I’m pretty sure I’ve posted this photo before, but I couldn’t find it so here she is again. The photo is dated February, 1952, but that’s all the information I have about this very put together woman in the snow. From her socks to the mittens to her jacket and scarf, this woman has matching down to an art. We miss so much with vintage photos that are black and white, that it’s a treat to see one in color.
And now for the news…
- “Football Is Stupid.” Not my words, so no lectures, please.
- Here’s a great reason for buying vintage cashmere.
- This is a really interesting post of The Met blog about how archivists are working through the Charles James archive.
- Sears. Sigh.
- Why am I so fascinated with these museum tales of woe?
- A woman bought a jacket worn by a prisoner at Dachau at a tag sale.
- “The Shelburne County Museum in Shelburne, N.S., has made an unusual request to local residents by asking for donations of ladies’ underwear and lingerie that date back to between 1860 and 1960.”
- The British Prime Minister wears leather pants and others get upset.
- Production of clothing in the USA does not necessarily guarantee safe working conditions, but it does make them easier to find and report on.
- A woman in Britain bought a dress in a vintage shop, wore it to a wedding, and spilled champagne on it. She later learned the dress had belonged to Princess Diana.
- Seriously, can’t they just supply these tired museum workers with stools? I can’t see why this request is such a big deal.
- The Ivanka Trump line of shoes is currently made in Dongguan, in south China’s Guangdong province. Workers there may soon be losing those cozy dorm bunks if the rumor that the company Trump outsources to turns out to be true. This rumor is that the Huajian shoe factory that makes the Ivanka Trump shoes is moving to Africa where labor costs are much less than in China.
Please note that you may disagree with my reporting of the Trump family’s clothing manufacturing interests, but it will not keep me from continuing to do so as long as this is an issue within our country. For the past month, each time I’ve reported on this issue, I’ve received criticism for doing so. This tends to derail the conversation about other important topics. Therefore I ask that if you have comments on the matter to please address them in an email to me. But be advised, I will not be changing my reporting policy.