Jet Age glamour gets a modern spin
Kids nike mercurial football boots the debut episode of the new ABC 1960s period costumer Pan Am on Sunday revealed soaringly campy retro porn for the style junkie. Following in the brogues of Mad nike superfly kids Men, Pan Am is stoking our fascination with a bygone era when there was no more mysterious creature, no symbol of feisty female emancipation more kids nike mercurial football boots literal than the flight attendants touring the world. The series plays on the widespread notion that a Pam Am stewardess (the genderized word still permissible in the time period under the microscope) was the ultimate escapist fantasy from suburban housewifery.
The logo for the airline emblematic of the Jet Age is itself a style fetish. Marc Jacobs sold a version in 2007 and vintage shops around the world have dusted off the airline’s bowlingbag blue duffels and placed kids nike mercurial football boots skyhigh tags on them. Sony Pictures, which makes the show, bought the rights for the defunct brand, so you can bet on a whack of logoed product hitting the market soon.
But as horse follows carriage, these TV shows also reflect the current runways, which were awash in ladylike fittings such as pillbox hats, gloves and purses held in the crook of one’s arm. The site carries a whack of primo examples of the JetAge look, including Canadian labels Pink Tartan’s Winston skirt and preppy blazer and Smythe’s mini coat and cape.
And this trend isn’t a risk, says MacDonald, “Tailored, timeless pieces never go out of style,
Kim NewportMimran, designer of Pink Tartan, designed the uniforms for the launch of Ontario’s Porter Airlines. The navy skirt suits are curvehugging and nike superfly kids cuted up with a little pillbox hat worn at a jaunty angle.
The snug look of the Pan Am team is not without pain: the pilot features kids nike mercurial football boots both the thankfully outmoded concept of the weighin and a number of wry riffs on girdles.
Ann Layton, president of public relations firm Siren Communications, was a Wardair flight attendant in the 1980s. Wardair’s skycrews were our answer to the Pan Am babe. “We were hot, like 21, Layton says. “We had weighins. I remember feeling sorry for the girls who got fat notes. Can you imagine that today,
The concept upsets Jennifer Klein, owner of the Secrets from Your Sister lingerie boutiques. “As a woman, I object to the idea of imposing a false perfection, an unattainable ratio, of not reveling in the female form as it comes, naturally,
That being said, she points to some nifty shapewear that might make the snugger skirt suiting feel sleeker. The Grenier line features simple panty girdles that start at $40. But lacy bodystockings provide nike superfly kids a sexier solution; a mediumstrength hourglasser runs about $80.
The relaxing of some of the more barbaric standards in flight attendant dress code coincides with a general trend: Save for a few exceptions, such as Porter and Thai and Singapore Airlines, tarmac chic is getting pretty shabby kids nike mercurial football boots.