• Fri, Jan 27 2012

Friday Style Icon: Dorothy Parker (With Bonus Obscure-ish Quotes)

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A lot of people know that Dorothy Parker was a famous wit. A lot of people don’t know that in her youth, at 4’11, she was also considered a snappy style icon. Another thing a lot of people don’t know? That she and Robert Benchley subscribed to undertaker trade magazines and then cut them up and added jokes to make their own magazine From Grave To Gay!

Why is this not a magazine that exists right now? Fine. Change the word “gay”. Fine. Other than that. Why don’t you start it? Why don’t you dress like Dorothy Parker, find a platonic male best friend who is equally funny and go off and do things? Because you don’t have her wardrobe. Okay. I’ll help. And I’ll include some quotes! Weird ones, not that one about martinis, again!

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  • Jane

    You realize that first picture is not Dorothy Parker, right? She graduated from finishing school in 1913.

  • Ellen Meister

    Did you know that Dorothy Parker has a Facebook page? Okay, so she’s been dead since 1967, but it’s nice to know her spirit lives on with daily quotes: http://www.facebook.com/DorothyParkerQuotes