Presentation Outfit – a suggestion from Master

Master ran into an article in the Guardian UK mentioning the passing of Chicago-based hairstylist Margaret Vinci Heldt.  Who was she? You ask….

Ms. Heldt was the creator of the BEEHIVE HAIRDO.


She created it at the request of the editors of Modern Beauty Salon magazine which published images of it in February 1960 and called it “the beehive” because it resembles the shape of a traditional hive.

Heldt designed the beehive by thinking about a velvet fez that she owned. The black cap had beaded decorations that looked like bees, was shaped like a small bump, lined inside with red lace, but more importantly, the hat didn’t leave her with hat hair after she wore it. Heldt wanted to create a style that maintained its shape, the way the hat maintained her hair. Thanks to that black hat, the beehive was born.

Short-1950s-Bouffant-HairstylesPlease note that Bouffant Hair was well-established in the mid-1950’s, but the Beehive took backteasing to a higher level. Pun intended….

When Master mentions something like this, dievca listens.  It’s usually something he has seen or has fond memories of, so dievca knows he would appreciate a presentation outfit with the mentioned item.

Hmmm, what to wear with the Beehive Hairdo~

1960s vintage orange citrus wool 2 piece skirt & jacket mod suit (click to purchase)

1960s vintage orange citrus wool 2 piece skirt & jacket mod suit (click to purchase)

1960s Vintage Lingerie White Bullet Bra Peekaboo Lace Shaper Girdle with Garters (click to purchase)

1960s Vintage Lingerie White Bullet Bra Peekaboo Lace Shaper Girdle with Garters (click to purchase)


Nude Seamed Stockings


Ferragamo Nude Heels

Vintage 1950's leather handbag

Vintage Leather Bag

Vintage 1950's white gloves

Vintage White Gloves

1960s Bulgari Heavy Rope Pattern Gold Earrings

Bulgari Clip Earrings

Heavy Cat eyes, heavy brows, minimal blush, nudish lips.

This presentation outfit opens itself up to being a Lady Who Lunches, but dievca thinks she can get into the feeling at Master’s University Club or an Upper Eastside Restaurant. Add a little “Afternoon Delight” (OK, that was 1976 – wrong decade) and it should be good fun!

Beehive Hair Tutorial

What you Will Need:
Brush – Elastic bands – Dry Shampoo – Hairspray – Bobby pins

  • It’s easier to work with dirty hair or use dry shampoo for texture and to control the oil.
  • Separate a section of your hair on the top front of your head, leaving a fringe of hair at the front. Pin it and leave it for now.
  • Lightly backcomb all the rest of your hair, doing a small section at a time. Tie the teased hair in a very high ponytail, this will be a sort of hair rat, the core of your beehive. Roll the ponytail upon itself and secure it with bobby pins.
  • Now take the small section of hair you left sectioned at the beginning and backcomb it thoroughly. When you’re done you will have huge volume on your head.
  • Smooth the hair down gently and lightly pull the hair back, spreading it around your rolled ponytail. Twist this section of hair towards the back and pin it.
  • Hairspray it like a champ!
    Your beehive is done! Here’s video help if you need it.

15 Comments on “Presentation Outfit – a suggestion from Master”

  1. missagathaarmstrong says:

    Oh you are such a delight x

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Pelelotus says:

    Too many sexy treats. X

    Liked by 1 person

  3. We really need a pic of your beehived hair! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. esther says:

    vintage lingerie is so hot! 🐝🐝🐝

    Liked by 1 person

  5. jackiemallon says:

    Love the outfit, every morsel. Very Mad Men. Although they might have thought to run the iron over that skirt…
    He’ll be wowed.

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    • dievca says:

      Thanks — I am really considering the skirt suit (orange is a good color on me). I promise to iron that skirt if I buy it. XO
      PS. How about Northern Ireland in the Euro?!?!?!?


      • jackiemallon says:

        What about that, eh?! And Ireland beating Italy! WTF?! Headinh home to NI with my midwesterner husband who is now entertaining dreams of an NI/ Ireland final while we’re at home. Bless his cotton socks. Pig’s will fly first 🙂


  6. I’d bet it’s quite a sexy look on you !!!

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  7. […] envisioning a B-52’s party wearing the dress, Big teased Hair (a beehive) and cat eyes eye-liner.  This could also be a really weird/fun Presentation Outfit for Master. […]


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