Catching up - Part 1
Dear vintage lovers, my life has been on high speed since August, its been quite hectic, although very pleasant too. But even has have been scurrying from one place to another I kept thinking "I have to blog about this! And this!".
So, having directed two shows, had a quick trip to Ghana (...) and moved to a new town... it´s taken me sometime to get back to my blog. But now I´m finally back ! :) And I´m looking forward to catching up with all you out in cyberspace too!
The picture above is my little "Mad Men" suit I bought at my favourite vintage shop when I was in Sundsvall directing Färdknäpp/One for the road by Willy Russell. The shop had so many lovely things ( I´ve posted som things previously ) and I dare say I bought them all... :)
One of my finds was an amazing 1940s coat with a Persian lambs trimming. Or so I thought... I left the coat to the dry cleaners and this is what it came back looking like!!! It turned out it was fake Persian fur and the chemicals totally dissolved the glue...
I was in a total state of disbelief ! But the a-m-a-z-i-n-g seamstresses at the theater took care of me and my shell shocked vintage coat in a jiffy.
First we took all the "rasta-threads off" and discarded them.
Then they helped patch up some holes with some very clever material that you just ironed on.
Then they steamed it.
Gave it a brush...
And voila! The weeks I spent in Sundsvall were very happy. As I spent my free time in the vintage store and working with a talented and very funny cast. Which was a blessing since we were doing a comedy.. ;)
This is our poster. I had sooo much fun. I laughed (hard!) every day!
The show´s been quite a hit! :)
Which is very satisfying considering all the hard work that goes into making a performance.
We opened in a small town hall and the whole village came to watch!
This is my set designer and my dear Danish friend Kirsten!
Our opening night party was at this unforgettable restaurant where time had sort of just ... stopped. The whole house was just filled with old pieces of china, silver and different artifacts. The first twenty minutes I just stared and stared and "ooed" and "aaed" :)
The evening was absolutely wonderful!