Post Millennial Pin Curls

by jennine on June 27, 2011

On Sunday, Ann, from Holier than Now, invited me to a spontaneously crash the Jazz Festival at Governors Island. There, you must dress up in 20′s style. Of course I have my white 1920′s dress and spectator shoes on hand, so dressing up was no problem, what was a problem, was my 21st century mop. Yet low and behold the beauty of the internet, getting instructions for a 90-year-old updo is only clicks away. I found this amazing tutorial on YouTube that enabled me to get my hair in order. Yesterday it looked great, but I decided to try it again with a proper pin curl set overnight and work it into a regular outfit for Monday. This updo really works for because with my hair being so thin, pony tails, braids and top-knots only draw attention to my fine tresses. This is a great way to get my hair off my neck, and once learned it wasn’t too hard to repeat, meaning, it didn’t take longer than my regular hair routine.

Ooh, and we’re getting pics together from the Blogger Closet Raid, but this is one of the pieces I came away with… a pair of shoes from Nitro:licious! She’s a size six, so luckily I could find a pair that fit. These are amazingly comfortable, and quenches the espadrille craving I’ve been having these days.

Wearing: Dress: Zara • Necklace: Vintage • Glasses: Prada (gift) • Bag: Zac Posen • Shoes: Sak’s Fifth Avenue

Photos by Nando Alvarez

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Clare June 27, 2011 at 11:54 am

Wow, Jennine, this is gorgeous! From the hair to the dress to the heels.

Poochie June 27, 2011 at 11:58 am

Dang. I need that dress! It reminds me of the Stella’s from this past Resort season.
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jennine June 27, 2011 at 2:22 pm

this dress is SO comfortable! i love it! i only recently got zara dresses, and this one really works for me. :)

Lindsay June 27, 2011 at 11:59 am

You look so great! I love the new hairstyle. It works perfectly with the Prada baroques!
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jennine June 27, 2011 at 2:25 pm

it kind of does! the swirls!

lisa June 27, 2011 at 12:30 pm

You’re wearing the Prada baroque shades again! With fuchsia lipstick, pin curls, that beautiful dress and those summery patent espadrille wedges…I love how your outfits are always full of unexpected pairings and riveting details that just work. Inspiring stuff!
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jennine June 27, 2011 at 2:25 pm

oh my goodness, it’s been hard to take them off. i love them so much. but thank you lisa! you always say the nicest things!

Closet Cravings June 27, 2011 at 12:40 pm

Lovin’ the Prada baroque sunnies. I’m seeing them a lot on bloggers and celebs - they’re very fabu. =)
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alicia June 27, 2011 at 12:45 pm

You look adorable, I love the hairstyle!

Megan June 27, 2011 at 1:12 pm

Those look so cool! My hair is really thin too and short so I def. am going to try! Looking at the youtube video now! Thanks! xoxo
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Monica June 27, 2011 at 1:22 pm

That’s awesome!! Love the hair & those sandals…wow!
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sajuki June 27, 2011 at 1:34 pm

love dress
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NYC Fashion Intern June 27, 2011 at 1:46 pm

Hi Jennine!

I was at the Blogger Closet Raid on Saturday and I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I’m loooving the print pants I got at your stand.

I just joined IFB too so that I can officially call myself a fashion blogger ;)

xo- M.
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jennine June 27, 2011 at 2:26 pm

oh wow! i’m so happy they found a good home! i loved those pants but they just didn’t fit right… such great colors.
thansk for stopping by! and happy you joined ifb!

Ruby Girl June 27, 2011 at 1:50 pm

Mmm this dress. Loves it. Chic and fun all at the same time. Following your blog now! <3

Miss Bookish June 27, 2011 at 2:45 pm

The fourth picture is really cute!!
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Jessie June 27, 2011 at 3:31 pm

i love these curls! they are so gorgeous and luxurious. always looking fabulous my friend.
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SACRAMENTO June 27, 2011 at 3:54 pm

Your best look EVER. I just love everything…Well more than love…WANT hehehehe
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Liz June 27, 2011 at 4:07 pm

lovee the pin curls. My morning hair routine consists of washing, towel drying, and brushing. I’m not even joking. I really need to start putting in some effort, my hair is the one part of me that is NEVER put together.

Metsy June 27, 2011 at 4:33 pm

This is the epitome of fun, summer cool. Hair is fun, beautiful smile… and oh my, those cool shades!
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Ashe @ Dramatis Personae June 27, 2011 at 6:01 pm

LAY-DEEEE. You’re looking so awesome! I love the combination of oh, everything on this outfit.

And lately those baroque glasses are haunting me. But I really don’t think they’d look good on me, so it’s pretty much what is saving me.
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Joy June 27, 2011 at 7:15 pm

I really really adore those glasses. They are so nice!
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Monroe Steele June 27, 2011 at 8:57 pm

I love love love your hair like this. So cute! Thanks for inviting me to the Blogger Raid. I had such a great time and got some great pieces. Can’t wait till it gets cold enough to wear that sweater dress!

xoxo Monroe

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Vanessa, Take only Memories June 28, 2011 at 4:51 am

You look absolutely perfect! Love your hair!
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Rania Kelesidou June 28, 2011 at 8:16 am

Oh these sunglasses together with this hairstyle looks so chic and fun the same time!
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Mode Plus June 28, 2011 at 8:44 am

Love the look. You Tube is a great place to find DIY themes, I often visit beauty channels and I’ve learned many tricks on my own. As soon my hair grows longer, I will have to start checking out hai rchannels too.
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Casey June 28, 2011 at 9:13 am

Your hair looks amazing!!! :) More than a bit envying that entire head-to-toe look! ;)
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For Those About To Shop June 28, 2011 at 10:33 am

20s is my favourite era! I would have loved that party. I love how much you love those Prada glasses and the swirl on the arm of them kind of emulates the curl in your hair. Looks great.
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Ginta June 28, 2011 at 11:41 am

I absolutely adore the whole look! It’s absolutely perfect! Sunnies! Dress! (I could even breach my Zara ban for that dress!) And your hair! Gorgeous!
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Fajr | Stylish Thought June 28, 2011 at 3:36 pm

Love this and I totally wanted to go to the Governor’s Island shindig! Maybe next summer, I know you had a great time.
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Noa B July 1, 2011 at 3:28 am

Utterly adorable combo! Love the print.

Silvia July 2, 2011 at 3:24 pm

WAW!~ I just had a waw moment! This post is awesome! The glasses, the hair, the wedges…it is just perfect

Labella Luxe July 3, 2011 at 4:56 pm

The espadrilles are really cute!
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FashionIndie July 5, 2011 at 2:03 pm

Love how the pin-curles mimic the details on the sunnies. Fab look.
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steffphani July 10, 2011 at 11:13 pm

I’m inlove with your fashion sense, your hair, your dress and sandals. But the dress I really wanted to have.. :(
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