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BAD GIRL BEAUTY: Vintage Mugshot Makeup + Hair Inspiration

 

 

The Mugshot. Definitely a work of art.

We’ve had a few of them come into our possession over the years, and they are always full of so much fascinating mystery. They definitely have a special quality to them; you know that person did something “wrong” and then they paid for it. Most of the time we don’t know what that “wrong”-doing was, or what happened to them thereafter, and for someone with a vivid imagination like ours, it can provide endless amounts of entertainment.

Sites like Small Town Noir give new life to these individuals and their stories, and many of the mugshots that really inspired us for this post are taken from there. Definitely check it out!

Mugshots were first devised in 1888 by French police clerk Alphonse Bertillon who devised the classic format of a side by side profile and head on photograph on one sheet to keep track of the various delinquents making their way in and out of the justice system.

This format provides a unique portrait of the individual at their most vulnerable and/or volatile so its interesting to seek out the various expressions you can find.  Vintage ones definitely have a lot more appeal to them with the various photographic qualities you can find out there compared to the ratchet digital captures they use today.

So, lets indulge a little . . . This is a gallery invoking the spirit of bad ass bad girls in all their irreverence, modernity, boldness, and femme fatale glory . . .

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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and we can’t help but appreciate these stylish bad girls for all their bad ass glory!

Pay special attention to the makeup & hair (especially the 50s / 60s era mugshots) whose eyeliner, cat eyes, and bouffants are definitely making a comeback today!

 

Suzanna Somers

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{arrested March 1970 in San Francisco for bad cheques}

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Now that the invocation is complete!

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Until next time,

{theEye}

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{ Sometimes life is just a tough pill to swallow . . .  }

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Crazy Christmas: Hillarious Vintage Holiday Advertising !

EOF Crazy Christmas- Just What I Asked For

{“You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out!”}

There are pretty crazy things out there these days, but the holiday season of the past was truly a weird and wild place, where you can never expect what you might find leafing through your holiday catalog, or coffee table magazines.

Dozens of inappropriate, odd, and down right bizarre suggestions can be found looking through vintage publications; most of which would never EVER make it to the pages of a magazine or catalog today.

We decided to share just a few of our favorites, and hope you enjoy them too!

EOF Crazy Christmas - Naughty Santa

{ Naught Santa! I guess everyone deserves their kicks . . .}

EOF Crazy Christmas - You'll Shoot Your Eye Out

{“Buck! Don’t Bother Your Sister!”}

EOF Crazy Christmas- Chesterfield Xmas Ads

{These Would Make a Killing, Today!}

EOF Crazy Christmas- Undies Are Fundies{“No Comment.” }

EOF Crazy Christmas - Daisy Christmas Guns{“Now, no one can get in the way of our family!”}

EOF Crazy Christmas - Lucky Strike Xmas{Need anyone say more?}

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Sincerely,

{theEye}

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