Sunday, July 2, 2017

Culturally inspired makeup and style

When you can’t go on a journey to explore other countries every week, which would be my personal ideal, you may tend to find other ways to travel in mind. You can either read a book, listen to foreign music, cook a respective meal, or play with style options the world provides.
Once I started researching the diverse and colorful essentials that lead to the distinctive ethnic styles, I’ve decided to start a video-series about it. We all quickly picture certain looks when thinking of particular parts of the world. But it gets truly exciting when we turn the tables in fashion and enjoy a creative journey through the world of culturally-rooted compositions.
So far, I’ve been traveling style-wise through the Baltic, American, Irish and Latin-inspired spectrum of makeup, hair and fashion. Furthermore, a retro- touch is included in the tutorial series. Many countries in the 1940s, 1950s and 60s, shared similar fashion trends. So it’s often the little things, the details, that tell us about the differences among the style rules of cultures of past decades.

My American retro style was inspired by the Hitchcock movies of the 1950s and 1960s. Although the master himself was British, his heroines represented perfectly, the clean chic of that era.

The Baltic states inspire with a rich culture and enchanting nature too. Folkloric music as well as  garments, are take us on a journey through Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

An Irish- inspired style isn’t imaginable without the color green. As a contrast to that, I wanted to show the clean cuts of the late 1950s, that were just as much worn in Ireland as in many other parts of the world.


The Latina style is of course warm, colorful and exciting. With hair flowers and the right cuttings of skirt and top, I felt like walking through a warm, exotic country for one day. It’s not only the perfect retro summer outfit, but adds some spice to the everyday wardrobe.

More culturally inspired styles are about to be experienced, and so I am already dreaming of the next stop in another country.  My world makeup and style series on Youtube


  1. I love this blog. Very informative. Thank you for sharing.

    1. That is such a lovely motivation! Thank you, Michele! ♥♥