CiCi Marie

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Make-up: when red lips are too much…

Every now and then I like to kid myself that I’m a hard-nosed business-woman.  The truth is I work in publishing, which isn’t exactly hedge-funding in the city.  However, the fact remains that I do need to look professional and…

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Book review: Wearable Vintage Fashion

Although most of my reading these days is done on my trusty Kindle, I still have a penchant for illustrated coffee-table type books, particularly those about clothes. It’s hard/dull to read about fashion without colour images – as good as…

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Vintage style: beautiful dresses on a budget

It finally happened, after years of waiting and appearing in public in dubious outfits, ranging from Madonna to Medusa (complete with plastic snakes), someone I know had a 50s themed party. The best part of this event for me I’m…

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Make-up: Rockalily Hot Rod Red lipstick

Like thousands of others, I have spent years looking for my perfect red lipstick.  Some women might claim that there isn’t a red out there that suits them and I was inclined to believe this at the start of my…

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Vintage style: high-waisted jeans

One of my main problems with ‘vintage’ clothes, or even the repro pieces you can buy, is that they’re often a little OTT for daywear (not to mention expensive).  I don’t feel comfortable going to the supermarket in a full…

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Book review: Retro Makeup by Lauren Rennells

Following Marie’s introductory note, this is my first post on our lovely new blog.  And what better way to start than to write about two of my favourite things: books and make-up. Luckily for me, the opportunity to do both…

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