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1920s Style Workshop - The Lindy Charm School For Girls

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We have all gone stark raving 1920s mad. Recently we have had the remake of the Great Gatsby, the musical King Kong, the Squizzy Taylor Exhibition as well as the ABC's Phyrne Fisher Murder Mysteries Series.

But then it was such a great era with people letting down their hair, or at least in the case of women chopping it off, and then kicking up their petite little heels after the gloom of the First World War.

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There was the beginnings of Hollywood, the screen goddesses, Art Deco, Coco Chanel the flappers to name just a few of the highlights although we never want a repeat of the Great Depression.

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In keeping with the 1920s and everything else that has been happening lately, there will be a Miss Fishers Murder Mysteries Exhibition at Rippon Lea, which will display many of the wonderful costumes from the television show.

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Another add on which you can tack onto this is to attend a 1920s style workshop and it really sounds like heaps of fun.

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Vintage style specialist Chrissy, from the Lindy Charm School for Girls, will talk about fashion and style from the 1920s as well as leading participants through some working tutorials on how to do their hair and make-up as they did in the1920s.

You will learn about hairstyles, such as bobs (the first short hair for women) and crimps and finger waves.

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Then there is the make-up which included pale peach and cream shades of foundations, rouge (we call it blusher) which was dabbed rather than blended in. They even sometimes wore it on their knees when they were dancing the Charleston. Cheeky!

Then there was the dark thin eyebrows, and the smudgy look around the eyes, the curled lashes thick with mascara and as for lips they stood out like pouting rosebuds.

The talk and workshop will be held in Rippon Lea's stunning ballroom.

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Why? Because it should be heaps of fun
When: Saturday October 12 and Sunday October 27, 2013 10am - 1pm
Phone: Bookings required, email or call the National Trust on 03 9656 9889.
Where: Rippon Lea House & Gardens, 192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick
Cost: $85
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