|After 30 years, her hair still terrifies me!|
One of my very favorite bloggers, the beautiful Caramel Cupcake (http://cupcakecaramel.blogspot.com/) has been analyzing her style books, and it prompted me to pull some of mine off of the shelf and look them over again. And first would HAVE to be Working Wardrobe, which came out the same year I graduated from college. (yes, that would be 30 years ago...)
For someone coming out of college with a wardrobe utterly unsuited to the business world, and a job in government waiting for me, the idea of building one of these capsule wardrobes was intoxicating. I still find these illustrations by Christine Turner to be sort of rivetingly elegant.
Forgive the blurry edges of the scans - I was unwilling to squash the book flat in my scanner to get perfectly focused images!
|By the time I'd read the back cover, I was hooked!|
|Dream wardrobe for someone who'd |
been recently defined as a Winter!
|In that "Dress for Success" era, |
the idea of wearing brown was quite daring.
|I always harbored a fantasy of being an Autumn...|
|Capsules for a warmer climate.|
|The other dream wardrobe for me - and I've always wanted |
a good excuse to walk around holding my lapels as
the women in the first two illustrations are doing.
Elements of the philosophy behind this book have stuck with me, and can easily be seen when I pack a suitcase. So I guess it's hats off (of the supernaturally puffy hair) to Janet Wallach for introducing me to the Capsule Wardrobe!