By Barbara Bennett, owner and publisher of For Kaua‘i
Our class in Fashion History remains very clear in my mind as we were carried through the periods in fashion from Egyptian history, 18th century and modern fashion to present times. That was in 1956 and 1957.
Chamberlain School had a young and impressionable student body from high school and college graduates who where choosing retail fashion merchandising as their choice for a career. We had the most interesting attendees. Debutantes from Canada and high school graduates from all over the United States.
My graduate degree opened doors for me in the retail fields in Boston, Michigan and Florida before I moved to Hawai‘i. Raising a family made it easy for me to work as a professional model all those years, and I had my own model agency in Sarasota, Florida. One of the many activities in my modeling career was to write a column for The Advertiser called “Ask Barbara.” This was way back in 1974.
Now, as owner and Publisher of For Kaua‘i, the November issue is dedicated to Fashion on Kaua‘i because the New York, Hawai‘i fashion markets explode this month with runway shows, 2016 designer lines and creative fashion styles that will dictate the retail markets all over the world and locally.
The following is an excerpt from“Ask Barbara,” a Q&A column about beauty, fashion and interior decoration published in the 1960s and 1970s in The Advertiser in Sarasota, Fla.
“FASHION – from a resident of Pine Ridge Court, Sarasota.
“WHAT COLOR CLOTHES DO YOU FIND MORE FLATTERING TO THE WOMAN IN HER LATE 50’s? ESPECIALLY WITH GRAY HAIR.