Hello Charming Friends,
It has been a hot minute since I was last writing to you all. How have you all been? I have been keeping up with my usual shenanigans and trying to juggle it all with ease and aplomb! You know what I mean don’t you as you all do it too! Life is beaut and busy at the moment. I took on a part time job last year to work on an Arts and Culture Festival called BLEACH* and its super fun learning the behind the scenes operational & programming working of putting together a major festival that runs over 3 locations over 10 days! In between this, I have dipped my toes in the MUAH on major films arena, Dancing and performing with Swing On In, running and delivering on our charity called Beauties Feeling Fabulous, trying to hustle more work through The Lindy Charm School and enjoying all our kids and grandkids.. Yes I know, I hear you saying… you are to young to have SEVEN grandchildren!! 🙂 but there you go.. we do, and they are gorgeous! Sleep when you’re dead right?
In this Newsletter:
- Fashion that doesn’t make me itch! Have I joined the linen brigade?
- Vintage Styling Workshops Brisbane, Gold Coast and Melbourne
- The Moon is waning – time to shave?
- Wedding Wishes
- My Wedding
- Vinegar Goodness for Flu season
Fashion that doesn’t make me itch! Have I joined the linen brigade?
I haven’t completely joined the Linen Brigade, nor have I abandoned my love of true vintage BUT.. as some of you know that after I finished my chemo and radiation treatment, my underlying eczema condition escalated. Basically, when my immune system woke up from the treatment suppression, it went into fight mode. I am constantly in a state of inflammation.. We have tried to remedy this over the years with natural health measures and medicines but to no resolution. It’s all good though, some days are great, some days are bad, my life can’t stop because of it so I live with it and I’m happy that I’m here and its only a small price to pay.. BUT what does that mean to my fashion sensibilities? Well, for the most part I now look for only natural fibres that are kind to my skin such as rayon, linen, cotton, bamboo etc. I am lucky that my collection (which I have been collecting for 25 years now) has a healthy quantity of 30’s & 40’s outfits that are all great natural fibres and don’t irritate me.. In fact, up until I hit the late 60’s & 70’s in my wardrobe do start to have to make choices and decisions about what I can’t wear anymore.
I also get a lot of my vintage replicated by Jenny from Jack’s Daughter and I get to choose the fabrics that work for me. (Like this 30’s pyjama set)
The other thing I’ve had to do now that I’ve put on some healthy weight!!, I’ve engaged a seamstress to let out seams of pants and dresses etc so I can still wear them. Thats one of the benefit os buying true vintage or having something made professionally, you always have room to upsize!
What concessions have you had to make to your fashion wardrobe of late?
Vintage Styling Workshops Brisbane, Gold Coast and Melbourne
MELBOURNE: Saturday 26th August & Sunday 27th August 2023 (Frankston South)
I was chatting to some young ladies the other night and I flippantly said, The Moon is waning, I must go and shave all the bits! they were amused and didn’t understand so I thought there may be some out there that would like to know this hack too..
The moon is said to be in its waning phase after reaching Full Moon. As soon as the Full Moon has peaked, la lune starts to decrease in size and the waning period begins. It’s the best time for detoxification and exfoliation, right up until the new moon, which begins the cycle again.
The ideal period for hair removal is during the waning Moon phase. The waning or waxing phase is the decreasing period we experience just after a Full Moon. It’s a proven fact that during this phase, hair regrowth is slower, which means the desired results will last for longer.
There you go.. I know what you will all be doing after the next full moon!