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Guest Post: Why Shoes?

Kimberly Alexander is an Adjunct Professor in the History Department at UNH, Durham, where she teaches courses in museum studies and material culture. She earned her Ph.D. 1,197 more words

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Fashion Week History

A fashion week is a fashion industry event, lasting approximately one week, which allows fashion designers, brands or “houses” to display their latest collections in runway shows and buyers and the media to take a look at the latest trends. 378 more words


Unmade Man: Making Sense of the Naked Male Model

Here is a link to a post I initially published with Parisian Gentleman. Following the recent spate of penis pageantry on the catwalk and the clamour of commentators to analyse this new… trend?, I thought I would add my pennyworth (from a historical perspective, of course).

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Women Power Dressing - An Exhibition

A bitterly cold trek along the side of the River Thames to the Design Museum proved rewarding in the exhibition Women Power Dressing.

The exhibition starts with a look at the powerful women throughout the centuries (some would say the usual suspects of dominance): Elizabeth I, Queen Victoria, our present Queen, Jackie Kennedy, Margaret Thatcher, Hilary Clinton and Michelle Obama to name a few.  370 more words


Beauty Marks the Spot

Since the Roman times, beauty spots have been considered a part of fashion. Normally penciled on or adhered, beauty spots were cleverly made from things like kohl, black taffeta, or even leather.   494 more words


The Sheep At Wolf Hall

The BBC’s adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s prize-winning novels – Wolf Hall and Bringing Up The Bodies – has won critical acclaim in the press, but I’ve spoken with many people who are less than convinced about this slow-moving drama that is figuratively and often very literally dark. 807 more words

History Of Fashion

Victorian-era jewelry motifs

In celebration of our Baltimore location’s upcoming Victorian Trunk Show, we are happy to feature guest blogger Cas Webber today.  Cas is the manager of our Baltimore store and has researched Victorian fashion trends in preparation for her show, which runs Jan 30-Feb 15 at our… 436 more words