Technically it is still autumn, but I think weather trumps calendar any day. Unless you are in California, Florida or Australia, grab a hot drink and enjoy the links.
* A fashion shoot in Tehran, Iran proved interesting.
* Many personal items of Elsa Schiaparelli will be auctioned on January 23, 2014, in Paris. The auction includes some of her own designs, plus clothing she collected.
* The news on the Made in USA textile front continues to improve, slowly. Here is an interesting interview with the director of the textile program at NC State University.
* There is an interesting article in the Daily Mail about a house full of vintage clothing, mostly unworn. It’s a fascinating look at the clothes one woman bought in her adult lifetime, but take the hyperbole with a grain of salt.
* “There is nothing ordinary about a simple tee shirt.” NPR’s Planet Money follows the making of a tee shirt from beginning to end. It’s a series of short videos with articles and graphics to show the process. Well done!
* Exactly how does a sewing machine work? This site shows how in video and simplified GIF.
* There was another garment factory fire in Bangladesh, this one apparently set by protesting workers.
* We can’t all be in New York this December, but Jill of Everything Just So has very kindly photographed Bergdorf Goodman’s fabulous windows for all to see.
* Why would anyone protest a gigantic Louis Vuitton trunk in their midst?
* You don’t have to be an “old lady” to see that older women need to be better represented in the fashion media.
After a month and a half of reading, planning, and sewing, my tweed “French Couture” jacket is almost completed. Expect a full report this week.