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Still in Jazzed Up Mode

Back from Napier this week, the euphoria of the Art Deco festival very dampened by the tragic news from Christchurch the day after we returned. We had an anxious few hours, as one of our party over there is studying in the city and was travelling back overnight by bus, but when we finally made contact it turns out her mother gave her a lift in the morning and they were half an hour out when the quake hit. Still very traumatic - their mother/grandmother's house is badly damaged, so they've taken her back to the family home in the middle of the South Island. They had to drive through a lot of the liquification and water was flooding into the car, with people standing in the street outside their ruined homes wailing in grief and loss. I still can't believe that beautiful city and landmarks I remember are destroyed.

I'll upload photos once I've sorted them (three cameras to go through!), but in the meantime the wonderful Past Perfect blog is now featuring scans from the March 1923 Harry Angelo catelogue of imported Paris gowns - go have a look!:

http://pastperfectvintage.blogspot.com/2011/02/harry-angelo-model-gowns-march-1923.html

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I didn't realise the festival was so close to the time of the quake. It is just so sad. These things hit home much more when you've been to a place.
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