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Cardigans have been on my mind lately, perhaps inspired by Michelle Obama. The style book by Betty Halbreich, Secrets of a Fashion Therapist, has a chapter section on sweaters, with special emphasis on the versatility of cardigans. Since retiring, I’ve … Continue reading
This wonderful photo comes from my friend Louise and her sister Alice. It depicts their paternal grandmother, Lucy, sometime in the mid 1950s. Born in 1900, she would have been in her fifties here. There is so much to love … Continue reading
Sometimes found photos are like a little mystery story. When and where were they taken? Who is in the picture? What prompted the photo? I know none of the details here, but my guess is that this is an extended … Continue reading
According to fashion historians, women’s participation in sports was the biggest engine moving them toward ever more casual clothing in the twentieth century. Serious sportswomen needed more range of movement than conventional clothing allowed. Skirts got shorter, fabric got stretchy, … Continue reading
It must have been a lot of fun to be the costume designer for the TV series Golden Girls, which depicts four older women living together in a house in Miami. Clothing styles easily define the women, giving viewers a … Continue reading