Sunday, June 1, 2014

Addison Road

Photographs by Tim of Nicol & Dime

Pussy Bow Blouse Dress - Salvation Army
Swing Trousers - Vivien of Holloway
Bakelite Bangles and Earrings - Birthday gifts from Tim
Mink - Rozelle Markets

Firstly, from the bottom of my heart I'd like to thank you all for the overwhelmingly supportive comments left on my last post. I wasn't expecting to be flooded with such kindness, my chest is still puffed out and cheeks still tinged a healthy shade of pink as a result.

I've spent the last few hours nestled on the couch queueing a bunch of posts so this time I mean it when I say I have plenty more posts coming your way! These photographs were snapped this morning at Addison Road markets in Marrickville. I must say I'm delighted to be living a stones throw away from this local institution. Moseying around with a coffee in one hand, the other free to pat the endless stream of handsome pooches and sample the local treats is the perfect way to spend a lazy Sunday morning.

With the help of curling implements from Jacinta of Dames of Distinction and this perfect YouTube tutorial from Riikka and Jirina, I am inching closer and closer towards my dream 30s Harlow waves. After seven years of a pin straight bob it hasn't been the easiest of hair transitions. Many a morning I've let out a shriek when I look in the mirror and see less of myself and more of a poodle.... But thankfully theres no hair disaster that a trusty silk bandana can't fix. For gals that enjoy a good curl set, whats your favourite method?


  1. I want to see greasy fingerwaves soon! :) You look so charmingly classy, Miss Ford! Have you seen "Dancing on the Edge" with Matthew Goode? I think you'd enjoy it... So much 1930s wardrobe porn! xx

  2. You would be beautiful if you were bald. It was a shock to see you blonde and with waves. Looks like you are moving into the 1930's and 40's era. I am still sporting my straight bob. I had super short hair a year and a half ago, so I am still getting used to this style. Now that I have hair, I don't want to let it go. Probably the best place for you to get ideas on working with finger waves would be Youtube. There are loads of great "How to" videos. Keep making the world more beautiful.

  3. Gorgeous outfit as always and beautiful pictures. You have killer style! I love how striking you are no matter what look you are currently exploring :-) xx

  4. Are you going to show us how your hair is done? When I get out if this temporary living situation and back to the goodness if home I plan to experiment with poodle...though my hair is longer.
    Oh! I also wanted to ask you, was your hair died dark before? (I understand you have naturally dark hair but did you dye it at all?) and if not, did you have an hesitation about dying your hair after so long without having done it! Maybe a strange question, but I'm interested!^^

  5. You are looking pretty as a picture, Miss Ford! I am surprised at how great the blonde looks on you after your dark locks.

  6. Hair on your head is good hair (and the lack thereof would be so too, I'm sure ;)! This isn't really a finger wave tutorial, but my mum taught me a way to do soft pin curls that don't turn to poodle that might be useful to you. It's the same technique as in the Youtube video, except that you use scrunchies instead of rollers... Very unglamorous, but more comfortable to sleep on, and requires a bit less styling since the curls aren't as tight and that you might not need to shape them as much. Hope this helps a bit!

  7. Beautiful Miss Lou! The transition from one year ago to the new radiant you I believe is complete!

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  9. I'm sort of funny in that I purposely take the time each night to do a foam roller "wet" set (wet is in quotes because I wash my hair first but then let it dry completely) - yet when I take out the rollers each morning, and see my eternal case of poodle hair, I brush it out until it's mostly just a wavy mess, then pin the loose wavy ends under for a sort of faux, half-curled bob. It sounds weird and like I'm just undoing my work, but I promise that it's the only thing that works! It's either that or wee poodle ringlets, which just makes my lover call me "Curly Fries"...

  10. I so adore your blond hairstyle! Very Jean Harlow and Annette Benson. ( I even adore the little piece of white thread in your hair, that's what we seamstresses have quite often...)
    My hair is as straight as they come. It doesn't really curl much, and even if it does, it doesn't stay curled for long. Not until I got perm curls. Now when I have perm curls as a base, it's much easier to do pin curls and other vintage styles. I think I use the same foam rollers what Riikka and Jirina used on their tutorial. I put them on for the night, always to DRY hair, otherwise they will be wet in the morning. And in the morning I take them off, but never brush through. I just open them, allow them to rest a while. Then I comb the crown smooth and pin the curly ends up so that there isn't any droopy sections.

    And if I feel like it, I might put wave clips for couple hours to create some waves on the forehead, like in the tutorial what Riikka and Jirina did. I'm so glad that I can call those ladies my friends, they are such sweethearts! It has taken me a long time to learn this stuff because my hair is so stiff and straight. Now when I actually know that it's the hair, not me lacking skills, it's easier to cope with. Now I can get around the stiffness and find the methods that suit best for difficult hair. But what ever suits me, might not suit you, you just have to try different methods.


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