Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Quick Costume Change

Two short links for those who enjoy the costuming posts ...

First, Two Nerdy History Girls takes a look at the 18th century mask.  Sunblock, identity protection, emblem of prostitution - tool of feminine deceit (men who don't get what they want have always found a way to turn women who won't give it to them into whores) - name your function, they are a curious device no matter how we slice 'em.

Second, an American Duchess has an interview with Cathy Hay, who has designed some of the most remarkable historical-inspired dresses you could ask to drool for.  Anyone who *counts the threads* in sewing clearly means business about the work.  Just beautiful:  fragile magic indeed.  Cathy's Peacock Dress project has helped to raise $20,000 for a Haitian orphanage ... just in case anyone thought historical costuming was frivolous.

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