The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC has started a “blog exhibit” called blog.mode: addressing fashion. According to their website: “blog.mode: addressing fashion is the first in a series of shows designed to promote critical and creative dialogues about fashion. The exhibition presents some forty costumes and accessories dating from the eighteenth century to the present — all recent Metropolitan Museum acquisitions — and invites visitors to share their reactions online…” So far, they’ve featured one historic costume (out of three posts), and it looks like there are some other good things coming up (both historic and not).
In other news — sorry again for the radio silence! Dickens Fair has kicked my butt in terms of time and energy. I did do some distressing to my costume which looks good, but few pictures have surfaced since I’m wearing a non-shiny costume. This coming weekend is the last (thank god), so I hope to get some pictures then when my husband comes out to visit (plus I’ll be posing in the Dark Garden corset shop window!).
I did do a little bit of sewing this past weekend, but it’s for the secret Costume Con project so I can’t post about it. I think I’m going to do the two Costume Con projects at the same time, since one is un-secret and that way I’ll have something to post about around here!