I think we all know that I'm the go-to person for all things fabulous.
I mean, let's be real.
So, take my word when I say the most fabulous television show in the world is....
Before Sex & The City and Friends, there was That Girl. It was the first television show centered around a 20-something-year-old single girl trying to make it on her own in the Big Apple.
I discovered this 1960s gem when I stumbled upon it at an antiques mall six months ago. Intrigued, I bought the entire series on DVD. To say I am obsessed with this show is an understatement. I want to LIVE this show.
The main character, Ann Marie, played by the gorgeous and funny Marlo Thomas, is pretty much my idol right now. She's charming and bubbly. She lives in a tiny apartment, waitressing and doing other odd jobs, as she tries to make it as an actress. She has a handsome journalist boyfriend, Don, who is pretty much the perfect guy. Her parents are strict, yet understanding. She is awkward, yet graceful.
And then there are her clothes.
The fashion in this television show is jaw-dropping. Honestly, while the show is absolutely adorable and comedic, it is pretty much a 30-minute fashion show.
The stylish opening credits, featuring Marlo in stunning dresses and coats, underline the show's obsession with clothing, accessories, hairstyles, and makeup. Her wardrobe consisted of the latest fashion from the most famous designers and fashion houses of the time period, including Cardinali, Halston, Courreges, and Oscar de la Renta.
That Girl made Marlo a household name and one of the greatest fashion icons of the 1960s.
Her character, Ann Marie, was even turned into a Barbie Doll!
And paper dolls!
The show was such a huge success, it paved the way for television shows such as The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Murphy Brown, Sex & The City, and Friends (in which Marlo plays Rachel's mom).
Despite the drool worthy clothes and hilarious plot lines, the show has an important message.
Women can be independent. They should follow their dreams. And although success is a sweet reward, it's getting there that is half the fun.
I hope you had a great weekend. ♥