Something I Love
I am currently in a deep hole watching everything on TheLongHairedFlapper’s YouTube channel. I love the historical accuracy of her beauty recommendations and the thorough research she puts into each edition. She even has a video on how to make your own eyeshadow with a real recipe from 1919!
I found her while I was looking for a video on how to do a faux bob for long hair. I’ve been doing my faux bob and pincurls the same way forever, and I was wondering if there was a better way! I found her channel and absolutely fell in love with her vintage video editing, ragtime music, and of course the Buster Keaton poster in the background above her typewriter!
I linked her 1920’s playlist below beginning with a Clara Bow inspired look she did on her friend! Check it out!
2. Something I Learned
While I was in college studying public relations, I heard over and over how the removal of female underarm and leg hair was an idea schemed by advertisers. I was always like “yep. I believe it.” So, I did. I knew that there seemed to be a shift in attitudes about armpit hair in 1915 when Harper’s Bazaar was talking about a new trend in sleeveless dresses, which exposed women’s previously covered arms. And the fashion trends of the 1920s seemed to add to women’s desires to shave their legs.
But what I also didn’t realize was it was coupled with the introduction of new technology such as the the 1901 invention of a safety razor with disposable blades and the 1919 packaging of instant shaving cream.
I linked the entire Vox article below about how the trend that lots of people thought would go away became the mainstream and accepted norm. It was pretty interesting how each and every ad seemed to prey on the self-consciousness of women and tell them what was appropriate or not…
"If we were dean of women, we'd levy a demerit on every hairy leg on campus." - Harper’s Bazaar, 1941
What do you think?
3. Something I Accomplished
My passion project, the Sweet Home Storytelling Dance Series, was featured in Marjorie Magazine’s events calendar! Marjorie Magazine is a magazine connecting an international vintage community, so I am thrilled to be featured by their amazing publication.
This Saturday’s performance can also be seen featured on the digital sites and social media of Alabama Writers’ Conclave, Capital City Press, and the Fitzgerald Museum.
EEEEeeep! I’m excited!
4. Something I’m Inspired By
Y’all…. I have an actual artistic genius as a brother. Check out his latest dance film inspired by Carrie Mae Weems “The Kitchen Table”
I am obsessed with this hypnotic movement and strong focus. OOOoooo I get chills. Watch it.
5. Something I’m Looking Forward To
On March 16, 2019 Alabama 200, the Fitzgerald Museum, and I are presenting a very special installment of the Sweet Home Storytelling Dance Series for Women’s History Month. I am psyched!!!!!! This is our biggest event yet, and YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS IT.
Also, we got a site makeover. Go check it out! Soooo thankful for Thomas Lucas (a.k.a. BamaBear for the photography!)