Incredibles, Snow White, and the Storm Troopers team dance the funny dance! By the way, if you want to experience Movie Stars Cafe the way we did but don't want to pay the buffet price, you can always order a la carte (I believe their A La Carte dishes tastes way better). If you still want...

From the New York Times Book Review: The 10 Best Books of 2010. First up, fiction: FREEDOM By Jonathan Franzen. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $28. The author of "The Corrections" is back, not quite a decade later, with an even richer and deeper work — a vividly realized narrative set during the...

covered in Reel Art Press's Weddings and Movie Stars, already released in the UK and awaiting release in the US mid-month. Reel Art Press is releasing a movie lover's 288 pp. encyclopædia of weddings celebrating the marriage ceremonies of Hollywood icons from the 1920s onwards. Weddings and...

composition books quietly hiding in the tight space along the edge. I quickly pulled them out thinking they were some kind of journal or diary how nosy of me, I know but upon opening them found clippings of "movie stars" she admired from her time. One journal says her name, Florence Mattina,...

to has contains this visual: Yes, that's Grace Kelly on her wedding day and she's been on everyone's mind since Kate Middleton stepped out of her car at Westminster Abbey last week. Middleton's McQueen looks as if it was taken straight of Kelly's back and merely updated for a more modern...

Book Reviews is on unexpected hiatus this month, but here is a glimpse of what to expect next month. Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell described well the challenges in choosing, locating, and paying for images in her Worn Throughguest post on publishing in February. When reading through or perusing...

As I mentioned in my first book review for Worn Through, I believe the recreation of historical garments is a useful way to get closer to the study of dress, especially as museums tighten their research policies. Both the making and the wearing are direct and physical interactions with the...

Book Review: The Beautiful Fall: Lagerfeld, Saint Laurent, and Glorious Excess in 1970s Paris My friend Serge Jean lent me this book a few months ago given that my next novel will take place in the world of Paris fashion. It took me some time to get to it, but once I started reading, I...

I love reading and after receiving a Kindle for Christmas, I decided to start book reviews on my blog. These will be up a couple of days after I've finished a book. The latest book I've read was Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. Based in the 1930s, Jacob Jankowski was days away from...

Detail from my ancestor's dress Book Reviews is on break this month, but here is a preview of sorts for next month's review, London Society Fashion, 1905-1920: The Wardrobe of Heather Firbank, also mentioned in Michelle's summer reading post earlier this month. The introduction to London...

 

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