|What's that? Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound already?|
|Creme de Bain... cream of the bath? Enriched with Cream of the bath! Oh, I needed more of that!|
|I have this exact outfit for housecleaning!|
by Peg Bracken, circa 1964. The photos are from another find this week - a Ladies Home Journal, also 1964. Both came into my orbital path the same time as the story of the kiddie pageant mom who botoxed her 8 year old to get rid of facial lines.
|"OMG, I know she's 9 but she totally looks 71/2!"|
Deep Breath. But it's ever been thus, Loved Ones. Women have been told how to dress, how to wear their hair, how to BE since biblical times, probably before.
|Zeigfield Girls were the ideal of their day.|
By the 1950s marketing had gotten into the game and pamplets like this disguised and guides for everything from better living to coping with the problems of becoming a woman - think you know what this one - with a grooming check list and a quiz to see how grown up you are is selling?
|It's from a deodorant company! Betcha didn't see THAT coming.|
(And that certain pageant moms could get injected with a dose of that brand of real 'grown up' beauty.)
Have a great weekend - I am going to try to make a dress from towels and rub tons of creme de bain on my skin to see if I can be younger looking by Monday! (Hey, I said I admired inner beauty, not that I didn't want to hang on to the outer stuff as long as possible!)