I’m at the airport surfing the internets waiting to board my flight, and happened to check out the enemy territory. And it got me thinking about my style icons. Of course I worship at all of the usual shrines of Dior and Edith Head, but being at the airport also reminded me of one of my favorite “fashion” websites ever, Uniform Freak, an online “museum” of flight attendant uniforms collected and maintained by a former KLM flight attendant.

Check out some of these adorable vintage TWA flight attendant uniforms. I would love to wear one of these!

And after a trip that took me through Dubai, I very nearly considered applying to be a Gulf Air flight attendant, just so I could wear this fantastic hat:

My flight’s leaving… see you in Seattle and have fun browsing the sartorial heyday of stewardesses!