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Living in a 1940s timewarp
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 29 August 2013 | Martha De Lacey

Posted on 08/30/2013 8:34:59 AM PDT by Lorianne

A mother-of-three has completely shunned modern life in favour of 1940s glamour, ensuring her clothes, house, car, food, and even her friends match the style of the era.

Forensic psychiatric nurse Christine Edun, 55, who lives in Formby, Merseyside, has dedicated her whole life to emulating the style of the decade since she was a teenager, when she began spending hours scouring vintage markets looking for authentic pieces of clothing from the decade.

Christine loved the style of the fashion, the music and the films, and though her childhood obsession started with dresses and handbags, when she moved into her own home Christine started looking for 1940s style furniture, and now says her house is like a treasure trove for vintage goods.

'One of my favourite parts of dressing the way I do is the lingerie and nightwear, and I have even launched my own business selling beautiful underwear online called Femme Fatale.

'The vintage knickers, camis, corsets, stockings and suspenders are so feminine and they feel so beautiful under your clothes.

'The nightwear is also so beautiful. I have gorgeous silk dressing gowns that make me feel like an on-screen goddess!'

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1 posted on 08/30/2013 8:34:59 AM PDT by Lorianne
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To: Lorianne

There is a store downtown that sells only ‘40s style clothing (all brand new)....yes and underwear.
Wonder if its going to be a trend.


2 posted on 08/30/2013 8:37:35 AM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: Lorianne

Interesting article.


3 posted on 08/30/2013 8:38:52 AM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: Lorianne

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rationing_in_the_United_Kingdom

Apparently, her obsession doesn’t extend to the diet imposed by the strict rationing that wasn’t lifted until the 1950’s


4 posted on 08/30/2013 8:40:43 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Lorianne

I could go for a 1940 Ford V-8 two door coupe.


5 posted on 08/30/2013 8:40:43 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: Lorianne
Christine loved the style of the fashion, the music and the films

I wonder if she watches the movies on her vintage 1940's DVD player or streams them on her vintage 1940's WiFi.

6 posted on 08/30/2013 8:41:00 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Lorianne

I’d go back to 1940’s fashion, movies and that is about all.


7 posted on 08/30/2013 8:41:22 AM PDT by erlayman
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To: Lorianne

Was “forensic psychiatric nurse” a career open to women in the 1940s?


8 posted on 08/30/2013 8:42:56 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Stand in the corner and scream with me!)
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To: Lorianne
Thread needs pictures!


9 posted on 08/30/2013 8:43:05 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Lorianne; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

Imagine a world without the Beatles. It’s easy if you try.


10 posted on 08/30/2013 8:44:29 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: erlayman

1940’s 1911 and Chicago typewriter, That’s all.


11 posted on 08/30/2013 8:46:59 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of the Muslim Brotherhood))
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To: Kartographer
It's not what you think


12 posted on 08/30/2013 8:47:01 AM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: Lorianne
'One of my favourite parts of dressing the way I do is the lingerie and nightwear..."

Almost afraid to ask for pictures...for scientific research, y'know.

13 posted on 08/30/2013 8:47:09 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: Lorianne

14 posted on 08/30/2013 8:47:14 AM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: JRios1968; Lazamataz
There are younger women who are doing this as well (not purely antique objects but they do buy from thrift store inventory and estate sales, buy deadstock warehouse inventory, etc.).

And not everyone is into tattoo culture.

15 posted on 08/30/2013 8:54:18 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

I, for one, am grateful that some resist it. Good photo too.


16 posted on 08/30/2013 8:56:17 AM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: Lorianne

For a Brit a bit of a odd time to go nostalgic. Almost the whole decade was characterized by austerity and rationing during the War and post-War under the Labour government.


17 posted on 08/30/2013 8:58:42 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Pre-Cliff Richards, Pre-skiffle boys.

The age of Vera Lynn and trad jazz groups.


18 posted on 08/30/2013 9:03:49 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: C19fan
Also better sense of style for a woman over 50 to adopt. She wouldn't wear Swinging London mod very well.


19 posted on 08/30/2013 9:06:02 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: C19fan

The 1930s in America weren’t wonderful with Hoover/Roosevelt but there was streamlined design, swing bands (jazz and Texas country), blues, Betty Boop cartoons, and more. Some fixate on that (like Robert Crumb).


20 posted on 08/30/2013 9:07:49 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Lorianne

Love it. I would do it myself, but I’m too addicted to gadgets.


21 posted on 08/30/2013 9:07:55 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Truth/Lies; Liberty/Tyranny--WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE??)
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To: Lorianne

Way too many pictures of her at the link


22 posted on 08/30/2013 9:08:21 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Lorianne

I always thought ladies’ fashions from the mid-to-late-1930s a bit more attractive than the 40s. More streamlined, more flowy, more feminine. The 1940s veered more stolid and clunky, with overdone hairdo’s and dresses with shoulderpads.


23 posted on 08/30/2013 9:22:06 AM PDT by greene66
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To: greene66

I love the BBC Poirot series, which is set in the 30’s. The sets, fashion, hairstyles and make up, all very authentic.


24 posted on 08/30/2013 9:41:53 AM PDT by FrdmLvr
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To: greene66

I agree. Although the ladies undergarments were very attractive in the 40’s


25 posted on 08/30/2013 9:42:40 AM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: Kartographer

This is the first time ever that I’ve heard “it” referred to as “text”. LOL


26 posted on 08/30/2013 9:45:53 AM PDT by miele man
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To: C19fan

It was the last time people in Britain felt that they had a sense of purpose and community solidarity through shared hardship. I think that is what is missed. Compared to that, there is something rather hollow about the materialism, decadence and degeneracy of modern Britain.


27 posted on 08/30/2013 9:47:48 AM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: FrdmLvr

If you like that

Watch Foyle war

MY SO CAL independant channel show that on Sunday night they going do the new one in September


28 posted on 08/30/2013 9:54:01 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Lorianne

She most definitely is mentally ill.


29 posted on 08/30/2013 10:06:09 AM PDT by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: Lorianne

I must be getting old. There isn’t really much in any of those pictures that looks notably odd. Hats on the men, maybe. I do love that massive leather furniture. And the computer running on Windows 45...


30 posted on 08/30/2013 10:12:55 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Lorianne

Hmm..The closest ive lived to a 40’s lifestyle was went I use to get bombed ever night


31 posted on 08/30/2013 10:22:20 AM PDT by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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To: a fool in paradise
Imagine a world without the Beatles. It’s easy if you try.

Oh, Please God!! I wish!

32 posted on 08/30/2013 10:56:42 AM PDT by Hardastarboard (Buck Off, Bronco Bama)
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To: Lorianne; mickie; flaglady47; Chigirl 26; Bizzy Bugz; seekthetruth; seenenuf; oswegodeee; ...
Why are so many people on this thread knocking this lady for every little thing they can conjure up!

She has a harmless hobby, that's all. It's interesting to her....and to other people who read about her pastime....like me. At least she isn't out stealing hubcaps.

Makes me wonder why there's never any reaction to the adult boys who collect classic or vintage cars. Some are really into it with goggles and scarfs, long touring coats, rallys, shows, clubs, parades, 6-car garages, you name it. Does anyone think Jay Leno is a kook for his passion for old cars? I saw and loved the museum of antique-to-DeLorean cars in Sarasota, Florida. Does that make me a kook?

I think this lady loves life, history, vintage things, pretty things, happy things....and other people. Her hobby and lifestyle undoubtedly don't afford her much spare time to sit at a keyboard to constantly criticize and make fun of her fellow human beings for being involved in innocent pastimes.

Leni

33 posted on 08/30/2013 11:12:06 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: MinuteGal

If you come to my house, the music you will hear will probably be Swing. Especially Harry James and Tommy Dorsey. But lately I’ve been enjoying Artie Shaw.


34 posted on 08/30/2013 11:26:03 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: I still care

Glenn Miller. “Moonlight Serenade.” Real music.


35 posted on 08/30/2013 11:28:41 AM PDT by nanetteclaret (Unreconstructed Catholic Texan)
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To: greene66

I love 40’s hair. Yes, there were some more tortured styles a la Joan Crawford or Ginger Rodgers, but I tend to think of it as big loose waves remembering my Mom’s style - long, flowing - think Rita Hayworth, Maureen O’Hara or Veronica Lake.

The 30’s they were addicted to fingerwaves and tight curls and lots of platinum blonde that must have been totally toxic.

When outside only younger women wore their hair free. Women usually never went anywhere without a hat. You really didn’t see a lot of loose hair.

One of my fave sites. I love historical fashion.

http://www.fashion-era.com/index.htm


36 posted on 08/30/2013 11:42:17 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: svcw

It already is a trend... it’s called Rock-a-Billy.

Only difference is the girls are covered with ink.


37 posted on 08/30/2013 11:45:11 AM PDT by Rodamala
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To: nanetteclaret

Love that one. But my very faves are “I’m getting Sentimental Over You” and “You Made Me Love You”.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMaCoxOGXPM

Listen to that voice. It’s amazing to me that people listen to today’s music over this. In a capsule, it’s an illustration of the problems of today’s society.


38 posted on 08/30/2013 11:48:17 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Rodamala

Ok, you got me.
I have know idea what a Rock-a-Billy is


39 posted on 08/30/2013 11:53:30 AM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: I still care

You have a good point, regarding Hayworth/Lake, and their hairstyle. That’s why I was also differentiating between early-to-mid-30s and the mid-to-late-30s fashions. I vastly prefer the latter.

As for bands, I’m particularly partial to Bob Crosby’s. But I like most of the bands, even down to the less-commonly cited ones, like Jimmie Lunceford, Will Bradley, Gene Krupa, Glen Gray, and such.


40 posted on 08/30/2013 12:02:21 PM PDT by greene66
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To: SevenofNine

A favorite of mine for a long time.


41 posted on 08/30/2013 12:13:49 PM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: greene66

Glen Gray is a fave of mine. If you spend time hunting on Amazon, they every so often have very good collections for very little money.

For instance, here are 18 Woody Herman songs strung together for only 89 cents.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BXZ77B6/ref=oh_d__o00_details_o00__i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


42 posted on 08/30/2013 12:20:34 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Lorianne

I’m all for it, if they will bring back American values of the ‘40s.


43 posted on 08/30/2013 12:28:07 PM PDT by calex59
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To: wally_bert

It’s coming back my local PBS station PBS SO CAL going world premire the latest season of Foyle war

IT deal with Foyle help out BRIT GOVT during the late 1940s and early 1950 “Red Scare”


44 posted on 08/30/2013 1:01:46 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: I still care; Bushbacker1; Old Sarge; flaglady47; oswegodeee; mickie
For years, I went to church with hat and gloves. Before that it was mittens with a nickel in the thumb for the collection plate!

I love music of the forties. I remember darn near all the words.

Not too long ago there was a radio station in my area with Golden Oldies 24/7. It seems to have gone the way of the one remaining classical FM station in my central Gulf coast area.....gloom.

Leni

45 posted on 08/30/2013 1:04:16 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Lorianne

A major country today even has a totalitarian socialist leader who matches Germany’s leader from the 1940s, so they can relive that part of the experience too.


46 posted on 08/30/2013 1:24:13 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: svcw
It's this whole thing where guys look like greasers and are all covered with tats and drive around in hot rods... and all the girls get Betty Page haircuts and are covered with tats and pose like pinup girls on the hot rods.

Clicky

47 posted on 08/30/2013 1:30:30 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: MinuteGal
+1
48 posted on 08/30/2013 1:34:39 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: James C. Bennett

She just prefers the world of Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire to that of Miley Cyrus and Alan Thicke. As a Forensic psychiatric nurse, she probably sees enough of the insanity of the early 21st century to make a commute back to the 1940’s desirable.


49 posted on 08/30/2013 1:42:27 PM PDT by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: Rodamala

Greasers are the wrong era.
Never know any of them that had ink, but my gosh they had great cars.


50 posted on 08/30/2013 1:53:28 PM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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