Charnwood WIGs Report

June’s speaker was the glamorous and entertaining Claire from Pin Curls and Pompadours, pictured above right with the two models, Lindsey and Emma.
She arrived with all her vintage gear right down to the vintage dress and seamed stockings. Our lovely model Lyndsey volunteered to have a 1940’s hairdo and Claire explained all the procedures as she went along. For instance the correct way to do a parting for the hair is to use the centre of the eyebrow as a guide and the end of a thin tail comb. Using the same tools as were used in that era, including tail combs with steel ends, curlers and wave clips; explaining that a quince setting lotion was used to make the hair sets last longer. In those days ladies, women expected their sets to last a fortnight without a hair out of place. The crown was always kept flat so that hats (which everybody wore) would fit nicely on the top of the head. Lyndsey’s fringe was rolled to give it the Rita Hayworth look and the final touch was a gossamer hairnet which kept the Victory roll in place. Claire demonstrated Pomade which was used liberally to combat frizz. Our president Sharon did a wonderful style on our youngest member Emma and the transformation was amazing as people tried different styles on each other.
After the hairstyles Claire showed us the 1940’s makeup which was always very pale and matt as plenty of face powder was used and a bright red lipstick which was drawn into a cupid’s bow. Claire explained that the best way to apply it was to use lip liner to draw the bow then fill the lips with lipstick to make it stay on and prevent bleeding into the face powder. A little eye makeup consisting of eye shadow and mascara was used but nothing compared to the exotic makeup of today.Janet and Margaret Syston Lock July 2014 002
There was just time for some welcome refreshment and to have a peek at the fund raising stalls before the evening drew to a close.
An evening ramble was enjoyed by several members on a Tuesday evening where everyone met at the Dog and Gun, Syston walking through Donkey Park over the Fosseway, down Meadow Lane past the industrial units, turning right across the field over the pack horse bridge, left under the motorway joining up at the side of the River Wreake to the Threeways Bridge which joins the River Soar, past the Old Junction boatyard, back up Meadow Lane to the Dog and Gun where some liquid refreshment was enjoyed by the members. Altogether a very enjoyable evening!
Date for the diary 28th August!
The Craft Factor Social Evening. Inspirational craft demos & displays by our talented members.
Come and see us at Beedles Lake Golf Club, Broome Lane, East Goscote LE7 3WQ, on the last Thursday in the month.
For further details contact President Sharon Allan Tel: 0784 988 8752.CWIGS 2