Name(even if its a nickname or a SN): Liv Lethal
Location: Richmond, VA
Occupation: Retro hair and make-up artist
Marital Status(married, engaged, steady, dating, single): dating
Favorite eras? Why? The 1920s through the !950s. Each era has its own unique charm. I love the frivolity of the '20s, the high glamour of the '30s, the style, music and dancing of the '40s and '50s. Not to mention all the gorgeous ladies that came out of each decade.
Specific interests/knowledge in vintage/specific eras? (fashion, film, automobiles, culture, locale (americana?) cooking, crafts, general aesthetics... etc?) I'm a hair and make-up artist who specializes in looks from the 1920s through the 1960s, so i would say that i am knowledgeable in vintage personal style. :) I'm also interested in mid-century design (I have a blog dedicated to it - www.retrorichmond.com), vintage clothing and different dances from bygone eras. (I LOVE to lindy hop and do the Charleston!)
Specific icons/models/filmstars of interest? (how/why/when did you gain interest in them...?) I LOVE my bombshells! Marilyn, Jean, Jayne, Hedy, Ava, Jane, Joan, Veronica, Dorothy, Yvonne, Gene, Mamie, etc. These ladies are my inspiration when working with clients and when getting myself ready for the day. Their look is flawless and put together. I strive to be the same way. I'm also in love with photographer George Hurrell and anything he's ever done. When did i first become interested in them? Probably when i was a child. I've always loved old films and the glamorous women in them. I wanted to be just like them. I started dressing in my grandmother's heels and putting make-up on in elementary school and it's been nonstop ever since!
If you could have [tea/a cocktail/wine] with one(or more?) dead person (of one era's past) who would it be? Why? See my list above and add to it Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Gene Kelly, Benny Goodman, Clara Bow - i could go on and on. I would just want to talk about what life was like back then. I'd want to hear any and all the interesting stories they had to share. I'm fascinated with old stories!
Does your S.O. share the same interests? Any other friends IRL? My boyfriend is very supportive of my interests (or obsessions as he might call them!). He's interested in some of the same music and dances I enjoy, but for the most part he could probably take it or leave it. One of the photographers i work for shares some of my classic Hollywood interests, but other than that i don't have any friends who will come over and watch old movies with me while setting our pin curls. I wish i did.
Why did you join this comm...? Because i'm very much a lady interested in the vintage lifestyle!
Feel free to share a vintage or family recipe. This dish doesn't really have a name. I just call it the "cherry angel food cake dish that tastes like cheesecake my mom used to make when i was a kid" Enjoy!
1 angel food cake
1 can of cherry (or a different fruit) pie filling in sauce
1 large box of vanilla pudding
1 8oz container of sour cream
1 container of cool whip.
Crumble angel food cake in the bottom of a casserole dish. In a sauce pan, make vanilla pudding as directed, when finished, mix in sour cream. Pour mixture over cake. Next, pour in pie filling and spread over dish. Cover mixture with a layer of cool whip and refrigerate. Serve cold.
Favorite vintage/nostalgia website linked (or a vintage pattern or book title) Rita and Company: The Gorgeous Girls we Took to War - http://www.skylighters.org/ritaandco/ind
So we can see who you are(and how glamorous our members are) add a picture of yourself. Doesn't have to be vintage themed.( Yours trulyCollapse )