We are having one of those monsoon summers here in the mountains. I know that many of you are struggling with the heat, but here it is relatively cool, and I do believe webs are beginning to grow between my toes.
Here’s hoping the weather moderates for us all. I’m enjoying a vicarious lake trip through the photo above. It’s pretty hard to place a date on until you notice that the men are “topless.” My best guess is mid 1930s. Click the photo for a better view.
And now for the fashion news:
* Canada is getting a new museum devoted to fashion. Jonathan Walford and Kenn Norman of Kickshaw Productions have found a home for their Fashion History Museum in Galt, Ontario. The opening is set for later this month, and you can keep up with the progress at Jonathan’s blog. Congratulations to them!
* Couture Week is Paris is over, but you can still enjoy the pretty clothes.
* I’ve linked to Kasia Charko’s blog before, and if you are interested in the fashion scene of the early 1970s you must add it you your reading list. This post on the opening of Big Biba is an excellent reason why.
* Christian Lacroix’s homage to Schiaparelli was unveiled during the couture showing last week. There are rumors that the Schiaparelli people are going to take the show on the road.
* There was an interesting segment on Talk of the Nation last week about why we wear what we wear. Listen to Diana Baird N’Diaye Robin Givhan discuss the issue.
* I hope you don’t recognize yourself in this article on how to behave in a secondhand store!
* This has nothing to do with fashion, but I found this story and the art involved to be astounding.