A vintage lady tries to lead a vintage life with a modern family in tow!
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
WWII Weekend 2010
Whew! What a weekend! I had a blast spending three days in 1944. I was there from 7 am on Friday until 6 pm on Sunday. Since I was there early every morning I got a chance to take some pictures without the usual spectators. (Not the shoes- although there were plenty of those to be seen, including mine on Sunday!)
I dressed vintage every day, the challenge being finding outfits that were comfortable and easy to work in (I had a table in the hangar to set up every day) as well as looking period. I think I did OK, but there were plenty of guys & gals that did it much better than I, as well as many that didn't. (Cargo shorts and boonie hats seemed to be the uniform of the average tourist...)
I don't have any photos of myself- so I'll have to describe it:
Friday- a red, white & blue plaid day dress with a navy blue straw picture hat (i.e. broad-brimmed), navy keds, blue & white driving gloves (these had leather palms so I could handle money), red beaded necklace and red, white& blue beaded bracelet.
Saturday- the best outfit of the lot, IMHO- a white & blue cotton dress (deadstock 40s- first time it was worn) with the same hat & gloves & necklace, red wedges, red carved bakelite bracelet, V for victory pin and red sweetheart pin. USAF General "Boots" Blesse (double ace in the Korean War) hit on me while I was in this outfit, so I took that as a compliment! ;)
Sunday- I broke out the Swirl (pink seersucker with embroidered cherries), changed to a brown picture hat without a crown (open on top), tan & white spectator oxfords, pearls & white gloves. I wish I had some pictures to show, but I know several people took photos of me with my kids that day (they were dressed in vintage too) so maybe I'll see one I can share with you.
Enjoy the photos I took of the re-enactors, and if you were there, please leave a comment or post some photos on your blog! If not- start planning for next year!