Monthly Archives: October 2012

Mystery Monday

As Hurricane Sandy arrives, and those of us on the East Coast prepare to wait out the storm (and perhaps wade through the aftermath), here’s another mystery for you: Who is this dapper gentleman? What fashion accessory bears his name? … Continue reading

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Fashionista Friday: Alice Vanderbilt in Fancy Dress

Halloween is fast approaching—do you know how you’ll be dressing up?  Perhaps you’ll take a cue from Alice Vanderbilt and go as Electric Light. Or follow the lead of this young lady, who “daringly assumed the character of a ‘lady … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday: Halston, The Hat Man

Cloche hats, toques, doll hats, and snoods…yes, this is one of Halston’s designs! When many of us think of Halston, we think of heady perfume, sultry synthetics and Studio 54.  Most of the world remembers Halston for his designs and … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday

While watching the fall foliage change from greens to bright yellows and mottled reds, we’ve also sighted a fair amount of New Yorkers in colorful and patterned jackets, scarves and hats. It’s these fashionable accessories that have inspired our latest … Continue reading

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Fashionista Friday: Anna Maria Garthwaite

Save for a few biographical tidbits, very little is known about the life of Anna Maria Garthwaite (1690-1763), the daughter of a clergyman who left home in 1726 to live with her widowed sister.  In 1728 the pair moved to … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday: The Squash Blossom as a Symbol of Fertility

Yes, this hairstyle is called the squash blossom whorl, and it is the traditional hairstyle for unmarried girls in the Hopi tribe. The Hopi are a Pueblo Native American tribe who have farmed land in what is now the state … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday

Interested in hair styling? This mystery is for you: What is the name of this elaborate updo? What does it signify? Add your guesses below. We’ll provide the answer on Thursday!

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