Thursday, 28 August 2008

DARKER


(Well hello there photoshop!)

For me, refering to my post below about achieving a twenties look, the real 1920's girl always has dark brown or black hair and big brown eyes. This image I have is most likely due to the fact that the first that comes in mind is the twenties "it-girl" Clara Bow. I'm kind of feeling all that now. As I wrote below, it's nice with a little change every now and then - if we'd actually live in photoshop-world I would change my colours every other day (I'd love to go all red hair and blue eyes too). But since we dont' I guess I'll just have to invest in a wig (colouring is out of the question Im afraid, temtping as it is).
I'd really love to give it a go for real somtime ...

And because everything looks more vintage with sepia layers I'l throw in this pic too while I'm at it, even though I mostly look like a sailor girl from the early 30's in it and not like Clara Bow but ohwhatthehell.



Well actually sailorgirl is just fine since I'll sail away tonight for a few days to the other side of the Finnish Bay to celebrate a wedding (in a very very nice dress). Sailor ahoy!
Back next week, have a great weekend!

29 comments:

jasmine.celion said...

great blog
i think its old fashion however it's cool

jasmine celion
morefun-time.blogspot.com

jasmine.celion said...

great blog
i think its old fashion however it's cool

jasmine celion
morefun-time.blogspot.com

Dotti said...

Baby! The dark tone is perfect for you, give it a try. And I do adore your smokey eyes. Wow!

Have a nice trip, girl.

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

Jamine : yes I like old fashion

Dotti : I used to have hair this dark when I was fifteen - I did like it and I'm tempted to do it every now and then but it's such a project getting it blond again... I'm always feeling dark hair in autumn!

Laura said...

hei, ajoitko tänään kymmenen aikaan lauttasaarentietä semmosella turkoosilla jenkkiraudalla? jos se olit sinä nii wau, hyvältä näytti :))

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

Laura : Oh, mä toivon että se olisi ollut minä (koska olisin toivonnu olevani hereillä siihen aikaan ja olisi myös hienoa jos minukla olisi turkoosi jenkkirauta ! :) mutta ei ollut...

Mrs Munster said...

You've really managed to get that 20's look. Clara Bow is such a stunning lady. Her eye make-up is to die for.

hope505 said...

...the real 1920's girl always has dark brown or black hair and big brown eyes....

That's funny you associate the style of that era with brown-eyed brunettes...Don't forget the blondes! *haha!*

http://www.jeanharlow.com/about/photos.html

WendyB said...

Wigs are fun!

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

Mrs.Munster : I adore the twenties eye-makeup to even though I normally go for less.

Hope 505: Oh I have definitely not forgotten about Jean Harlow! But it's just that the first one that comes to mind for me is Clara Bow. I'm still all about platinum otherwise you know:)

WendyB: I'd like to use more wigs! I just have a lot of hair and find it hard to tuck in under one, but then again I've never invested in a good wig and hairnets and so on...

Ilona said...

Nice job with photoshop! Maybe I'll try that too, but vice versa. I've always wanted to know how blond hair suits me :D

AlicePleasance said...

You look like a wonderful dark lady too :-)
Oh! I went to the Jamboree, it was so fun! You should definitely come next year :-)

nuvonova said...

How funny! As soon as I saw the first photo, I thought 'oh you look like Clara Bow!' .. so I'm glad you mentioned her! She is my permanent muse!

I think you look great as a brunette...
..although I have a friend who is blonde, went dark for a few weeks and she said she's never felt more miserable!

MoRgAn said...

You have beautiful style. I like your blog!

(R)evolver74 said...

Gorgeous!! The way the photo is shot makes you look like a mannequin!

esme and the lane way said...

Ahoy indeed!
These look fantastic, outfit wise and super-photoshop-editing wise! Love it!
(And oh, I'm paying for my 'temporary' foray into darker hair. Bad old L'oreal. Never again!)

Betty Lou said...

oh i love clara bow. i used to have lots of pictures of her in my room.

Super Kawaii Mama said...

I had a deco night last night too! The only problem I found with the makeup is that the bow lips don't really work when you have a big grin plastered all over your face. You have to spend the night looking slightly sulky to keep that look.

sueper said...

the dark hair and eyes suit you great!

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

Ilona : Yup it's worth a try...Just play around with the curves and saturation and you're there, well, almost :)

Alicepleasance : I really think I will :D

Nuvovova : Great! Mission accomplished :)

Morgan : Thank you.

(R)evolver 74 : Oh thanks

Esme : As I wrote I always start getting an itch for daker as autumn comes...I coloured my hair sort of "brown sugar" last autumn and regretted it after one week, it took ages to get it blond-blonde again...

Betty Lou : Yes she is such an icon

SuperKawaiiMama : I know! But I stayed mystically quiet sipping on my wine and puffing oon my cig and didn't really move my tiny lips...ort of ;)

Sueper : Thanks :) I used to colour my hair as darks as yours when I was fifteen and it did look pretty good!

Lady Melbourne said...

Clara Bow or Sailor Girl- either way you look like a porcelain doll. Those eyes!
Just magnificent, I love coming here for inspiration!
LM
x

The Clothes Horse said...

Wow! These are so stunning and striking. I must say I am glad you haven't dyed it though.

Cathy Voyage said...

Yoe look great as always. I really admire your blog and your photos!

Fleur de Guerre said...

Oh gosh, but your blog is amazing! I love this look too, though the 20s look is one I have never, ever tried. Maybe I should! I am in love with the hairdo you did a couple of posts down, too, might have to give it a try this weekend. I will be back reading regularly, thank you for the kind comments on my blog! :D

Annie said...

where are you from?just curious... I must say I am loving this blog! here is mine, www.modeandme.blogspot.com everyone have a look and comment as no-one else seems to!!!

bestie said...

mygod you look gorgeous with dark hair!!

yoncto said...

i LOVE your tattoos!!
and your blog!
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Miss Karen said...

wow what beautiful photos! I've just discovered your blog and I think it's divine!

pinktuutuu said...

is that you or a mannequin made to look like you! fabulous!