Hi there, guys and dolls! One of the things that makes me tickled pink is what yours truly is hearing from our new friends and Poppy Cove fans after learning about and reading STRANGLED BY SILK. They’re sharing my love and passion for the attention to details of the style and clothing of the era. Although there are so many wonderful elements to talk about, here are some of my favorite finds I discovered from my new friend, Rita, who through her to die for site, http://www.living-fifties-fashion.com has compiled a comprehensive collection of images to make a girl actually want to don a girdle with a cantilevered bullet bra!
Gloves — Ah, the mystery of a woman’s hands, shrouded in velvet, silk, even wool or cotton. The innocent yet flirtatious play of removing them slowly, finger by finger, tip by tip, all the while with a saucy glint can be considered its own social event. They make even the most unfortunate woman with bear paws for hands look tapered and elegant, smooth and shapely, in their covered state.
Polka Dots — Such fun! Large or small, subtle or bold, make such a whimsical statement. Any girl win a dotted blouse, dress or bikini was sure to be set for play, any time of the day!
Silk — There is nothing more luxurious than the rustle of silk. Luminous in taffeta, velvet, shantung, organza or charmeuse, with a crispness in its delicacy and purity in its color and hue. (And honestly, did you really think I could get through the post without mentioning my biased opinion of the textile ;-)?) The minute it slips on, a girl feels like the special occasion rather than just attending one!
Crinolines — They may be a bit scritchy, but the volume they add is so dramatic! Dancing turns to entrancing as you float in the arms of your favorite partner and moving around a party becomes a swinging event. Just be sure to practice sitting like a lady before being ready for your public!
Attitude — Ladies, it’s definitely what is on the inside that counts! The right dress, lipstick and heels will not go far without a woman’s secret knowing of her own power of allurement. Always be the best you can be; let your radiance shine through whether you live in the 1950’s, 2010’s, before or beyond!