We do tons of special sizing in our studio, and recently upgraded our mannequin collection to reflect current shapes and sizes of the female figure, as the way we push and pull our selves, and our diets and exercise regimes, change over time.
So it was interesting to see this show at FIT
Pretty interesting……corsets for pregnant women? And their daughters? A corset that closed in the front liberated women?
Bustles? Rubber girdles? (I do remember the smell of rubber emanating from my mothers underwear drawer as a young girl!) Marilyn’s buttocks jiggling? Gasp!
My pics of mostly the fascinating underwear!
On thru May 5th
This show wasn’t really making me rush over to Moma for some reason, but I did
catch it a few weeks ago and found it more interesting than I thought. It’s really about
us, and the wearable things that have become staples in our lives, or have had cultural impact. Here’s a snippet of images…….hurry up, it closes tomorrow!
The studio is humming away as Toshiki and Rose work on the orders you have already placed, and I am packing up to bring our shearling collection to Chicago and Chestnut Hill.
The end of the year, and the beginning of winter are right around the corner!
So get ready, go, shop!
Really looking forward to seeing you all, I enjoy these events, and know you do too!
First up, the fab OOAK at The Merchandise Mart!
Then on to the most charming place during the Holiday Season, Chestnut Hill, PA.
We will be at Gravers Lane Gallery, Dec 13-16,
Come out and have fun!
How quickly it turns, are you ready? We will be on the road from now until mid december with our shearlings, hope you can make it to an upcoming show!
Stay tuned and follow us to find out more!
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More inspiration, almost too much to handle, from our trip to the Met earlier this month. I know I know. I’m in a museum, taking photographs of photographs. But these images conjured up so many memories for me, I wanted to take them with me, my particular memories of the photographs of Irving Penn.
As a girl, I started receiving subscriptions to Vogue at a very young age, and it was my bible. It came into my room and brought me to a fantasy land of fashion, of where I wanted to be. It was my visual sanctuary.
My mother made all of my clothes when I was growing up, and after each issue arrived, it was followed by a trip to the fabric mills, to collaborate on trying to recreate the illusion of what I saw. All my aunts were in on it in their own ways. So many of these Irving Penn images from the 50’s and 60’s remind me of my mother and aunts.
Here’s a sneak peak. Show closes July 30.
And we got to play a bit. They had Penn’s backdrop set up that he used in his studio, so as my “photographer” was with me, I got to particpate.