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    Healthy, delicious Golden Era recipes

    Here in Sweden, tomatoes were very rare in the Era and not commonly grown so most people only ever saw the canned version. My great-grandfather, who was a bit of a gourmet, was renowned for his food eccentricities in the smalltown he lived in, and one of them was that he requested fresh tomatoes...
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    When did the pin-up look take over the vintage esthetic?

    I used to do the full retro-thing every day but then I gained weight and just didn't feel comfortable drawing attention to myself and my looks any more. However, I was lucky to only receive positive responses at work. People I didn't know would tell me how much they liked my look at the coffee...
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    Sewing failures

    My first ever attempt at a One Hour Dress... I made it from the 1924 pretty rudimentary description rather than a pattern and I didn't add enough ease over the hips. It was super tight in the hip and baggy over it. I looked like a blob-balloon about to burst. :D
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    When did the pin-up look take over the vintage esthetic?

    For me it's the same with all the "I can't wear 20s because I'm too curvy" – lots of people were curvy in the 20s. Not the ones in the fashion drawings maybe, but real people, and they looked really good too (and comfy). But I suppose most people aren't into the "ordinary look" as you say; they...
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    When did the pin-up look take over the vintage esthetic?

    Really interesting discussion. One thing I have been thinking about is makeup. Women in the era usually wore very little makeup - a little powder and lipstick if any at all – and yet, full on warpaint seems to have become a requirement for the "vintage look". People aren't really into 20s and...
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    Everyday Women of the Golden Era

    My grandmother in Germany, in the summer of 1938. She's the second from the left (the blonde girl in a light dress who smiles at the camera). She was 13 and sent there to improve her German (which was the primary foreign language taught in Sweden before WWII). One of the older ladies is the...
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    Ladies, what are you doing this evening?

    Just me and a book about the British invasion of Mesopotamia during WWI tonight.
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    Ladies, what are you doing this evening?

    Last evening I spent in the delightful company of Trent Reznor and his merry men at a NIN show. After the show, my sister and I went home to have coffee with my mother. I rock so hard these days it's almost ridiculous. :D
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    How many products do you use?

    Oh dear... If I wear makeup (I don't do it every day at the moment) it's: Face wash Toner Anti-age serum Eyecream Moisturizer Foundation (3 shades for contouring and highlighting) Concealer Powder Rouge Eyebrow pencil Eyeshadow primer Eyeshadows (several shades) Eye pencil Liquid eyeliner...
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    New Bartender -- Sheeplady

    Excellent choice! I'm sure she'll do a brilliant job.
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    Missing posters

    Thank you so much. You saying that really means the world.
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    Missing posters

    I stopped coming to the FL, partly because I felt there was a rather toxic atmosphere on many boards (not the PR), caused by male posters' attitude towards women. I've been on quite a number of internet forums, and I've moderated one or two as well, but for a board where so many male members...
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    Men in the PR -- Poll (WOMEN ONLY)

    I couldn't find it. Was it removed altogether?
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    Men in the PR -- Poll (WOMEN ONLY)

    Yes, for all the reasons Lizzie has stated.
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    The Middy Thread

    Used c-dot's tutorial today and cut my own hair for the first time ever, but left it far longer than a middy because I like to be able to wear it up when I feel lazy (still set it, because I have extremely fine, silky hair and without curls it just won't stay put). I used to set my hair every...
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    Let's Kill Hitler

    Personally, I'm on the side of the structuralist school regarding history, so like Shangas I think there would still have been a war. It'd have been a different war and possibly at a different time, but the general gloominess and belief that the Western civilization was heading for its Ragnarök...
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    Show Us Your Purchases!

    Got a pair of earrings at an antiques store in Hampstead today. They're silver and Norwegian (evident from the stamps) and the seller claimed they are 30s-40s which seems right from the look of the clips. I suppose I could verify year from the stamps but haven't got round to it yet. Either way...
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    Show Us Your Purchases!

    Got a pair of earrings at an antiques store in Hampstead today. They're silver and Norwegian (evident from the stamps) and the seller claimed they are 30s-40s which seems right from the look of the clips. I suppose I could verify year from the stamps but haven't got round to it yet. Either way...
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