Wednesday, February 29, 2012

How to Look Well in Clothes

How to Look Well in Clothes
From the advice of New York designer Edwina Patterson







"If you have beautiful hair, play it up by going hatless, and specialize in dashing hair ribbons."   [Page 15].




Veronica Lake Minus the Peek-A-Boo Hair












[Source:  Quick Steps to Beauty and Charm.  Dorothy Cocks.  White's Book Company.  Westfield, Massachusetts.  1948.]
















Edwina Patterson (2 April 1915 - 27 June 2007)
Born in Seattle, Washington, was a New York clothing designer and seamstress.  She had shows shown in American, Pageant, and Life magazines.  For a while she was a fitter at Lord & Taylor in New York.  At the time of this advice (1948), she had a staff of 14 and her famous clients included:






Merle Oberon
Merle Oberon




Maggi McNellis








Arleen Whelan












3 comments:

  1. Hi Mandy pleased to visit your site. I love vintage, especially post WW11 period and the fashions and customs then, so will read more from you. I'm an Anthony Hopkins fan, so please visit my site to read good reviews.

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  2. I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award!

    http://weheartvintage.co/2012/03/05/versatile-blogger-award/

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  3. I love that Veronica Lake photo!

    I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award – hope you like it! :) http://weheartvintage.co/2012/03/05/versatile-blogger-award/

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