Where has all the glamour gone?


A post on the Burda Style blog caught my eye this morning, and spurred me to reserve Glamour, a History, by Stephen Gundle, at my local public library. The dictionary defines glamorous as “full of glamour; charmingly or fascinatingly attractive, especially in a mysterious or magical way”. Wow! Who wouldn’t want to be charmingly or fascinatingly attractive? In our modern era of blue jeans and casual wear, it is pretty safe to say most of us fall short on the glam scale.

I sure don’t want to wear hoisery every day, but while I was going thru some family photos a few weeks ago it struck me how glamorous my mom looked as a young wife and mother in the early fifties. I don’t know what she was going to do the day this photo was taken, but I am pretty certain this dress would have been considered a “day dress”. She looks so pretty and feminine!


Now this is a total glam shot of both my mom and dad not long after they were married. I wish I had a formal event coming up soon so I could emulate this look. Wowsers!


Maybe I will start trying to up the glam factor in my life a bit…..seems like fun!

Happy sewing!

Maris Olsen

4 Responses to Where has all the glamour gone?

  1. Maris, I am so touched seeing pics of your ma and pa. The picture of them together makes me think of Erin and Ben. Ben is built like your dad, Erin (and you) look like your mom.

    She is glam! (as is her daughter!)

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