I greatly admire vintage clothing enthusiasts who are so good at dressing up that they look spookily like they have emerged from the past. That level of vintage dressing takes commitment. I wonder if they recreate the mindset of their chosen decade--which may be even more difficult! And it might not even be that scary. If you read books written before 1963, you realize that many people were perfectly rational and fair-minded. Although she did not lead a perfect life, the work of Dorothy L. Sayers illustrates that a Christian Englishwoman of the 1930s and 1940s was not by definition racist or anti-Semitic.
To be brutally frank, I don't have a standard 1940s British frame...or do I? I may have the frame of a 1940s British woman of early middle age, a vintage look few except female impersonators seem to want to try. IN-ter-esting. Time to look up photos of the Mitford sisters... Although I suspect Nancy almost never ate.
This is all a preamble to two photos Kasia took at the Swinging Allies Dance Party last month. One is of me and a friend, and the other of me and a Polish Pretend Airman.