Thank you so much, Viktor. I am in awe of all the miniscule detail in your doll clothes and even in the the wallpaper of the setting they are in. It is really rewarding to be in such a culturally rich environment here at D.O.
I know what you mean, I can't separate fashion from history... one evokes the other. I work on genealogy, as well, and my two my favorite ancestors were in their hay day between 1910 and 1928... though their lives were difficult and nothing as glamorous as the costumes my dolls wear. Yet, to that end, I feel like I'm somehow honoring them, their innocence and remembering the idealist young women they once were. My ancestors and I were the ones that challenged the status quo, not because we could but because we had to... none of us were dealt a decent hand in life but through the dolls and stunning costumes... one can escape and dream and enjoy. They loved dolls, too.
You sound like you're up for some fun from your "a little about me" description. I also joined recently and have found everyone here to be so helpful and friendly. The seventies were definetly sensational!