Mrs Helen Churchill Candee

Kyrila Scully

Kyrila Scully

Member
Randy, your mom is right on about Mary Quant introducing the mini-skirt. She also introduced other mod trends like the go-go boots and psychedelic patterns. It was all the rage and the kids were wearing them first (before the adults adopted the style) because of the British Invasion of the Beatles, Stones, etc. Teens were hip to follow British fashions and other anglo trends, including hairstyles, make-up, music, cars and fish and chips.
Anglophiles multiplied everywhere.
Shelley I had to laugh at your timeline for getting older. Being 47 myself, I've seen few wrinkles (Oil of Olay, don'tcha know) but nobody can tell I'm wearing bifocals unless I tell them. Oops! No age spots yet. The plastic surgeon says I don't need any because I already look 10 years younger than I am. No, I think it's all in the gene pool. LOL!
 
Shelley Dziedzic

Shelley Dziedzic

Member
Jeannie Shrimpton (who looks just DREADFUL now) Twiggy and Cybil Sheperd were the girls of 1964, yes Mary Quant was the name- white lips, big black-lined eyes, polka dots and stripes together and oddly enough the Edwardian suit for men(shades of 1912) nipped in at the waist and flared at the jacket bottom, in velvets and Austin Powers prints-so Oscar Wilde! Everything old is new again. And those dumb Courreges white go-go boots were SO uncomfy!WIDE ties, polyester, geometric haircuts, mesh fishnets-too scarey my dear- but we were FAB! Paris took a backseat for 2 years. But I got tickets to the Beatles' '64 concert in Baltimore Civic Center -8th row- oh RINGO...-of course one could not actually HEAR them for the screaming. And I could be your Mamma Randy..sigh... Tempus fugit.
 
R

Randy Bryan Bigham

Member
All,

As you may know the Met has on view now the great Jackie Kennedy exhibit with all those wonderful dresses by her designer Oleg Cassini as well as some Christian Dior outfits made for her during the Kennedys' state visit to France. Mrs. Kennedy's social secretary was recently interviewed by CNN about the show and she mentioned that in '62 & '63, with skirts inching up, Mrs. Kennedy was criticized for following the trend and showing her knees.

A photo from '63 was produced of Jackie in one of the dresses that had come under fire and it got gales of laughter because it is so tame by standards now - the hem was only to mid-kneecap! Still, as her secretary explained when the First Lady sat down, it crept up a bit and revealed the whole knee which was thought disgraceful. Gee, to think a whole knee; for shame! Boy things have changed!

Randy
 
Tracy Smith

Tracy Smith

Member
Shelley, I already need the bifocals, but that's not surprising because I've been stuck wearing glasses since 1962, when I was four.

I see women here in their mid to late thirties, already with well defined crow's feet and other wrinkles and I feel lucky. If I follow my father's pattern (he had less wrinkles at 70 than the average person at 40), I'll be OK.

Age spots? Aren't those really melanomas? I know that in my father's later years, he went to the skin doctor to have them frozen off every six months.

I remember wearing fishnet hose and white plastic go go boots to school in the first grade (1964-1965), but the skirts didn't start climbing for me until a year or so later. Of course, by the sixth grade, they lifted the "girls must wear dresses rule", and I spent most of the rest of my school years in jeans....got tired of guys looking up my dress.
 
Shelley Dziedzic

Shelley Dziedzic

Member
I remember reading about Alva VanderBilt arriving at Newport's Casino (Tennis Courts still in use)back in 1910 and she was a real looker! All the men would race to the curb to see her step down from her carriage so as to catch a glimpse of her alabaster -white ankle descending and a flutter of petticoat- men don't change much do they?
 
Shelley Dziedzic

Shelley Dziedzic

Member
Am looking at ads from a 1912 newspapers for age spot fading cream -Granny used to call them liver spots- guess Mrs. Candee had to deal with the indignities of those telltale little brown dots on the tops of her hands too. Gloves probably were a big help-and the old standby of rosewater and glycerin with lemon juice as a bleaching agent!
The Porcelana Princess
 
Encyclopedia Titanica

Encyclopedia Titanica

Philip Hind
Staff member
Member
>>> a glimpse of her alabaster -white ankle descending and a flutter of petticoat
>>>> miniskirts
>>>>> revealed the whole knee
>>>>>> flat-chested ideals of beauty
>>>>>>> chic set frolicking

Is there a pay-per-view site available? Maybe you better e-mail me privately
Crazy


Really Shelley you better ease up, there are impressionable older gentlemen watching... it's OK fellas I have the defibrillator ready just in case.

I'm off to have a lie down.
 
R

Randy Bryan Bigham

Member
Phil G,

I believe the Oklahoma Historical Society or some other group in that state has a great early photo of Helen Candee during her years there - circa 1900?. I ran across a reference to it and have the details somewhere. I'll get that to you soon. Did you get the Titanic Texans article I e-mailed?

Randy
 
Encyclopedia Titanica

Encyclopedia Titanica

Philip Hind
Staff member
Member
Oh thanks Shell, and erm, this is just between you and me, right. Not a word to the others eh.
Wink
 
Shelley Dziedzic

Shelley Dziedzic

Member
It's our little secret Phil- and just as an added flurry of excitement, -meet Sabine- a lovely blonde German lady who is waiting to greet you at the top of the Grand Staircase.....I told her all about you.
http://www.titanicdress.com/
Somebody go fan Geoff.
 
G

Geoff Whitfield

Member
Hey Shelley - "I told her all about you" - bet she's still laughing - takes a man, not a shirt button! (oops, sorry Phil!) I once had a pet goldfish called Sabine - just thought you might be interested. Don't show any racey pictures to Cook, he isn't strong enough to cope with them.
 
P

Pat Cook

Member
Don't listen to him, you can show me ALL the pictures you want! (Wheeze!!!)

Cook
 
Top