Dressing for The Theatre... Back in the Day
What a nice surprise when my friend Margit, invited Sigi and me on a spur of the moment Ballet Outing! It's ridiculous that I haven't gone in years, since I adore any kind of dance!
When I dashed to get dressed last night, I didn't have time to fuss over an outfit. But I did pause to imagine the crowds who would have attended the ballet in the fifties. The lady patrons seated in velvet theatre seats, would have been covered in furs and white gloves and topped with plenty of hats and hairdos. I had no time for such elegance, but I snatched a strand of pearls and tossed them awkwardly over my corduroy collar and then I remembered the vintage "pocketbook" that sits on some old luggage in my guest room. I tossed my keys and cell phone into the dandy purse and gave it a snap! I had 2 intermissions to strut my stuff, with that silly alligator purse dangling on my arm!
Hey, the purse was fun. I've never thought to use it. But the ballet was a total delight! I was mesmerized by one contemporary piece and I smiled and sighed over the traditional pirouettes and tutus.
What a treat, Margit! Can't thank you enough!
57 Celebrations of the Fifties!
April 9, 2014
I don't remember the 1950's, since they ended when I was 2. But since I turned 57 today and this is my BYB (Birth Year Birthday) I'm going to just appreciate the flavor of 1957! My goal is to celebrate in at least 57 simple ways throughout the year! I will dabble in the fashion, the foods, the music and the culture of those times...just for the fun of it!