Did you know that Sylvia Plath dreamed of being a fashion editor at “the intellectual fashion magazine” Mademoiselle? She did manage to be chosen out of many young women from Smith College to be one of the special guest editors during the summer of 1953. This is a fascinating book by Elizabeth Winder about what the fashion world was like at this time in New York City, and to be a young woman in that environment. It’s a part of Sylvia Plath’s life that most do not know about. I highly recommend this book you.
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This current exhibit has a perfect range and amount (not too many and not too little) of clothing that represents the often neglected history of important American designers. Most of the designers included in this exhibit changed the course of not only how American women dressed, but also influenced European designers as well. High Style: The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection
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If you are a knitter (or even if you are not) be sure to visit Piedmont Yarn. Recently acquired by cheerful and enthusiastic new owners, they carry a wide variety of yarn and accessories related to all aspects of knitting. They continue to offer knitting group/classes for knitters at every level while adding a one to one service that assists knitters who are stuck or need help with a special knitting project.
I really enjoy seeing and touching the different types of beautiful yarn (alpaca, wool, mohair, etc), even though I don’t have the knitting talent….so far!