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Book Review: Costume In Context: The 1920s And 1930s

Costume In Context:  The 1920s And 1930s, by Jennifer Ruby This book is what really prompted me to read several in a series that show off the author’s interest in unisex drawings that are a bit anachronistic and that use … Continue reading

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Book Review: Costume In Context: The 1960s And 1970s

Costume In Context:  The 1960s and 1970s, by Jennifer Ruby One of the most off-putting aspects of this book was the way that the author was clearly far more engaged with the decades and their fashion than I was.  The … Continue reading

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Book Review: People In Costume: 1930s and 1940s

People In Costume:  1930s and 1940s, by Jennifer Ruby, In the hands of a capable illustrator and a skilled writer, fashion can tell a story.  It is not always the sort of story that one enjoys reading but it certainly … Continue reading

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It Was Acceptable At The Time

[Image taken from:  http://christopherankamedia.blogspot.com/2013/09/video-analysis-calvin-harris-acceptable.html.  Check out the blog; it’s a good one on textual analysis of the song and video for “Acceptable In The 80’s, by British DJ Calvin Harris.] One of the things I most enjoy about listening to … Continue reading

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Mysteries Of The Bible: Because Of The Angels

Early this morning as I was attempting to enjoy the last few minutes of sleep before having to wake up for work, I was sent a message by a friend of mine who lives across the country where it was … Continue reading

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Book Review: Steal This Style

Steal This Style:  Moms And Daughters Swap Wardrobe Secrets:  Looks That Make Hip Classic And Classic Cool, by Sherrie Mathieson From time to time I think about fashion, not because I am a particularly fashionable person but because it is … Continue reading

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Book Review: StyleWord

StyleWord:  Fashion Quotes For Real Style, by Sharon Haver [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Books Go Social.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] It should go without saying that the ideal audience for this book, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Natural Color

Natural Color:  Vibrant Plant Dye Projects For Your Home And Wardrobe, by Sasha Duerr [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Blogging For Books/Watson-Guptill Publications in exchange for an honest review.] I would like to state at the … Continue reading

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The Curious Connection Between Ties And Military History

A friend of mine and frequent contributor of questions for this blog to answer read a rather overheated blog entry [1] that sought to condemn the necktie as being pagan and purely sexual in origin. As is often the case, … Continue reading

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It’s Not A Teepee, It’s A Sibley Tent

I spent much of today at Fort Vancouver [1] where, for the first time ever, I was in costume as a Civil War private with the 1st Oregon Infantry volunteers [2]. I thought it would be worthwhile to explain how … Continue reading

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