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Time Traveling in Richmond

October 8th, 2007 (07:32 pm)

current mood: tired

I'm back now from four back-to-back out-of-town trips since mid-September, which is why I haven't written regularly. I really do need to buy a laptop so I can write from the road.

The most important of my recent trips was to Richmond for the National Federation of Press Women conference. It was a great conference in many ways, but the highlight of the week was the "Bold Women" program, in honor of NFPW's anniversary. We had a narration that covered important world events, recounted milestones in women's history, and traced the history of NFPW. For each time period, one or two of us appeared in period costume and walked out on a runway, like a fashion show. I was 1880-1900, and several spectators told me I was the hit of the evening. I think I mentioned in an earlier post that I'd found a costume shop in Frederick with a great selection of Victorian costumes for rent. We even had an amazing hairdresser backstage who did everyone's hair in period styles. That's me circa 1890 in the photo that accompanies this entry. It really was a blast!



Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: October 30th, 2007 07:31 pm (UTC)

I like your hair short, you should consider cutting it!

Posted by: petrini1 (petrini1)
Posted at: November 2nd, 2007 01:09 pm (UTC)

Hey, Sue,
It's not really short, it's a Gibson Girl 'do, piled up on top of my head and sprayed and gelled and teased into submission. We had a wonderful hairdresser flown in to do everyone's hair for the fashion show. She had done a lot of research on the different time periods and managed to figure out something for everyone's hair. There must have been 20 of us, so I was amazed that she did it all herself in a very short amount of time.

For every day, I prefer mine long, but not as long as it is right now. I really need a haircut!

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