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Inspirational 20s...Baz Luhrmann does the Great Gatsby!

Welcome back my lovely darlings and a warm Hello to Walking In May's new followers! 'The Great Gatsby' season is almost upon us...as this coming month of May seems to be filled with not only the release of Baz Luhrmann's latest offering on the big silver screen, there seems to be many Gatsby themed events and parties too! Since knowing that Carey Mulligan will be the leading lady in the Great Gatsby movie, and having absolutely loved her performance in 'The Education', I almost can not wait for its release...even if Leonardo Dicaprio happens not to be my favourite actor. The posters and screen shots released so far have been absolutely dazzling, with costumes as richly made as the decadent 1920s jazz age...and news of Luhrmann researching further to discover more about the book, the author F. Scott Fitzgerald and his famous flapper wife Zelda adds an interesting dimensional perspective to the movie that is yet to be uncovered in other adaptations. So it is not …

For the Lady that was Baroness Thatcher....

My darlings….I shall not bore you with a long biography of Baroness Thatcher’s life, as I am pretty certain that you can find that plastered across many a places right now. But I will be admittedly biased, as some of you darlings might remember that she is indeed a hero of mine. Now don't get me wrong, I am not political and nowhere as ambitious as the great lady herself...truth be told I am also not the strongest of persons, preferring gentleness wherever possible and crying quite easily when saddened ...but perhaps this is why I admire her so. One only needs to reflect on how our Prime Ministers have entered their term of office with the vibrancy of  youth, but end up leaving 10 Downing Street looking 10 years older to understand what a tough seat it actually is. The question is...how did the great Lady Thatcher always keep her hair so coiffure perfect and manage to look pristine-ly ladylike in all circumstances? There must have been more than the widely seen hairspray, handbag …

Mad for the 60s with 'Hey Doll' Vintage Magazine (Issue 3)...and the Winner of the GIVEAWAY is...

Apologies for keeping you lovely darlings waiting a little while longer for this week's post...it has been a rather unpredictable week! The good news is I have finally put all the participating names into my cloche hat and got BouBou to pick one! Yes...my clever little cat BouBou popped his head into the hat and pulled out a piece of paper, which I quickly took before he could run away with it. And the lucky winner of the GIVEAWAY is....(drum-roll)...Deborah from Hellcat Vintage! Congratulations my darling from both myself and the lovely Belinda Hay at the Painted Lady!

[To find out more about the vintage salon in Shoreditch; The Painted Lady, please click here:  www.facebook.com/The-Painted-Lady-London OR my post about victory rolls at the Painted Lady: www.walkinginmay.com/rolling-up-at-painted-lady]
The other little bit of good news is...that my photograph has been featured in the 'Hey Doll!' vintage magazine's reader section! If you love vintage then it is likely that…

Rolling, rolling, rolling...to a fabulous GIVEAWAY!

As promised my lovely darlings…here is my victory roll hair style inspired by Belinda Hay of the Painted Lady in London’s Shoreditch, and a special little announcement for you lovely darlings…Walking In May is having a very first GIVEAWAY! Thanks to Belinda who very kindly suggested giving away a SIGNED copy of her vintage hair styling book ‘Style Me Vintage’ to my lovely readers…so Belinda will be offering the book and I shall cover the postage. As I wanted to try out some of the styles from the book and give you a little feedback on it…the giveaway tied in nicely indeed!
Firstly the key words to this post is probably; roll, roll and roll! Having only ever done my side victory rolls on several occasions and being more used to pin-curls…I took almost 3 days of practice to get my newly inspired victory roll style to look half decent…which was with help in the form of advise from Belinda during the in-salon style session and the detailed instructions in her ‘Style Me Vintage’ book. Those…