Family Fashions: Great-Great-Grandfather Sven’s Swedish Clog

· Family fashions that bear memories · For years, my sisters and I knew what we were getting for Christmas. No, not new sets of matching pajamas or something similar, something much more meaningful. Every year, in addition to stocking stuffers and a generous cash gift, my grandparents would also pass down a “heritage gift.”  Often themed so that we … More Family Fashions: Great-Great-Grandfather Sven’s Swedish Clog

Exhibition Input

· What’s behind the new practice of museums asking for public input? · We’ve barely made a dent in 2019, but we’re already looking forward to 2021. Why the excitement for two years down the line? In 2021-22, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston plans to stage an exhibition on John Singer Sargent and fashion. One of our favorite portraitists, one of our favorite museums, and one of our favorite topics all wrapped up into one exhibition? Naturally, we’re excited and already planning our trip to Boston. … More Exhibition Input

A Winter’s Tale

· Scenes of Cambridge in the winter · We’re lucky here in Cambridge that it’s started to warm up the past few days. With glorious sunshine and temperate temperatures, it’s easy to think we’ve made it to spring. Maybe we have, but we’re also aware that we’re only halfway through February. With random snow, hail, and cold rain storms common in March, … More A Winter’s Tale

Queen Anne’s (Laser-Cut) Lace

· Styling the eighteenth century in the twenty-first · It’s been said that costumes in historical films reflect more on the current times than they do on the period being portrayed. It seems that The Favourite costume designer Sandy Powell was aware of this, and, in fact, leaned into it while designing the costumes for the Oscar, BAFTA, and Golden Globe-nominated film. … More Queen Anne’s (Laser-Cut) Lace