It’s here – Beach Season! And what better way to celebrate the first unofficial weekend of summer than with some good reading?
* Good Jeans: The Fabric of Freedom, a segment on CBS’s Sunday Morning from a few weeks back is interesting.
* Louise at Catwalk Creative shows some very groovy 1960s swimsuit illustrations and talks about Helanca nylon.
* There’s a new journal of interest, Fashion Studies Journal, written and published by the students in Parson’s Fashion Studies MA program.
* I think we’ll be hearing a lot about Queen Elizabeth II in the on-going celebration of her Diamond Jubilee. From the BBC: Does the Queen Do Fashion?
* There’s a great article on Eunice Johnson, couture shopper extraordinaire.
* Fashion’s Forgotten God, subtitled, Luis Estevez: The Master of American Design You’ve Never heard Of. Actually many people have heard of him, and he has a large following in the vintage wearing crowd. Still, it’s a shame that he is not better known. Actually, I had no idea he was still alive!
* You’ve seen that confusing photo of the Dior Bar suit, and wondered. Now Jonathan Walford clears it all up for us.
* It’s out – the trailer for the Baz Luhrmann Great Gatsby film, and the debate about the costumes is already started. Huffington Post asked the question, one that a lot of people answered incorrectly.
* Coming up at the end of this week, the Costume Society of America Symposium in Atlanta. I’ll be attending, and hope to meet some of you there. Let me know if you’ll be attending as well.