Leave it to a 1950s musical to turn a factory union labor dispute into a sunshiny love story. The Pajama Game is just that, the story of an employee organizer who enters into negotiations with a pajama factory’s superintendent and gets a lot more than she bargained for. With plenty of saturated colors and patterns, I’m feeling the summertime itch, and a striped sundress and picnic in the park are the only cure. — Amy Merrick
1. Multicolor Pennant Banner, $9; 2. Ted Baker Sunglasses, $132; 3. Eco Picnic Basket, $125; 4. Lemon Straw Boater, $100; 5. Lavender Kitten Heel, $41; 6. Navy Striped Bottle Opener, $7; 7. Tea Towels, $45; 8. Basket of Glasses, $40; 9. Striped Sundress, $76; 10. Amber Glasses, $9
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In what must be the only factory ever to contain ridiculous amounts of dancing, it’s hard not to want to sit at the machine and sing along. The colors are bright, the tunes are catchy and the style is pitch perfect for hot summer afternoons. A labor strike over seven cents an hour is an adorably dated touch, and I’d pay much more to surround myself in piles of the brightest PJs around.
1. Ceiling Pendant Lamp, $39; 2. Vintage Industrial Wall Clock, $89; 3. Gingher Scissors, $34; 4. Heart Earrings, $450; 5. Estee Lauder “Lustrous Pink”, $22.50; 6. Tape Measure, $1; 7. D. Porthault “Pink Coeur” Pajamas; 8. Vintage File Cabinet, $975; 9. Wards Sewing Machine, $135; 10. Sewing Kit, $12