Friday, July 9, 2010

Coronet Close-Ups

A bit more research reveals the hairstyle I was referring to in previous posts was called the "Coronet" style.  Apparently, the look could be achieved with a wall of pincurls or a braided or twisted plait of hair.  A few more visuals.









16 comments:

Bella said...

How fabulous. Really pretty.

Isabelle - Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

It is a beautiful style, I'd love to have a go at having my hair done like that!
Have a lovely weekend
Isabelle x

Harlow Darling said...

Absolutely stunning, I would love to wear my hair like this to work but it looks so complicated (as I find a lot of vintage hair styles to be), I can't even master the pin curl at this stage!

Miss Emmi said...

These look very Roman inspired! I'd love to try them out myself when my hair gets longer...

Miss Matilda said...

Well, I have a braid on a band and also a braid that I fix in. most of these braids were infact human hair pieces back in the day. It's quite easy to do!! xx

Miss Rayne said...

I used to do this when i was a child and had a long plait, but it looked more tyrolean than Hollywood:-(

The Dreamstress said...

I do that all the time with my hair! You really need to front curls to keep it from looking too 'Heidi'. I still get called 'Princess Leia' when I do it though :-P

Pixie Drive-In said...

I really love this look. It looks like they're wearing little braided headbands!

1930s Girls About Town said...

It's a very nice look. I love it. The only braids I can find in the USA are too thin, for hair weaving or some such.

Kir said...

How lovely! Gracious, here I am trying to grow out my hair and all the styles I'm falling in love with are short. -sob-

aramblingfancy said...

Ooooh! I've been looking for hairstyle inspirations for a wedding I'm in this fall. These pictures definitely give me some good ideas---thanks!
~Christine H.

D said...

I have seen this "do" many times in the old movies. I bet they used a lot of hair pieces to achieve this look. But is is so elegant and chic looking.

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Andi B. Goode said...

I love braids!
-Andi x

BaronessVonVintage said...

If I didn't live in the middle of "nowhere," I'd ferret out a good synthetic braid. If/when I am able to find one the next time we're in the city where the malls are, I'll be sure to post pics of my hairdo!

In the mean-time, if anyone else tries it out and wants to show us how it's done, I for one would LOVE to see a tutorial (Isabelle? Rambling Fancy? Miss M??).

Andi, bella, D: agreed. Totally think there a major chic factor to this look..and who doesn't love braids, right?!
Harlow darling, I completely relate.

Miss Rayne, Dreamstress: good point to be aware of--must avoid the Tyrolean/"Heidi" effect (which I still think is just darling anyway).

Pixie, yes, the way the ladies are wearing the braids does look headband-esque!

Miss Emmi: I totally agree there is a sort of Roman feel (very in line with the Deco Hollywood neoclassical style of interior design and the Vionnet bias cut look (which was heavily drawn from Greco-Roman draping from what I've read). Very cool.

Haleigh said...

I love the coronet! so chic...my darling friend who has really curly hair always wear this style and I love it...only thing is if I wear it out too we are gonna like twinsies HEHE...always love stopping by for some vintage style inspiration here :-)

xoxo Bardot in Blue