Hello lovelies! My name is Heather, or my pinup name is “Honeybelle Heather”! I have been doing vintage hair, makeup, fashion and dance now for 17 years! I first got interested in vintage, because my mom and dad would watch old movies with us growing up. We would often go antique shopping on Saturday mornings, so I grew up with antiques in our home. Later in life, I studied jazz music and dance which focuses primarily around the 1930s-40s, so vintage music, art, decor, dress and style has always been a part of me! I now compete in various jazz dance styles while in full vintage attire, I sing and write jazz music, I have performed in a few movies and music videos as a vintage dancer and actress, and have had the honor of performing vintage jazz dance with my all-girls dance troupe The Atomic Cherrybombs. We even did a modern day music video, but with vintage 30′s attire and dance, as can be seen here: “Got to Lose” Music Video
|Photoraphy By Ambitious Misfit|
Picture #1 and #2: I did these at the same time at one shoot. For the hair, I started with everything pinned up. I made the back/longer parts of the hair more accessible, so that I could have all my hair pinned up for shot #1, and then brush out/pull down the back part for photo #2, for a more loose curl and 40′s look. I painted my nails red and wore red lipstick, so it would translate well in both photos.
|Photography by Amy Kaplan|
Picture #4 and #5 were both taken at Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles. The first look is in a beautiful pink Japanese Cherry Blossom dress, I picked up at an un-kept vintage store in Orange, CA. I literally had to dig around for hours to find this gem! I had little white gloves, which they would have worn gloves for traveling back in the 40′s, so I went for a summer traveler look. The blue polka dot outfit is a 2-piece jacket and pencil skirt, that a friend sold to me 8 years ago. The photos I took in the suit were a celebration, in that I FINALLY lost enough weight to wear it!
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Have fun my lovelies!