Monthly Archives: November 2012

Fashionista Friday – Madeleine Vionnet’s Roses

Every once in a while, the influence of a particular designer seems to permeate the fashion industry all at once. These days, it seems like everything is coming up roses—Vionnet roses, that is. Madeleine Vionnet (1876-1975) was a pioneer couturiere … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday: Chester Greenwood and His Ear Protectors

The Town: Farmington, Maine The Inventor: Chester Greenwood The Event: The Chester Greenwood Day Parade In 1873, fifteen-year-old Chester Greenwood created a new way to keep his ears warm during the cold Maine winters: ear protectors. His idea was popular … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday

The holiday season is a time for parades, festivals, and celebration. And another mystery! These girls are participating in an annual parade in Maine. For what famous inventor is this parade named? What practical and stylish accessory did s/he design … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday: Happy Thanksgiving!

Mystery Monday will return next week on November 26. As you celebrate with friends and family this weekend, will you be dressed in your holiday best, looking as pretty as pie? Or will you be showing your support for your … Continue reading

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RIP Lea Gottlieb

I was so saddened by the news that fashion designer Lea Gottlieb passed away last Saturday afternoon, she was 94. She lived long and exciting life and inspired many with energy, love of life, and her relentless study of all things beautiful. … Continue reading

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Fashionista Friday – the Turkey

While the roasted turkey may be the star of the American Thanksgiving table next Thursday, turkey feathers have had a steady supporting role in the fashion world for centuries.  Last spring, Karl Lagerfeld introduced his Autumn/Winter 2013 Ready-to-Wear collection for … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday: Elizabeth Hawes

That’s right; this article is about Elizabeth Hawes (1903 – 1971), the fashion designer and author. TO MADELEINE VIONNET the great creator of style in France AND TO THE FUTURE DESIGNERS OF MASS-PRODUCED CLOTHES the world over …So begins Fashion … Continue reading

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