Alex gave us green burials--here's the opposite! Keep your corpse looking fresh, stylish and whole!
Original article here.
It's important to continue to be a fashion leader, even when hiding in an air raid shelter.
Source: The Valley Morning Star
- Apr 30, 1941.
What was the miracle of "V-line Breez?" Your powerful imagination convincing you that you looked different!
for July 1949.
A follow-up to Paul's post about pop-art fridges
. If you're going to start decking out your appliances in designer patterns, you might as well wear matching clothes.
In the early 1960s, Alan Abel ran a long-running hoax involving an organization (The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals
) whose members wanted to put clothes on all the naked animals in the world. So I was amused to discover there was a similar, but non-hoax, campaign back in 1926. The "philanthropic Englishwoman" Mrs. F.K. Hosall spearheaded an effort to get women to donate their old stockings so they could be worn by the donkeys and camels of north Africa. However, it wasn't exactly similar, because it sounds like Mrs. Hosall had a sensible reason to put stockings on the camels — to prevent fly bites.
Source: The Alamance Gleaner (Graham, N.C.) - Feb 11, 1926
On September 14, 1967, Scotland Yard held a fashion show to display the new uniforms for policewomen. I suspect this is the ONLY fashion show Scotland Yard has ever held. The caption that ran in American papers
"Scotland Yard, apparently bitten by the swinging London bug, holds fashion show here 9/14. Here, London policewomen display the new Norman Hartnell-designed uniforms. Although a far cry from the miniskirted scene stealers, the new ensembles do have shaped skirts."
Source for top image: Flickr