|Picture credit: Denise Bradley|
We all share a passion for history and glamour and we have a wealth of talents between so we decided that it made sense for us to join forces and share it with people. We are are ordinary girls (can we be girls as thirty somethings?) We love a bit of glamour everyday, but we all have busy lives so if we can find a shortcut to feeling and looking nice then believe me we will!
This week one of my work colleagues very kindly said I was 'naturally glamorous'. I can only assume that my cat flick eyeliner distracted from the fact that I had some how managed to get squashed banana on my pencil skirt............
This is what I mean by ordinary, we aren't saying we're perfect - we don't look like untouchable dolls, we look like girls who like make up, hair and having fun. You might find us in a pub drinking guinness one week talking about our favourite lipsticks and the next we might be sipping cocktails and talking about politics.
We all have a love of books and the idea of The Historical Sauces was partly inspired by the pop up library we took to an event at a screening of Breakfast at Tiffanny's ( If you missed that post, you can catch up by clicking here) Between us we have an ever growing collection of books on fashion history, hair and beauty, social history and local history.
Last weekend we set up a vintage reading room at The Little Vintage Lovers Fair held in a a stunning medieval building we have in Norwich called Dragon Hall. Working with the library theme we decided that it would be fun to sport a librarian look, and quite frankly we rocked it! I decided to put my hair up and went with a beehive!! We got many comments on our style and the feedback was really positive about the library.
|Lucy and Gemma swooning over some 1950's magazines|
|We had complimentary sweets and cakes. Of course we taste tested these ourselves throughout the day....|
We were on hand to chat and share tips and I would say the question I was asked most on the day was what product I use to style my hair when I opt for curls. When I replied good old fashioned setting lotion there were some surprised looks and also some trips down memory lane as people remembered their mums/nans having a set once a week.
So that's the new venture, we have lots of things planned so watch this space. We've just been interviewed by top blogger Lena of Style High Club who put together some brilliant questions which were really fun to answer. I think it gives a really good insight in who we are and what our aspirations are. Read the interview here.
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