Vintage Covers: Vogue April 1968, Elegant Simplicity
If you add only one accessory this season, let it be the turban. Hearkening eras past, yet undeniably of-the-minute, the turban is the piece for easy and elegant simplicity.
And today we have my second Vogue cover for the month of August, and the My Vintage Cover challenge! I am feeling ambitious and might get another one finished this week (or I might not). This Vogue April 1968 cover was an interesting one to do, because the look relied so much on the makeup and the expression on her face; and I don’t know if I succeeded very well on either of those fronts! Because the image is so very desaturated and extremely contrasted, the colours made it difficult to see exactly what is going on with the makeup. Does she actually have a double eyeliner, or is that a shadow? Also, apparently my mouth is incapable of moving in the way she has opened hers (lots of laughter and outtakes while trying to mimic her expression!)
But, despite the challenges, I am happy with the result! It’s all supposed to be in fun, not an exact replica. While it’s great to sometimes put a lot of time into recreating something exactly like the original, sometimes it is also nice to do a more relaxed imitation.
If you have been hesitating to join in with our challenge, I would encourage you to jump in! We’ve had several people use the hashtag on Instagram, and I would love it if you would also join in the fun! If you are stuck for ideas on what to recreate, you can see my post here, with some “easier to recreate” covers, or check out my co-host Tanith’s post here. There’s still time before the end of August- I can’t wait to see what you come up with!
August 22, 2017 @ 11:00 am
Best yet Nicole…I think you captured the spirit of the original sensationally.Wide-eyed innocence just might be your thing!
August 22, 2017 @ 10:27 pm
Thanks so much Maggie 🙂 It is a lot of fun to try and recreate. Half of the time I am going “what on earth are they doing in this picture?” and the rest I (and my sister) are laughing at myself trying to mimic it 🙂
Sue @ A Colourful Canvas
August 22, 2017 @ 12:05 pm
Honestly…every one of your Vintage Covers ROCKS! I hope you continue this long past the challenge!
August 22, 2017 @ 10:27 pm
Oh, I don’t think I can stop now 🙂 Thanks so much for your sweet comment Sue!
August 22, 2017 @ 3:56 pm
Congratulations on a job well done. The vintage cover is lovely and realistic. You are a talented lady. I enjoy your blog very much.
August 22, 2017 @ 10:30 pm
Thanks so much for your comment, Marilyn; it made my day 🙂 And, I’m so glad you enjoy reading my blog!
August 23, 2017 @ 8:22 am
I agree with everyone else—-your interpretations are amazingly good! They make me look closer at the original, too. I wonder what occasion this model is dressed for?
August 23, 2017 @ 2:43 pm
Thanks so much 🙂
I also wonder what this was for. The headlines on the cover give no clues, and the style is not a typical 1960’s look. It is definitely a more “costumed” look.
August 23, 2017 @ 8:44 pm
You did a great job!
August 28, 2017 @ 9:46 pm
Thanks Suzanne- I’m glad you liked it 🙂
August 26, 2017 @ 4:59 pm
This is a great one. I have enjoyed seeing them all.
August 28, 2017 @ 9:49 pm
Thank-you Kate-Em! This is one of my favourites, because the makeup was so crazy and fun to do! It doesn’t look like it’s too crazy in the photos, but that is a lot of blush and eyeliner I am wearing 🙂
August 29, 2017 @ 10:43 am
I know how you feel about trying to recreate the expression! It looks great andyou’ve really captured the feel of the original. Another excellent cover!
August 30, 2017 @ 10:07 pm
What you think your face is doing, is not necessarily what is actually happening! 😉
Thanks Tanith- I’m so glad you had the idea to do this challenge too- it’s been great!