While my blog went quiet for a little bit, I officially became closer to 40 than 30. Not a whole lot of fun, but I did get some good presents! Even at 36, I love presents (heheheh).
One of my favorite gifts (from my good friend Renee) was a "Clothing Construction and Wardrobe Planning" textbook from 1960. Not sure what it has to do with sewing, but the first chapter us entitled "Personal Grooming." It covers everything from good posture, beauty, bathing, make-up, hair styles to personality. The drawings in this book are great, but some if the text is, well, interesting and no longer quite politically correct.
A few thing I learned from the first section:
- The girl with a smiling face stands out in a crowd.
- Your family will appreciate it if you groom your room as well as yourself. Good grooming has much in common with good housekeeping.
- Charm, like charity, begins at home.
- The essential "E's" of beauty include: early to bed, eat for beauty, elimination and exercise.