Pierce-Arrow Society Women's Activities 

Women's Activities
2014 Annual Meet
Vintage Attic
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

After a delightful day touring Southern Rhode Island, take time to pamper yourself with a quiet cup of tea. Join us for tea and browse in the Vintage Attic. We have combined the two activities as we thought they complemented each other.

Have a cup of tea/coffee with light refreshments, chat with friends, shop and or model items from the Attic.

Plan to come attired in vintage dress, if possible, or wear a hat and gloves.  This will add to the ambience of the occasion and will be fun!

Tickets are $20.00 for the refreshments. Tables for selling your surplus vintage fashions at the Vintage Attic may be reserved for $10.00. Be sure to include these events when returning your meet registration form.

We have scheduled this event at a time that will still allow you to go out for dinner.  We look forward to seeing you!

The Women’s Activities Committee was established in 2006 at the Redmond, Oregon Board of Directors’ Meeting. However, for several years before that time, the women of the Pierce-Arrow Society had been more actively participating in the Annual Meet experience by wearing period clothing to complement their automobiles.

The first official women’s event was a Tea at the Asheville Meet in 2004. Since then, each meet committee has offered a planned event for the ladies to attend. There have been Teas, a Classic Couture seminar, a presentation by a fashion historian and “hands-on” seminars.

The Vintage Attic was introduced in 2006 as a regular feature of the Annual Meet. This is the feminine version of the men’s Swap Meet where members are provided the opportunity to buy and sell vintage (or vintage-look) jewelry, hats, clothing and accessories. Normally scheduled during the Swap Meet, the Vintage Attic is held in a separate area and usually mirrors and dressing areas are close by! Men are permitted to shop, but they normally appear after their Swap Meet trip.

The Classic Couture reference manual was originally produced for the 2006 Seminar in a binder format for easy of updating. This manual is now available through the Company Store as a soft-cover book; each section divider is illustrated with beautiful vintage Pierce color ad reproductions. The book contains a history of fashion from 1900-1950—what and how political, social and economic factors affected styles. Next is a decade by decade (1900-09, 1910-19, 1920-29, 1930-39) overview of clothing styles, including information for the men, with photos, written descriptions and illustrations for three venues of dress: Daywear/Touring, Afternoon Tea, Evening Wear. Reference documentation is included for books, websites, movies, catalogs, manufacturers and more. And finally there are handouts from previous women’s seminars.