Sunday, June 19, 2011


Tomorrow is the first official day of summer and we got ya covered in a 50s lilac picnic plaid Claire McCardell from the 1950s. However, as I look outside the windows of my house where I remain lazily in bed at 11 35 AM. it looks more like winter. The June Gloom in LA is always a major bummer, but within the next hour I am sure the sun will shine and this fantastic day dress will be perfectly appropriate to wear to brunch your Papi on Father's Day.

McCardell invited American sportswear and most women really wore her clothes to shreds, but the previous owner of this McCardell (who is also the original owner) was meticulous with her clothing and this is absolutely flawless. I love the feminine neckline, the exaggerated bow, the fitted waist, and the pleated skirt with requisite pockets. It has an early Patou sportif quality and I could see one of our clients wearing this with a pair of Superga sneaks or an espadrille while on vacay in Provence.

In no time, the sun will shine and the summer's arrival is imminent so dress appropriate!

Happy Papi's Day...


Claire McCardell lilac picnic plaid day dress, c. 1950s. Modern 4. (I love this so much and the condition is as spectacular as the original owner - we became fast friends in her closet).SOLD
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