I finally got around to taking photos of the shoes I wore to my nephew’s wedding two weeks ago. I’ve had these for years, bought for $3.75 at a local Goodwill. Gosh, just looking at them makes me want to go thrift shopping.
* Here is an amazing video showing the hand intarsia process in making knit cashmere. Caerlee is now the only remaining cashmere mill in the UK that still uses the process.
* The next clothing and textile auction from Karen Augusta will be held in NYC on November 14th.
* And if you are in London on November 29, 2012, I’m sure you’ll take in the Vintage Couture auction at Christie’s.
* By now I’m sure you’ve read that Nicolas Ghesquière is leaving Balenciaga. Cathy Horyn analyzes the break-up.
* CNN did a segment on people who are searching out clothing and goods that are made in the USA.
* Do you have “fast-fashion fatigue“? Some retails are beginning to think so and are looking into returning to higher quality products.
* The Pragmatic Costumer posted an interesting piece on shattering silk. (from Lorna McKenzie)
* Sad, but oh so interesting, Collector’s Weekly has an article on the abandoned suitcases at the Willard Asylum for the Chronic Insane.
* This blog, Swimming in Pictures, posts nothing but vintage photos of people in their bathing suits. (from Jayne Shrimpton)
* Amazon is now taking pre-orders for the reprint of the Claire McCardell book, What Shall I Wear? It will be released November 21 and is nicely priced at about $19. Thanks to Michelle Braverman, I’ve had a chance to read it, and it was so much fun.