Fashion and cosmetics collide

Laura Timberlake

RetroStar Vintage Clothing is one of the largest vintage clothing stores in Australia. If you love vintage, it is one of the ultimate spots to visit in the Melbourne CBD for your dose of fashion.

RetroStar has now collaborated with Deanna Amato to add a new element to the store. Deanna is a talented make up artist, who has been working in the field for several years.

She has opened a studio called Tempeste – Speakeasy Salon in part of the RetroStar store, so that customers can have a vintage make up experience to match their new clothes.

Deanna also works at RetroStar, and she admits it is partly her love of vintage clothing that led to this new venture.

“For a long time I have been an avid vintage shopper… The opportunity to combine my love for vintage styling and provide hair and make up services was perfect,” she said.

Deanna has done numerous advertising campaigns, weddings and shoots before she starting her new studio. I met Deanna when I commissioned her to do my wedding party’s make up, and the entire party was awestruck by her talent.

She says it’s the customers’ excitement over their transformation that is the most rewarding moment for her.

“It motivates me to keep on creating and taking on new challenges,” she said.

A good make up artist will make you feel good about yourself. A great one has the power to make a person question if it’s really them in the mirror – and Deanna has that ability.

And the Tempeste – Speakeasy Salon is still growing. Deanna plans to offer workshops and parties, allowing people the chance to create their own vintage look.

RetroStar Vintage Clothing can be found at the first floor of the Nicholas building, 37 Swanston St, Melbourne.

For more information on bookings or quotes from Deanna please email her at [email protected] or visit the page facebook/DeannaAmatoMakeupArtist

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