Lanz capitalizes again on 'Little Women'


January 19, 1995|By Vida Roberts | Vida Roberts,Sun Fashion Editor

We're moving into a season of screen goddess glamour clothes this spring. This winter, however, movies and fashion, which have been longtime bedfellows, are bundled in innocent nighties. Lanz of Salzburg, long associated with girlish and demure sleepwear, has created a "Little Women" collection inspired by the revival of the Louisa May Alcott classic starring Winona Ryder.

"Little Women" has been good for Lanz. In 1949, the company created a nostalgic dress line inspired by the film, which starred Elizabeth Taylor.

The new line of night dresses for adult girls is made from white cotton batiste with 19th-century details such as pin tucks, crochet edges and lace trim in sizes petite to large. They cost $51 to $68 and are available at Nordstrom.

More snuggies: You too can wear what Princess Di chooses to keep warm in cold and drafty palaces. Damart, the New Hampshire thermal underwear company, claims Di is a loyal customer of the finely knit undies.

The company claims its Thermolactyl fiber has been proven the world's warmest. At any rate, it's pretty enough to show. Call (800) 258-7300 for a catalog and info.

Your mother's mustache: Some of the world's most famous faces are built on good bone structure, and some of them are lending themselves to an educational campaign for milk, a natural bone builder.

Christie Brinkley, Lauren Bacall, Naomi Campbell, Joan Rivers and other celebrities teamed up with celebrity photog Annie Leibovitz to say "Milk! What a surprise!"

It is a project of the nation's milk processors to tell women that in addition to calcium, which they need to maintain bone mass, milk has other valuable nutrients.

The one accessory that these celebs all share in the magazine ad campaign is a milk mustache. Cute, even on Lauren Bacall.

Self-help: Women who want pierced ears, but are not comfortable about having it done at the mall, may be interested in the Inverness Personal Ear Piercer.

At $6.99, the kit includes a sterile piercing tool, marking pen, cleansing towelette and gold-plated, allergy-free piercing earrings and complete instructions.

This makes more sense than the sorority house needle-and-cork approach. The kits are available at Sally Beauty Supply Outlets.

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