Bettie Page Clothing: 1920s hairstyles & retro fashion show. Art Deco Weekend Miami.

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Goths in hot weather… what do you think of my look for Day 2 of Art Deco Weekend Miami?

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Since some of you requested it, here are closeups of my fingerwave curls and Deco nail art.

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Across the street from my Betsy hotel: South Beach’s confectionery colors.

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I’m more passionate about Art Deco than ever, after seeing the works in person.

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Art Deco Weekend hosts a number of events, including a classic car display. On Ocean Drive, there was a lineup of automobiles from the early 20th century to the 1980s.

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Red fringe dress top: gifted by Peace Love World (Miami, Florida label)
Scallop shorts: Hello Kitty KiLaRa collaboration, bought in Hong Kong (see shop photos in this post)

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This time, I tied a Pitsart silk scarf around my shoulders. There are endless ways to wear these flowing scarves, with prints inspired by paintings and music.

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My Peace Love World top (or dress, depending on how you style it) matches the red carpet.

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I met up with Mayleen Gonzalez, photographer and owner of Photo Boutique, and Annie Vasquez of top Miami style blog The Fashion Poet. (Remember our fashion blogger photoshoot?)

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Together, we enjoyed the Bettie Page fashion show. The cat-eyed decorated sunglasses and flirty retro swimsuits were highlights. Loved the pincurls and ponytails on the models.

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Elegant 1940s and 50s-inspired dresses from the latest collections.

Here’s a 30-second video of the runway show. I have a full travel video about my Miami adventure to come, stay tuned.

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To learn more about Florida’s Art Deco history, visit the MDPL (Miami design preservation league). This celebration happens each January.

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Have you ever tried a flapper hairstyle like this? Or dressed up retro-style, with scarves?

PS: I’m using the Vine app, username “La Carmina.” Add me for silly Tokyo videos.


  • BQ

    Love your hair like dat dolly!!

  • Jen

    Getting more involved with the local dieselpunk and burlesque scenes has gotten me more interested in Art Deco and retro fashion. My hair is really stubborn so I haven’t done anything retro-inspired besides the good ol’ flower in the hair for a pin-up shoot.

    • am obsessed with Deco. Will be covering a Japanese steampunk event next week, can’t wait to share! I’m sure you’d love this event.

  • wowwwwoderfuuuull! thank you very much! ;) LaCarmina is a perfect Pitsart testimonial! We love you!

  • Barbarella

    cute pic, haha.

  • Jeras


  • Patricia

    I like it when u do retro outfits

  • Saea

    Awesome event I was there wish I met you Hope next time

  • Kona

    i love ur style carmina :) i really admire ur work

  • Ella


  • Estefania

    I love when you wear goth o(≧∀≦)o

  • Luke

    looks cool,

  • Bettie Page

    Thank you for the wonderful coverage! We love your blog!

  • Yanee

    Pretty ♥ ♥ ♥

  • Natalya

    you always stylish

  • Oren

    I fall in love with art deco because of your blog!

  • won sung beom

    I like it when u do retro outfits