I’ve had to finally admit defeat and admit that fall really is here. After dragging out enough warm clothes to be me from freezing felt a little better out it when I found a stack of old-but-new-to-me cashmere sweaters I’d squirreled away last spring. There is always a silver lining if you look for it.
- If you are like me, the stories of those guys out west who poke around abandoned mines looking for old denim are endlessly fascinating.
- This story about a bride being the eleventh family member to wear the same wedding dress caused a bit of a stir on a facebook page for fashion historians that I follow. Personally, I like the story and the fact that the dress is so well-loved, even with all the changes that have been made to it over the past 120 years.
- Well, chalk one up for the historians! The historian community on Twitter got all riled up when The Guardian used a (really bad) 19th century illustration of Shakespeare and labeled it as a 16th century painting. Someone at The Guardian must be actually reading the comments because two days later it was corrected. What makes mistakes like this one so bad it that the conversation shifts away from the article to the mistake.
- I didn’t even know who Gigi Hadid (a model) is, but I found myself clapping for an Instagram post she made. Seems as if she was being “body-shamed” which you will find to be hard to believe once you see her pictures. But Hadid is not having it and told the mean girls (and boys too, I’m sure) off.
- Order now if you are wanting LL Bean boots before spring. They are already behind in production this fall.
- Ralph Lauren has stepped down as the CEO of his company, and the world continues to spin.
- Here’s a story about a fabric theft from when textiles were expensive and life was cheap.
- The next story is a few months old, but I only found it last week. It’s about a mayor who had a big antiques shopping problem, and who now has a big legal problem. I’m a bit sympathetic, actually.
- I know a lot of people who will not spend over a certain amount of money for an item of clothing, but this article explains why it should be the other way around and that we should not spend under a set limit.