Out Of My Closet… 60’s Top

Look What I Found In My Closet!

During my designing days in Hawaii I paid homage to a pleated top that I originally wore in the Sixties (below).

The original blouse was made in cotton and buttoned up the back.

Modeled below by a young Australian teen, my new interpretation eliminated the collar. Instead of cotton I used a silk chiffon for a tropical climate. Warm breezes blow this light and luxurious top with what I called a ‘slinky’ skirt made from an exclusive French textile, also my design. Both were featured in my boutique at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu. BTW, the blouses sold like hotcakes at $199.

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6 Responses to Out Of My Closet… 60’s Top

  1. Proud Mother says:

    Dear Donna,

    That is a real pretty blouse Donna. You are very talented at making your own cloths. You would make any mother really proud, by becoming so self-respected with your sewing skills. I am teaching my daughter how to make her own cloths now. Donna you’re the kind of mother that I have always wanted to be like. Thank you for showing me how to make my
    own clothes over the years. I’m thankful that my ex-husband can’t steal my sewing skills too. Your Simplicity Patterns TV commercial in 1965 inspired me to start sewing, and so glad I did.
    At your attached link:
    You said “if I can sew, you can sew” I tried sewing, and I found that I really could sew. More importantly, I obtained the confidence I needed, that I
    can do anything if I just try it.

    I’m very thankful to you Donna 😉 😉

  2. Matt says:

    Wow! Talk about the essence of creativity. I can see why they sold like hotcakes. The photo of you wearing it is just awesome. I hope that closet of yours is huge. Keep it coming and thanks for sharing.

  3. Sunny says:

    Oh Donna !

    You are just as I remember you, the sun girl, the fun girl, from the
    sixties. You were always the best looking barefooted girl on the
    beach. I think, you think, that I had an eye for you, well, maybe.
    I promise never to fail you Donna, if I ever get a chance again.

    Put Me In Jail

    Since I Met You Baby

    Let Me Love You

    Smile Now, Cry Later

    Close Your Eyes

    Just A Dream

  4. Michael Buble says:

    What I Like About You Summer Music Festival 2011

    Neil Diamond “Cherry Cherry” She Got The Way 1967

    Elvis Presley “Suspicious Minds” 1970

    Carola “Suspicious Minds” 2011

    Neil Diamond “Sweet Caroline” 1970

    Jane Monheit and Michael Buble “I Won’t Dance” Flirting 2007

    Donna Loren “Call Me” Flirting 1966

    Donna Loren “Love It Away” Listening to her Heart 2010

    Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel “Mrs. Robinson” Anne Bancroft 1967

    The Graduate Movie “Mrs. Robinson” Seducing 1967

    Dustin Hoffman “Crashing The Wedding” Rescuing True Love 1967

    Michael Buble “Haven’t Meet You Yet” Shopping 2009

  5. Moondogy says:

    Summer Means Fun Music Festival 2011

    The Fantastic Baggys “It Was I”

    April Young “Run To My Lovin’ Arms”

    Donna Loren “Take Me In Your Arms”

    Frankie Sardo “Dream Lover”

    Dynettes “New Guy”

    Donna Loren “Love’s A Secret Weapon”

    Booka Hyland “I Dig Girls”

    Vickie Salle “Wild Angel”

    Donna Loren “I Believe”

    Johnny Tillotson “She Understands Me”

    The Chiffons “Sweet Talking Guy”

    Donna Loren “Among The Young”

  6. J W says:

    You Vocal Vixen you——-you'd make a grocery sack beautiful just by wearing it!

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