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After 1912, fashion permitted respectable women to expose their necks in the daytime, but not every woman felt comfortable with the change. By 1917, when most blouses had open collars, V-necks, or other necklines that bared the throat and part … Continue reading
I’d never heard of illustrator and artist Brian Stonehouse until I saw this image in an ad for the exhibit, but if you are lucky enough to be in London between October 19 and December 22, 2017, you might want … Continue reading
Happy Hallowe’en from the “fortune teller” in the middle. One of my favorite blogs, Envisioning the American Dream, has some wonderful Halloween ads from the 1950’s, when this photo was taken.
There are some good looking coats among these illustrations of Butterick patterns for 1927. In fact, you probably wouldn’t be surprised to see the children’s double-breasted coats today. This plaid one doesn’t scream, “I’m ninety years old!” But the many-buttoned … Continue reading