Resolution #1: Wear More Lipstick
What a silly resolution! However, I'm terribly good at collecting lipsticks and not wearing them. I have a tube of MAC's Russian Red that I've had since 2006, I swear! Right now I have about 12 tubes just begging to be worn.
Resolution #2: Dance More Often!
Dancing Feet, 1936
Shows a variety of people dancing to this catchy song, including a chef tap dancing on a griddle.
I love dancing, even though I'm no good at dancing in routines or proper steps. Through my 1930s movie watching, I've collected some good footage of tap routines and little jigs that I try and incorporate in my dancing. This next semester I will be less busy with graduate school so I will (hopefully!) find more time to dedicate to the 5 Rhythms night that we have at our house. I want to try and make a 1920s/30s wave to dance to… it will be interesting!
Resolution #3: Play my 78s More!
I can't think of anything more magical and mysterious than sitting in front of a phonograph, having the whoosh of the music literally move the hair on my head.I bought a reproduction Phonograph about a year and a half ago and I got really into finding heaps of 78 records at thrift shops and lugging them home. It's no easy feat! 78s are very heavy and carrying twenty of them is quite a challenge, especially if one has noodle arms and has to take the bus. Most of the music I buy is sight-unseen (music-unheard?) because even though I have a pretty good knowledge of that era of music, most of what I end up with is brand new. My favorites are classical music, like Prélude à l'après-midi d'un Faune. The oboe solos sound that much more haunted when coming through the bell of the phonograph.
Resolution #4: Be a Better Vegan
I've been vegan since August, 2007. Lately, I've been really lazy about small things, like eating Confectioner's Glaze in holiday candies and not checking for L-cysteine in bread. This will just take more diligence on my part, such as packing my lunch before commuting to my non-vegan friendly campus in San Marcos. Going vegan and changing my diet was easy, it's my wardrobe that has given me a long lasting problem! and I still haven't given away all of my fur-trimmed vintage items even though I have not been wearing them. Somethings I just can't bear to part with.
1930s silk lingerie holds a special place in my heart, so that will never ever be going away