Welcome to Scarlet Thread Sunday, the day I share something I’ve learned in the labyrinth of life.
Today I’m not sharing wisdom really, but rather a fun experience and photos.
We have some friends who host an annual swing dance party. The theme was the 1920s. To get that authentic look, I researched the Roaring ’20s online. Rather than just going with the typical flapper costume, I tried to get a feel for what the fashion of the time was really like.
I also consulted photographs from my grandmother’s collection–many of which showed persons we couldn’t identify. But they demonstrate the fashions of the time.
I also looked up hair and make-up tips for the 1920s look. And I found a video that was especially helpful:
My husband and I didn’t pull off the look quite so well that we got a call to appear in the sequel to The Great Gatsby (no, of course there’s no sequel) or the next season of Downton Abbey. But we did have fun getting dressed up and dancing to swing music from the 1920s.
Here’s the result:
Enough of that flashback. Now let’s talk about the more recent past: my weekly progress report for the writing challenge called A Round of Words in 80 Days.
Finish YA contemporary novel, SHARING HUNTER, by completing three chapters each week. Bam! Knocked this one out this week.
Take Short Stories 101 course from Young Adult RWA. The assignment from last week was to expand our 1,000-word short story to anything under 10,000 words. I managed to write about half of the expansion, and I’m pleased with that.
So how was your week? Did you dress up for Halloween, or some other costume event? What’s your favorite decade for fashion?