They say every picture tells a story, and I like to think that every garment does too. That's why, with every piece you buy, I will include a delightful "story" of the life that your garment once led.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Monroe's Cutout Cape

Monroe was born in 1959. Her mother was a huge Gentleman Prefer Blondes fan and every other Marilyn Monroe movie for that matter. She consequently was named after the actress but to her mothers dismay shared no characteristics or personal traits with Marilyn. She was brunette and had no interest in bleaching her hair. She was petite, thin and didn't want to be seen as sexy. Her favorite article of clothing was this crochet cape with arm cutouts and scalloped bottom. Her mother decided that she would pretend that her cape was Marilyn's white dress from The Seven Year Itch and she would make Monroe stand above the floor heater so that the cape would fly around. 

Scalloped Cape $38. Fits size XS-M

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