Longtime readers of The Vintage Traveler will remember this regular feature that was a sort of news roundup. I stopped doing these posts when I abandoned Twitter last year (as I was using Twitter to store the links), but I am hoping to post interesting news stories from time to time.
Thanks to everyone who continues to send interesting articles my way. I hope to share some of them .
And now for the news…
- Set aside an hour or so to watch this recent presentation by Hilary Davidson, Global Fashion: Age of Jane Austen. And if you are a big fan of Austen and Regency fashion, you need Hilary’s book, Dress in the Age of Jane Austen.
- Here’s the Fabulous World of Dior – in gingerbread.
- For those who love 18th century textiles, the Victoria and Albert Museum has digitized an album of textile samples and fashion illustrations.
- MESDA, or the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts puts their journal online. There are lots of textile articles, including this recent one on Kentucky samplers.
- I have pretty much given up on podcasts, with a few exceptions. So many of the presenters are giggly with bad grammar and growly voices. But there are two that I truly love and that are serious about fashion and textiles, Haptic & Hue and Articles of Interest. And I have recently discovered Meet Me at the Museum, which has been fun.
- Will an image printed on a pillow lead to the recovery of a painting that was stolen in 1978? Possibly.
- Could you made do with only 85 articles of clothing?
- One of the best things about New York City in December is the store windows.
9 responses to “Vintage Miscellany – December 18, 2022”
OMG giggly and bad grammar, what could be worse? Wait, I can think of a few things. Headed to Paris for the holidays (I live in France) and will eagerly await what the Musee des Arts Decoratifs has to offer. And of course the Musee de la mode et du textile. Not to mention all of the other museums. Three weeks is not enough…..
bonnie in provence
Is it appropriate for me to say how jealous I am? Have fun!
Thank you for mentioning the wonderful podcast Haptic and Hue by Jo Andrews. She (and the podcast) is a gem. From her I learned of Rebecca Devaney who does textile tours of the Paris flea market and teaches wonderful embroidery classes. I took her tour while in Paris last summer and would do it again in a heartbeat.
That sounds like a wonderful tour. Maybe someday…
Just a quick note to second your praise of Haptic and Hue🙂
It’s truly wonderful.
I just counted my closet, and I have, not counting undergarments, about 57 things hanging up. My pajamas are almost all leggings or t shirts that aren’t quite worn out yet, or the first try of a dress pattern. There’s a word for that, my brain won’t let me think of it. Anyway, if it’s too small I add at the seams, shorten the sleeves and hem it up, or lengthen or whatever and wear it as a night gown or a house dress. Then when a dress gets too worn out, if it’s comfortable it gets it’s turn as a night gown. But I wear a lot of that old lady linen, loose stuff. If it’s good fabric I cut it for quilts or rugs or something. If I just don’t like it I try to give it away while it’s still sort of in style, that is if I bought it in the first place.
But, I’m retired, and I like spending my time making things, and my income is not what it once was, so I enjoy puzzling how to use things for other things. It’s my hobby. Lots of people don’t enjoy cutting things up and sewing them back together! ( Also on the old clothes as pajama front, I’m single, have no plans on dating anyone, and my dog and cat have a firm no comment rule on what I wear to bed! Not everyone is fixed up for freedom like me.)
Oh! I forgot to count my coats! I have more than I need, because I live somewhere warm, but visit cold places every couple of years.
I counted mine, but stopped at 100. That includes shoes, which I do have quite a few pairs. I also have lots of sweaters. I give myself a pass because most of what I have is either made by me, thrifted, of over 5 years old.
Oh, if I get a pass because I bought it second hand or sewed it myself, then I’m really doing good! Big smile!