This 17-Year-Old Instagrammer Transforms Herself Into Stunning Female Vintage Icons
While the rest of us are still accidentally stabbing ourselves in the retina with our eyeliner, this vintage enthusiast was running circles around us. Annelies van Overbeek transforms herself into female vintage icons with an effortless-seeming kind of grace, easily taking on both the aesthetic and the temperament of heroines from Audrey Hepburn to Princess Belle. The 17-year-old posts the transformations to her popular Instagram account bewitchedquills, where she also shares vintage finds, her artwork, and her cat Mr. Darcy. If you're not already following her, then trust me — your feed is about to get hella classier.
"I've loved makeup for as long as I can remember, but my interest in vintage really sparked when I cut my hair short about a year ago and people started comparing me to Audrey Hepburn," wrote Annelies in an e-mail to Bustle. "I wasn't familiar with Old Hollywood yet back then, but when I looked into it I instantly fell in love with the elegance of vintage glamour."
And it seems the Old Hollywood has fallen even more in love with her, because her work is reminiscent of stepping into a time machine. More than a few of her images will make you do a double-take, wondering if you're looking at Annelies or a picture pulled from some long-lost archive.
When asked what her favorite transformation has been so far, Annelies wrote, "That's a difficult question! It's a toss up between Daisy Buchanan and Audrey in Sabrina really."
And just LOOK AT THIS DAISY BUCHANAN WIG GAME. SO STRONG.
She even pays homage to some of your favorite Disney princesses.
And I may be biased from a budding Jane Austen obsession, but this one is my personal fave by far.
Mr. Darcy approves!
While Annelies keeps up with the heavy demand for more awesome vintage transformations, she is also considering starting a YouTube for tutorials, so keep your eyes peeled! In the meantime, be sure to check her out on her Instagram, bewitchedquills — because until we have actually time machines, this is the next best thing.
Images: Courtesy of Annelies van Overbeek