Oh, how I miss you so!

Western Costume. I suppose that there are spaces that people imagine hold all of the answers to a multitude of questions… alien landings, where the Holy Grail is stored, the street address that Elvis currently lives on… But for me, the space where my historical imagination made manifest is Western Costume.

Couldn’t we all use a chatelaine?

I… CAN explain… Why I hear the name of this item from fashion history and, instead, this voice / song swells in my mind palace… Please know that I am working to keep my tendency to digress at a minimum, but also working to keep my tendency to “K.D. Lang free associate” to a minimum…

Redux with The Favourite and Sandy Powell

Museum reproduction or service to the script? Pardon????? I’m confused… I thought this post was about the costumes in this movie. This is neither bait and switch, nor loquacious speech that you have to wade through before you get to the damn recipe. (We’ve been there too often, right?) Bear with me, because I do…

A Tale of Donations

So often the tale of donations in a costume shop is the tale of sadness. Throughout the years I’ve gotten so many donations from friends and family of clothing and accessories belonging to a loved one recently passed. Universally, these friends and family donate to extend the life of these garments and for them to…