Friday, 4 February 2011

Mystery Woman - Raffles

It's been a while since I've done a Mystery Woman post. Today's lady was spotted in December 1950, lunching at Raffles. She wore a grey linen dress and matching jacket, and The Argus said "You must be a very clever young lady, if you fashioned that suit yourself. And there is something about it that told us that you probably did just that thing." The dress had a straight skirt and two hip pockets on the sides. The cropped jacket, made of the same material, was flared at the back, and had a small collar and three-quarter length sleeves finished with a wide cuff.

For accessories, the Mystery Woman wore a long string of pearls, matching pearl earrings and a pair of grey lizard shoes. She was hatless, and her hair was drawn back in a low pony tail with a short fringe.

She turned out to be Margot Pullen of Elwood, and her outfit was designed by her mother. She said she intended to spend her £5/5 prize money ($244 in today's money) on a two-piece bathing suit.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting this- what a fantastic find! I love the way they singled out the smart-looking woman who'd sewn her own outfit. And the fact that she obviously did actually rock up in it to claim her winnings...