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One For the Fellas: Carl Sagan – Geek Chic

This blog isn’t just about ladies fashion. Every Thursday I’m going to delve into the world of men’s retro fashion with a “One For the Fellas” post. I’m feeling particularly self-indulgent today, so I’m kicking it off with one of my all-time favorite fashion icons, the incomparable and incredibly sexy Mr. Carl Sagan.

Looking very GQ!

Carl Sagan had a great sense of style. Comfortable, business-casual, and always recognizable. He could rock a turtleneck like nobody’s business, and stands as the ultimate force in geek fashion. Which is hot. Seriously.

Everyone recognizes his turtleneck/corduroy jacket combo, but the man had some other looks that were just as representative of his personal style. Leather jackets can be cheesy on some, but Carl knew what was up.

Hey Baby, wanna hear about the Cosmos?

Looking fashionable on Mars.

When you think of astrophysicists, fashion is probably not the first thing to come to mind. What I love about Sagan is that he knew his own personal style, and he wore it without apology. Carl wasn’t trying to imitate someone else’s style, or be cutting edge, he wore what worked for him. To me, what makes a fashion icon is recognizable style worn well. Kudos to you, Mr. Sagan. In oh so many ways.

Suit Porn

Super Simple, 100% Foolproof 50’s Hair

I may look washed out and pale, but my hair looks fabulous!

I’m working on the details of my retro hairstyling classes, but I know definitively that the first one will cover curling techniques. Proper curling is the basis for all retro hairstyles, from the 40’s through the 60’s. I’ll be demonstrating 4 to 5 different ways to curl your hair properly for hold and style. We’ll even be tackling the pin curl. (It takes some practice, but isn’t as scary as you think). Here’s a little teaser of a style I’ll be teaching. You won’t believe how easy it is. Seriously foolproof. No matter your hair type or level of skill, this one is impossible to mess up. (Promise!)

Sleek 50s hair. You can create this in minutes.

Hair Porn – Diary of a Bachelor

It’s not often a film that is as chock full of hair porn as “Diary of a Bachelor” comes along. The movie is pretty terrible, but it’s worth a watch just for the hairstyles. We’re talking full on 60’s bouffants, sleek styles, perfect coifs. You can practically smell the aqua net through the screen. The hair is so great, I’m going to watch the thing again. If you’re into 60’s styles like me, you’ll be drooling through the whole awful film.

The poster is a preview of all the delicious hair porn that awaits.

Hello Darlings!

Welcome to Retrofabulousfashion! Follow along as I chronicle vintage hair, makeup, clothing, tips, techniques, accessories and everything retrofabulous. I’ll also be providing information about my vintage hairstyle classes, and giving you the lowdown on resources and finds here in little ol’ Omaha. So put on your favorite record, pour yourself a sidecar, and enjoy!