While visiting the California Design, 1930-1965: “Living in a Modern Way” show at LACMA the other day, I peeked inside the aluminum Airstream trailer, admired the reconstruction of Ray and Charles Eames’ living room, and dreamed of owning some of the local pottery, but I was particularly drawn to these Addie Masters hostess pajamas.
This lovely outfit got me thinking about dressing for dinner–when you’re the one doing the cooking. In LA you never really know if friends will show up in jeans and a ponytail or a skirt and heels. Dinner here is, by definition, “casual” but “casual” can mean different things to different people. As host, you want to make sure everyone–in whatever they’re wearing–is comfortable. (Plus the host doesn’t want to feel over- or under-dressed, either!)
Which is why I’m proposing we bring back the hostess pajama. Call them “palazzo pants,” if you like. How could they not put the room at ease?
So, what do you think? Can we start a trend (or follow Rihanna’s)??