Self-taught baker Stacie Stewart first caught the public’s eye with the mouth-watering dishes she whipped up as a finalist in the sixth series of MasterChef. While audiences loved her food, she quickly became recognisable for her fabulous vintage style which flawlessly evokes the glamour, fun and excitement of the sixties.
The beehive has become Stacie’s trademark hairdo, to the point that her bakery in Sunderland is named after this iconic look. No longer piled messily on the head in the style of Amy Winehouse, more recent beehives offer a sleek and chic tribute to the glitz of the sixties. While Stacie’s large beehive makes a bold statement, celebrities like Emma Stone and Adele have opted for a more subtle take that offers a modern nod to this classic vintage look.
If you love Stacie’s stylish hair but don’t fancy a sky high beehive on yourself, you can still embrace that sixties bouffant style with a smaller version that sweeps hair from the face and exudes instant glamour. Complete the look with sixties-style makeup that focuses on making eyes look large, using a flick of eyeliner and dark mascara to lengthen and define lashes. To really take on the retro look, be sure to include lower lashes like those on icon Mia Farrow.
Stacie also channels the swinging sixties through her fabulous dress sense. To achieve her glamorous sixties look, fashion expert Tifini Lewis highlights shift dresses and tailoring, particularly two-piece suits, as epitomising this fun and feminine decade.
If you want to try out this style while keeping your arms covered, have a look at the selection of dresses with sleeves available at isme for pretty and flattering designs with a dash of sixties inspiration. For a more bohemian look that’s still on trend, choose loose fabrics in bright colours or prints that bring the sixties hippie look up to date.
Mixing aspects of vintage style into a modern wardrobe is a playful and easy way to inject creativity into what you wear. Whether you go for the whole look like Stacie or simply don a stylish pair of framed sunglasses, don’t be afraid to experiment with elements of the most eccentric, glamorous and revolutionary fashion decade.