For some reason, I'm reminded of Nancy Lancaster's complaint that neither John Fowler nor George Oakes knew much about female anatomy.
A difficult look to pull off.
I LOVE THE RETURN OF THE LAMB!!! Also your sidebar explanation. Simply perfect!
...LITTLE...have been reading you and reading your brilliant features.Such a lovely series of thoughts here...on vanity and style and beauty...my favorite topics, really.cheers, DIANE
Anon- how hilarious, I do love anything she had to say-this makes perfect sense to me.
Pamela. you ain't kiddin.
Barbara, yes- I could not resist.
Dianne Dorrans Saeks. good to know you are with us. some of my favorite topics too, mixed in with good interior design too.
For some reason I find something humorous about the breastplate.... can't explain..:)
Author, interesting though. so I guess 40 years ago could have sent quite a few shock waves through, like Rudi Gernreich? I wonder how many of these were purchased-and where they are now? pgt
I've had a scrambled brain all day anyway, but when I took one look at that photo and the date, I thought MARY MCFADDEN. Oh, her homes; oh, her clothes; oh, her life and so forth. And oh, the parlor game of whose clothes would you most like to wear, never any doubt on my part, Mary McFadden, hands down. Too bad I was wayyyy off on today's LA teachable moment photo, but thanks for the trigger memory, and thanks for the temporary return of the dear lamb, and thanks for your rare gift of being instructive and provocative simultaneously. Best to you....
Flo- you may need to start that blog! Yes, MM was- IS pretty amazing-Now it is a true wonder that SHE has not done a book- I would definitely buy it. I don't have any of her interior pictures and haven't come to think of it seen any shown on my favorite blogs. pgt
"...it is a true wonder that SHE has not done a book"Oooo, look what I found! http://www.amazon.com/Mary-McFadden-Priestess-Fashion---Couture/dp/1593730241/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1283184371&sr=1-1And this is very juicy as well! http://books.google.com/books?id=oX_D_QZUs7UC&printsec=frontcover&dq=inauthor:%22Allentown+Art+Museum%22&source=bl&ots=2kvdbBYdVJ&sig=al3Q3F-do2lNQTkXWueLQsf1CLM&hl=en&ei=09Z7TPPxHoWBlAeOrcXrCw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CB4Q6AEwAg#v=onepage&q&f=false
Flo-this is great, good investigative work. I should have dashed off to check. did you get this one? pgt