Vintage Miscellany – March 25, 2012

Today’s vintage photo comes to you courtesy of Lisa, who owns Five and Diamond, a vintage clothing store in Hudson, New York.  People, if these women can get out there and exercise with their long skirts and balancing those hats on their heads, seems like the rest of us have no excuse to get up off the couch and get out there and enjoy a bit of early springtime!

Here’s some reading, for later…

*   Pinterest is changing their terms of use.  A few changes have been made, most notably, that they cannot sell your content, and that they are seriously considering establishing private pinboards.  They are still saying that in the case of any copyright dispute, the pinner is responsible for any wrong-doing, and not Pinterest.  And if you are using Pinterest, you are agreeing to that.

*   Here’s a look at the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit, now at the de Young in San Francisco.  It’s kind of freaky…

*   And a look at the Louis Vuitton – Marc Jacobs Exhibition at Les Arts Decoratifs in Paris.  I care nothing about present day LV, but you must watch this to see the antique trunks and their imagined contents.

*   Pam at Glamoursurf shares the best Jantzen billboard ever.  Make sure you click to see the enlarged view.

*   Are we seeing a return to art in advertising?  Monica D. Murgia asks the question.

*   Take a moment to read about the life of Mike Silverstein, one of the founders of Nina Footwear, who died March 12.

*  And watch this lovely tribute to Cynthia Collins Pedregon, the daughter of Enid Collins, and the face of Collins handbags in the 1960s.  She died in February.

*   Here’s an interesting timeline from CFDA, the Council of Fashion Designers of America.

*  The making of linen fabric, romantic and French.

*  It seems like this edition of Vintage Miscellany is a bit heavy on video links, but I did enjoy this view of a Chanel jacket being constructed.

*   While I’m on the subject of Chanel, what happens when one dares to criticize Karl?  Ask Robin Givhan.

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