I posted about this great White Mountain skiing outfit back in March. I recently got an email form Elizabeth, who sent some White Mountain ads my way.
This is a newspaper ad from 1950, and yes, that is my ski suit. The ad mentions that is comes in grey and red, and that the jacket is reversible. An earlier ad from 1936 tells a bit about the company:
If you are serious about skiing you’ll take to White Mountain. They’re not only inspired by that famous White Mountain Ski Camp which attracts snow trains of enthusiastic sportsmen and their ladies, they’re more than that…They’re tried and experienced ideas of people who mean business when they plan their snow wardrobe. No fussy “extras,” no furbelows – just simple efficiency which sets its own fashion.
You may remember the delightful conversation I had with handbag designer Magda Makkay. For my birthday I received a huge box from her, and inside was what has become my go-to travel bag. Here it is sitting outside the 1920 elevator of the Biltmore Greensboro Hotel where I stayed recently. It’s just incredible that she can turn out a fantastic bag like this.
I happen to know that Magda has a birthday coming up in late June. If you’d like to join me in wishing her a happy 89th birthday, send me an email and I’ll let you know her address. I know she’d be pleasantly surprised by cards from lots of fashion history people who want to says thanks for her contributions to fashion.