In the 1960’s United Airlines coined the slogan “Come Fly With Me” to woo the businessman. How far we have come from the days of Stewardesses who made them want to Fly The Friendly Skies! But the iconic image of these ladies in their mod dresses and fascinator or pillbox hats lives on in our minds and these fabrics made us want to Fly The Friendly Skies again. Who were these beautiful high-flying women, you ask? The only answer we can find is the modern-day equivalent, Heather. She exudes old-world flying but with more practical shoes!
Molly Ringwald, you ruled the 80’s: Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink (and The Facts of Life!). Molly is the 80’s icon we all wanted to be. Can’t you see Molly rolling into New Trier High School with this messenger bag strapped across her pink sweater and leather skirt?
We named this bag after famed suffragist Frances Willard. She fought for women’s rights and was instrumental in the passage of the 19th amendment. When we looked at this bag we wondered what a woman might carry in it. A book, an iPad, a wallet and weekend essentials? This lead us to think about what Frances carried. For the woman who coined the slogan “Do Everything,” there is nothing more exciting than to think what was in Francis’s bag.