Yesterday it was finaly time for the “Suffragett luncheon” I’ve been helping to plan since february – or rather been watching while other planed.
Anyway, I got up realy early yesterday morning to get on the train taking me to the capital, were I arrived in good time before the meet-up.
I walked the 10 min to my inlaws empty apartment, and started to get dressed.Underwear and huge red hair.
Using all my flexibility, I manadged to lace the corset (fairly easy), and to button the shirtwaist all the way in the back (really hard). The “In-door” look: Shirtwaist, walking skirt, swiss-waist and brosch.
And before leaving the apartment (about 40min after I arrived) I doned the huge hat, jacket, chain and brosch.
I took the intercity train to the smal, old house were we was to hold the meeting.
The ones of us who came early, emediatly started to prepar the food and table.Elin and Aggi prepearing the food.
Johanna set the table with yellow napkins, flowers and these lovely place holders, which she made using costuming pictures of all of us.I’m the one at the front.
Then the guest started to arrive.From left: Elin (organizer and cook) trying to sell of some caviar, Johanna (Co. organizer) in blue and Lina in a purple 1910s dress. In the backround we can also glimps Aggi.
Hanna is known for only using original garments. And she’s an expert in finding the most faboulus, well perserved, pieces ever.Close up.
When everyone arrived, it was time to take place by the table to start the 4 course “Suffragett luncheon” from a 1914s recepie. (link “Good housekeping 1914” recepie).
And since I’m not a fan of “food photos”, I of course forgot to photograp all the courses.
But here are a few.Chicken soup with croutons.
Celery-canapé with salad and toast.
And some pics of the lovely ladies.Looking modelstly happy…
..and then back to modestly interested…
But after a while it got a bit crazy… No I’m kiding but Lina did pose in a rater unexpected fashion.A suffragett on top of a suffraget….
When we finished all the courses, it was time to play the original “Suffragett board game”.
Using famous swedish women-fighters for pieces.
Then some of us took the time to pose for the camera.Emelie in her lovely striped pink, self made gown.
Love this picture – So pretty.
Then it was my turn.I think this pic is hilarious – take a look at the frisky look in the creapy manequins eyes, and you know what I mean.
Carolina gives us a big smile in her cool, self made outfit.
Then we went outside for some quick group pictures.
We manadged to get a young guy to help us photograp – he was very polite and patient, but he must have thougt we were totaly crazy.
And of course some shoes – oh those naughty suffragetts.
Then it was time to hurry back to the aparment to change (took me half the time taking it of), and catch the train home.
I had such a good time dressing up and spending an afternoon in the company of all these awsome ladies.
6 thoughts on “Suffragets in action – Luncheon”
That looks like fun! Everyone looks great, but you look like you stepped straight out of history!
Oh, thank you so much (blushing) – yes we all had a great time.
Wow you looked fantastic, what a fun day, I am jealous 🙂
You look lovely. You and all teh other ladies!
I had to decline the luncheon because I was working. 😦
Sorry you couldn’t make it, there are always a next time:-).