Who's the leader of the club?

It's Mickey mouse ofcourse. This year Mickey is celebrating 90 years of magic, can you believe it? Feels like just yesterday I discovered Mickey mouse and my love for Disney. Mickey mouse is an icon in every way shape and form. He revolutionized the animation world and opened the door to a whole new world of wonder and possibilities. It'll come as no surprise to you that Mickey mouse has endless merchandise made in his likeness, from hats to books,to shows even food. Mickey is a symbol of universal magic and hope all around the world. The celebrations for his 90th have been spectacular but none quite as exciting as Besame Cosmetics release of a Mickey Mouse inspired set. As most of you know, I'm a tried and true Besame girl they're my favorite make up brand hands down. When I saw they were releasing another Disney inspired collection blending my love of makeup with Mickey himself, I was beside myself with excitement. I am so thankful to Besame for sending me the set to review. Ready to celebrate Mickey with me? Keep Scrolling to read my thoughts on the set & to see how I styled it!

About the collection

The collection was created in honor of Mickey's 90th birthday by Besame cosmetics in Collaboration with Disney. It is a limited edition set, so if you've been eyeing it don't wait because it won't be here forever.

Now what exactly does the collection entail? Well it is sold as a set with the compact,or you can purchase the two lipsticks separately. The set according to Besame cosmetics website "This limited edition set includes two brand new lipstick shades, Mickey Red and Ink and Paint. The two lipsticks are packaged in a collectable box with a gold plated, plastic compact mirror decorated with Mickey's likeness."

This set is for Disney connoisseurs and lipstick lovers alike as it blends them seamlessly in this wonderful collection!


Mickey Red: Mickey red is said to be a classic cool toned red with a strawberry pink undertone. As a lover of red lipsticks, I couldn't be more in love with this lipstick. It's my new favorite lipstick, it's that perfect bright red I always struggle to find. Even when it fades it still packs a punch of color thanks to the pink undertones.

Ink and paint: Ink and paint is described as a sheer black berry lipstick that adjusts to your PH to give you, your very 0wn unique berry shade. The word sheer scared me a little when I first heard about this lipstick,but all of my fears were thrown out the window as soon as I put it on. This is a color that can be easily buildable for a lighter or deeper look. It truly is the most perfect berry shade for me, I don't own any other color like it.

Makeup & styling

Makeup: Brows,lashes & Liner- Black cake mascara -Besame cosmetics/Eyes: Agent Carter Palette-Besame cosmetics/Cheeks: Rose delicate rogue-Besame cosmetics/Lips: Mickey Red- Besame cosmetics

Outfit: Black 3/4 black cardigan- Mak sweater/ white blouse-thrifted/ 1950's red dress worn as skirt-vintage/Gold ballet flats-amazon/ 1950's yellow gloves-vintage/Mickey Popcorn bucket-WDW/Mickey mouse pin-rexclotheirs/Besame lipstick pin-Besame cosmetics/ 1950's yellow hoop earrings-thrifted
Makeup: Brows,lashes & Liner- Black cake mascara -Besame cosmetics/Eyes: Agent Carter Palette-Besame cosmetics/ Cheeks: Rose delicate rogue-Besame cosmetics/Lips: Ink and paint - Besame cosmetics

Outfit: Black 3/4 black cardigan- Mak sweater/ white blouse-thrifted/ 1950's red dress worn as skirt-vintage/Gold ballet flats-amazon/ 1950's yellow gloves-vintage/Mickey Popcorn bucket-WDW/Mickey mouse pin-rexclotheirs/Besame lipstick pin-Besame cosmetics/ 1950's yellow hoop earrings-vintage

I hope you enjoyed this review of Besame cosmetics new limited edition Mickey mouse collection. I for one am head over heels over it and am so thankful to them for sending it to to try it and review it. Nothing makes me happier than being able to share my love of makeup and disney with all of you. This was such a  fun review to do, as a huge disney fan and I cannot recommend Besame cosmetics enough. They're my favorite makeup brand for a reason, if you're on the fence about trying them out don't wait! Which lipstick is your favorite Mickey red or Ink and paint?

Thank you Erick Paul Photography for taking these amazing photos. 

Besame:                                                 Erick Paul Photo

If you have any comments, questions or even suggestions on what you'd like to see me review next, feel free to comment below and we'll do  our  best to reply in a timely manner.

As always thanks for reading, may your days be filled with pretty dresses, dapper clothes & a lot of happiness. 

Paola xx 
aka "thehepburnmovement" 

*DISCLAIMER: These items were given to me for free by Besame, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. *

You are the balance that you create

Here at the thehepburnmovement I strive to show the diversity of pinup/vintage culture every chance I get, to show that ANYONE and everyone can be a pinup regardless of your age, sexual orientation, or race. That despite the lack of representation in the media, we exist and are here to inspire others to step out into the spotlight. People from all kinds of nationalities and identities make up this community and I aim to show that with every post. I want to highlight the wide variety of pinup/vintage loving people because they come from all walks of life, and deserve to be seen. This weeks pinup is...

  Photo by : Andrea Marulanda

I met Michelle thanks to Instagram and instantly found myself enamored by her free spirit and kind soul. Her ability to mix pinup with her "hippie" style life style is inspiring. she strives to provide representation for interracial folks, who don't feel they belong in the people of color category. She is a strong advocate for love, acceptance and kindness in the community. I'm so excited to be sharing her story with all of you today.
Photo credit: Paper Moon shoppe

When did you get into the pin up style?
A: I’ve always been attracted to vintage style, I think it was because I grew up with oldies music thanks to my Uncle Bob and his room filled with CDs and records, I’m talking floor to ceiling, all four walls, stacked with CDs. I was singing, “Sugar pie, honey bun” and “Baby love! My baby Love!” to my baby brother when I was 4 years old. I was (and still am!) into the Motown sound, the feelings, the vibes and naturally, the look! I really think I had a past life in the 1960s-70s because even though I didn’t have much of a concept of history and fashion, I remember I loved pictures in my little golden story books and dolls that had that retro look.  It wasn’t until my older sister started renting movies from or set in the 50s-70s that I really began to realize, “People back then had such great style!” and ever since I’ve been choosing clothes based off that attraction.
I also grew up watching old TV shows like I Dream of Jeannie, The Brady Bunch, Bewitched, Gilligan’s Island, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show, I Love Lucy, The Beverly Hillbillies and The Andy Griffith Show.  Again, I can’t exactly tell you why, but I loved the style in all of those shows. That’s what I leaned to when choosing my clothes whether I was aware of it or not!
The specific “pin up” style is a little bit of a new thing, just maybe 3 years ago.  My friend Miss Miriam was a huge gate opener to the pin up style. I was always more into the hippie/mod/disco fashion of the 60s and 70s. When I saw Miriam post outfit ideas and hauls, I was like, “Hey! That’s super cute! I want to wear that! I CAN wear that!” I guess because the 1940s-50s pin up style is SO elegant and classy, I figured it’s too “fancy” for every day, but honestly 1. WHO CARES 2. There are ways to dress pin up yet keep the look casual.
  Photo by : Andrea Marulanda

Who is your biggest style inspiration?
A: This is so hard to only choose one, Like I said, my early life was filled with influence from a different time, so I must give credit to girl groups of the 60s i.e. Diana Ross and the Supremes, The Shirelles, The Ronettes, The Shangrilas, The Marvelettes, The Crystals, The Chiffons, The Bobettes as well as other songstresses like Cher, Lesley Gore, Petula Clark, Skeeter Davis and Karen Carpenter.

The color pallettes and artwork from album covers from The Beach Boys and The Beatles inspire me too!  Movie star wise, of course Marilyn and Audrey. The first time I saw Audrey Hepburn it was either Sabrina or Roman Holiday and I just remember her beauty hit me like a slap in the face: I had never seen someone so beautiful. Nine-year-old Michelle had hearts in her eyes and thought, “That. Is. The. Most. Beautiful. Girl. That. Ever. Existed.” She messed me up for years!

My boyfriend recently introduced me to Sandra Dee. He’s been collecting Sandra Dee memorabilia for decades. His favorite Sandra Dee movie is the 1959 teen surf movie Gidget. I want all the clothes she wore in that movie!  Movies I grew up on that had all around great fashion inspiration include Now and Then, The Babysitters Club, Almost Famous, The Brady Bunch movies from the 90s, My Girl, Clueless and Never Been Kissed.Other groovy chicks in that time that I’ve obsessed over for more than their fashion choices are Twiggy, Edie Sedgwick and Susanne Farrell.  
My favorite TV show growing up was Sabrina The Teenage Witch, not only because it was a cool premise or that it cracked me up, but I was obsessed with everyone’s clothes! Sabrina of course had the best outfits, but even her aunts and friends, especially Libby.  The episode where Sabrina goes back to the 60s blew my little 7 year old mind. I was not the same after seeing that vibe and style.

How does it feel to be a minority in the pin up community?
A: I don’t know how to place myself, as a minority in the pin up community or in real life! Even though I’m what Dwight Schrute calls, “Some kind of halfsie,” I honestly don’t feel one way or another, or even half of two different ethnicities.  My mom was born in El Salvador and came to the US as a foreign exchange student. My dad is white, or to be a little more specific, mostly British, Irish, French and German. My Great Grandmother came to the US from Germany, but I never met her.
So, I grew up in a mixed-race family.  My grandma from El Salvador took care of us until I was 8, so I ate tamales, platanos and pupusas.  I was extremely privileged to go to school with such diverse classmates and live in an area with all kinds of people and life styles.  Maybe it was because people never knew what ethnicity I was, maybe because my last name is Williams, I can’t remember feeling any kind of discrimination as far as race.

That whole combination helped me from the start, just to treat people as people.  Yeah, this person is different than me, but who cares?! If anything, my favorite people have always been the ones that don’t blend in, in whatever that means! I think different is cool, you can learn so much from someone who is different from you.  

My favorite Disney movie since I was 5 years old is Pocahontas and the song “Colors of The Wind” STILL gets me choked up. “You think the only people who are people, are the people who look and think like you, but if you walk the footsteps of a stranger, you’ll learn things you never knew, you never knew.”

We are all just people.  We may look different, sound different, smell different, think different, move different, write different, but at the end of the day, our body, our chemistry, or nature, is THE SAME. We are one.  We are all connected. We are not separate entities. That is something I really try to promote, and I’d like to help people realize. I encourage everyone to think differently than the status quo and realize we’re all brothers and sisters, from the same parents, Earth and Heaven, and universal love, unconditional love will set us free.

I hope you enjoyed learning about Michelle as much as I did, she is such a delightfully inspiring person. She strives to share such a positive and accepting message and I'm so excited to start the year off with her. If you aren't following her already you definitely should, you definitely won't regret it! I'm so excited to continue sharing this series this year, I hope that you reading this realize that you are not alone. Minorities in every shape and form belong just as much as anybody else in the vintage / pinup community,its something I want to stress with every post. I hope you see yourself reflected through one of these lovely folks and if you don't see the representation yet please let me know. I want to feature everyone I can and accurately represent folks from everywhere!

If you have any comments, questions or even suggestions on what you'd like to see me do next, feel free to comment below and I'll do  my  best to reply in a timely manner.

As always thanks for reading, may your days be filled with pretty dresses, dapper clothes & a lot of happiness. 

Paola xx aka "thehepburnmovement"

Three cheers for three years!

Hello friends whether old or new thank you for following along on this journey. Today marks three years since I first started this blog and while there have been many changes throughout the last few years, I am so thankful for all of you! It’s been awhile since my first introduction post and I’ve grown and changed a lot since then, as have you my readers. So let’s get better acquainted shall we?

Who is "thehepburnmovement"?

Hello I’m Paola or Lola if that’s easier for you . I’m a queer vegan, intersectional feminist, Colombian American, 4 ft 9 vintage loving gal. I was born and raised in Miami,Florida. I grew up on the beach & culture of Miami life. I can definitely say that my love of fashion is thanks to growing up in such a beautifully diverse area. I am currently a full time student studying to be a speech pathologist. Week days you’ll find me either working away or studying.Weekends are when I come alive and have much more free time! You’ll find me at WDW or Universal taking in the magic. How did you get into vintage?

I spent a lot of my childhood with my grandparents, they helped raise me and it’s thanks to them that I love vintage. I grew up hearing about their childhood, in Colombia during the 50s. We spent so much time together that their hobbies, interests and music tastes shaped me. Many afternoons were shared listening to Old tunes, rifling through photo albums & hearing their stories. They got me interested in vintage and I spent many years reminiscing with them for those good ol' days.

What inspired you to dress the way you do?
It wasn’t until my freshman year of high school that I really fell in love with vintage clothes and movies. I saw my first Audrey Hepburn movie ever, when I was 14 & it changed my life. Sabrina was the first movie I ever saw and it will always hold a special place in my heart. I was enraptured by her mere presence. I owe my fashion sense and a large chunk of who I am to her. I adore Audrey, she is my greatest role model in every way hence the blog name. I want to inspire the world the way she inspired me and spark a change. A movement that is timeless, elegant & charming just like Audrey. She truly was remarkable in every which way, I hope to leave the world a better place like she did.

How long have you been dressing this way?
I unfortunately haven’t always dressed this way, I had many, many phases before finding my style. (I’m talking goth and everything in between). I started dressing pinup four years ago, it was mostly reproduction and vintage inspired pieces when I first started. I dressed in that style for a year before realizing it wasn’t really for me. It wasn’t made for my body type and most pieces were too expensive for me. I didn’t feel elegant or beautiful and decided to finally take the vintage plunge. After all if Audrey did it why couldn’t I ?

Three years ago I made the decision to sell all my reproduction pieces except for a few special ones and buy a whole new vintage wardrobe. As they say the rest is history. I fell head over heels in love with vintage and can’t ever imagine dressing in any other way.Three years ago I made the best decision ever to be myself and finally be confident in the skin I’m in. I have my bad days, don’t we all? For the most part though I couldn’t be happier.

My favorite eras are the 40's and 50's, while I dress predominately in those I like to branch out every now and again to test my creativity and my wardrobe. Fashion for me is a creative outlet, a way to express myself and share who I am with the world. Every outfit is a labor of love,planning and more often than not tears. Thanks for letting me share them with you!

What is "thehepburnmovement"?

I started this blog to share my outfits and share adventures with all of you and it has become so much more than that. I truly wouldn’t be where I am today without all the love, encouragement and support from you.

Through this page I hope to share my life with you as well as show case the diversity of the vintage / pinup community. I plan to use this platform to give representation to minorities everywhere, to show that we are here and belong just as much as anybody else. As well as to offer a fresh take on the Disney / Harry Potter community through a vintage gals eyes.

Most importantly I plan to show that just because I dress in vintage doesn’t mean I “am vintage” I believe in vintage fashion not vintage values. This blog will chronicle all my vintage clad adventures and any friends I make along the way. I’m so happy that all of you have chosen to follow along. I’m excited to make my blog everything I’ve ever dreamed of and more. Happy new year everyone let’s make 2019 the best one yet !

Thank you for your tremendous support and love over the last three years. I couldn't have made it this far without all of you here. I know that there have been many changes since the blog first began but I am so grateful for every single one of you. Let's make 2019 and this third year of being together unforgettable. I hope you enjoyed getting to know a little bit more about me. I'd love to know more about you! Leave a comment blow,let's get to know one another!

f you have any comments, questions or even suggestions on what you'd like to see me do next, feel free to comment below and I'll do  my  best to reply in a timely manner.

As always thanks for reading, may your days be filled with pretty dresses, dapper clothes & a lot of happiness. 

Paola xx aka "thehepburnmovement"


Onto the next adventure!

The times they are a changin'. You might have noticed the blog has been going though some changes this year, and a lot of that is because we no longer live in the same city. We have also grown so much though this blog. We want to thank all of you for being here for this journey and for the future. We have a little announcement!

Photographer: bturrellphotography

This next year will be very different from the past years of thehepburnmovement because I (Kyra) have decided to pursue other dreams. While working full time, working on a second degree, and doing the blog I haven’t been able to find the time to pursue other outlets. I want to spread my creative wings and try something new. I have had so much fun doing the blog and love all of the friends I have made thanks to it! This being said I am planning on starting a YouTube channel in the new year! This channel will be filled with vintage inspired fashion tips, lazy girl guides to, mental health topics (like coping mechanism, depression, and others), as well as anything else I think will be fun! This channel will be for me to express myself and to work on projects that interest me! I hope you will follow me on this journey and also follow Paola on hers as she turns this blog into her dream!

Follow Kyra on instagram for more updates!

If you have any comments, questions or even suggestions on what you'd like to see us do next, feel free to comment below and we'll do  our  best to reply in a timely manner.

As always thanks for reading, may your days be filled with pretty dresses, dapper clothes & a lot of happiness. 

Paola & Kyra xx