I've always been obsessed with the femininity of the fashions from the 1950's. The sexual politics and the rampant racism, not so much. But the snatched waist, the pearls and the furs, I'm all here for that. After watching Mad Men and Master's of Sex, I started thinking why can't I dress like this all the time?! But you know modernize the look to reflect the fact that we have a black president and my sole purpose in life isn't to bear sons.