If I had a photograph of me?

Many years ago, I used to own a camera, but it shows how long ago it was, they were all film ones! Nowadays its all digital cameras, and at long last, mainly because of the holiday to Hollywood, I’ve bought a new one, to take with me. Just a little, basic Vivitar one, perfect for beginners, so perfect for me! Not strictly a newbie, but after so long, not far off it.

I know, most people use their mobile phones nowadays, but I dont have one of them (well, for the UK at least. In irony, I do have a US one, which gets used 2-3 weeks a year), nor do I plan on getting one. But the US one doesnt have a camera attachment, thank goodness.

Alright, getting to the silly stuff. To prove to myself that I could handle this photo taking stuff, and more critically, prove I could download them to the computer, I took the obvious photo nowadays, a selfie! As you can see, it worked, and equally as you can see, I have quite a cleavage! 😀

Digital Camera

I suspect you might get the odd future selfie inflicted on you, though principally it will be for taking pictures of landmarks, and maybe some pictures of me, taken by others. Yes, I’ve been told I must get something taken of me at the party next month, so I will. I will certainly look the part, of a 30’s babe, just havent decided if it will be me, Jean, or given my figure, Mae West that goes to the ball!

Yes, the looks are more Jean, though not a mile off Mae, in all honesty. And lets face it, those boobs more tie in with Ms West lol! So, if anyone in the Hollywood/L.A area fancies transforming my looks (mad scientist full transformation to either would be fun, but not as feasible) into Mae West, or Jean Harlow, for a sensible fee, lets get it done, pretty please! Just remember I’m on a budget, so no crazy prices please!

OK, the video, there is a clue in the blog title

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Something about the way I look…in November

Fine, I admit it, there is one element of the whole Harlow look that doesn’t appeal to me, those eyebrows. I know they might have been the ‘thing’ in the 30’s, but seriously, I think they look scary! For example

jean harlow preen

But equally, if I truly want to be a Harlow lookalike, and a 30’s girl, well, you have to give them a try, I guess? So…I’m going to need a make up session in November, for someone’s birthday, just before I go across to the US. Well alright, his birthday is actually while I’m away, but we are doing the group dinner before I go. So, thats the day I will get my hair done, my body prepared, and yes, made up for the evening out.

When I went to Manchester, Abbi was quite keen on the idea of giving me those 30’s eyebrows for the evening, given how I was dressing, and what I was going to, but I declined. She wasnt going to strip me of my natural eyebrows, just totally conceal them, using concealer for the night. But even so…However, since then, I’ve been thinking about it, and I’ve come to the conclusion that I really ought to give them a try, once, as I can get my natural ones back later that night, if I so desire.

I might like them, but seriously, I cant see it! If I do, I know someone who does those permanent make up things, and I could get her to do them, I guess? But lets see, err, no? But hey, for one night, might as well do the whole Jean thing! Yes, even the eyebrows. So, I will definitely have to dress in a 30’s style dress, and heels that night, for sure!

But one night only, I’m sure, unless Jean’s ghost mind controls me to keep that look lol!

The video, well it might sum me up that night, who knows?

Are you sure this isnt the 1930’s?

Yes, seriously, it has to be said, that in terms of concert style, and feel, the last thing a Postmodern Jukebox show feels like, is, well, modern. Might be unfair to say 30’s, because equally there are parts where it feels like the 50’s, and others more like the 20’s, but, hey, whatever the era, its great fun!

When Scott Bradlee (the genius behind the group) first announced the tour, he suggested going to the concert, dressed for the part, i.e vintage clothing, I thought, why not, unsurprisingly, and jumped at the chance. But you know me, why stop at clothing (blouse and slacks, as you will see soon, rather than a dress), I’ll go for the make up (a rare treat for me, expertly done for me), and get my hair curled, a la Harlow, and do the whole thing, so I did. I might even have gone with a vintage style dress (actually got one on as I’m typing this), but it was a Saturday, with football folk about, having had a bit to drink, so, I took the easy option. Besides which, given a choice, Harlow preferred that look anyway!

What, you want a peek at how I looked? Oh fine!

silver 30's look 1

silver 30's look 3

I know, Harlow never wore glasses, nor tragically, did she ever reach the age of 56, so how literally I look like her, your call!

To be honest, those of us who dressed up the part were definitely in the minority, but I guess thats hardly surprising. But there were a few more, from various decades (20’s, 30’s, 40’s and 50’s) looking the part, which was nice.

Oh, the concert, as I say, if it wasnt for the mobile phones, you could have believed you were in a different era. Well, if you looked at the stage, not the sound system at least! It was really good, and the quality of performance really did stand up to those on You Tube, which isnt always the case. Yes, I would go again, given the chance, and you should too, if you get the opportunity, its really worth it.

The video, yes, they played this number last night, sounded pretty much as good.

The ultimate 30’s transformation (for me at least)

Alright, I’m now hoping for fine weather on June 14th, as I’ve decided to do the Postmodern Jukebox concert, in Manchester, in style. So I’m booked in for a 30’s style make up session (I’ll miss those infamous Harlow eyebrows though) with someone, might even get her to give me a beauty spot (a la Jean), why not?

I’ve also arranged for my hair to be styled that day, and I really didnt even have to tell Sophie what style of look I was aiming for, she knows already!

No, as far as I know, I dont have any genuine vintage outfits, though I may have struck lucky in a charity shop without knowing it. But lets settle for vintage style look, and I have plenty to choose from! Dress, just maybe, but if I’m going by train, on the night that England play their first game in the World Cup, it might look a bit out of place. But a blouse, and slacks, under a coat should be fine, and Jean always preferred the latter look of choice, anyway.

Given most of my readers here are in the US, this is more a touch of wild optimism, but…if anyone reading this, knows of anyone going to the concert, from the Huddersfield area, with a spare seat in a car, then let me know. Happy to provide petrol money, will cost me about £12 on the train, plus a taxi home when I get back, so…would be so much more fun in an old fashioned dress!

Oh, and if any hypnotist out there wants to trance me, so I think I am Harlow going to the show, then…yes, kidding, I think? 😉

Sadly, the 30’s transformation, this time around at least, will be for 1 night only! Unless…

The video, despite the comments, I’m pretty sure its not Harlow singing, as far as I know, her singing voice left something to be desired, and was always dubbed. I’m not convinced its her playing the piano either!