Thursday, August 20, 2009

Fashion Friday - Fashion from the background

This weeks Fashion Icon isn't the most glamorous. She isn't even the most beautiful. She is, however, the most crabby Fashion Icon who has ever graced the pages of the HDV blog. Who is she? Those of you who read the Mary Tyler Moore edition of Fashion Friday know exactly who I'm talking about. That's right, SHE'S BAAAACK!!!! It's the "Stink Eye Lady" from the infamous Mary Tyler Moore picture below. I couldn't help myself, I had to recreate her. Let's get to it! We are going to recreate the outfit of the "Stink Eye Lady" shopping only on Etsy:

Our Inspiration...The "Stink Eye Lady" circled in this photo:

****Side Note: I must tell you up front is listed for only $50.00!!!! A steal of a deal for a winter coat, let alone a vintage/one-of-a-kind winter coat****
wrapped snugly to keep her tiny little body warm while she gives Mary the cold shoulder.

1950's 1960's Coat Swing Trapeze Gorgeous chinchilla collar

$50.00 at Stiletto Girl Vintage

clutched tightly in her fist as though she fears the crazy woman throwing up her hat (Mary Tyler Moore) is insane enough to try and steal her handbag.
XL Faux Ostrich Skin Handbag
$33.50 at Bajue Boutique

Tightly wrapped around her head protecting her newly set hair dew. Surly the ladies at the parlor will get a kick out of this story. Really, who would be crazy enough to throw their hat up in the middle of downtown Minneapolis?

Vintage Vera Neumann 21 inch Scarf Dots N Stripes Brown Orange White

$9.00 At Blue Rose Retro

Perfect and pristine. Not a spec of dirt on them. Unlike the crazy lady's hat which is about to fall on the ground and become dirty.

VTG White Gloves with Textured Snakeskin Pattern

$8.00 at Erin Jade

Out Fit total:

So there you have it. A winter outfit fit for even the coldest of places, and people.
Thank you for reading the Happy Day Vintage Blog.
Have a Happy Day!


  1. Oh my goodness. Although I would have paired my fabulous vintage coat with something a little more glamorous...this is without a doubt the funniest thing I have seen in awhile! GREAT halloween costume idea!

  2. LOVE this post! The stink eye lady... hilarious! You nailed her look. (And yes, that's a steal on the coat!!) :)

  3. I love it! Even crabby ladies can have great fashion sense.


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