Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Hairdressers ~

WACs at the beauty parlor, July 1943
Last Wednesday I had to go to hairdresser, something I actually don't really like... something that I don't like at all! I have a lot of really thick hair and it is/was perfect to do a lot of things with, only pin curls were a little bit difficult. But I loved my hair that way! If I go to the hairdresser I always say:
"Only a little bit of the ends but nothing more!"
Lately my hair was in a bad condition, I had a lot of split ends and that had to change. So I let the hairdresser do his job but my mom always wants my hair to be thinner, she really doesn't like that big pack of hair but I loved it! So for once she could decide so they thinned my hair a lot... They thinned it too much.
I still need to get used to my 'new' hairstyle and within 2 weeks I'm going to the War&Peace Revival and I hope that I'm still able to do a backroll in my hair.

I've searched a while for a recent photo with my hair that isn't in Victory Rolls or a ponytail etc. and this one is the best I can find...
And you can see that my hair was really long.
And now it's really, really short... Or that's my definition of short and I don't like it.
What do you think of it?

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Gift from the fleamarket ~

Last Saterday I went to Zutendaal for the event of Hell on Wheels but unfortunately the weather was horrible! It rained the whole day and I discoverd that when it rains I don't take photographs. I took only one photo and 5min. ago I looked to it and realised that it's very unclear so I just deleted the photo.
The weather was pretty bad but I did had a wonderful time! A friend let me drive with his GMC, I couldn't cause any kind of accidents because I had a whole airfield to make a 'little' tour.
A reason to love reenactment events is meeting a lot of new people and seeing friends again. So that Saterday, my dad didn't saw me that much...

And because of the bad weather we didn't go back on Sunday but we did go to a big fleamarket! But I'm sure that I'm not going back next year, a lot of people were selling stuff from there store and if you found something interesting, you didn't wanted to buy it because everything was so expensive.
There were some people who had WW2 stuff with them but the prices were craaaaaazy!
While I was looking to some of that material I saw a photo and immediately I recognized the patches of the American Red Cross on the sleeves of the ladies there jacket. I started talking to the seller of the photo and he told me it were Army Nurses, my reaction: "Oh, no! That aren't Army Nurses! They are members of the Red Cross, can't you see the patches on their shoulders?!" I think he was a little bit shocked haha...
When I asked the price for the photo he said it was a gift, so I accepted his gift and took it with me. Another reason to love fleamarkets!

The names of the people on the photo you can't really read...
I started looking for information about the photo and the air base etc. And the first thing I found is that they wrote Wharton and I can't find anything about Wharton but there's information on internet about an air base in Warton!
I still didn't found anything about the ARC there but I keep searching and when I know more, you'll find it here.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Restoring My Liberation Brooch ~

For Radio Modern I was looking for a brooch, a brooch that had a connection with the liberation of Europe because Radio Modern was on the 6th of June, 70 years after D-Day. And while I walking through our garage I found a little brooch with a Belgian, English and American flag!
That brooch is one of those things that dispear from our house and a little bit later I find them in my room and I really don't know how that happens...
The Belgian flag was not in a perfect condition, unlike to the English and American flag, but I didn't need to fix or repaint it. When I returned that evening my parents were already asleep and when my mom woke up the next morning she putted my dress in the washing machine without looking for jewelry etc... That afternoon I realised that I lost my brooch or that's what I thought. The next day I askes my mom if she saw it and I she wanted to take a look in the washing machine and yes! That brooch was still in the washing machine and after 2 times in the washing machine it was very clean but the Belgian flag lost its colours.
And you can't leave it like that! 
So with a little bit of nailpolish, a very small brush and nailpolish remover.
Let the painting begin!
I have a lot of red nailpolish so first I searched the best shade of red.
When I was ready I used the nailpolish remover to clean the edges.
And I'm pretty happy with the result!