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Lily Absinthe Looks at Longchamps

In contrast to our posts of the past few days, today we go to France to take a look at Haute Couture, how it was publicized, and the start of “street style”. 929 more words

Lily Absinthe Corsetry And Couture

Riviera Style at the Fashion and Textile Museum

The sun shone for my first visit to the Fashion & Textile Museum in south London yesterday to see their Rivera Style exhibition of resort and swimwear. 405 more words



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Well hallo readers, how you doing?

It’s mid-week already, this time sure does fly. More reason you can’t afford to become lax. 245 more words

Fashion & Style

Woman's Institute: Inspiration and Fashion Service Periodicals. And Mary Brooks Picken on the Muslin!

Happy Memorial Day! Ours was spent battling a broken air conditioner, dealing with a barfing young’un and the compulsory roasting of requisite meats but all in all, a pretty good day. 1,428 more words

Things I Hoard

The V&A presents shoes: Pleasure and Pain

Being a big fan of shoes myself, from comfort to the absolutely outrageous, there is no limit to any shoe. Therefore this upcoming exhibition is one that I’m excited to see. 202 more words


The stratagems of aristocratic survival, in Colette's Julie de Carneilhan

This week’s letter is C, and today’s author is Colette. Julie de Carneilhan was published in 1941, reprinted by Penguin in the 1950s in an English translation by Patrick Leigh Fermor. 1,408 more words



The old “S” silhouette from the end of the 19th century was replaced by a more sophisticated and daring style. The hair got shorter, the line became more simplified and curves were hidden. 361 more words