Engravings of preposterous 18th-century wigs (via The Oncoming Hope): Waiter, there's a hair in my satire! Because who doesn't love 18th century wigs?
The non-season known as "Pre-Fall" has begun, apparently: With Pringle Of Scotland, who for once have produced some clothes that I rather like. Ordinarily I don't have much interest in Pringle because I'm not a knitwear person (sorry) and the silhouettes aren't to my taste. Yes, sometimes even the endorsement of Tilda Swinton, Ultimate Human (to give her her full title) is not enough to seduce me. However, some of the pre-fall 2012 stuff is rather nice:
|pics from NYMag.com|
How wives should undress in front of their husbands (according to Life magazine n 1937, that is): A thinly-veiled reason to feature burlesque dancers in a reputable publication in the 1930s. One has to wonder, whichever way you're undressing in front of your husband, the husband is still ending up with a naked wife so does it really matter all that much? (No nudity, but probably NSFW because of 1930s ladies in their underwear?)
Darcy Clothing: I'm too poor to go hunting for awesome period costume outfits at the moment, but this company looks brilliant. They describe themselves as supplying "accurate replicas of mens period clothing" and appear to produce everything from braces to nightcaps. (I mainly sort of looked at the pictures and sighed to myself.)
"Cheap clothes for old fat women": This glossary of fashion jargon terminology is so accurate, even now.
Hugo: Although I didn't find this film as mind-bendingly incredible as many seem to have done, it was pretty excellent. I do think that part of its critical success can be attributed to the fact that it's about the magic of cinema, a topic that obviously hits straight to the heart of any reviewers/movie buffs. Visually it was absolutely beautiful, though.
|Pic from here. I seriously did not realise this character was played by Sacha Baron Cohen until the credits.|
|From here. Gotta love the sensible, shapeless woollen childrenswear of the early 20th century!|