I know it’s not Monday, but Miss A was ill yesterday, so I didn’t get chance to post. I didn’t think anyone would mind it being a day late…and I read the other day, that actually Tuesday is the hardest day of the week so here goes!
I really enjoyed last week, blogging about the things that I loved. If you are new to the blog, or missed last weeks post, this is the idea behind it HERE.
Tall Dad and I were chatting and the subject of Milwaukee came up, random I know! I knew in my memory there was a programme I watched when I was young that was set there. Well a little research on the Internet (whatever did we do before google?) I found out that I was right!
This is the title music, it made me smile so much and brought back such great memories I really wanted to share it with you:
Laverne & Shirley
It was a spin-off of Happy Days (another firm favourite in our house when were growing up) It starred Penny Marshall as Laverne De Fazio and Cindy Williams as Shirley Feeney, roommates who worked in a fictitious Milwaukee brewery called “Shotz Brewery”. Laverne was quite worldly-wise and had a ‘L’ embroidered on all her clothing. Whilst Shirley was a romantic, and had a toy from childhood she still carried around with her. Even though it ran from 1976-83 it was actually set in the late 50′s and early 60′s.
So this got me thinking about 50′s and 60′s fashion. Have you heard of Poppy Valentine, it’s a fantastic shop in Norwich but you can also you can buy online HERE.
They sell among other styles, gorgeous Betty Draper style dresses. This one made from original 50′s silk fabric, and I absolutely love it!
Here is a really great oversized sweater, with vintage applique on the shoulder, Shirley I can image would wear this, but Laverne would definitely need to embroider an additional L as well
So that was my little trip down memory lane, its left me thinking of two really strong-willed young women, who were determined to do it their way. I hope you enjoyed it too.
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