I hope that this finds all of you well. I hope that if you do go to the beach, that you are like the two women above. Keep your family to yourselves, and no one gets hurt.
I have been writing these Vintage Miscellany posts since June, 2010. That’s almost ten years, but in internet years it’s many, many more. I know I’ve posted in the past that I get most of the links from Twitter. Twitter has always been a great place for gathering information, but unfortunately, it is now a place where the most vile falsehoods are being allowed to be posted by those in power. So until Twitter does something about the crazed posting by the president of the USA, I’ll no longer be using the platform.
Unfortunately, that means I will have to really cut back on posting links to fashion history and fashion issues articles. I do hope to do posts on fashion exhibitions and events once the world returns to some sort of normality. I’m not holding my breath.
So, here’s the last Vintage Miscellany as we have known it until the world is once again made safe for Twitter.
- As they reopen, museums are getting creative in their solutions to separating large groups of people.
- I don’t understand the appeal of collecting sneakers/trainers, so here’s a BBC video that helps explain the phenomenon.
- Here’s a great listen about the first woman to receive a US patent.
- CNN drops a bombshell: The world is paying a high price for cheap clothes. Makes one wonder where they have been for the past fifteen or so years.
- Here’s a look at the amazing Apocalypse Tapestry.
- “Can you curate a fashion exhibition from home?“
- Historian Alison Matthews David talked about our clothing and disease.