Here at The Beauty Artist, we’re experts in transforming our gorgeous hens into vintage bombshells. When it comes to inspiration, some celebrity beauties pop up time and time again. These are the girls who know how to make retro work on the red carpet. They’re all about high waists, feline flicks and that trademark red lip, and even better, they’re not afraid show off their vintage style credentials when they’re off duty either.
With a penchant for pencil skirts and pin curls, Taylor Swift has vintage style all tied up. Whether she is caught on camera cavorting in a 50’s style halterneck bikini, or taking to the stage in high-waisted shorts and a structured crop top, Taylor knows style so well, she wrote a song about it. Off-duty looks call for cropped leg trousers, circle skirts and ladylike box bags, and this lady is rarely seen without her trademark red lip.
Scarlett Johansson has the beauty of a silver screen siren and the attitude of a modern day maven, so it is no surprise that we consider her one of our favourite vintage style vixens. Whether blonde, brunette or redhead, this Hollywood hottie favours pin curls for her red carpet looks and isn’t afraid to rock a victory roll either. Scarlett shuns the tan trend in favour of milky pale skin and a signature slick of feline liner. Sexy and sultry is the order of the day, with Scarlett celebrating every inch of her incredible curves; think nipped in waists, risqué necklines and acres of satin. Just like any star of the silver screen, Scarlett looks to diamonds to provide the finishing touch for special occasions.
Model, icon, muse and purveyor of all things fashion, Alexa Chung has earned her sartorial stripes. This fashionista favours 60’s and 70’s style, even cajoling her too-cool-to-care hair into a nonchalant bouffant for extra special events.
Suede, leather and denim are Alexa’s go-to textures, with flared jeans, Peter Pan collars and A-line skirts making regular appearances. Big nights out and red carpet appearances open the door for boho seventies printed chiffon numbers, either maxi or with a soaring hemline to show off those amazing pins.
No outfit is complete without a slick of eyeliner; either rock star chic in kohl or in the form of her often-favoured cat eye flick.
Her dad Lionel may have ruled the seventies with his music but Nicole Richie is bringing the decade back to the helm with her style. This diminutive star favours a chunky platform heel for added inches and is rarely seen without a wide-brimmed felt hat or sleek silk headscarf.
Flares and frayed denim shorts are finished with patchwork waistcoats for a distinctive Woodstock vibe, whilst paisley kaftans make a regular red carpet appearance, finished off with some hippy-inspired hair accessories of course.
She might not be the biggest name on the list but Dawn O’Porter’s dedication to vintage is some of the strongest we’ve seen. Her signature fringed bob hairstyle inspired the name of her vintage boutique BOB and this vintage obsessive spends her days trawling the best haunts in LA for hidden treasures.
When it comes to her own style, Dawn isn’t one to shy away from colour, preferring to embrace bold prints and retro patterns in her day-to-day shift dress uniform. She practices what she preaches come awards time too, opting for fabulous vintage pieces accessorised with the best of the high street.