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Friday, May 13, 2011

2011 Prom Hair Groove

(Olivia Wilde)

Retro, Vintage, Old School, Mid-Century Modern... whatever you call old has become new again and hot in fashion, home design and now hair... specifically prom hair.  

This makes sense to us iCafe Girl Moderne Divas... arm deep in the thick of everything prom leading up to this "One Night Only" event.  You can't tell me, the glamorous ponytail above doesn't remind you of our girl Barbie.   She's over 50 but still awesome!

1959 Vintage Barbie 


Since we're talking ponytails, here's a few more glam ponytails for your prom night consideration.

(Rihanna)

(Reese Witherspoon)


This ponytail Reese Witherspoon sported at the 2011 Oscars looks like it was taken right off of Barbie's head.  Cute!

Oh yeah... for our 2011 prom season, the up-do has taken a back seat to the fifties and sixties ponytail, but with a New Millennium twist.

(Miley Cyrus)

If Barbie isn't exactly your style and you want an edgier look, try this latest trend  in ponytail chic:  "the messy ponytail," straight off the fashion catwalk... very America's Next Top Model.

(Messy Ponytail) (Click on link for instructions on how-to)



And Divas, if you still haven't decided to take the prom plunge because you don't have a fun-worthy date.  I have one question for you?  Aren't you fun all by yourself?  If your school allows it, go solo especially if you know other kids breaking the tradition strings.  

I'm JoJo, short for Joshanna.... and I send you Miracles and Blessings from my Aunt Kiki, who handed this text-webisode over to us iCafe Girl Moderne Divas... going crazy trying to figure out how to wear our hair on prom night.  

JoJo
I'm hanging out at this cool virtual cafe with my girls... Tori, Marisol and Emlen... cyber-surfing, hair-storming... scoffing down personal pizzas... paninis... and sipping Mango/Banana Smoothies.  Our proms are back-to-back starting tonight.... your time... and winding down on June 3... no pressure.... right.  (We pre-recorded this text-webisode eight days ago.) 




JoJo 
Me and Tori picked vintage gowns for our senior proms... and we're staying with the retro vibe for our do.'   Let me change that, our gowns sort of picked us.  But they work.  We'll show you a prom  gown/dress similar to what we're wearing, but not "the" dress.

Marisol
Go on and say it, Jo.  We don't want anybody copying our dresses.  We're not discovering a twin that night.  You're up, girl.


JoJo
Right, like some girl will find our inherited vintage gowns.  I'm okay if she's wearing a replica, as long as it's in a different color and material.  My Aunt Diane first wore my gown in the seventies when she competed in the Teen Hemisphere Pageant at my age.  It's inspired by the 1940s Hollywood Glam era, and similar to the one below.  But mine has more detailing... and it's in a different color... very Dorothy Dandridge.


(Dorothy Dandridge)

(Dorothea's Closet)

JoJo
Here's another one that's similar.




Tori
You're a better woman than me.  So what are you thinking for your hair?


JoJo
I'm thinking Mary Tyler Moore Seventies flip.  My mom and Nana loved that show.   The flip's heyday was in the fifties and sixties... but started dying out in the seventies, until Mary Richards made it chic again.  A lot of the Motown girl singing groups wore a version of the flip.  It's making a strong comeback again, but with a modern girl's twist.  

Today's flip has First Lady Michelle Obama's layers and less upturn... 

(First Lady Michelle Obama and Mary Tyler Moore)

Supermodel and Philanthopist Liya Kebede's blunt ends... 

(Liya Kebede)

Actress Katie Holme's wispy chin length... or longer with spiraled ends, you'll see in a sec.  


(Katie Holmes Choppy Flip Bob)




JoJo
Speaking of girl groups, I'm digging the Supremes flips and bobs.  That's it... I'm going with Mary Wilson's long bob.  I'll have the bangs swept back like hers, but with a blinged out headband.

(The Supremes)

Emlen
So cute... that'll look great on you.


Tori
My turn!  I'm wearing my Nana Johnson's fifties lace cocktail dress. It stops mid leg and has an off-the-shoulder portrait neckline and the same peek-a-boo blush lining.  But what am I going to do with my hair?

(Dorothea's Closet)

Marisol
I'd so wear that dress.  Check out the forties style Kourtney Kardashian is wearing.  You'd turn heads for sure.  You're so doing it.






Tori
Will you slow your roll please.  Can I take it in, first.  It's really cute and it's definitely vintage.  I love it!  I've got a little confession.  I'm actually deciding on two of Nana Johnson's cocktail dresses.  This one's less formal, but still awesome.  Don't give me that look, I can't help it grandmom was a fashionista and a diva.


(Dorothea's Closet)

JoJo
In recent years, the up-sweep prom hair styles have taken a back seat to the half up/half down, low and side buns, hair rolls, loose french braiding and twists.


Head-turning waves have also made a prom comeback.


(Anne Hathaway)

Tori
Oooh... look at this one.  I love that Bridgitte Bardot half up and half down style.  

(Brigitte Bardot)

Tori
Actress Jessica Alba and Supermodel Liya show us how it's done New Millennium style.

(Jessica Alba)


 (Liya Kebede)


Tori
I've made my decision between the two dresses and hairstyles.


Emlen
You're wearing the lace with the forties hair.


JoJo
She's not telling.


Tori
That's for me to know and you to find out when you're taking pictures of me on prom night. 

Emlen
You're mean.


Marisol
Forget you... it's my turn.  Can you say, hot-cha-cha!  You know mommie likes her salsa and merengue.  If this dress doesn't say salsa and merengue... I don't know what does.



Tori
I thought you weren't showing your actual dress.

Marisol
They can try and copy, but they won't have my fabulosity.  I'm not scared.  Gabrielle Union's sassy side ponytail is so me, but I won't hear the end of it from Mama Maria if I don't show off my natural curls.

(Selena Gomez)

Marisol
I'm going with the side curls.  I'll sprinkle it with bling and wear a gardenia, hopefully a real one.  Done!

Emlen
I just want something simple and classic with a retro vibe.  I'm wearing a Chinese Cheongsam dress.  This is the one I'm wearing.  I think I need to wear a bun.


JoJo
It's beautiful.  You're not wearing a bun... check out this 1940s hair roll and soft curls.  Either one is perfect for you.  I can see you wearing the updated version below.

(Forties Roll)


Emlen
It is... I love it!

JoJo
Well, there you have it.  We're all ready for prom night. I hope you are.  Just make sure you be true to yourself and have fun.  It's your night!













































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