In Vintage Inspiration

Broken cameras, blonde hair, and an amazing undocumented weekend.

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I had the most amazing weekend at the WWII Gathering of Warbirds Airshow in Reading, PA. However, as you can see from the above photo, I didn’t get to take any decent pictures of the event. Thankfully the responsible party (who is a family member so I’m not overly upset about the situation) agreed to replace the lens so I should be back in the blogging business soon!

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Oh yeah, I have new hair!! This is the first time my real hair has ever made an appearance on this blog and I’m super excited about it. Most of you know I’ve been a long time wig wearer up until this point, so it feels great to have my hair back. Blonde isn’t my natural hair color, but I did have blonde hair as a toddler so I thought why not have it again? I really like it! It’s been super fun to try out 1940’s styles for short hair. I’ll post all about my authentic wartime “Shingle Plus” haircut and styling techniques later.

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This was my first time at the Reading Airshow and all I can say is WOW! This must be the Disney World equivalent of WWII events on the East Coast. It’s HUGE. Quite overwhelming actually if you’re going for the first time, especially as a reenactor.

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For the majority of the weekend I hung out in the little mock French village with some fellow Paper Dolls. I always do some variation of a homefront farm girl for my WWII impressions since, as a country girl in real life, that’s what I identify as the most. I think I fit in well in France 😉

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It was pretty awesome to be indirectly IN the French village skirmish action! On Sunday you might have seen me sitting outside the cafe with some other pretty ladies just before the battle broke out. After the shots were fired we ran inside and watched the rest of the fighting from the window. It was incredibly loud.

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These guys do an amazing job and I’m sure the public thoroughly loved it. I know I did!

Here are some other random and completely lack luster iPhone photos from the weekend…
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Aside from the reenactor camps, there was a flea market set up with some awesome vintage stuff (I definitely indulged a little bit). I’ll share more on my war spoils later, too.

Have you ever been to this event? Would you go in the future? I think everyone should see this show if you can, it’s truly an amazing experience! I can’t wait for next year 🙂

 

xo
Rochelle