From Ngaire’s journal, 12th August 1959
Did some shopping. Trailed the town to match material but without success. This Labour Govt. needs to be voted out.”
Honestly, was it really too much to expect that the shops would carry a decent range of matching accessories? After all, in 1959 New Zealand was being led by Walter Nash who, prior to becoming Prime Minister, had run a tailoring business and been a wool and cloth salesman. You’d think he’d have had some idea.
Of course, four months out from her only daughter’s wedding, Ngaire may not have been at her most forgiving. In the end, in typical Ngaire style, she decided that the issue was one of exclusivity.
17th September, 1959
“The material I have bought to wear at Carol’s wedding is so exclusive that I cannot get anything to match it. I have had shoes and handbag dyed.”