"The Quixotic and the Exotic" @ Morris Jumel Mansion

Over the last to years it has been an honor to learn along with J. Leia Lima Baum at the Fashion Institute of Technology. I am also honored to be promoting Morris Jumel Mansion: a staple in the historic house community of New York City. I look forwarding to hearing from those that can attend what their thoughts were.

Promotional literature below.

In "The Quixotic and the Exotic: Cultural Hybridity in Textile Design in the 18th Century," designer and fashion historian J. Leia Lima Baum will delve deep into the cosmopolitan origins of classic Western dress, echoing with careful scholarship some of the central themes of Yinka Shonibare MBE's work. Following J. Leia's presentation will be a curator-led tour of MJM's Yinka Shonibare exhibition, "Colonial Arrangements." Admission is $20, $15 for members and $10 for students. Space is limited. Call 212-923-8008 or email marketing@morrisjumel.org to RSVP.

Jack Lenor Larsen's Cumulus

Jack Lenor Larsen's Cumulus

In this article we investigate a fragment of Cumulus is a casement fabric created by Jack Larsen and Larsen Design and is housed in the Museum of FIT’s study collection. We also look at the still flourishing career of Jack Lenor Larson. 

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I did it: 20 exhibits in 30 days

I did it: 20 exhibits in 30 days

So many notes have been taken and my bookshelf is a little fuller but I have completed my goal! Visiting these exhibits was apart of a class dedicated to museum exhibition practice and theory. The class is taught by Lourdes Font.

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In response to a friend: What is femininity in fashion today

In response to a friend: What is femininity in fashion today

Another post inspired by a friend and reader! Every week I ask my activist, fashion, musician, and writer friends to give me topics to talk about on my blog. It has been a great way to cure writer's block and talk about relevant ideas. This was in response to the question: "What is femininity in fashion today?"

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Review: Becky Peterson's "Fabric in Film and Film as Fabric"

Review: Becky Peterson's "Fabric in Film and Film as Fabric"

Becky Peterson holds an MFA from Mills college and a PhD from the University of Minnesota. Her dissertation entitled “experimentation, Identification, ornamentation: Avant-garde Women Artists and Modernism’s exceptional objects,” examined experimental artists who paid serious theoretical attention to textiles in the United states during the early to mid-twentieth century.(1)

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