Sunday, February 27, 2005

Friday, February 25, 2005

REALLY Big Hats R Us

Hosted by"Why mind the fashion? Wear a big hat, and be comfortable!" ~Jo March (Little Women)

I always think of hats as pretentious. But I remember when a lady never went to church or lunch or even a baby shower without a hat and proper gloves. I guess now we wear sunglasses and carry a fabu purse.

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

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Cousin Walter, before the invention of Polar Fleece.

I kid you not! This is an actual photo of my Dad's Cousin Walter, wearing an honest-to-goodness Mohair Knitted Suit. The mind boggles. The skin itches...

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

We still dress haute monde!

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Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable

that we have to alter it every six months.

~Oscar Wilde

Today I saw this silly woman, one of those purple hatters, no doubt, absolutely swathed in miles of drapey shawls and boas. Fuzzy, purple, dyed-feather boas. Had this been 1935 I would have thought she was a very tired tart. Instead, I thought she was desperately seeking personal definition in a society that sees women over 25 and 125# as invisible. Seen as Invisible.

I won't wear boas, I won't wear red and purple together. I get noticed with my personality, which is Pink and comes of Good Breeding.

I do not know why we were so glum that day.....

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