Suzy Parker with Robin Tattersall and Gardner McKay, evening dress by Lanvin-Castillo, Café des Beaux-Arts, August 1956. Photo by Richard Avedon.
I love that photo. Partly it's the gloves, shoes, and gorgeous dress, and the men in evening wear...but mostly it's the pinball. I love pinball, and I've been an avid--if infrequent--player since college. Luckily, Grand Rapids has a number of bars with good beer on tap and excellent pinball games. Andy and I have been spending our Thursday night dates testing our skills.
Here's my pinball reality. Not a party dress, unfortunately, but a more comfortable plaid 1950s day dress, cardigan, and flats.
I feel like I have shared the below image on this blog before. If I have, I apologize. But I can't help it: I love old signs painted on the sides of buildings. And this one--in downtown Grand Rapids--just happens to be my last name.