15.8.11

BACK TO THE FUTURE

I was flipping though the September 1922 issue of Town & Country---ever up on current affairs, the Dilettante---when this demure debutante caught my attention.  Understated to the point of plain, who would guess she would one day advise mothers to wash their children's hair in dead champagne, let alone commission for herself a garden in Hell?

7 comments:

The Devoted Classicist said...

Although I am not surprised she would have chosen a thoughtful pose, the choice of dress is interesting.

Toby Worthington said...

Thank you, dear Dilettante.
This one made my day.

Donna said...

You knew Diana Vreeland's maiden name!!! Wow.

Pigtown-Design said...

wow! great picture, and now that i know who it it, it's even better.

although, i must admit, that thing about washing your hair in dead champagne sounds a bit sticky to me.

Online Shopping said...

wow she is very beautiful and pretty look .lovely

Emile de Bruijn said...

I have to admit that I only understood who she was (would become!) when I read the post labels - I like the other labels, too :)

I don't know what would make a gay post, but I do know there is such a thing as Camp Coffee - I spotted it in the supermarket here a while ago. In fact it is a chicory coffee substitute, something one presumably takes along on a camping trip, a kind of old-fashioned British Nescafe. But the label of the jar is illustrated with a pair of very straight-laced, Victorian-looking Indian Army officers (one wearing a turban if I remember correctly) preparing their Camp Coffee at their campfire ('camp' fire?). Oh the joys of unintended irony!

Cassy said...

I like her dress though...

Cassy from Acoustic Guitar Lessons