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Location Washington, DC, United States
Introduction Note: As of 1-22-11, My blog, "Betty's Vintage Musings," is now "The DC Metro Retro." I was born in the mid-70s in Richmond, Virginia to two fabulous European-born parents. My Norwegian father father taught me to be intelligent and kind, while my Irish mother instilled a sense of fierce strength and independence. Growing up in the 80s, my friends pined for Poison tickets and Guess jeans yet I loved The Cure and wanted vintage wool cardigans and black satin bullet bras. I prided myself on standing apart from the mainstream and having the "audacity" to think for myself. So, here I am, 15-20 years later. I am still in vintage and still questioning everything. I went to college, got married, and earned a Master's Degree. I am a linguist, artist, amateur makeup artist, and business owner. Yet no matter what my job title is or what style I wear, the one thing that matters to me the most is to be kind to everyone. Fight for what you believe in, family and friends come first, and use logic and reason always.
Interests vintage makeup, 1940s shoes, 1940s fashion, 1940s/50s hairstyles, vintage interior design, cats, skiing, vintage housewares, vintage Fiestaware, yoga, running, martinis, Malbec
Favorite Movies Priscilla Queen of the Desert, League of Their Own, Blue Crush, Strictly Ballroom
Favorite Music Big Band, VNV Nation, Informatik, Johnny Cash, Angels and Agony, Sisters of Mercy, Echo and the Bunnmen, Depeche Mode, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Cure
Favorite Books Anything by Jorge Luis Borges, Almudena Grandes, Pablo Neruda, Nicolas Guillen, Vicente Huidobro