Friday, January 25, 2013
Sorority Fashions from Vicky Vaughn
I admit that I know next to nothing about Vicky Vaughn. We didn't get any of their catalogs back when I was young, and I never even heard of them until I was much older. From all appearances they seem to be a little more on the high end on the fashion pecking order - more conventional and less outlandishly 70s. Which is good if you are a girl attending a sorority, but, of course, it is a big negative for me (a lot less good blogging material). But, as consolation, they put out some really nice photos. Check them out!
Ahh, yes, the sorority pledge class has gathered in the parlor for their group picture before commencing "hell week". Yes, it is all ribbons, curls, and smiles now, but what challenges lie ahead? Could that be, no it couldn't be, Colleen on the first row smiling? If it is, it's a rare pose for her.
Forced to wear matching bumble bee outfits to class was just one of the horrors our intrepid pledges faced that week. They became so distraught at the shame and humiliation that they even began to stare off in random directions! I believe that the girl in the lower left is Kathy, but not sure. If it is, that is the only pic I have seen where she had that hairstyle (perhaps that was part of hell week torture also). And is that Colleen again smiling in the back row. This time with a HUGE grin. Maybe she likes hell week?
Finally hell week is over and the pledges gather by the school fountain for one final picture. Why are four of them staring off to the their left while two of them (including Kathy) are focused at the camera? We'll never know. Oh, and Colleen is up to her usually expression, no smile this time.
Settled into Greek life, the girls face one final decision "Which Vicky are you, Vicky Vaughn or Vicky Petite?". If I have have learned anything, you never, ever, ask a women if she is regular or petite (that is unless you want a lot of annoying questions afterwards). Shelley Hack and Kathy appear to be having a stare down over whose ridiculously long dresses are more bizarre!
According to the caption "you'll look great in top notch tweedies" made of something called Creslan Acrylic. Hmmm, that doesn't sound too comfortable. Whatever, Vicky Vaughn "lets rick rack ramble" and then "teams it with skinny ribs". What in the heck are they talking about? I do believe that the caption writer had a few too many at the sorority's initiation party! I like the nod to honesty that these ads had back then "Prices slightly higher in the West." West of what? So many questions, so few answers!