Guest Frockster # 8
Day twenty five(!), only six days to go!
Before I introduce you to today's special guest (I think she might be my last Guest Frockster too btw...) I'd like to let you know that so far we have raised $1640 for research into ovarian cancer.
Onya guys! You (f)rock big time!
Only 360 smackeroos and the total clicks over to a whopping 2K! Wouldn't that be awesome?! I mean $1640's pretty bloody awesome, but $2000? Well that would be even more awesomer! Do you think we can get there in six days? It's a bit of an ask, but "I aint too proud to beg" (for a really good cause), so please if you can add a bit of dosh to the pot, sponsor me here.
(thanks for your donation yesterday Fiona, I really appreciate it)
Okey-dokey, let's get frocking!
Today's guest frockster post is a little different to the rest of them - it's a retrospective look at one of my (our) favourite bloggers. I wonder if you can guess who she is...
Here she is with her family on Easter Sunday, 1959, wearing a beautiful frock made by her Mom (hint). She is eleven years old in this photo.
Our guest frockster still remembers this dress "it was a polished cotton print in pale blues and pinks with a pink three-quarter sleeve jacket"
Check the socks, gloves and little matching clutch bag. Too cute!
Soooo, do you know who she is?
I reckon the next photo's going to give the game away...
This is our gorgeous g.f. at her bridal shower in 1967, wearing a white linen frock with a turquoise trim, and totally rocking that "newly bleached-blonde, mod, immensely tall, Sassoon" hair-do!
Wanna take a guess?
One more pic before the big reveal.
And this one has the loveliest story. Got your tissues handy? You might need them...
"my husband left for Vietnam three months after we were married. I wrote to him every single day he was gone, and I enclosed silly pictures of myself to make him smile. This is one that made the trip there and came back with him...both all in one piece"
Brunette, red-head, blonde. Gorgeous then and gorgeous now.
If you didn't guess, today's guest frockster is Dana, author of mid2mod, all the way from Fort Worth, Texas. Yee-ha! In this pic she is clowning around with her daughter at an antique mall.
Dana's blog is legendary. If you don't know your Eames from your elbow, mid2mod is a good place to start. From Alvar Aalto to Zoo Line monkeys, well known designers to obscure, Dana's got them covered.
Apart from being a bit of a font as far as 20th Century stuff goes, Dana is also warm and funny. She's got a heart bigger than Texas - had to trot that one out, it's true though!
I'll end (phew!) with a few words from Dana:
At age 65, I've lost a number of friends and relatives to cancer. I was diagnosed with cervical cancer at aged 40, and I was very fortunate that there was a cure. As a result I got to see my daughter grow up, finish college and get married. I now have two wonderful grandsons who are the loves of my life.
We owe our mothers and sisters and friends the same chance that I had, should they be diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Kylie is doing a phenomenal job raising money for this cause. (oh shucks!)
If you haven't donated yet, please consider doing so.
Thanks Dana, and thanks to you guys for reading my blog and supporting my Frocktober x
p.s. let me know in the comments if you knew it was Dana