Event: Henry Ford’s 150th Birthday Party at the Nat’l Automobile Museum
July 31, 2013
From a huge Duesenberg
Warning: Lots of pictures of old cars. I like old cars, and I like to take pictures of their shiny bits, so if cars don’t interest you, this post may be dull.
Last night Mr. C and I attended Henry Ford’s 150th birthday bash at Reno’s National Automobile Museum downtown, along with my parental units. See?
Mr. C came to an EVENT!?
It seemed like an occasion to dress up, so I wore an awesome vintage dress that was a gift from Sharon R. I don’t know if this dress was a 1920s-altered-in-the1950s, or a 1950s-throwback-to-1920s, but after repairing the side zip and removing the front dart, it fit like a dream.
Blue dress, blue car – is it ’20s, is it ’50s? who knows!?
I worked my hair into a vaguely ’20s waved style, with pincurls and my vintage wave clips I found at Sacramento Antiques Faire, though the wind in this town has a way of demolishing a carefully coiffed crown in a matter of minutes.
Sitting under the dryer, roasting the carefully set hair
Hair – taken at the end of the night. Sorry it’s a bit blurry.
The event was lovely – Mr. Ford was in attendance, talking about conspiracies and vanity and farmers and unions and how terrible General Motors is. It was madly enjoyable. There was cake. It was a grand time. 🙂
This is an engine.
This is my dad.
This is a Merce-drool-es
This is a wooden wheel.
Another view of the dress. I paired it with Gibsons in ivory, to go with the little white beads on the bodice.
Living VintageJuly 31, 2013 at 8:14 PM
You look fabulous. Love the your hair!!!!
AgnesJuly 31, 2013 at 10:41 PM
great post! and as a native Detroiter I appreciate your car photos too!
Thread-HeadAugust 1, 2013 at 6:12 AM
You wear '20's so well. And that hair is fantastic!
DebraAugust 2, 2013 at 3:08 PM
Oh what fun! Beautiful old cars. I will have to share this w/my hubby. He will love. 🙂 You look gorgeous w/that hairdo dear! So classy! I will let you know once the interview goes live. Thank you for speaking with me. Have a wonderful weekend!
fixitfaerieAugust 3, 2013 at 5:53 AM
Oh, I bet you had a grand time. You looked so in vogue. Thanks for sharing Blessings, Paula
IvyAugust 5, 2013 at 2:15 AM
Such a nice outfit! I love those wave clips, I wish I had more.
texasdawnAugust 6, 2013 at 9:57 PM
"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.
If this was the "conspiracy", it is actually fact.
texasdawnAugust 6, 2013 at 9:58 PM
But back to the topic at hand, you look really great!!! (^_^)
Holiday SpiritAugust 11, 2013 at 8:36 PM
Love the blog.. The British overcoat was my favorite