But even in London during the Betty Boop made in 80 40 years of awesomeness shirt and I will buy this blitz, when people were told to wear shiny “blackout buttons” that attached to lapels so the wearer would be visible on the streets during a blackout, Selfridges responded by offering luminous flowers. In the face of rationing, British women, longing for a new dress, made frocks from upholstery fabric and lingerie from repurposed silk RAF maps. Barbara Cartland (fun fact—she was Princess Diana’s step-grandmother) started a service where brides could borrow wedding dresses; Eleanor Roosevelt picked up the idea of a “wedding dress pool.” In Paris, Collette observed women sporting crazy homemade hats—some chapeaus comprised of straw, vegetables, and even upside-down birds—and called this propensity to stick something irreverent on your head emblematic of “a terrible rage to live.”
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And maybe that terrible rage to live is what I am responding to as well—a need for a bit of laughter in the Betty Boop made in 80 40 years of awesomeness shirt and I will buy this dark—even if my adventures are confined to solitary walks in the near empty streets of the West Village, alone in my cascades of lace, my shiniest slippers.