Miami, February, 1942. That’s Betty and Sy, Sophia and Harry.
It’s rainy and bleak here, and so I’m jealous of Betty and Sy, Sophia and Harry. But most of all I want Betty’s shoes.
And now for the news…
* The emotional appeal of clothes that were made to last, featuring a local company, Appalach.
* Skinny models have been around for longer than you night think.
* Three young Norwegian fashion bloggers were part of a reality program that had them working in a Cambodian clothing factory. There are links to the entire series of five short episodes.
* Converse has successfully sued Ralph Lauren for trademark infringement. The case concerns the Converse Chuck Taylor sneaker, which has distinctive design elements and which has been in production for 98 years.
* Here’s proof that it is possible to have out-sourced manufacturing that is ethical.
* Rick Owens’s latest show for men had a serious case of the Emperor’s New Clothes. Caution, not safe for all viewers
* More and more museums are putting their collections on-line.
* I thought having one pair of vintage skates was a big deal, but this guy has over 350 pairs. thanks to Christina for the link
* I publicly announced last week that I like selfies, but that was before I knew they are a sin.
* If you are a Downton Abbey watcher, then I’m sure you noticed that fashion show Lady Mary and Aunt Rosamund attended. I’m a bit excited because the Biltmore Estate in Asheville will have Downton costumes on display starting this week.