Skip to comments.Living in a 1940s timewarp
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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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.
Apparently, her obsession doesn’t extend to the diet imposed by the strict rationing that wasn’t lifted until the 1950’s
I could go for a 1940 Ford V-8 two door coupe.
I wonder if she watches the movies on her vintage 1940's DVD player or streams them on her vintage 1940's WiFi.
I’d go back to 1940’s fashion, movies and that is about all.
Was “forensic psychiatric nurse” a career open to women in the 1940s?
Imagine a world without the Beatles. It’s easy if you try.
1940’s 1911 and Chicago typewriter, That’s all.
Almost afraid to ask for pictures...for scientific research, y'know.
And not everyone is into tattoo culture.
I, for one, am grateful that some resist it. Good photo too.
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.
Pre-Cliff Richards, Pre-skiffle boys.
The age of Vera Lynn and trad jazz groups.
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).
Love it. I would do it myself, but I’m too addicted to gadgets.
Way too many pictures of her at the link
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.
I love the BBC Poirot series, which is set in the 30’s. The sets, fashion, hairstyles and make up, all very authentic.
I agree. Although the ladies undergarments were very attractive in the 40’s
This is the first time ever that I’ve heard “it” referred to as “text”. LOL
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.
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
She most definitely is mentally ill.
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...
Hmm..The closest ive lived to a 40’s lifestyle was went I use to get bombed ever night
Oh, Please God!! I wish!
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.
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.
Glenn Miller. “Moonlight Serenade.” Real music.
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.
It already is a trend... it’s called Rock-a-Billy.
Only difference is the girls are covered with ink.
Love that one. But my very faves are “I’m getting Sentimental Over You” and “You Made Me Love You”.
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.
Ok, you got me.
I have know idea what a Rock-a-Billy is
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.
A favorite of mine for a long time.
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.
I’m all for it, if they will bring back American values of the ‘40s.
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”
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.
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.
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 1940s desirable.
Greasers are the wrong era.
Never know any of them that had ink, but my gosh they had great cars.