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Suzy Creamcheese Loves You!

28 April, 2012 10 comments Leave a comment

The original Suzy Creamcheese sprung from the wonderfully twisted brain of Frank Zappa in 1966 when a letter supposedly written by her appeared on the back of his debut double album  "Freak Out", complaining that "these Mothers are crazy. You can tell by their clothes."

 

Within a few years, Leslie Fearon had assumed the moniker and opened a boutique in Las Vegas called Suzy Creamcheese that became legendary for selling amazing one-of-a-kind fashions coveted and worn by celebrities, show girls and strippers. Throughout the 1970s, movie stars like Ann Margaret, Shirley MacClaine, and musicians like Dionne Warwick, Cher, and Stevie Nicks, shopped at Suzy Creamcheese. Wives of mobsters loved the clothes too, a fact given a nod in the movie "Casino", when Sharon Stone's character, Ginger, talks about shopping there. Elvis Presley bought stagewear for himself from Suzy Creamcheese as well as outfits for his wife Priscilla Presley and a succession of girlfriends.

                             

Elvis on stage in a leather         Elvis girlfriend Linda Thompson      An Elvis leather fringed suit           Suzy Creamcheese label

Suzy Creamcheese suit            in a hand crocheted Suzy dress      worn onstage and privately

 

 

 I am lucky enough to own an original Suzy Creamcheese velvet Edwardian inspired skirt suit, available for purchase here at MagsRags.net.

Suzy Creamcheese Las Vegas suit                

Welcome to the New Look of MagsRags Vintage!

01 April, 2012 1 comment Leave a comment

After four years, MagsRags has had a facelift. The old look has served me well, but I wanted something a bit more customized. I'm very excited by the changes so far, and I'm looking forward to developing it further in the weeks and months ahead.

One of the cool things about the new design is that the software is "Responsive", which means that whether you're using a desktop, laptop, tablet, or smart phone, you should have a pretty easy time browsing and shopping.

I'd like to say thanks to John Rawsterne, the theme designer. He not only came up with a great shop package but he answered all my questions and even put together a mockup to help me visualize what MagsRags might look like before I decided to purchase.