Category Archives: Fashion History

Everybody loves Linton

If you browse my project photos in my galleries, or on facebook, you may notice certain fabrics turning up regularly. There’s silk, and there’s wool in pretty shades, and then there’s Linton. Oh Linton; its just so lovely. I should … Continue reading

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Hartnell and Amies exhibition

When one thinks of Couture its generally Paris that springs to mind, not London, but for a few dacades in the first half of the Twentieth Century London came close to holding its own against those pesky Parisian fashion houses. … Continue reading

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Valentino: Master of Couture

What’s a girl to do to lift her spirits in the grey and dreary weather – why go and look at beautiful clothes of course! Not having the bank balance to peruse the best Bond Street has to offer (but … Continue reading

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The importance of the correct underwear

These days underwear is an under-rated element of dress. Oh yes, we all buy bras and pants, even pretty ones and matching sets, but how regularly do you actually give proper thought to underwear as a crucial element of an … Continue reading

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Visit to the Victoria and Albert Museum

Last week I did one of my favourite things; spent a couple of hours in the Fashion Gallery at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. This has been a star destination for me for yonks, but at the moment … Continue reading

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