I know I talk about how much cooler everything looked in the olden days a lot. It's no secret that I like antiques and would rather be wearing a dress that my grandmother owned in 1945 than a $800 Dior gown any day. The stylistic era of the '40s, '50s, and '60s astonishes me and awakens my senses. The simplicities of everyday clothing, the one-step electric ovens, the way neighbors used to trust each other...all of these niceties were prevalent in the Oscar award-winning film The Apartment (1960) starring Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine. We went to see it in the park under the stars last night (with a bottle of vino verde and some faux chicken salad sandwiches in tow) and it has quickly become one of my favorite classics.
In the words of Carrie Bradshaw: "I can't help but wonder"...what if I lived in those days? Aside from being the only non-smoker in a five mile radius, I would have fit right in.