Handwritten on drawing: WE LIVE AS WE PLEASE / I live in New York or California or Paris -- My suitcase is always packed – and the world is just around the corner. I live on an income – and I’ve learned to know a value. I pay a lot for my clothes – but then they are me for years and years – I never never “the” dress of the season – I find what I like at Macy’s
Handwritten on drawing: for country life – A series of early early Spring things worked around 1st color of spring – Forsythia A new big fling of a blanket y tattersall Eng. Fabric – had my accessorie [sic] [illegible word] “coach” – do a bag in Eng. Vesting cloth –
Four clippings. The first clipping is from the Louisville, Kentucky Courier-Journal, December 7, 1952. This article discusses Cashin's knit designs. Her knit dresses are praised for the shapeliness. There is a photograph of a woman in a cocktail hour knitwear dress and matching shawl. The second clipping is from the Portland, Oregon Oregonian, December 13, 1952. This article discusses Cashin's knits. Cashin has called this collection "Sculptura", a name she decided on "'because of the sculptural quality of knitting lends itself well to a simplicity that accents a supple body and chieves a certain serenity of line." There is a photograph of Cashin, as well as two photographs of women in Cashin's designs. One shows a woman in a greatcoat by Bonnie Cashin for Joseph Guttman in a heavy double-faced "netting" check with a wide tuxedo collar that falls over the shoulder. The other shows a woman in a knitted costume designed by Cashin that combines a low-scooped neckline bodice, triangular stole and a slender skirt. The peplum can be tucked beneath skirt for a one-piece effect. The third clipping is an advertisement for a soft robe of deep-piled Orlon fleece by Bonnie Cashin for Raymodes. The robe is lime and costs $69.95. Handwritten on the bottom left is something illegible. The fourth clipping is from the Kansas City, Missouri Star, January 9, 1953. Shown are drawings of a Cashin knit costume in pink and gray. The plaid coat has a versatile tuxedo collar that can be used as a hood. The dress is a narrow silhouette and has contrasting neck and waistbands.
Contact sheet of 11 prints of a model in a belted outfit of skirt, blouse, cowl and black leather calf-lenght boots. The belt is leather with metal fittings. A plaid, leather trimmed shawl is drapped around her shoulders.