Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Where gardening and Gatsby meet: The Austin Garden Party

If I could project myself back in time, I:

Would be a teenager in the 1920's.
Would learn card tricks.
Would use slang words like "cake eater" and "glad rags."
Would wear boas.
Would be more of a Clara Bow than a Marlene Deitrich. (Marlene...I wish.)















ROWR. Who's with me on this one? I nominate the '20s gals as the sexiest of 20th century decades. The '60s get all the attention. But think about it: these ladies had more clothes on, couldn't drink half the time, and played in movies that were silent. It took WORK to be alluring. Whereas in 1969, I'm pretty sure you could go to the grocery store topless.

Anyway, if you concur, or if you are a fan of things like Second Sunday Sock Hop, then I have a secret for you. It's Gatsby this Sunday.


deets:

THE AUSTIN GARDEN PARTY
Liberty on the east side.
Doors at 6pm, cover $5.
Swingin' 20s and 2000s tunes by Richard Gear.
Photo booth by Trevor Ray Thompson.
Door cover enters you in a drawing for plant prizes, a $50 gift certificate to Breed, and - lest we forget Prohibition - bottles of rum.
In addition to getting fancy, you'll be supporting sustainable living and urban gardening.

RSVP here on Facebook.

Austin Eavesdropper will be there, boa (and wink) in full-effect.

(Me with blond hair. So weird to see now??)

14 comments:

Jetté said...
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Jetté said...

Wow, Tolly!

I love the 20's fashion as well and loved seeing the pics you choose, especially the pic of you. Too cute!

Warmest,

Jette'

That Chelsea Girl™ said...

Oh, the 20's are one of my favorite decades. Great Gatsby is one of my fave books, as well.
"I've been drunk for about a week now, and I thought it might sober me up to sit in a library."
Yessss!
Jeez, I can't wait 'til I'm 21, haha.
Have fun :)

Hipstercrite said...

I'll be there! Very exciting! (I once dressed as Marlene for Halloween and ended up looking like a tranny)

amber demure said...

Dietrich is my *real* last name.

Austin Eavesdropper said...

:) I always knew you were a legacy, Miss A.

Hipstercrite - YAY! And we can finally meet?!

Jette' - Too sweet, AS ALWAYS! Come out with your swingin' cat and jam with us?

TCG - Le sigh, I can't wait until you are 21, either!

Jennifer said...

Ohhh. I can't wait either. I so want the hair-do in the first photo.

Austin Eavesdropper said...

Jennifer - RIGHT. Am yearning for a tiny little black bob myself...

LKR said...

There's a line in "A River Runs Through It" where the cute, flapperish blonde girl says to Norman "I think it's the berries!" and I think it's synonymous for cool or awesome or something like that. I've just never heard that said anywhere else...

LKR said...

There's a line in "A River Runs Through It" where the cute, flapperish blonde girl says to Norman "I think it's the berries!" and I think it's synonymous for cool or awesome or something like that. I've just never heard that said anywhere else...

Austin Eavesdropper said...

Oooh, LKR - I've heard that one! "It's the berries!" So cute sounding. It actually has early 20th cent. roots, because it was rare to find wild berries in the urban centers where flappers and their ilk congregated, leaving the cultivation of said berries to mountain-dwelling native American groups, who knew which berries were good to eat, and which one's were poisonous.

(PS, completely making this up)

Austin Eavesdropper said...

...And I mispelled "one's." Great job, self.

Anonymous said...

I absolutely agree! Also, anyone else think Siouxsie Sioux is the spitting image of Clara Bow?

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The 20's fashion is the best I absolutely agree!!