Marlene and Celia are back and . . .. .. introducing Daphne, far right. She’s stuck in the ’60’s and ’70’s and is kind of a California casual gal so doesn’t care much for most of my elegant looks. However, she is wearing the less traditional, graphic patterned lace today. I suspect that these are from the 1960’s.
These are a totally different look and sometimes double as a shawl. In the U.S., many women of the Catholic faith used to keep lace head coverings around to wear to church and they’ve always been popular souvenirs of a trip to Mexico or Spain where they were called mantillas (roughly pronounced mon-tee-ya). Over the centuries women and girls have worn them not only in strictly religious ceremonies, including weddings and funerals, but at traditional social events, too. It seems that many cultures have their own version of the lace scarf and how to wear it.
So, there are many interpretations of the lace “mantle” and how/where to wear one. Make up your own . . . . whenever a touch of elegance, allure and the unexpected is desirable . . . . . . . . . . .
MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY