Time for one last outing until fall gets serious. I’m not sure what the story is behind this photo. It looks like the men may be holding fishing poles. One girl has her reading matter (an early Cosmo girl, perhaps) so she may be sitting out the hike Granny has planned.
* If you are in New England, tomorrow is the last Sturbridge Vintage Fashion and Textile Show of 2012. I’ve never been, but have it on good authority that it is well worth the effort and time.
* You might want to stay in Sturbridge for the Augusta Auction of vintage clothing and textiles. It will be on Wednesday at 4 PM.
* Last year Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel, was published by Lisa Immordino Vreeland, Diana’s granddaughter-in-law. This week a film of the same name will be shown at Fashion Week, and then will be released on September 21 in NYC and LA. Hopefully it will make it to Asheville before too long. Here’s the trailer:
* And that leads us to the beginning of New York Fashion Week, in which we are all treated to a look at the 2013 Spring fashions. Why can’t this be in January when we are actually longing to see spring clothes?
* I promise not to rant about Fashion Week because I’ve done that already.
* If you are in the mood to travel and can’t decide where to go or what to do, the Costume Colloquium III: Past Dress – Future Fashion will be held in Florence, Italy, November 8-11, 2012. How can you miss with fashion studies in one of Italy’s most beautiful cities?
* The 39th Costume Society of America Symposium will be held next spring in Las Vegas. The theme is Mining the History of Fashion: Fantasy and Fact. If you are contemplating presenting, time is running out. Electronic submissions are due October 1, 2012.