Before anyone accuses me of living in the past, I do realize that the holiday season is definitely over. It’s just that I bought this card way back in February before the world imploded, and then I forgot to post it. But, what the heck? It’s pretty, and I say we need some beauty right now.
And now for the news…
- Are you watching Bridgerton? It’s a sort of fantasy world Regency drama with intentionally incorrect (but stunningly beautiful) costumes, and some startling modern themes. Women smoking cigarettes. a “colorblind” society. A Gossip Girl type slander sheet. Don’t go into it expecting historical accuracy, especially when it comes to corsets.
- The site of a 1721 silk mill will be a museum dedicated to making things.
- No snow where you are? Enjoy these photos from the American Museum of Photography of people enjoying fake snow.
- I’ve always said that quilters were the first modern artists.
- Audrey Hepburn was married twice, but she had three wedding gowns (four if you count the Givenchy dress she worn in Funny Face).
- A visual history of handbags.
- A new member of the House of Representatives, Cori Bush, went to thrift stores for her congressional wardrobe.
- “Elise Wortley is replicating the achievements of historical female adventurers, wearing only the gear that would have been available to them at the time.”
- “Colour our clothes, not our waterways.”