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Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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Vintage 2

The lovely frilly nightie I'm wearing was my grandmother's. I think she acquired it some time in the 1950s. She gave it to my mother, who then passed it to me. I have always tried to take very good care of it, because it's a beautiful item. I like to picture Grammy wearing it as a woman in her thirties, brushing out her long brown hair and re-braiding it before bed.
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[User Picture]From: anokapolis
2012-05-03 18:50 (UTC)
Beautiful as always. Is it made of silk? like does it shine at light. It looks it was just made, good for you keeping it in good shape, you could probably have it decades from now.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2012-05-04 14:09 (UTC)
I'm pretty sure it's synthetic, but I'm not sure what it's made of. The labels are long gone. It's surprisingly robust, considering how fine/thin the fabric is. Still, I only ever hand-wash it!
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[User Picture]From: anokapolis
2012-05-04 18:58 (UTC)
Probably why it lasted, the hand-washing it. My dad owns 1969 camaro and he doesn't even like anyone touching it;) so it still looks it was made yesterday. I like old stuff, its amazing if you can keep that way, will be over century, and the crazy thing is that today's stuff don't even last one year.
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[User Picture]From: jixel
2012-05-03 20:59 (UTC)
jessica rabbitesque.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2012-05-04 14:10 (UTC)
What a marvelous compliment. Thank you.
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[User Picture]From: jixel
2012-05-05 02:04 (UTC)
Tried to google a representative image, too lazy to search more, http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a392/redbeautifulhead/redheads/new/nrh3.jpg
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2012-05-04 14:10 (UTC)
:D
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[User Picture]From: eatsoylentgreen
2012-05-04 16:56 (UTC)
the internet runs on scantily clad women
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[User Picture]From: grrr_arrrgg
2012-05-04 17:14 (UTC)
The internet runs on cats, it's purpose is scantily clad women :)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2012-05-04 21:10 (UTC)
*looks at last few posts* Well, I'm definitely doing my part, then.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2012-05-04 21:08 (UTC)
Just doing my bit.
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[User Picture]From: cheekytubemouse
2012-05-05 17:25 (UTC)
The story behind the photo makes it even lovlier.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2012-05-07 10:01 (UTC)
My family have always been very private about their inner lives, so I don't really know much about my grandparents' relationship. This is one of the few items that lets me conjure up a little of what they must have been like together.
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[User Picture]From: enterlinemedia
2012-05-08 01:24 (UTC)
Love the colors and look of the photo, but I like the other vintage shot you posted on your flickr too
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2012-05-09 11:59 (UTC)
Thank you! There are more to come...
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[User Picture]From: thatdamnninja
2012-05-08 16:17 (UTC)

I seem to have developed a staring problem!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2012-05-09 12:01 (UTC)
Oh dear. Stay away from strong winds.
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