I found this at a charity shop. Charity shops have great books, but you knew that already eh!?
Don't you love the front dust cover? It was published in 1962 - which you can just about tell from the fashionable hot pink and orange blots!
Mary Young was the principal of the "Mary Young Model School and Agency in London", so she knew a thing or two about looking stylish.
Here she talks about stoles, and how one could arrive at a party and then run through a "sequence" of positions until one finally leaves "with the stole drifting behind her as though it were being blown back by the breeze" Ohh, so alluring! I would have to practice the transitions beforehand
I get on quite well with stoles, though not normally to sit through a whole party with. They are handy at this time of year as a scarf under your coat and then a wrap against a chill. I always take one to the movies as they seem to have the air conditioning turned to arctic.
I was at a wedding once where the bridesmaids, under the advice of the stylish Mother-of-the-Bride (Italian, of course) used stole position number 6 to wonderful effect throughout the whole ceremony. Theirs were fine, thin silk scarves, and looked just amazing from all angles.
Do you have a favourite stole position?