PEARL NEWS: Teenager, Maya Van Wagenen, Becomes “Popular” with Pearls and Girdles!

Some things never change and apparently that stands true for pearls and girdles.

An interesting article by the Associated Press caught our attention. The story highlighted a teenage girl who discovered through experience that when you take a visit back into history, you can gain knowledge that will make the present and the future an extraordinary.

Not a believer? Then read Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek by Maya Van Wagenen.

“Popular” originated as an experiment encouraged by teenager, Maya Van Wagenen’s parents. They challenged their then non-social, eighth-grade daughter to follow the advice from “Betty Cornell’s Teen-Age Popularity Guide” written by teenage model, Betty Cornell in 1951, and used the book’s advice in secret and journal the experience and responses. read more