My Vintage Cover Begins Today!
Happy First Day of August- and on that note- also the first day of the My Vintage Cover challenge!
I can’t believe that August is already here (really, where did July go?!) but I am so excited that My Vintage Cover is starting. To get you in the mood, here are some covers I have come across in my image searches, which I think might just be “easy” to replicate. And, if you have no idea what I am talking about, you can read all of the details here or scroll to the end of this post, for an abbreviated version of events!
This cover basically relies on a large amount of flowers. And they could be any flowers too- it’s the impact and vast quantity that makes this cover recognizable.
Such an artistic and striking pose. Do you have a large hat? You could probably recreate this one!
This one relies mainly on the blue makeup, a turned up collar and a simple hat.
Blue eyeshadow and a beehive. If you do any of these two things, you are halfway there to recreating a look from the 60’s!
This iconic cover would actually be really great to recreate, because it is black and white and you wouldn’t need to worry about colour matching your clothing! It’s all about the silhouette.
Those of you with bakelite collections could probably pull this one off fairly easily. I thought about doing this one, but I don’t own any colourful bracelets!
Some covers rely mainly on the creative makeup, like this one.
Again, I think that this one could be easy to recreate, as long as you have a platter hat. It mostly relies on the pose.
Another cover with striking makeup and hair, this time from the 70’s. You don’t have to pick a really old cover to recreate.
A relatively simple cover with not too many exotic items or difficult poses.
Recreating an illustration could be kind of fun. This one from the 1920’s features a relatively simple outfit- simple compared to most of the fantastical covers of the era!
Two very similar covers, one from the 30’s and one from the 50’s, which consist mainly of swathing ones self in a fur.
This cover from the 1980’s had Grace Coddington as creative director, and it is so simple yet striking.image source
Again this relies heavily on the makeup and hair. I think that my sister and I are going to try this one- she’ll do the makeup, and I’ll be the model!
This one relies completely on the 50’s makeup. This is one of my favourite covers because it’s so artistic.
Got a wicker basket? You can do this! 😉 haha!
If you just happen to have a red ballgown, tall gloves and a fan lying around, recreate this one now because I want to see it.
Do you have a bird? (I don’t even know what bird that is) If you do, then please feel free to recreate this one.
Do you have access to a butterfly sanctuary? If so, then this might be a good one for you to recreate. 😉
Well, I hope that these covers give you some inspiration and ideas- especially the last three 🙂 Tanith has also been sharing some covers, so if none of these seem to fit, hop over and check her post out. And if you’d like to see the covers I have done in the past, you can find them here.
Even if you aren’t planning on taking part in the My Vintage Cover challenge- I hope you enjoyed seeing all these great magazine covers!
Again, here is the condensed version of the My Vintage Cover challenge, being hosted by Tanith and I.
-Running August 1- 31, 2017.
-This is a non-competitive event; we just want people to have fun!
-Tag your recreations with #myvintagecover on Instagram or post them on your blog.
-We may post a few “round-ups” depending on how many people participate
-You can recreate a vintage magazine cover (such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar or McCall’s) or an editorial vintage fashion image. Images with distinctive poses, or styles that are iconic to a specific era are great options.
-Repost & share your inspiration image, or link to it, so everyone can compare the recreations and originals
-Recreate as many images as you would like! There is no limit!
August 1, 2017 @ 1:53 pm
How lovely the covers are and elegant,too..
August 2, 2017 @ 1:29 pm
They used to have such artistic covers didn’t they? The focus was on creating an interesting image- not on the celebrity of the moment.
August 2, 2017 @ 6:22 pm
These are great examples. I’m so rubbish with makeup that these would actually be really difficult ones for me, but I did think about the big blue hat one! And who doesn’t have a big white peacock? I keep mine in the butterfly sanctuary.
August 4, 2017 @ 5:54 pm
I’m glad you enjoyed them Tanith! I must admit that I am not the best at makeup either- but my sister is so she helps me a lot 🙂
And of course you keep yours in the butterfly sanctuary 😉 🙂
August 11, 2017 @ 3:16 pm
These are so fabulous. Lots of great ideas.
August 11, 2017 @ 9:14 pm
I’m glad you enjoyed them 🙂 There are so many great vintage covers out there. . . now if only I had the time and resources to recreate them all. . .