Our post about antique embroidery was chosen for the Independent Fashion Bloggers series Links a la Mode. Read on to discover other great fashion blogs….
Gift of Glamour
With all the dazzle of this week’s Met Gala and the upcoming excitement of the Great Gatsby, this summer is going to be all about glam. Between dressing up, dazzling flapper beading, maxi dresses, it’s a sure hit to doll it up during the most casual of months. This week’s roundup has just about everything you need to know about looking fabulous, how to find the best deals in most unexpected places and how to shop on the go (without even going into a store.) That’s just what we need to get some more outdoor time.
Links à la Mode: May 9th
- DIY Dyonne: A Primer on Primer: Madge’s Beauty Picks
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- Fashstash: Shoes of Prey x Romance Was Born
- Hunting in Heels: Designer Uniforms
- I Can Style U: How to Catch A Geek’s eye
- Inspirations and Celebrations: How To Wear Animal Prints
- Knocked Up Fabulous: 4 Items to Buy for Yourself at the Children’s Department
- La Petite Pear: The Beginner’s Guide to Pattern Mixing
- Lesimplyclassy: The Ultimate Guide: How to make your lipstick last longer
- Lollieshopping: Shopping for Clothes without Trying Them on
- Olive Brown: Unerrated Fashion Icons: Nina Simone
- Rose & Pine: Top Ten Best Dressed Ladies at the Costume Institute Gala!
- Slightly Oddley: How to: Shop online (disappointment free)
- Skint in The City: Six Ways to Make Your Summer Clothes Sing
- Spy Girl: Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s: Review
- Storybook Apothocary: Why I Can Never Be Anorexic (Despite Past Attempts)
- Style Curated: Gatsby Glamour
- The Occasional Fashionista: Why should we care about the Met Ball?
- Wilde Hunt: Wilde Hunt Corsetry – Antique Textile Adventure
- We Are Ready Made: Gender Confusion
This is the second installment of my blog series about my visit where I was kindly given special permission by the curators to study items at The Ohio State University Historic Costume and Textile Collection. If you missed my first post on embroidery, click here to catch up
Or click on “Read More” below to learn about antique corsets
Last week I was permitted the unique opportunity to go back to my alma mater and spend the day studying antique corsets, gowns, and embroidered textiles at The Ohio State University Historic Costume and Textiles Collection. Because wonderful things deserve to shared, I asked my dear friend Roxanne McGovern of 3Graces Jewelry to come along with me to my appointment to view the items I had requested. I know many of you who follow my blog also have a lot of interest in antique textiles, so I decided to write about my experience in order that all of you could enjoy the beautiful garments as well. I saw and photographed quite a few items, so I will probably split up the experience into several blog posts for ease of reading.
La Carmina can be seen wearing the Anatomist corset at 0:13 in this trailer for the new season of The Science Channel’s hit show Oddities! This television show follows all the interesting (and odd!) things that are bought and sold in Obscura, a unique antique store in NYC. It’s one of my favorite shows on TV right now so I was really excited when La Carmina contacted me looking for something to wear that would suit the theme of the show! Since Obscura sells a lot of skeletal specimens, I knew that antique anatomical illustrations would be the perfect design for this corset!
New episodes of Oddities premiere February 9th at 9pm. I can’t wait to see the full episode! What do you think Carmina is doing with that giant taxidermy beast head? Be sure to comment on our Facebook page after you have seen the episode and let us know what you think!
Our gold Deco Corset Dress was featured rather prominently in a new music video release promoting the video game Dead Island: Riptide. Here are some stills from the video No Room In Hell with the Grammy award wining and platinum selling artist Chamillionaire.