Monthly Archives: June 2011

My Family Portrait

Sitting on the left side is my grandmother Rebecca, it was taken in Poland in 1923 when she was 19. Also in the pictures are her brother and sisters. It was only recently handed to my mother by her cousin, neither of us saw … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on the McQueen exhibition and related topics

A couple of days ago I finally found the time to see the McQueen exhibition at the Met. To avoid the long lines I arrived before ten AM on a weekday, I usually try to avoid crowded places but I … Continue reading

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TSA Textile Study Tour to South Korea

THE TEXTILE SOCIETY OF AMERICA ANNOUNCES: Traditional and Contemporary Textiles in South Korea A STUDY TOUR, SEPTEMBER 15-26, 2011 Registration deadline July 1, 2011 The Textile Society of America Inc. offers study tours and professional development opportunities focused on textiles. … Continue reading

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TSA Study Tour to South India

THE TEXTILE SOCIETY OF AMERICA ANNOUNCES: TSA Study Tour to South India October 23-November 6, 2011 Registration deadline July 29, 2011 The Textile Society of America Inc. offers study tours and professional development opportunities focused on textiles. This fall the … Continue reading

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My Family Portrait

This photograph was taken in summer camp outside Moscow c. 1951-2. My mother is third from left with the dark bob and grumpy face. I find the composition of the picture very interesting, it captures a moment comprised of several layers- on … Continue reading

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My Family Portrait

It took years for me to stop making fun of my parent’s wedding pictures. They got married in Australia in 1973, and just celebrated 38 years of marriage 2 days ago. Over the years I’ve grown to appreciate the choices … Continue reading

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Then&Now

(left) Wallis Simpson, The Duchess of Windsor, in Elsa Schiaparelli’s Lobster Dress, 1937. (right) Isabella Blow in Philip Treacy.

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