Category Archives: 1920s Makeup

Glamorous 1920s makeup ideas from all over the world. Your source for any art deco themed wedding or 1920s styled event. Gorgeous photos and inspiration pieces from the roaring twenties to today. Original vintage finds, tips, tricks, techniques, and more!

Art Deco Manicure || 1920s Nails

Art Deco Manicure || 1920s Nails

Out and about recently I saw a girl with the most amazing art deco manicure, and I immediately realized: of course, NAILS needed to be a post! Can’t believe we haven’t done it already, though we’ve had some posts featuring 1920s Makeup… but check these out: If you’re planning your wedding, you’ve probably already thought…

Vintage Travel Inspiration Shoot

Vintage Travel Inspiration Shoot

What a beautiful vintage travel inspired shoot we have today, sent in from Gideon Photography and brimming with loveliness…. There’s so many great travel-related visuals tied to the 1920s and art deco era (we’ve featured some cool ones before, like these vintage travel poster save the dates) and this styled shoot incorporates several uber-pretty vintage…

1920s Wedding Makeup

1920s Wedding Makeup

Looking for 1920s wedding makeup inspiration? Pretty easy now, right? I love this brave new world of Pinterest and Tumblr and Google image search, and the ease with which you can find and collect the perfect images (back in MY day we had no such tools, young ladies! AND we had to walk ten miles…

Deco Wedding Inspiration

Deco Wedding Inspiration

I’m a fan of everything about this gorgeous art deco wedding inspiration shoot from Housley Photography. Lovely details through and through, especially the absolutely incredible hair and makeup on that perfect model! I’ve always been a fan of the dark-eyed flapper look on your wedding day, and this shoot features the perfect images to swoon…

Boardwalk Empire Fashion

Boardwalk Empire Fashion

Hello all! Hope everyone is having a lovely weekend so far. I’m very excited about tonight’s return of one of the most stylish shows on television, Boardwalk Empire. This is a show that started out looking pretty, but being not-so-great (in my most humble of opinions), but by the end of last season it was…

1920s Wedding Inspiration Shoot

1920s Wedding Inspiration Shoot

Well today we have quite a treat, in the form of this fantastic roaring twenties wedding inspiration shoot from Photo by AM Photography. The details here are fabulous (the light! that cake! Her makeup!). It’s all lovely, all on point, and all inspired and inspirational. Love!   Models: Lauren Ashley Riales, Marissa Croft, Kelsey Clark,…

The Great Gatsby || Baz Luhrmann

The Great Gatsby || Baz Luhrmann

Well, the trailer for Baz Luhrmann’s long-awaited (or long-dreaded, depending on your tastes…) version of The Great Gatsby is here! That is… well, it is interesting. Interestingly scored, interestingly cast… there will certainly be lots to look at, style-wise. The Great Gatsby is a perennial favorite for vintage-wedding inspiration, and there is certainly a lot…

1930s Wedding Inspiration Shoot

1930s Wedding Inspiration Shoot

Many thanks to shoot coordinator and stylist Sarah over at Sarah Giggar Makeup Artistry for sending this beautiful 30s inspired (and overall inspiring) shoot our way. I just loved everything about these photos, starting with the location: the historic Hotel Florence building in Missoula, Montana. One of my favorite things about this shoot is how…

Smokey Eyes || 1920s Makeup

Smokey Eyes || 1920s Makeup

We’ve posted a few 1920s makeup looks before, but it’s hard not to keep coming back to that flapper favorite (and modern trend), the smokey eye. Just ask our previously featured art deco Hollywood style icons Myrna Loy, Louise Brooks and Clara Bow… So today I’m posting because I came across a really excellent video…

Flapper Makeup

Flapper Makeup

Today’s post is all about the deep, abiding love we have for that smoky eyed, pouty-lipped flapper look. Sugar and spice is a perfect embodiment of the flapper style, and I absolutely adore modern variations on the dark eyes and red lips of the era. Like this photo: gorgeous green smokey eyes, just bitten lips,…

1920s Hollywood || Nancy Carroll

Hope everyone had a lovely weekend! This evening I’ve decided I’m starting a new category, Art Deco Hollywood, because the silver screen is (of course) a fantastic source for 1920s wedding ideas. And also, frankly, because I could look at photos of stars of the 20s-40s pretty much all day. And now I will share…

Vintage Style Wedding || Ebony + Andrew

Vintage Style Wedding || Ebony + Andrew

What an incredible vintage themed wedding, sent to us from photographer Marzena Wasilewska. Ebony & Andrew’s 1920s style wedding is an amazing, inspirational example of what commitment, creativity and craftiness can bring to a wedding. They created a lot of the details themselves and these are obviously two very talented (and genetically blessed!) people. Their…

1920s Makeup Tutorial || Kandee Johnson

Matching a makeup look to an art deco wedding means different things to different people. You might go for a 30s look (finger waves and all), or create a more general noir, old-school or vintage look with some 1940s styles. Or perhaps you’re taking overall design elements from art deco, but your heart is with…

1920s Wedding Inspiration Shoot by Rosie Parsons

1920s Wedding Inspiration Shoot by Rosie Parsons

Inspiration shoots are all the rage these days in the wedding world, but sometimes they can fall flat, missing that certain something (an actual wedding?). Not this collection of gorgeous shots from Rosie Parsons (with help from other talented vintage wedding planners and designers). These gorgeous photos feature art deco inspiration galore, and more importantly:…

1920s Punk Pinup Look

There’s something to be said for the deco-purist, the 20s enthusiast still wearing period-appropriate underpinnings and loving every minute. But there’s also a loveliness to the reinterpretation of old classics, like this gorgeous almost punk, almost goth, all 1920s wedding look. Stunning! Photo by Blast Em Photography, Makeup by Nicole Patterson