I love this photo, but I can’t help but wish she had a cocktail in one hand, and perhaps, a cigarette in the other. This was after all, the early 1960s. My father-in-law always mourned for the good old days, before smoking was bad for you, as he put it. Never-the-less, he quit smoking after the Surgeon General’s proclamation in 1964 revealed that smoking could kill you. Ironically, he died of lung cancer anyway, in 2002.
But I digress. Besides the fact that smoking has been bad for you for 50 years, there is other news to report.
* Worn Through did a post on 1940s Make Do and Mend fashion, and included links to a TED Talk on the subject and some period film shorts. Thanks to Lynn for the link.
* A new exhibition at the International Center of Photography in New York shows the color work of Robert Capa. It includes some great shots of ski resorts, so watch the slide show and try to look as glamorous in the snow.
* Some museums are employing a “rapid response collecting strategy.” Buy it while it’s hot.
* The dream of every vintage shoe collector is to walk into a store like this one.
* Nobody does a year in fashion review like Jonathan Walford.
* The next Manhattan Vintage show is January 17 and 18. Please go because I can’t.
* Garment workers in Cambodia have been protesting, trying to get a higher minimum wage. On Friday the police decided to disperse the protesters using gunfire. At least four protesters are dead, and several dozen are wounded. I have no words.
Correction: links updated