Tag Archive: fashion history

The Fabulous Aunt Millie and Her Fashions

Every year, I spend the month of August digitizing our family archives, and then, when I have worked hard for a month, I reward myself with Aunt Millie’s photographs! Millie lived in Juneau,… Continue reading

Why Do Models Look So Bored?

Last week I spent a delightful morning watching videos from this spring’s fashion shows, picking out the styles I would be happy to wear if I were young, rich, and attending a gala… Continue reading

An 8th Grade Annual from 1939

Working through our giant family archive, I came across a school annual from 1939, from an elementary school in Ohio. The school had first through eighth grade, but this annual only had pictures… Continue reading

Locked Down in History — Venetian Convents

We’re all tired of the new restrictions on our lives, but of course, it could be worse!  Lately I have read three books about people experiencing lock-ups they were powerless to escape, and… Continue reading

Virtual Visits

During this period of isolation, my sister and I have been taking virtual trips together.  Every day one of us picks a destination, then we get on our phones and chat while we… Continue reading

Better Counseling through Costume Books

People rarely ask me for advice, but if they did, I’d be ready!  (At least as long as they limited their questions to the area of recommendations on costume history books.  And my… Continue reading

Theatre de la Mode Dolls at Maryhill Museum

Last week I got to go with my husband to a conference in Seattle, and afterward we had two days to see some of Washington’s other sights.  I could have had a difficult… Continue reading

Binging and Binding

Binge-watching television while hand-sewing quilt binding, that is. I don’t watch television too often, but I make the most of it during those hours of hand stitching.  Here are a few videos I… Continue reading

If I Lived 130 Years Ago

My mental image of myself would be something like this: Or this: Or at the very least this: I would admire women dressed to the nines like this: But in reality, I would… Continue reading

August in the Archives

I live in Texas, and even though I usually spend a lot of time outdoors, in August, the heat gets to even me.  So I set aside this month to stay indoors and… Continue reading