This Jonathan Logan dress was designed by Jeanne Carr in 1958. According to the Vintage Fashion Guild, Jonathan Logan fashions were geared for younger women who preferred classic, dressy clothing. The company was founded in 1944 by David Schwartz. In the late 1950s, Jeanne Carr took over as designer and by 1966, Jonathan Logan was one of the largest ready-to-wear companies in the United States.
I was telling a colleague about a sewing project that seems to be taking forever. Although, to be fair, I’ve just been so busy getting ready for the fall semester that I haven’t had much time to devote to the project, so it isn’t the project’s fault it is taking so long.
But, when I saw this photo of Maureen O’Hara this afternoon, I knew instantly why we are all having trouble sewing. Yes, Ladies (and you few gents who read my blog), the secret to successful sewing is to do it while reclining in bed with most of the lights turned off. I’m not sure if the fur bed jacket is optional or not. I’m sure faux fur will work just as effectively, don’t you?
I promise that I won’t be bitter about not learning this pretty important secret in Seventh Grade Sewing Class….
Edited to add: Over on Facebook, Glam Pack member Mindy Johnson pointed out, “The long, false eyelashes must be part of the sewing kit too.” She is so right! I don’t know how I missed it.
Having a luncheon in the grass completely nude while the men are fully dressed? While that may make quite an impression, it is so 19th Century (Get it? Impression? 19th Century? I crack myself up sometimes). No, the mid-20th Century way to have a glamorous luncheon in the grass is to actually avoid sitting on the grass. But a picnic table won’t do, either. The truly glam-set just pull their boat up to the cement curb of the lake and lay their spread out that way. I’m not sure if ascots are required for the men or not.
Could this be considered a picnic al lago?
This advertisement for Adele Simpson exemplifies what my last two posts were about: Accessories can change the entire look of a garment and using our money wisely when purchasing garments and accessories. That said, I think I’m going to draw the line at using water wings wrapped in fabric as an evening accessory. Unless you’re jetting off to Paris for dinner. Then the water wings could come in handy in “the unlikely event of a water landing” and you’ll be the envy of all of the other women who weighed themselves down with costume jewelry.
Seriously, am I the only one who saw either water wings or bandages with that “evening” look?