Monday, February 20, 2012

The Great LA Air Raid - 2012

As I mentioned in my last post, this weekend we attended the Great Los Angeles Air Raid of 1942 (2012 edition). We had a great time - the weather was beautiful, the band was great, and I had a new outfit! ;) Other than dyeing my shoes I didn't have time to make anything new, but I picked up a few new pieces recently that luckily went together nicely.

I've never been a hat person in the past because they're usually awkward on the dance floor, but I'm challenging myself to wear them to more events. This turban hat was great though - it stayed put nicely the whole night!


Dancing to Dean Mora and The Fort Macarthur Officers Orchestra
Photo by Dave Welch - follow the link for more pics of the event!







There were tons of military vehicles and displays. I think it gets bigger every year!



Cait, Lauren and me - offering a little morale boost for the troops!

Heading to watch the Sherman Tank demonstration.

With Rusty Frank, one of our favorite local swing instructors. She taught a free lesson before the band started.


Sirens with the siren. :)


Climbing up to the top of the Sherman tank was a huge highlight - we felt like conquering heroes. Or at least really tall!



In addition to the military vehicles, there was a vintage car display - Lauren's husband Matt made the clever display below with vintage tires. 

With Joshua Curtis, the author of Sunkissed. Love that book.

V for Victory! ...-
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Gloves: MartasRose
Hat: antique store
Shoes: Aris Allen, dyed by me

22 comments:

  1. Looks awesome event! :) And your outfit is pretty!

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    1. thank you! I appreciate the nice comment!

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  2. wow, everyone looks amazing! I'm going to my first ww2 event in April and have no idea what to wear but this post is very inspiring! :)

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    1. This event is a little goofier than most WWII events because it's not based on a real battle, but some reenactors at WWII events are real sticklers for being period accurate - a sentiment I agree with when representing our military. That's a big reason I like dressing as a civilian - less pressure! :) Can't wait to see your pics!

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  3. Oh! Looks like it was so much fun! Your dress is STUNNING! WOW! I just love it and it goes perfectly with the hat and the newly dyed shoes!!

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    1. Thanks Debi! Maybe the next time you head to California you could come down to SoCal for an event!

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  4. Oh, you all look amazing! I LOVE that hat on you - I've not seen a turban worn so well! And what a gorgeous dress!

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    1. THANKS! Such a nice compliment! I give the credit to Lauren for the hat - she found it in the antique store and was nice enough to let me buy it. :)

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  5. You look stunning! I love both the dress and the hat and they fit together perfectly!

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    1. Thank you Isis! I sure got lucky finding those pieces that match so well!

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    1. :D I hope you're able to come out and enjoy the Air Raid someday!

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  7. I love your outfit. It is gorgeous! :)

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    1. Thanks! I'm scheming for another event to wear it to. ;)

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  8. Yay!!! Love it! Your pictures came out amazing. I love the last one! HAHAHA!! That just about sums everything up :)

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    1. Right? Hard to know who's goofier!

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  9. You look absolutely stunning! The hat is amazing and really suits you. I'm sad that we missed it this year - especially since it looks like you all enjoyed great weather!!!

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    1. We missed you guys! yeah, I think we'll probably have rain for the next 3 years since this weekend was so perfect.

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  10. Oooh, love the dress! You look fantastic, and what a fun event! And lucky you getting to hang out with Lauren :-D

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    1. Very lucky, don't I know it! :) Thanks for the compliment!

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  11. Lovely dress! I love the ruching in the bodice.

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  12. There are not words to describe how much I want to go to this! Such stunning ladies and handsome men and it looks like one swinging time!

    xoxo
    Janey
    atomicredhead.com

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