Fashion Fridays ~ 10/26/2012

October 27, 2012 @ 2:51 AM
It has been a recognized fact throughout the decades--actually throughout the centuries--that no one single fashion gets a woman going more than a wedding dress/bridal gown. Her own wedding gown is dreamed about and planned from early childhood on. This is something we girls have in common that just isn't found in the male world. We scan bridal magazines and any shop we pass--and the more high-end the better, since this is what we hope will be our once in a lifetime day. You might say for the majority of girls it can lead to almost a mania--their Raison d'ĂȘtre so I thought it would be fun to go back through some of my AB pictures and put the American Bandstand brides and bridesmaids. We cannot leave out the bridesmaids and maid of
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Fashion Fridays ~ on Sunday :)

October 21, 2012 @ 6:06 PM
Well, friends, I have been hopping busy these days and actually lost track of the days. I promised we would have Fashion Fridays and indeed we will...even if it has to be on Sunday...LOL...at least this week. Also, Fashion Fridays might not be every Friday--it's just when I do an AB fashion item, it will be generally on Fridays.


This is the only time to my knowledge that Dick Clark ever was on the cover of the ever popular SEVENTEEN MAGAZINE...and it's so appropriate that the model wore a typical fashion that was so very well known on Early American Bandstand--and that is the jumper skirt. There were also jumper dresses--and of course the Catholic school girl jumper uniforms with the white blouses--all of which were seen on American ...

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SMILES FOR YOUR DAY...

October 16, 2012 @ 7:07 AM

SayakaAlessandra is one of my favorite people--as is her delightful mother. About a year ago (August 23, 2011) I first featured Sayaka on my blog topic with permission from her and her delightful and talented mother. It runs in their family. Sayaka has one of those smiles that light up a room and I think we could all use some smiles this Tuesday. If I ever had a daughter of my own, I would want her to be just like Sayaka--warm, friendly, sweet, talented, cute as a button, charm a'plenty...and the list could go on. Her mother has every right to be very proud of this young lady. It gives me pleasure to feature her here at least once yearly. Sayaka sings so many of the American Bandstand era songs, but that's not her only genre. One ...

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW?...

October 15, 2012 @ 11:06 PM

Picture courtesy American Bandstand Regular Carole Scaldeferri

EAGLE--a friend of my website asked a question of some of us who share history and fun things ~~ he asked us if we knew where some of the performers now live who performed on American Bandstand back in the Philly years. Well, even though all the really big names come to mind immediately like Frankie Avalon, Paul Anka, Bobby Vee and others, I thought immediately of Dodie Stevens of "Pink Shoe Laces" fame. The reason she comes to mind is that she grew up in the San Gabriel Valley where I have lived since 1983 and where I traveled through from Pomona to downtown L.A. for a very long time until I moved to the L.A./Hollywood area around 1963. I never knew then that I would end up......

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Our first AB FASHION FRIDAYS Day...

October 5, 2012 @ 6:41 AM

AB Regulars Frani Giordano & Tom Hogan, courtesy Bonnie Baker.

Although many of us now think of Fridays as Casual Fridays--started in the workplace in recent years--we're going to have a series of "Fashion Fridays." I never liked Casual Fridays in the workplace and I usually dressed professionally on that day anyway. Somehow I didn't think it built confidence in patients coming to see the heart surgeons and find the office staff running around in sneakers and jeans. But let's get back to AB of the 50s/60s. Let's honor the kids who dressed up nicely each day and gave us those added memories. I do believe that Dick Clark played a big part in keeping the kids looking nice, as a dress code was pretty strictly enforced...and you best also ...

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