That Girl Who Inspired Our That Girl Story!
If you haven't seen an episode of That Girl, then you've missed out on one of the pioneering shows in the history of television. It's not too much to say that Ann Marie, Marlo Thomas's character on That Girl, not only paved the way for other strong female characters on television (like Mary Tyler Moore and Murphy Brown), but that she made it possible for women in general to break away from mid-century constraints.
That Girl's stylish smarts are well worth copying in 2012. Here are our takes:
After she moved from Brewster, NY, where she had lived with her parents, Ann Marie had her own apartment in NYC! We think she would have loved this Apartment Blanket to make her place even cosier.
Ann was looking for a role on Broadway, although in the meantime she worked lots of different temp jobs (a story that's familiar even today, to aspiring actors in the Big Apple). This Casting Cape is a great way to keep warm without turning up the heat.
That Girl was on the air from 1966 to 1971, when the Mod Look was all the rage. The Mod Jumper would fit right in then, without looking too costume-y for now. Love those big buttons!
Flower Power may have started in the 60s, but bold graphics have a place in any decade. The colorblocked She Made It! bag could have held Ann Marie's scripts, but it's ready for your iPad.
Ann Marie's prim white gloves are a bit passé, but the Applause Gloves will accent your fall/winter outfits with flair.
All of these patterns are part of our September/October 2012 issue, which is available on newsstands for another four weeks. You can also order it from our online store. If you prefer a digital copy, check out Zinio, Google Play, iTunes,Amazon, or Nook, all of which let you purchase either a single issue or a full-year subscription.
Bring a little of Ann Marie's polish to your own wardrobe!
[Public domain publicity photo of Marlo Thomas, Ted Bessell and Jennifer Douglas from the television program That Girl, via Wikimedia Commons.]