The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 17, 1968 · Page 29
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 29

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Sunday, November 17, 1968
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! Palm Beach Post-Times, Sunday. Nov. 17, 1968 C5 Ifice Of Crime On The Glamour Scene She Elegantly Executed White House Face-Lift "SISTER" PARISH -Mrs. Henry Parish in her Parish-Hadely .studio is surrounded by her decorator handicrafts. a small metal plate. If that bank robber comes, all you have to do is quietly put your feet together In such a position that the metal plates are brought into contact. This starts off a transistor In the heels which completes a radio link with the nearest police office. Tullia says that the alarm has a radius of 15 miles. I ' vv 1 -- V im m. ""V , TV 1 - - -v v They rediscovered delicate and intricate knitting and crochet stitches for afghans and had them made in hot pastels instead of black and gloomy colors. One of their first successes was making sofa pillows of wide grosgrain ribbons, multicolored, in basket weave. They found old documents for quaint wooden pieces, from a painted lantern-shaped bird house to desks and coffee tables painted in fanciful polka dots or flowers, then lacquered. The small things that can be bought as gifts include desk folders covered with remnants of old English chintz, every imaginable sort of basket from Kentucky, Alabama, Georgia and New England and neat bundles of twelve-inch long kindling slivers of fat-wood, the deliriously fragrant wood found in Georgia. "We weren't really ready to work on a large scale. But -there was an article in a newspaper in Washington. It brought hundreds and hundreds of letters from people who could do hand work." So publicity has its uses, after all. dio in the Parishes' barn loft. "Sister," an utterly serene woman on the surface, has for years had a handloom in the barn, to calm the nerves that never show. A cloud-soft weave of mohair and cash-mire yarns with velvet ribbons which she worked out one weekend to amuse herself is now being sold by the yard in the studio. Country handweav-ers in Georgia and Virginia are carrying it out. "We wanted desperately to do special things for the houses we design special finishes, special materials, special objects. Creating a room is more than simply assembling furniture and buying fabrics. A fantastic old quilt Albert Hadley found in Maine gave us the idea of turning the various motifs into a whole line of fabrics." They began to do research on old skills and patterns, and "wrote everybody we knew in the country" to track down people who did beautiful handiwork. In Maine they found one of the earliest American country patterns, the yo-yo. It is an airy meshwork of open circles, using calico or chintz scraps shirred together. mm PARIS (WNS) An Italian woman professor, Dr. Tullia Bensaja-Musolino has Invented a new pair of shoes. No, nothing to ease those aches and pains. No, not even for walking. Tullia's shoes are for people like bank tellers when they suddenly come face to face with robbers. Not for kicks either. Each shoe has embedded In the heel sale! 0 0 00 - sizes All 12 IB Stores johainganP winners '68 pace-setters for misses and half 7.88 COMP. J10.99 "BAN THE The move is on. Fashion has definitely arrived for the half-size figure! Good ideas ... versatile! (A.) 2-pc. suit dress with double row buttons in bonded acetaterayon. Blue. Green. 14 to to 22 to (B.) Bonded Cotoray rayon houndstooth check top with solid skirt. Navy. Mint. Gold. Misses Sizes 12 to 20. 14 to to 22 to mi what's the big idea? "SHAPE By ELEANOR LAMBERT When President and Mrs. John V. Kennedy decided, hack in 1V61. to "do something" about redecorating the White ll;use, they formed a zillion-dollar brain trust of art collectors, museum directors, interior architects and furniture authorities. The White House Fine Arts Committee masterminded the restoration of 1he state rooms in the exquisite taste of the elegant and cultivated first First Families, Washington, Madison, Adams and Monroe. The committee also included one interior decorator, whose assignment was to do the real work of pulling it all together. It is because that assignment went to "Sister" Parish (Mrs. Henry Parish II), who had done the Kennedy's houses in Georgetown and Virginia, that you and I know her name. Otherwise, everything would be as she prefers it: marvelous houses to arrange, hut NO publicity. The firm of Parish-lladley does not reveal the names of its clients. It takes sleuthing to discover that among them are assorted Rockefellers, Whitncys and Paleys as well as the Kennedys. ' You must even make an appointment to shop in the most enchanting of New York's decorator boutiques, the Parish-lladley studio. Here, in an apartment building on Fast Tlth Street Mrs. Parish, her partner Albert tladley and their painter-associate James Wagnon, keep examples of the glamorized rural handiwork in quilling, basketry, painted furniture, patchwork, knitting, weaving and crochet, made by Tit) individual artisans they have working for them on larms and In small towns all across the country from Maine 10 Arizona. I spent a blissful morning there. It was a sugar plum version of the church sales of my childhood in Indiana. Even my photographer was hooked. He went home with a brown and beige woven rush bushel basket, handmade in Georgia and a work of art. It will hold magazines in his Dutch stone farmhouse near Saugerties, New York. The studio is a small room with a fireplace, an English settee, a few painted chests and tables, and an enormous French provincial armoire, all stackci, draped and loaded. Some of the patchwork quilts were made hy a Negro man in Alabama, in abstract designs of circles, squares and rectangles in black and white, brow n and red. Others, made by ladies in New Fngland, use the traditional triangles and diamond shapes of rural quilting in strong pastels. "We work out all the color combinations here. Even if they are not to' match specific rooms, the-dark and gloomy or laded tones that dominated early American quilts don't go with today's interiors." For a house she did in New Hampshire, Mrs. Parish used patchwork quilting in a vivid flower-basket pattern on, while, as upholstery for the sofas. Parish-lladley has used patchwork in herringbone, un-quilted for a whole line of drapery fabrics. She edges the patchwork curtains in large colored rickrack. "I just couldn't go on having pairs of chintz curtains 1 just couldn't," she said. Although she had "wanted to do this all my life," the artisan-revival idea started two years ago in Dark Harbour, Islesborotigh, Maine, where Dorothy and Henry Parish have spent most of the summers since their marriage. Albert Hadley has a stu- Uniforms New LONDON (WNS) - Th 20,000 midwlves of Great Bit ain are catching up with fash Ion. Their uniforms have been entirely redesigned. Biggest change Is the car coat worn over slacks, and a choice of four hats. Dresses are shown knee-length but can be changed to mini or maxi with minor alterations. Midwife Mary Allen explained at head-,quarters, "The last time we had a change In uniform was 1946. If we settled for mini-lengths now, they might look ridiculous In another 22 years." Never Forget MUNICH, Germany (WNS Bavarians claim thatVvom en and elephants never forget what they want to remember. Lucy the elephant had not seen Thomas Wright since World War 11 when he was a British prisoner-of-war here and had the job of taking care of her and other zoo animals. The other day Wright visited the zoo for the first time since VM6. Lucy showed that she recognized him by lifting her leg and trunk, a trick that he had taught her. Keepers said she had not done It before for them. pretty portholes crepe weave double knit Hello world! Welcome our crepe weave Fortrel" polyester dress. Has groovy circle chain belt ... (we suggest weaving your favorite scarf through its loops for Fashion 68 s greatest look!) Comes in Oyster, Peach or Sea Mist. 10 to 18 22.98 Dress Dept.. At All 12 JB Stores IV. D,ess D Dress Dept At f9 3vH V oriented - BULGE" UP" irons Ac? ,'rr y C. m, "LACE OVER LIGHTLY" BESTFORM Bestform s little brainstorms put you in instant shape for all the great silhouettes of the season! Why be afraid to enter the great waist-land? It's a cinch with girdles by Bestform1 C. 5730 Lightweight controller. Lace panels to firm tummy. Reinforced side panels Lycra" spandex. White. S. M. L.XL 7.00 B. 5753 Popular zipper parity. Elastic hip-shm-mmg panels Stay-up top. S. M. L. XL. White 6.95 A. 5777 Front, sides and back have double panels and bands for total slimming and trimming. Lycra". White. S. M. L, XL 7.00 foundations Dept.. At All 12 IB Stores junior "cut-outs" If you dare ... two barely-there dresses to wear in - or out of the sun! Squaw print and floral print cottons with peek-a-boo porthole sides. Forget about a bra: it's already built in! Cool fashion for Juniors, 5- to 15. in Orange. Green. Navy and Red Combinations 11.98 Dress Dept . At All 12 IB Stores hand knit! 100 wool import hand embroidered Hand embroidered flower power coming out of the East Collarless with 3a length sleeves. Styled by Lily of California in White with multi color flowers. S. M.L 28.00 Coat Jept . 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