THIS STORY HAS BEEN FORMATTED FOR EASY PRINTING
Names

First ladies first at Vineyard Haven shop

By Mark Shanahan & Meredith Goldstein
Globe Staff / August 27, 2011

E-mail this article

Invalid E-mail address
Invalid E-mail address

Sending your article

Your article has been sent.

Text size +

Because President Obama has been vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard this week, designer Lorraine Parish decided to have a little fun with the window display at her Vineyard Haven shop. Parish put the faces of several first ladies on mannequins, and then dressed them consistent with each woman’s personal style. “I played with Barbies when I was a kid, and I guess I still am,’’ said Parish, who has been on the island for 31 years. “These women are becoming real to me. They’re my girls, and I’m dressing them.’’ One window has Michelle Obama flanked by Jackie Kennedy and Hillary Clinton, and the other has Mamie Eisenhower, Lady Bird Johnson, Betty Ford, and Nancy Reagan. “You’ll notice who isn’t in the window,’’ she said. “Those Bush women. I didn’t want them wearing my clothes.’’