Monthly Archives: December 2011

Alexandre de Paris, Hair Styling Royalty

I recently saw the Grace Kelly: From Movie Star to Princess exhibition, currently on view at Toronto’s TIFF Lightbox. Of course, I fell in love with the dresses and jewels, but after leaving the show I kept thinking about the sketches … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all our readers and followers!

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Ice Cream & Art

The Museum of the City of New York is giving out ice cream with every admission, through  January 2nd, while supplies last. Even a better reason to finally cross the park to see the Cecil Beaton exhibition!

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Downton Abbey Cast Talks

  Are you an addict? I know I am…. Here is a link to Q&A with the cast of Downton Abbey. I bet this hat, worn by Lady Grantham: was inspired by this:  

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Vogue Digital Archives

  I just found out that Vogue Digital Archive is available for FREE in any NYPL location. This is good news, at least for us New Yorkers, as subscription to the new archives, covering each and every issue from the past 120 years, … Continue reading

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December Treasure of the Month

What are you wearing to your New Year’s Eve party? undecided? Here are some ideas from the Bergdorf Goodman Archives, now at FIT’s Special Collections. These dresses and others were available for customers to order through Bergdorf’s Custom Salon from … Continue reading

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Why should we go on consuming the past?

In the January issue of Vanity Fair, novelist and journalist Kurt Anderson points to the curios standstill of popular culture in the past twenty years. This is a mind-blowing article that should be read and considered by those who create our … Continue reading

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