Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Pussycat Bows

How can you resist a dress with a pussycat bow?

And the first woman pictured on the pattern envelope here is just aces - she's teamed her pussycat bow with a fetching hat and as Edith Head advises: "Hatlessness is all right in certain places, but there is no flatterer (with the possible exception of a Latin lover) more certain to make a woman look younger and prettier than a becoming hat."

I picked up Edith Head's How to Dress for Success after reading about it on Glass of Fashion. You have to love a book that features the model with a bag over her head.

I've been hooting with laughter as I read such gems as:

"When you place yourself on the launching pad, pointed toward the great adventure of matrimony, please be realistic and pick a goal you can reach."

"The wildly popular pants craze which was started many years ago by Marlene Dietrich shows no signs of abating, but unless you look well in pants, or are willing to spend the time and money to equip yourself with a really efficient pantie-girdle, I say stick to skirts."

At this point, I look guiltily at the chocolate brownie and begin to wonder if they still sell really efficient pantie-girdles...


haki said...

What on earth is a pantie-girdle???

Gidgetknits said...

Think an early version of Spanx!