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  • Ladies Lounge: 4 Femmes for a Historic Halloween
    October 1, 2012, No comments

    How is it October already? However it happened, it is…and I can’t be the only one behind on this year’s Halloween costume planning. Let’s look towards picking something historic, eh? We can leave it to the hipsters t ...

  • Ladies Lounge: Warm Colors of Autumn
    September 17, 2012, 3 Comments

    I don’t know about you, but this is the most eagerly anticipated autumn I can recall. Ever. And with it, the colors of fall will soon be moved back into my wardrobe’s repertoire. You could ease your way into the […]

  • Ladies Lounge: L.S. Ayres, Fall 1944 Suit
    August 20, 2012, 3 Comments

    In a time when there were few designers that might be considered household names, Hattie Carnegie was well known. Not bad for a woman who didn’t know how to sew. She could make hats, but not dresses. That was left […]

  • Ladies Lounge: Swimwear of Olympic Proportions
    July 30, 2012, 2 Comments

    Watching the current Olympic swimmers got me pondering the evolution of the bathing suit, especially as it pertains to sport. Couldn’t help noticing last night that the suits Olympian ladies wore bear a remarkable resemblance to this ...

  • Rainbow hair in 1949?
    July 23, 2012, No comments

    Redheads like Lucille Ball weren’t the only ones to dye their hair in the 1940’s or before. Check out this article from October 1949, talking about pink, blue and other colors in New York from the Helena Rubinstein Salon. Matchi ...

  • Ladies Lounge: Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Sew Me
    July 16, 2012, 4 Comments

    With all the talented women who have lived and do live in Indianapolis, I’m guessing the number of capable seamstresses, in total, is astronomical.  A few such accomplished locals have started an organization called Pattern if you wa ...

  • Ladies Lounge: Swim Caps of Yesteryear
    July 9, 2012, 2 Comments

    Other than the members of my high school’s water polo or swim team, I can’t recall anyone my age donning a swim cap. I do, however,  seem to recall little old ladies and women in black and white movies that […]

  • Ladies Lounge: Summer Suit
    July 2, 2012, 1 Comment

    Ooh la la! A summer suit that really suits! Let’s recapture the days of “That Ayres Look” Linen works for me, how about you? And how about in a bright color like turquoise?