By Susan Goldfein  April in Florida can be a bit warm, weather-wise, which makes a dip in the pool a bit more tempting. Which makes it necessary to don a bathing suit. Up to this point, the weather had been cooperatively...
Thumbnail image from Pixabay BY RANDAL C. HILL  Miniskirts were not born, as many of us believe, during the UK youthquake (as it was called) of the frenzied Sixties. Over the years, archeologists have unearthed short-skirted European figurines created between 5400 and 4700 BC. Some ancient Egyptian frescos have depicted female acrobats...
Book Review by Kathy A. Megyeri Since 2007, Karin J. Bohleke, Ph.D. has served as the director of the Fashion Archives and Museum of Shippensburg University in Shippensburg, PA. An avid seamstress, embroiderer and lace maker since childhood, she’s studied...
By Kathy Megyeri  Do you ever remember your mother not carrying a handbag?   The purse is one of the oldest accessories in history – there’s evidence that a “backpack” was used by our nomadic, hunter-gatherer forebears who needed to have their...
By Kathy A. Megyeri  In 2011, the Design Museum in London published a delightful compendium of “Fifty Hats That Changed the World” that imparts a history and pictorial collection of the top hats and headwear that have made a substantial...
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