Friday, May 8, 2015
Awake In Paris
I can't believe we're all waking up in Paris!
Shipboard life on the Ile de France was fabulous!
Amy of Ms. Toody Goo Shoes,
and Doreen of House Honeys,
met all the girls in New York and helped us shop.
We bought sports shoes for daytime aboard ship…
sports clothes (don't you love the French
fisherman's shirt and the Basque beret?),
frocks for days on deck,
(I wonder who chose this Poppy dress?)
and shoes for dances…
--love those sparkly paillettes!
And dance gowns…
But now we're all in Paris,
our trunks are unpacked…
Wake up, ladies and get dressed!
Let's get my birthday party started!
[by Van Dongen]
No party would be complete without
my beautiful daughter…
Christy is such a busy woman,
but I simply could not do Paris without her!
And I must wish my sweet mother
a Happy Mother's Day!
I love you, Mama!
[All illustrations were from my collection of Vogue magazines from the 1920s to 1931,
the era in Paris that I wanted to visit, or from a prized old book called Paris in the Twenties.]