Friday, August 28, 2015

Great Clothes Crappy Times

The Fashionista in me enjoys the satorically stunning slice-of-history series like Pan Am, Boardwalk Empire and of course the doyenne of the genre, AMC's Mad Men, I can't help but think: The clothes of the era were sharp but it sure was a crappy tiem for women - not to mention minorirties - who lacked basic civil rights, earning potential and sexual freedom. Read more in today's Mirror, Mirror column. Still, we must admit that these chic, cerulean skirt suits, designed by Hollywood costume designer, Ane Crabtree, are hot. They look so great that we think there are going to be an onslught of Pan Am stewardess Halloween costumes. How do you feel about these retro looks?

Great Clothes Crappy Times

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These Pan Am stewardess uniforms designed by Hollywood-based costume designer, Ane Crabtree are on historical point- girdles and all.
These Pan Am stewardess uniforms designed by Hollywood-based costume designer, Ane Crabtree are on historical point- girdles and all. Photo courtesy of ABC.com

The Fashionista in me enjoys the satorically stunning slice-of-history series like Pan Am, Boardwalk Empire and of course the doyenne of the genre, AMC's Mad Men, I can't help but think: The clothes of the era were sharp but it sure was a crappy tiem for women - not to mention minorirties -  who lacked basic civil rights, earning potential and sexual freedom.  Read more in today's Mirror, Mirror column. Still, we must admit that these chic, cerulean skirt suits, designed by Hollywood costume designer, Ane Crabtree, are hot.  They look so great that we think there are going to be an onslught of Pan Am stewardess Halloween costumes. How do you feel about these retro looks?

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I’m a Libra so I’m all about pretty things. We of the scales sign know what we like, and our standards are high.

So I can’t help but love fashion – one day I will get that Diane von Furstenberg wrap and those Christian Louboutin shoes.

And fragrances? My favorite right now is Chanel Mademoiselle. As for makeup, can we say MAC?

So let’s thank the Greek goddess of beauty, Aphrodite, that a true fashionista can find everything she needs right here in Philly.

I’ve covered fashion here for six years, and I have traveled to New York, Los Angeles and Paris to write about local and national designers. Let me tell you, there is no place where people wear midnight Eagles green or Phillies red with such wild abandon as they do on the west side of the Ben Franklin Bridge.

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