Text: Considering color and texture. These swatches are not necessarily accurate color combinations but simplify ways of handling color for consideration – we all know matching skirtings to sweaters is not new – or exciting – altho it will undoubtedly continue to be in demand – I feel however, we should limit the matching range to about 6 or 7 and attempt to develop a more interesting range of blends, harmonies, and mixtures with a yearly selection of about 25 or 30 sweater colors, with no seasonal demarcations, we should be able to break these down into small coordinated promotional groups therefore allowing for the greatest flexibility in choices to the buyer.
Text: [musical notes] " --- I think that I shal never see --- a poem as lovely as a tree ---" Tree Toppers / Designed for grown-up scouts, distaff side -- who would rather hike a mountain - swing a branch - catch a view - and sleep with the sweet smell of pine in the air than anything else --- They're the ones whose road maps are penciled to the Grand Canyon or Yosemite or Mt. Rainer or an Apalachian Spring - and other places like that --- A capsule collection in canvas, leather traced, in two new colors roughly this ---> [red rectangle] and this ---> [ochre rectangle] --- nice safety colors in a forest --- Bonnie Cashin
Text: Country Going / tick tock toe / away we go / in ticking / and canvas / all leathered just so / It's late spring -- temperature 60 t o70 -- the earth is young green -- the air is clear soft -- not yet really warmed --- we suggest sturdy cottons -- tidy tailored timeless - ticking or canvas --- try - a new blue - like sky, a stick stripe - like a candy bag or - a red- a yellow - a white [...] sturdy heavy duty canvas --- Bonnie Cashin
Test: Leather for evening --- Leather, usually thought of for country wear is being bought by smart women as an exciting new look for nite --- the polish of the soft goatskins, kidskins & such lend a good background for jewels --- and somehow the animal quality of the leather plus an expanse of pretty neck makes for a very electric look. Bonnie Cashin / 1954
Text: Fireside Manners -- Clothes for fireside evenings -- their makeup is planned -- their object is flattery -- their effect is relaxing -- designed for those special hours at home, after sundown, when good living begins -- and a girl can be a heroine in her own home -- [signed]Bonnie Cashin
Handwritten on drawing: IF --- If our earth continues rocketing toward complete polution, we may, in order to survive each have to wear a sort of life-support suit. This personal environmental habitat which would never be doffed except in specially built large self-support way-stations. The exterior of this body container would be of a material, thin, transparent * weightless with combat properties which I am sure Nasa can develop. Underneath is a 2nd skin garment in which the individual might be able to express some personal aesthetic. Obviously the fashion market as we know it would becom extinct -- and perhaps it would end the constant repetition of the 20s 30s etc. It might also help the population problem --- Bonnie Cashin