the next few days a Jane Russell How to Hair look!
So Stay Tune!!
Have A Very Vintage Day!
Miss Amethyst

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Window Model!

Last 2 months I was a window model for a vintage shop! It was so much fun! I was adorned in gems , a taira of course and a 1950's vintage peach gown! Maria, the owner of the vintage boutique, and me had a blast! Check out the outfit!!!

Have A Very Vintage Day!
Miss Amethyst

Monday, November 8, 2010

Primping up! Daily Outfit!

Hello My vintage lovers!
My daily outfit! And a glimpse of my bathroom!
My dress was a gift for my one of my auants on one of her trips! Its a cute little 50's number because It matches the fall feel of this month!
I paried It up with vintage tan shoes
and vintage orange and green earrings
and a petticoat!

Have A Marvelous and Very Very Vintage Day!
Miss Amethyst

Funny, Bazare, Dress Gifts!

Hi My Vintage Lovers.
Last Week I got 3 vintage 1950's dresses! They were all gifts! But they all have a very funny story to them.
Dress Number One : ( Dark Navy Blue)
I have been saving for this dress for a bout a month. I love it beacuse Its a must have winter dress its warm its cozy but it flares out like no other. So I just graduated from highschool last month, and my auant was asking so do you anything? I told her about the dress that i have been saving up for. I thought it was funny becuase she was asking where is the store ect. But I didnt pay to much mind. My mom and me went to the store the next week and I was looking for the dress . And I got so depressed to find it was Gone!! Well the next day for my family dinner to celebrate my graduating. My aunat brought out a bag and guess what I found the Navy Blue dressed! I screamed!!Because I thought I lost the dress to someone else!haha

Dress number two and three ( the blue plaid and orange): Well I have been not eyeing but coveting these two dresses eversince I watched Gidget for 3 years. So one day my mom said lets go to the store. To find out they had a sale bc they were they were closing :( I was upset bc I gotten so many dresses from them. But those dresses were on sale. So i was going to try them on and get at least one, with a slip. The usualy Sir who always was there,  said you I try them on in the bath room. Before I could do anything the "manager' was yelling at us saying we cant try them on. ect. My mom asked are you the manager. She said yes. Then she said to me I have to buy the dresses and slips first before I try them on.It wasnt really the policy that got my upset but was the fact that she was really mean about it. So me and my mom left . And while we were leaving the seller that i got the two dresses and the slip stopped us and said " Consider it as a gift, Im the owner of the both". The man went back inside the store. We were stunned!!! We thanked the man so much. But It was sooo weird! But nice!
So those are my Funny Bazare Dress Gift Storys!
Have A Very Vintage Day
Miss Amethyst

Funny Girl Series : Ginger Rogers

Hi My Vintage Lovers!
Today I did a Ginger Rogers hair inspired set. Let me warn you its not perfect. But you get the idea! :) Ginger Rogers made so many movies that today we still admire! She will always and forever be the All American Girl. She gracefully looks marvelous being a red, brown, and blonde head!
Here Is the tuturial for Ginger Rogers Hair!
What you will need : Styling gel, banna clips, wide tooth comb, bobbypins, hair glosser

I just wook up from my night set and here how it looks. It looks decent because I always put a scarf covering my set.

This is your pattern for your left side of the head.

Your pattern for the right side of your head. In the back you do a technique called stacking. Which is you layer on the pin curls .

The bobby pins are off

Bursh the curls with the wide toth comb. This always the curls to seprate

Now Brush the curls on top and underneath. Add A bit of gloss when you do this.

With the wide tooth comb encourage the wave by brush in a wave . (My hair is not going to look the same as ginger rogers 1) i have longer hair, 2) Its more thicker)

This is how it looks when you finish. You are going to be suprised how you dont have to do that much to make it wave.

When it relaxes it makes a somewhat deep wave

And when you brush the bottom of the hair it turns in to the hair style pictured here.

Hope you enjoy! Like I said my hair is different from Gingers Hair. But the set does really make a nice wave! Hope You like It!
Have A Very Vintage Day
Miss Amethyst

Friday, November 5, 2010


Hello my vintage lovers! Sorry for not blogging more frequently. I have been so busy with my school. Since I have to wear black pants , red white or black shirt I have managed to keep up with my vintage look. got high waisted pants (freddys and sailor pants also petal pushers.) my tops are dots that are from the 40's, pin strip cotton, little 40's50's sweater. but a smock is going over it. Not only that been managing with doing different hair style from the 30's , 40's, and 50's! They always ask how did you do that early in the morning , i say i set it at night haha!!! Today I just done my first hair cutt! YAA! it was a blunt 20's bob! It is extremly easy!! :D and i done marcel waving! It came out very good, althought no pictures :(
Speaking of pictures I will be posting Ginger Rogers HAIR!!! (on sunday!!) And Also a Carol Lambart style! Then So on to complete the funny girl hair series! :)
Have A Very Vintage Day
Miss Amethyst

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

My First Day at Cosmetology School

YEAHHHH!!! MY FIRST DAY!!! At Cosmetology school! Its really awesome. I have so many books on how to do old fashion hair settings! So i will use that to do my ginger rogers hair style!! Im so excited!
Its really cool! The people are really nice, and Im just so exicted that I get to be learning new hairstyles. And also wearing vintage hair styles to school is fun to! To show off your personality! So far so good!! I also have outfit posts that i will be posting in a couple of weeks :D
Have A Very Vintage Day
Miss Amethyst

Monday, November 1, 2010

My Fall Vintage Finds

Hi Vintage lovers. Couple days ago went out shoing to a vintage store that had a sale ( me and my mommy are bargain hunters! haha) and came back with some really cute vintage 'treasures'! Two of them was on my vintage wish list! haha! So that really made my day!
1) a green and white wool 1950's flared high waist skirt
2) 1950s  peach cat eye sunglasses with gems
3) a 40's -50's navy blue box bag (super cute has built in mirror inside)
4) a faux animal print 60's pill box hat.
Haha, i dont know about you but I have alot of vintage summer and spring goodies and my fall and winter goodies not that much. So I am determined to expand my fall and winter wardorbe on a budget! :D
What were your latest finds?
Have A Very Vintage Day
-Miss Amethyst