To all who mourn in Israel, He will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the LORD has planted for his own glory. Isaiah 61:3

Sunday, June 22, 2014

In Which I Wear My 1920s Dress...

Yesterday, I got to go to 3rd Annual Great Gatsby Picnic hosted by Ken and Suzanne Comontofski of Style in Time costuming group.  It was such a wonderfully fun time, not to mention a time of peace and tranquility.  The weather was lovely, not to hot, not too cold thanks to the wonderful breeze that lent itself to the afternoon.

For my hair for this day, I did some research to see what medium length hair was styled like.  I found many examples of curled hair as opposed to the Marcel Wave and the straight bob with the cute little swoop of hair at the cheek bone.  I was so happy that I found it because I was entertaining a hair cut (like when I first cut my long hair in the fashion of The Honorable Phryne Fisher), but Pinterest saved me again!!!

Before I went to the picnic, I went to Mom and Dad's farm so that my Mama could take some pictures of me wearing my new ensemble with her awesome sauce camera!  I keep trying to abscond with her camera, but she keeps thwarting my efforts...So, here they are.  Mom is such a wonderful photographer and did a great job making me look pretty!  Thanks Mama!

I photo shopped some of my pics to make them look a little more vintage.....

Dancing...no.  Posing...yes!


Mom said, "Get a stick and play in the water..." I was like, "Are you crazy?"  But as usual, Mama knows best and the pictures actually turned out great!  We both almost ended up in the stream when she helped me up from this position!  hahahahahahaha!!!

Bravely fording the stream....No, I didn't fall in!



Now for the photoshopped "Vintage" images.  I love looking at the pictures from the 1920s.  They did some really silly poses that actually look good!  I tried to emulate those poses...some of them looked absolutely ridiculous and some of them turned out good!

Introducing, Gina the Starlette!


Inspiration: Marion Davies


I love this one...I look super young in it!


Inspiration: Esther Ralston






The pictures take at the event can be seen on the We Wear History facebook page....

I hope you all have a most wonderful Sunady!  I am off to church then home to make sour cherry jam!!! mmmmmmmmmmm...delicious!

Blessings!

g

28 comments:

  1. Perfect hair, lovely dress, but I love the shape of your hat!
    Yes, Mama did a great job. I wish I had someone to take great photos of me. I pose like a duck.
    Val

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    1. Thank you so much Val! I must say my hat makes me happy! You do NOT pose like a duck! I think you photograph wonderfully!
      Blessings!
      g

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  2. So perfectly beautiful! I agree with Val, you are so lucky to have your Mama take wonderful photos!

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    1. Thank you so much Jeanette! My mom is so very wonderful!!
      Blessings!
      g

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  3. Amazing, Gina! Absolutely amazing!!!! Proud of you :)

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    1. Thank you so much Diane!! You have made me smile!
      Blessings!
      g

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  4. Great work! And I am in love with your hat!

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    1. Thank you so very much Little Mothball!
      Blessings!
      g

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  5. Fabulous outfit! I love the way you've arranged the flowers on the hat.

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    1. Thank you Black Tulip! I wanted the flowers to look like a bouquet...
      Blessings!
      g

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    1. Thank you very much MaiLoan!
      Blessings!
      g

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  7. oh yes, good photographer is a treasure. and the shape of hat is perfection :)

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    1. Thank you Magrat! It took a while to get the hats in the right shape, but it did happen!
      Blessings!
      g

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  8. You did a fantastic job from head to toe! You look just like Marion Davies! LOVE all the photos, but especially you with the parasol.
    Just beautiful!

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    1. Why thank you for the wonderful compliment Mary! Marion Davies was a very beautiful lady! Mom liked working with the parasol...she was so great!
      Blessings!
      g

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  9. What a perfect parasol for your outfit! Your hair looks great.

    Best,
    Quinn

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    1. Thank you Quinn! I found it at a thrift store here in town! It is a vintage one. It has a wonderfully long handle and a ring attached to a string to keep it closed when not open!
      Blessings!
      g

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    1. Thank you very much Lieschen!
      Blessings!
      g

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  11. Oh Gina! What a lovely outfit (your hat is FABULOUS)!!! You are so inspiring :)

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    1. Oh McKenna thank you for your wonderful compliments! They mean a lot to me!
      Blessings!
      g

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  12. Ahhhh! Perfection! And I think that might be the most fabulous hat that I've ever seen. Absolutely gorgeous photos too!

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    1. Wow!! Thank you for that compliment Jen! I must say that this hat makes me quite happy!
      Blessings!
      g

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  13. Really beautiful! I love the colors of dress. And the hat is fantastic! :)

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    1. Thank you so very much Marylou!
      Blessings!
      g

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  14. Beautiful you are from that era, it suits and fits your looks. Very pretty.

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