Avert your eyes from the unfinished floors in this room.
I got ahead of myself when I ripped up all the carpet from the room I'd repainted. Until I get round to finishing it up let's just pretend there is lovely hardwood there.
Now only concentrate on the dress.
We are heading out to that 1940's dance this weekend and I tried out one of my possible outfits here with my Sweet Trash vintage 1940's hat, gloves and Ruche shoes. I won't be wearing the shoes for dancing, but might use them to make my *grand* entrance.
I've never really "played" with makeup styles but I had to go all out for this. Without the bold lips this wouldn't look the same.
Plus I'm kind of digging it now. My lips look bigger.
Also…my hair has body and curl.
It's a miracle.
It only took me watching an endless series of You Tube videos showing how to create pin curls and me swearing aloud in the bathroom for over an hour and a half with my arms crying out in pain while I tried to recreate the perfect curls without being able to see the back of my head.
Then they had to set for like 5 hours. Yes I walked around all day Saturday looking like this…
Thank heavens the only things I had to do was run to the bank, buy groceries and see all of the neighbours with my hair like this (only much messier).
At this rate I will need to start getting ready for the dance at 8 am on Saturday. How did the gals of the 40's manage?
Hat, gloves and dress are all from Sweet Trash. Hangbag is also vintage.
The dress is hand sewn.
The gal that made it must have had a tiny shrunken head because the opening for it is super small and my dressing assistant (aka slightly annoyed husband) needs to help me in and out of it.
So this is outfit possibility #1.
I have 2 other possibilities.
Can you tell I'm getting excited?
Also I made this little hair comb for my girlfriend's outfit yesterday…
She is going to wear this fancy number…
Super sweet right?
Handmade dress by Blackbird Studios not too far from where she lives. Yay for local fashion!
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