Weekly Obsession: Retro Flight Attendant

Back when getting from Sarasota to San Diego in just a few hours was still a novelty, this was one of the coolest jobs in the world. Was it the travel alone that made being a mid century flight attendant so fabulous? I think not.

pan am bag stewardess dress

Not only were the outfits and accessories classy, the beverage service was, too.

twa mugs AA mugs

Bon voyage!

jet set postcard

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You should check out this great book on airline style: http://www.amazon.com/Airline-Identity-Culture-Keith-Lovegrove/dp/3823854607/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1244740745&sr=1-9

I love all the uniforms and the lifestyle is a bit different from the cattle-call style airlines we see today.

Modern Simplicity

My aunt was a flight attendant in the sixties – but on the first hovercraft which used to run between France and England. She said it was a glamorous, highly sought after job. The hovercraft was not the most smooth of vessels to ride in, but short dresses and high heels were mandatory 🙂

Sophie @ Century Finds
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