What’s life without friends? And what’s life without some vintage glamour? As you know I am not a morning person. And every now and then it’s time to do stuff that you would only do with your lady friends: ladies night! However, don’t have a typical ladies night. Go retro! As a true night owl I can tell you that I would take the night part very literally…So here is a little guide for a typical retro ladies night!
I am not a morning person, but a real night owl. People who know me, will nod approvingly and those who follow me on social media have seen my midnight inspiration brainwaves. So the problem for a night person is not the fact that they meet their bed too late on a daily basis. No, in fact there is more than one problem: the morning starts too soon, there are too less hours in a day and inspiration waves always come between 11PM and 1AM. Night persons will totally understand these excuses strong and valid arguments.
You know that gut feeling that you have sometimes? Like a premonition that something is bound to happen? Well, I had it last year in December. I felt a short term addiction coming up. An addiction that wouldn’t go away and would ask for more until…well…until a new season would be made. In December, I finally bought the first five seasons of the Mad Men serie on dvd. Since then I tried to protect myself. By not unwrapping that dvd box with over five seasons and 50 hours of little getaways to the 1960s. But last Sunday I couldn’t help myself. I watched one episode. And BAM. It had begun. That Mad Men addiction entered my life. I was already introduced to the Mad Men serie a while back. However, so many series and so little time these days. Now I finally have the time to watch this serie.
Snapshot before the show
Yesterday it was time to go crazy while kicking off the weekend. Forever Crazy at Crazy Horse Paris to be precise. “Crazy Horse, is that a horse show?” Oh no, far from that…So wipe those War Horse images away.
Time for some Crazy Horse Paris history in a nutshell. In 1951, the original concept Le Crazy Horse was established by Alain Bernardin. He was an artist and great admirer of women. Stimulated by his admiration, he created an innovative concept: an artistic cabaret around women and design. And so it occurred. Alain developed an artistic cabaret: An ode to femininity with the body of female performers in the picture, mostly dressed in digital lightning projections and accompanied by the latest fashion and music influences. Et voilà…Le Crazy Horse was born. Since 2006 this concept has been taken to a higher level by inviting popular guests to perfom in the show. For example the Queen …
Fasten your seatbelts and get ready for a real life sound time machine. You may have heard 1920s jazz music, seen 1920s movies or scrolled through typical roaring twenties fashion pictures. But have you ever heard sounds, that give you a sneak peak of the real roaring vibe and ambiance in that time period?
Well…you’re about to, thanks to historian Emily Thompson (author of the book: The soundscape of Modernity). Together with designer Scott Mahoy, she created the online project The Roaring Twenties, for everyone who likes to time travel to the New York city of the 1920s and 1930s.
Times Square, 1920s-1930s
The sounds you’re about to hear are real life sound snapshots that were taken in New York, at the end of the 1920s and the beginning of the 1930s. A tumultuous time period which lifted off in Golden spiritsthanks to economic prosperity, flappers who redefined social morals, good old jazz …