Monday, September 26, 2011

Mistress of the makeover at Chatelaine dies age 89

Today's Globe and Mail carries an obituary of Eveleen Dollery who, in the 60s and 70s as fashion and beauty editor of Chatelaine, started the concept of the "makeover" for her readers. Dollery died in Toronto on August 4 at the age of 89. 
Writer Susan Ferrier MacKay noted that Dollery was responsible for the launch of Canada's first teenage magazine Miss Chatelaine, which some years later morphed into today's Flare. She also worked on The Canadian Home Journal.
Dollery’s life epitomized glamour, style and propriety. Whether she was jetting off to runway shows in Paris with her friend, the designer Alfred Sung – who remembers her being kind and “a lot of fun” – or globetrotting on a photo shoot to Morocco with another designer friend, Marilyn Brooks, high heels were de rigueur. Casual was not her style. Elegance, no matter how impractical, was.

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