The Blue Gardenia

That Touch of Fashion: Be bubbly. Be witty. Be Doris. No? August 25, 2010 14:51 2 Comments

McCall's-9169
She can be effervescent. She can be sleek. She can be hilarious. She can be serious. But she's always engaging, whether playing an abused Ruth Doris_day_evening_dressEtting in Love Me or Leave Me or an independent modern woman like Jan Morrow in Pillow Talk. McCall's 9169, copyright 1952, illustrates her cupcake mode — strawberry buttercream piled to the stars — perfectly. Think Lullaby of Broadway. Can you resist this yummy evening gown? Say no. That is the right answer. Yes indeed.

"Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty." So said Ms. Day. So true. Though I admit to the occasional bout of complaining. I do. Really. I'm not proud of that fact. I'm not. But there ya go. Cold hard truth. And all that.

At the moment, I'm very grateful for For You by Raul Malo. (Thank you, Marticia, for playing his music today. I scrounged around my piles of CDs, and there the Malo/Mavericks CDs were.) I want to be your story. I want to be your glory. The secret that you're keeping that you can tell no other. Oh, Raul. Raul. That is so fabulous. I feel a teen-age girl swoon coming on. I do. So. Excuse me, dear readers, excuse me. I must hit replay. Absolutely.