The US presidential inauguration of Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1953 when Eisenhower’s wife Mamie Eisenhower wore a pink dress as her inaugural gown is thought to have been a key turning point to the association of pink as a color associated with girls. Mamie’s strong liking of pink led to the public association with pink being a color that “ladylike women wear.” The 1957 American musical Funny Face also played a role in cementing the color’s association with women.
The Valentine typewriter is designed by Ettore Sottsass designed (with Perry A. King) for Olivetti in 1969. It is a portable (very small for it’s time) colorful and all-round friendly typing machine. Its was probably as cute as today’s latest Apple device…Hail to Italian design!
Have a nice day! xoxo Mimi
Tonight we’ll celebrate the Birthday of Mrs J., Happy B-Day to you Mrs J.! Mrs J is a Global citizen with a free spirit, home is wherever she decides to live, in her case it’s everywhere. Mr and Mrs J. report back to Mimi Berlin once in a while with topics they see fit.