Edith Head tells us what to wear to nab a sophisticated man September 8, 2011 09:07
Edith Head's ever-so-fun book, How to Dress for Success, originally printed in 1967, shares not only tips on climbing the business ladder, but also tips on bagging the man your heart desires. Ms. Head lists joes by category. Isn't that fun? And decidedly vintage fem?
Today, we'll take the Sophisticated Man About Town, Subtype A, the Super Sophisticate. He is all about elegance. He shuns the overdone. In fact, Mr. SMAT shuns anything that is too anything. So. Assuming you want this type, here's what you should pull out of your closet: Somthing ladylike. Something chic. Something quietly elegant. So says Ms. Head, at any rate.
I suggest Edith Head's very own design, Advance 8946. A tiny-sleeved dress. A back-buttoned empire bolero. And, yes, this pattern is available at The Blue Gardenia. It is. But you knew that, didn't you, dear ones? Of course you did.
The details: Bust 36. Still in factory folds. $38.
And wouldn't it look lovely with a classy Schreiner brooch? Absolutely. And, yes, this is available for your wearing pleasure, too. At The Blue Gardenia. Of course.