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H. O. Charles Featured Author of the Month

December 7, 2017 by in category Featured Author of the Month tagged as , ,

H.O. Charles Featured Author | A Slice of Orange

Author: H. O. Charles

H.O. Charles was born in Northern England, but now resides in a beige house in Suffolk.
Charles has spent many years at various academic institutions, and really ought to get on with writing a PhD, but frequently becomes distracted by writing fantasy fiction instead.
Hobbies include being in the sea, being by the sea and eating things that come out of the sea.

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Life and Times of the 1950s: Vintage Holidays by @JanetLynn4

December 3, 2017 by in category Partners in Crime tagged as , , ,

Vintage Holidays | Janet Lynn and Will Zeilinger | A Slice of Orange

Vintage Holidays

 

During the 1950s holiday parties happened all month long. They included everything from Company dinners and dancing, Club/organization award dinners, to neighborhood parties. If the evening wasn’t a Black tie affair, dress was “Cocktail” or “After Five”. A great deal of time was spent by both men and women in preparing their holiday outfit. Many women made their outfits for the occasion or re-designed old dresses. Suburbanites who had jobs in the city but lived in the “burbs” realized they didn’t need to travel to the city in order to enjoy the holiday season. Simple to lavish affairs were planned in neighborhoods and by organizations in their local area. Still, fashion was important, regardless of where they live
Men of the ’50s were polished head to toe with stylish hats, suits, handkerchiefs, coordinated ties, socks and Wingtip shoes. Suits were slim fitting and skinny ties were the1950s fashion. Men pulled out the jewelry: collar bars, lapel pins, cufflinks, tie clips and most important…a watch. Many wore some of it or all depending on the event.

Women also followed the trend of the day with dresses that were cinched at the waist and dramatic necklines. In an effort to look coordinated, parures (matching sets of jewelry) were popular. These pieces were designed to be worn as a set. The women wore matching earrings, necklaces, bracelets, pins and rings. They strived for the “coordinating” look.

(Note: My mother-in-law, who lived overseas, was a “fashionista” of her time, 40s, 50s, 60s. Her strategy was to make or buy an evening dress that was full and long. Each year (with the help of fashion magazines) she would re-shape the dress by making the skirt less full, changing the sleeve and the neckline. The original dress was reshaped up to five times and they were beautiful each time.

As a youth, I lived in Long Island, New York in the 1950s, and my mother and several neighbor women did the same thing with store-bought evening dresses to keep within the yearly budget. This is how important fashion was in the 1950s.)

Everyone paid a great deal of attention to the coats they wore when they arrived at parties. After all, that was the first thing people saw when you stepped through the door. Full swing coats were popular for women, depending on where you lived and the temperature. Men wore full length coats. And again, the coats, for both sexes, were accessorized, i.e., pins, corsages or boutonnieres of artificial flowers, gloves, hat, etc.

After all, the holidays were the time to pull out all the stops.

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Janet Elizabeth Lynn


Website: www.janetlynnauthor.com
Blog: www.themarriedauthors.blogspot.com

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Helping Santa by @jannryan

December 2, 2017 by in category Jann says . . . tagged as , ,

Helping Santa | Jann Ryan | A Slice of Orange

Jann says she’s off today helping Santa. But don’t worry she’ll be back on December 4th with a special interview featuring the members of the Writing Something Romantic critique group.

Mark your calendars because the group has something fun to share.


Jann Ryan | A Slice of Orange

Jann Ryan grew up with the smell of orange blossoms in Orange County in sunny Southern California, where she has lived her entire life and dreamed up stories since she was a girl. Never an avid reader, she was in her thirties when she picked up her first romance quite by accident. She fell in love with happily ever after and has been reading romances ever since.

Wanting to put pen to paper, Jann joined of Romance Writers of America®. Currently, she is working on a romantic suspense series set in Stellar Bay, a fictitious town along the California central coast to fulfill her publishing dream.

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December Featured Author: H.O. Charles

December 1, 2017 by in category Featured Author of the Month tagged as , ,

December Featured Author | H. O. Charles | A SliceofOrange

 

@HOCharles December Featured Author on A Slice of Orange

 

Author: H. O. Charles

H.O. Charles was born in Northern England, but now resides in a beige house in Suffolk.
Charles has spent many years at various academic institutions, and really ought to get on with writing a PhD, but frequently becomes distracted by writing fantasy fiction instead.
Hobbies include being in the sea, being by the sea and eating things that come out of the sea.

CITY OF BLAZE

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CITY OF BLAZE

NATION OF BLAZE

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NATION OF BLAZE

ANOMALY OF BLAZE

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ANOMALY OF BLAZE

BLAZED UNION

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BLAZED UNION

VOICES OF BLAZE

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VOICES OF BLAZE

FALL OF BLAZE

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SNOWLANDS

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