Sunday, July 13, 2014

The Satellite

If you've driven in South Colorado Springs you are probably familiar with the Satellite Hotel.  It was built in 1969 by architect Paul Brown, in an eight point compass shape in order to capture a panoramic view of the Rocky Mountains and the Eastern Plains.  The structure is a great example of Googie style architecture, with a futuristic starburst that sits atop the building, space station shape, and a sign that evokes the World's Fair globe.  Today the building is part hotel, part condominium, and fortunately, a local landmark.
Outfit details:
1950s Judy Palmer dress: Etsy
1950s aqua filigree cateye glasses: Etsy
assorted Lucite and Bakelite bangles: Ebay & thrifted
1960s hotel matchbook

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