Saturday, June 30, 2012


So I've been pondering Flappers and fashion. And I"m trying to figure out how women went from this kind of clothing... completely covered up and corseted...

Dress 1872 = about 80 pounds of clothing.

 Dress 1907
Dress 1908

To this... in the span of about ten years.... or less. 

Dress 1924

 Dress 1925


Dress 1925 

Dancing the Charleston, driving cars, going out in public unescorted, voting, birth control, going to college. What happened?

Just pondering my grandmother's generation. 



"Time and trouble will tame an advanced young woman, but an advanced old woman is uncontrollable by any earthly force." ~ Dorothy Sayers


Friday, June 29, 2012

Makeover time!

So I hadn't had a haircut since last December. Ack! Just been busy and all nose to the grindstone. Work, work work. Then I read F. Scott Fitzgerald's awesome short story, Bernice Bobs Her Hair and got to thinking....

I thought, hey! I want to be the girl dancing down the street... so off to the beauty parlor and an hour or so later, I'm ready for summer.

Following fads, one hundred years behind the times...

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Haunted Histories

20 days...

July 17th....

Something I've been working on for four years....

Haunted Histories.