Judith tends the bar

12 Feb

Charles Mellin, “Judith with the Head of Holofernes,” c.1630, oil on canvas, auctioned by Sotheby’s 7/7/2005 (Lot 168)

Howdy, cowboy.   Pull up a chair, put down your boots and let me tell you a story about slinging sarsaparilla.  And how I came upon this rootin’ tootin’ rotten head.

A saloon girl in the Old West had to be charming but tough enough to deal with a range of rough characters. Our Saloon Girl costume is the ideal outfit for a night behind the counter: modest but sexy. The long, full skirt is made of soft, ocher-colored fabric with simple brown and red trim. It has a comfortable drawstring waist. The top is a clever combination of blouse sleeves and a front panel in 100 percent cotton. The elasticized neckline looks like it could belong to a Carmen blouse, but the rest of the blouse is part of a velvety, dark brown vest. The vest is decorateded with brown and red trim, and laces up the front with a sturdy black cord and metal eyelets. Open the lacing and slip into this top and skirt, and you’re ready to join the party!

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Posted by on February 12, 2012 in Cacciatore


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