Look-of-the-Day

Happy Holidays!  We here at theSkinnyStiletto have been on hiatus since September.  In the past few months, one of our editors moved across the country and has been in the midst of looking for jobs, and the other has been swamped with work, lost power to Hurricane Sandy, crashed a computer and had two weddings in two weeks, making it difficult for either of them to post.  Now we’re back for our second edition of the “12 Days of Christmas Countdown!”  For this “Fancy Friday,” we’re featuring Vera-Ellen and Rosemary Clooney as sisters Betty and Judy Haynes in White Christmas.  In this 1954 film, the sisters, along with a pair of G.I.s, start a singing and dancing group at a Vermont Inn.  This iconic holiday image shows the four famous faces adorned in Academy-Award costume designer Edith Head’s Christmas creations.  Red satin and velvet gowns trimmed with white fur bring to mind some classy versions of Mrs. Claus costumes.  It’s not our favorite Christmas movie, but it’s certainly one of the most famous.