Sweet Ladies



Have you ever watched the vintage movie Pretty in Pink? It is a classic. Andie (Molly Ringwald) is an outcast at her Chicago high school, hanging out either with her older boss (Annie Potts), who owns the record store where she works, or her quirky classmate Duckie (Jon Cryer), who has a crush on her. When one of the rich and popular kids at school, Blane (Andrew McCarthy), asks Andie out, it seems too good to be true. As Andie starts falling for Blane, she begins to realize that dating someone from a different social sphere is not easy.

In the film, Molly Ringwald's working-class character Andie ends up with Andrew McCarthy's “richie” Blane. However, that wasn't the intended ending for the film. The original ending had Andie ending up with Jon Cryer's character, Duckie, with the two dancing together at prom. Watchers booed the original ending, so the writer changed it, proving a girl can dream and have her dreams come true.

My Mother loved the color pink. She grew up in a lower-class, working-class home. Her life changed course, and she created her own dream life of raising a family and working hard to get all the "pretty in pink" things. I loved her determination and am so very proud to be able to carry this torch taught.




This little mirror was created from just a few of my mom's pretties. She worked retail at the Dixie Shoppe, serving Plainview's elite from the age of fourteen until it closed in the late seventies. 

She always said that pinks, reds, and oranges were hard colors for me to wear, but I have found that they are some of my favorite hues in design.

Fitting into a social sphere is not possible without love. When we think about our "Pretty in Pink" things, they should bring peace, love and joy that is sharable.