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Avid thrifter and vintage clothes wearer. Love 1960s and early 1970s styles. Partial to Art Nouveau, Pre-Raphaelite, Victorian, Renaissance and Medieval art. Former art historian. Current packrat. On a continual quest for good-looking, comfortable vegan shoes. Bhangra dancer since 2002. Fascinated by all things Indian. Vegan and animal advocate. 

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Silence of the films

The London Film Festival has just been on and A. and I saw two films, Alfred Hitchcock’s last silent film, The Manxmen (1929), and a newly restored version of the 1923 Hollywood silent production, The Spanish Dancer. Both films were accompanied by live music which adds a certain extra thrill to viewing a film.

Ad with still from The ManxmenOf course, without sound, facial expressions are critical for silent film acting so I spent a lot of time studying 1920s make-up and hairstyles during the film. So forgive me if I start painting a cupid’s bow for lips and very long thin lines for eyebrows.

Pola Negri starred in The Spanish Dancer as a feisty and clever gypsy girl who wins the heart and saves the life of an impoverished nobleman. After seeing this wonderful costume drama/comedy, I may also start wearing peasant blouses, head scarves and dangling earrings. (Oh, that's right, I already do).

1970s beret, purchased new in the 1970s. Scarf with traditional Rabari embroidery, purchased in India. Red top, thrifted at Goodwill, $4.99. South American patchwork wrap skirt purchased new from a non-profit organization. Vegetarian Shoes boots, purchased new. Bag, purchased new in the 1990s, recently painted by me and to be featured in a future post.In my movie-going outfit (you can tell by the beret) at the BFI Southbank.

This weekend I’ll be traveling to Wolverhampton to attend the West Midlands Vegan Festival and meet up with the fabulous Vix. I’m so looking forward to meeting her!

Miracle of miracles! The sun is out for the first time since I've been in the U.K. Must get outside now!

Reader Comments (8)

Bring some of that sunshine up here with you! I can't wait to meet you and see that gorgeous smile in person!
How fabulous is that 1920s gypsy styling? xxx

October 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVix

How cool is that? When two vintage collectors collide! Can't wait to hear the stories and see the pics from you both. Have a great time.

October 24, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterpao

I can't wait to see the proof of your fantastic meet up! Your fans will be watching. I'm so jealous, sounds like you're having a wonderfully youthful time doing all these cool things.

October 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoni

Lovely outfit, you do rock a short sassy skirt!
Have fun with darling Vix! Xxx

October 27, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterpastcaring

You are too cool!!! Bet you don't miss Boston at all. Please give the amazing Vix a hug for me. Wish I could be there with you guys.

October 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJean at Dross into Gold

How jealous I am you got to meet Vix!
She has just posted about it, so I am pleased to have found you through it!
Hope you have a splendid rest of your trip! :)

October 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHelga

Just seen you in Vix' pics - you both look gorgeous!

That's a great movie-going outfit!

October 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKathleen Lisson

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