Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on July 7, 1974 · Page 32
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July 7, 1974

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 32

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at S«».Jirf% 7,1974 MM* Fashion \o\v Blassport Line Spells Super Chic By Patricia NEW YORK-A smart designer is somebody who can satisfy fashion's thirst for change without leaving half his customers drying up in a desert. Bill Blass and his assistant. Laura Mardirossian. get their Blassport separates together for fall 74 with a super chic, super easy lineup of bigger, longer, softer looks without forgetting about their customers who can't or won't handle the exaggerated forms. The news is in their treatment of bigger coats and jackets, swirling unlined capes, the poncho top. middy and fisherman's shirts and softer skirts that can be anything from the slight flare just below the knee on into mohair dirndls that drop to low-calf or ankle. But they're still including a considerable amount of trim, classic-tailored sportswear such as the single or now newer double-breasted blazer and kilt skirt swinging at mid- knee. As for pants they're basics, whether with those standard crisp blazers of past seasons or the newsy "big looks." AT THE same time there's a lot of middle ground that's bigger, though not really big. but looks fresh--and comfortable. -, The collection is done in as- ported parts in color groupings of navy with white or ',cream: the beiges: plum, ·sometimes with pink, which is 'all over the market for fall: ;rust: charcoal gray: navy ·with brown: printed velvets, and a few pieces of brown and 'green silks for evening. ' There's a lot of Donegal and Harris tweed, f l a n n e l in checks or plaids or plain. ; sweater knits and ultrasuede. ' The big fisherman's shirt isn't new at Blassport. It has been around since a couple of springs ago, but apparently had to wait for fashion to 'catch up with it. Now it's a Rood way to make last year's · trousers look new. ; The coats are great, most of · them easy wraps left flying '.open with belts tied in back. · The longer skirts never look dowdy, whether they're slim flares shown below the knee and at mid-calf with shoes, · sometimes a low-heeled T. strap, a little longer with boots or whether they're real- · ly big and long and flapping 1 over boots. · : One of the best numbers in the ioag. soft, stetched-out camp is a beige tweed sweater dress with lightly gathered skirt and matching skinny cardigan banded in checks, both low on the calf and shown with boots. Besides the dirndls, there's the flounced dirndl at low-calf, shown with soft paisley blouse, turban and matching boots. * * * THERE ARE the riding looks--the big skirt and jacket, and leather breeches tucked into matching boots. The collection has what too many others around New York are short on for fall- high spirit. The Russian tunic is the star item in Pat Sandler's Pat's Place collection of separates, with trousers or boot-top skirts for day and pajamas for evening. One of the prettiest is his square-neck tunic sashed over pajamas in a silver gray satin. Sandier also dips into peasant looks in both his separates and his regular collection, uses a lot of metallic chiffon knits and goes on into the dia- mante embroidery on black that's making the rounds. Daytime skirts started just below the knees and dipped from there according to what was happening above. Older women who w a n t easy clothes that will last and last and keep right on looking nice have a big batch to choose from at Adele Simpson. There's the usual run of suits, coat and dress, and dress and jacket ensembles her customers love--and just covering the knee. But there are also a dozen or so avant-garde long looks and travel costumes that are as young as any sane adult could want. One of the best is a black and white tweed topper that can be ordered with matching skirt, black skirt, black pants, black tunic and black sweater tor a complete travel wardrobe. Most of her day dresses are in printed challis or chiffon jerseys. Color groups range from the pales in beiges and grays to earth tones, black and splashes of turquoise, lipstick red and emerald. She's also using diamante embroidery on black in the evening glamor department, and featherlight glitter knits, some in subdued oriental prints and shown with matching turbans. FLOUNCED DIRNDL SKIRT Paisley Blouse, Turban and Boots BLASSPORT PANTS GO SOFT With Fisherman's Shirt TWEED SWEATER OUTFIT Blassport's Stretched Out Look ' ' \ Perils in Pursuit of a Suitable Suit By Betty Wade New York Time* Service NEW YORK - Everyone's talking about the string - that bathing suit made mostly of shoelaces. Well, at $89 or so a yard, it may be the ultimate expression of the perils of inflation, but those of us who do not suffer anorexia, who have been known to partake of a meal between Monday and Sunday, have problems we can't laugh off. I mean trying to buy a bathing suit we might actually wear. The summer has arrived and we are here with last year's diaphanous threads and an invitation to the beach. · Action. For one week, I told my friends, I would not be able to hear about their super- IDates Announced for Bridals ; Tornfolt-BtM'licn ·1; KEARNY. N.J. - Planning £a November wedding will be sMiss Ingrid Ellen Tornfelt, '*-daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vin- cent H. Tornfelt of Kearny, and David P. Berlien, son of -Mr. and Mrs. Doyne B. Ber- C:lien of Charleston, W. Va. ;*' Miss Tornfelt is a graduate ·tof the University of Delaware ^with a B.S. degree on physical '.education and will graduate Hrorn North Western Universi- .'ty. Chicago. 111., with a certifi- "cate in physical therapy in Oc;- tober. v Her fiance is a graduate of Purdue University and re". ceived a B.S. degree in industrial management. He is a v member of Phi Kappa Phi and -' Beta Gamma Sigma honor so- '··· cieties. He is employed by the * treasurer's department of \ E.I. duPpnt de Nemours and vCo. in Wilmington. Del. : : / Chalhoub-Klliolt * Humphrey's Memorial ; ·'·; Methodist Church will be the ·'I setting for the Aug. 31 wed;- ding of Miss Lila Marie Chal- '',· houb and Kirby Douglas El:-; liott. .- Her parents are Mr. and - Mrs. Abe Chalhoub of Wyo- .·· ming Street and he is the son , of Mrs. Muriel Cochran of W. .- Washington Street and Jonah ;' Elliott of Ripley. ;. The bride-elect is employed by the Diamond Department Store and her fiance works at Southern Appalachian Coal Co. Ijitton-Oscunyun Mr. and Mrs. Willis R. Litton of Elkview are announcing the engagement of their daughter, Mary Catherine, to William Montgomery Oscan- yan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Oscanyan of Rockville, Md. The wedding will take place on Aug. 10 at the Litton home. Miss Litton is a graduate of Gaithersville (Md.) High School. Her fiance graduated from Rockville High School and is employed by Wilson Engineering in Rockville. Yandi 1 Limlo-Pool Mr. and Mrs. O.V. Vande Linde Jr. of Charleston, announce the engagement of their daughter, Wanda Marie, to Stephen Harry Pool, of Woodstown. N.J. The wedding will be held at 7 p.m., Aug. 10 at St. Mathews Episcopal Church in Charleston. Miss Vande Linde is a graduate of George Washington High School and her fiance graduated from Woodstown High School. Both will attend Louisianna State University at Baton Rouge in the fall. market traumas, their primal scream therapy, divorce litigation, crisis of middle age or child with lockjaw. I focused myself entirely on the pursuit of a suitable suit. One can get through the winter. It takes a certain amount of dodgyness -- like calling up Abercrombie Fitch or writing to Sears to or,der a pair of slacks in the ban- joseat model, For reasons that probably lie at opposite ends of the protein ladder, these two places have remembered that some of us in the great out here are slightly larger than 31-18-31. AND ONE doesn't have to go into that hellish room with the mirrors all around and the head that pokes through the curtain to check on your anguish. You could lock the bathroom door and untie the package and if the pants don't go past your knees, you just tie them up again and mail them back asking for the next size up. No postman has ever been known to say: you want slacks?" Now there's some talk that manufacturers have been shrinking the pattern before the garment is cut -- to save fabric -- so that a size 14 is more like a size 12ft. Last winter things got so bad that the bootmakers shrnnk the pattern; everything in the stores was in the spindle- shank model. . But trying to compensate for the shrunken pattern in the bathing suit department is futile -- the marker appears to have been thrown away one steamy afternoon in 1964. Since then, manufacturers have evidently been cutting bathing suits from the scraps left over from the year before, with fragments from bandannas thrown in. A scrap of this, a snippit of that and presto $29.95 bathing suit suitable for wear in a $5 movie. To find a suit, one must go into the store because of those little notices saying nothing is returnable. Eventually, there is no hiding from it. Well, I did hide for a couple of years. I had the good fortune to visit an underdeveloped country, a place where women made of more than skin and bones are considered to be normal or possibly even advantageous. I was unceremoniously presented with a greenish gar-' met into which I could slide in comfort and ease. My arms and legs and head stuck out at correct angles and I could bend over When I entered the water, I was able to mainipu- late my limbs in a way that propelled me forward without causing the garment to pop off. ' IN THAT underdeveloped area, this was called swimming and I found it truly diverting, perhaps even more enjoyable than sitting on one of those floating chairs in the water while holding a drink, or better than pushing expensively dressed people into the pool. I so enjoyed the experience that I asked the proprietor if 1 could buy the treenbh garment. After some discussion about why I didn't go into a store and buy one just like it (I've been that route, and no thanks), I bought the sopping thing, dried it and ultimately imported it into the United States. For a couple of years I've been able to go to the beach feeling like a member of the human race. But now. oh woe, the green- ish garment is worn out. I besought the advice of my chic friend. She had done her usual thing of wrapping herself in two yards of batik and a ga- melan orchestra and the mere sight of her made my hem fall out and one heel break off my shoe. "Don't be silly." she said airily. "You're the athletic type and you should wear a leotard." Me in a leotard. Well. Have you ever seen the mien- elin tire'man? I TRIED on a "dressmaker" suit, made by an upholsterer from miles of fabric. It looked as if it would be like swimming in a downed parachute. I thought of cut-off blue jeans and a T-shirt like the kids, but I fear I would dare swim only in quarries and deserted beaches. Nudism leaves me cold. What is really needed are some bathing suits with enough material in them of a relatively plain sort. Even my sweltest friends complain that they can't cover their flanks with what's offered unless they remain standing bolt upright at all times. I think the manufacturers might be delighted with the closet swim- mers that emerged if they set out something to wear. But at this point my psyche is so cheesy that I'm planning to speid the rest of the summer in transcendental meditation. My | mantra is fanny fanny fannyi HAVING A GARAGE SALE? Let the Whole Town Know About It! Place a Low Cost Want Ad Today. Call 348-4848 Sak now in progress ZALES 217 CAPITOL ST. OurtapleMakeU NumberOne Golden Anniversary Sale Select Group of DIAMONDS SavelO%to25% off regular prices ; : i ' Titos Revoking CK»rge*2tlts Custom Charge !'- ' BankAmtricard · Matter Chirp , ! ' American Exprtsj * Diners Club » Cant Blanche · Uyaway i . Sale prices effective on selected merchandise. EMire stock not included in this sale. Original price tag shown on every ittm. All items subject to prior sale. Items illustrated not necessarily those on sale. Illustrations enlargec Sherry Cantley Makes Vows COMFORT - Miss Sherry Lee Cantley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Cantley Jr. of Comfort, became the bride of Ricky Joe Foster, son of Mr. and Mrs. Freeman Foster of Seth, on Saturday in the Comfort Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Edward Thompson officiated and music was provided by Shelia Thomas. * * * THE BRIDE was given in marriage by her father. Bridal attendants were Deborah Stamper, Brenda Cantley and Judy Nelson. David Thomas was best man and Roger Foster and Gary Thomas were ushers. Following a reception at the church, the couple left for a wedding trip to Bluestone State Park. They will live in Seth. Mr. and Mrs. Foster are graduates of Sherman High School. She is employed by Commercial Testng and Engineering and he is an employe of Armco Steel Corp. SEMIANNUAL CLEARANCE SALE LADIES SUMMER SHOES AND HANDBAGS REDUCED MRS. R. J. FOSTER . former Sherry Cantley CHARLESTON BEAUTY ACADEMY Let Us Add A Little Beauty to Your Spring Season! Open 9a.m. Tuesday thru Sat ·NEW HAIRSTYLES ·LATEST HAIRCUTS ·TMTS ·ILIACNIS ·PIOSTS oMAMCURES _!»«. «U. __ 1 wnn nra ·· NAME | ADDRESS ................... PHONE KfTY ....................... STATE I 11 % m ST., OlARLBTOi, W. VA. I PHONf 344*00) Fishburne Military School FaII Session Begins Sept. 8th Gr. 7-12 PG. A small school in the Southern tradition, preparing boys for a future of success. Limited size yet broad program guarantees a thorough education full participation for each boy. How-to-Study. Honors courses. Reading dvpt. Sports. Jr. ROTC. Clubs. Band. Driver Training and Karate offered. Since 1879. In the Shenandoah Valley. For detail* and a catalog, call (703: 943-43M) or write Admissions Director Pott Offkt Box fNY WtyiMsboro, Vkffcfc 22919 POPULAR SPAGHETTI SANDALS SELECTED JOHANSEN STYLES PLATFORMS AND DRESS SHOES FLORSHEIM JOHANSEN' ·20%0ff « I SHOES | john fee / 137 CAftTOL STREET, OiAS. |

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