17th May 1951


I’ve found the perfect pattern to customise my new frock! I didn’t think it could be improved but then I found this Balmain design (designed in Paris!) and it’s similar to my dress but has the option of adding contrasting sashes to the skirt and straps to the bodice. I’ve bought some darling pink satin stuff which I know will startle some people, but that’s the point isn’t it? I want to stand out at the re-opening. Will start to sew it tonight. I can’t wait to see the look on George’s face, just wait till the night!