If you’d like to be a success in business, start working!
If you’d like to be a success as a housewife, start cooking!
If you’d like to be a social success, start smiling!
If you’d like to get married, start looking!
I am sitting down with Miss Head’s reissued manual after a long morning (it is only 8 am) of cooking breakfast, gardening, cleaning, conference calling, laundry and assorted cat wrangling. It is delightful and charming to read her advice, even though I seem to be in direct violation of the bulk of it. I am in a simple jersey dress that will take me from home, to the office, to the market, and to dinner (hopefully) without a single judgmental glance (and I haven’t stocked my handbag with gloves or pearls).
Her advice for a bygone era is captivating, often relevant, and inspiring.
I love the illustration below from page 145 – and the quote to go with it from the opposite page: “No one knows better than a studio designer how important underthings are in changing a woman’s appearance.” As a girl who likes to collect pretty “underthings,” I couldn’t agree more.
Don’t miss the “Color Aura Chart” starting on page 123 and the “Successories” from page 133.
Lipstick and perfume before breakfast? Tomorrow- just maybe.