Category Archives: women’s fashion

Women’s fashion: “Pasties” bikinis for 2015? Ladies, are you ready? (Gentlemen, start your engines–or, rather, I should say, try to keep your engines in neutral.)

“Poses make their first public appearance at New York Jones Beach as sunsuit tops. Inventor claims they can also be worn for active sports. “For 5000 years clothes have been draped, tied, pinned and buckled on the human form. This … Continue reading

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Permanent Makeup and chicken soup

From Terra Ziporyn’s Permanent Makeup: “She understood that the moments we call the past, present, and future coexist, so that everything that had ever happened or would ever happen was always present, and of equal consequence. For that reason, she supposed, … Continue reading

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Women’s fashion, mid-1930s, courtesy of Milwaukee Road

This view of the well-dressed woman alighting from the Milwaukee Road Hiawatha was used to advertise the new streamliner that went into service between Chicago and St. Paul-Minneapolis in the summer of 1935. Photo by the railroad, reproduced from The … Continue reading

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Women’s fashion: clothes to inspire a fictional character

An occasional visitor’s clothes hanging in the guest room closet of a home where I recently weekended.

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