Re: [h-cost] The purpose of clothing

2005-07-13 Thread Lavolta Press
not affect their jobs. Fran Lavolta Press http://www.lavoltapress.com ___ h-costume mailing list h-costume@mail.indra.com http://mail.indra.com/mailman/listinfo/h-costume

Re: [h-cost] The purpose of clothing

2005-07-13 Thread Lavolta Press
and that's that. Besides, these days people are afraid of getting sued for sexual harrassment if they hit on someone in the office. Fran Lavolta Press http://www.lavoltapress.com snip In the offices I've worked in, it was the secretaries and lower-level assistants that wore the snazzy

Re: [h-cost] Re: Future clothing

2005-07-13 Thread Lavolta Press
except for people who are fatally ill or otherwise medically desperate, for whom it is worth the substantial risks. If you've ever had a few problems with your Miscrosoft programs, can you imagine what buggy software could do INSIDE YOU? Fran Lavolta Press Books on Historic Costuming http

Re: [h-cost] Re: Future clothing

2005-07-13 Thread Lavolta Press
this week or covering yourself with green body hair? Though I should certainly hate to have to believe that Mr. Gates and Mr. Ballmer are G-d and Jesus rolled into one... Nah, they're more powerful. Fran Lavolta Press http://www.lavoltapress.com

Re: [h-cost] Re: Future clothing

2005-07-14 Thread Lavolta Press
. Luckily he only wears them to do yard work. Fran Lavolta Press http://www.lavoltapress.com Robert Uhl wrote: Lavolta Press [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Hey, my husband still wears the crew-necked white undershirt sticking out of the shirt neck. That's wrong?!? I'd far rather show

[h-cost] Future garments again

2005-07-16 Thread Lavolta Press
other than in those countries if wages rise there. Fran Lavolta Press Books on Historic Costuming http://www.lavoltapress.com ___ h-costume mailing list h-costume@mail.indra.com http://mail.indra.com/mailman/listinfo/h-costume

Re: [h-cost] Future garments again

2005-07-16 Thread Lavolta Press
If we're talking 20-30 years from now, that's enough time for Indians to start a retro trend. Mybe not precisely traditional clothing but styles derived from it, or traditional fabrics made into nontraditional styles. Or maybe color influences, or several of the above. Fran Lavolta Press

Re: [h-cost] Future garments again

2005-07-16 Thread Lavolta Press
this a recent trend that started in India. If this trend continues, I also expect shortly (maybe next summer) to see the embroidered Eastern European style peasant blouses, of the 1970s, and possibly kebayas, a 1970s trend that some people are also trying to revive in Indonesia. Fran Lavolta Press

Re: [h-cost] Indian clothing was: Future garments again

2005-07-16 Thread Lavolta Press
Web addresses please, if there are any! Fran -- That certainly depends on where you live. I recently moved from Jackson Heights (Queens County, New York City), after almost 30 years there. The place is often referred to as Little India and traditional

Re: [h-cost] lab coats

2005-07-21 Thread Lavolta Press
is apparently the other essential costuming accessory for chemists (and probably mad scientists)--badly stained hands. Fran Lavolta Press Books on Historic Costuming http://www.lavoltapress.com Ruth Anne Baumgartner wrote: The lab coat is a knee-length heavy cotton (usually white) unlined coat

Re: [h-cost] off topic about ebay

2005-07-26 Thread Lavolta Press
Postal money orders at least can be researched as cashed/not cashed, provided you save the money order number. Fran Lavolta Press http://www.lavoltapress.com And I would pay by check, because your bank can tell you if it was cashed and will have the record, which you do not get so easily

[h-cost] Am I period or not

2005-07-27 Thread Lavolta Press
One thing to do might be to have people submit not only their own photos, but a brief statement (like one paragraph) about their goal in creating the costume and what they want out of a critique. Like, their goal was 100% accuracy for a woman's Viking outfit, their goal was to create as good

Re: [h-cost] Am I period or not

2005-07-28 Thread Lavolta Press
this costume, many may balk at claiming it's actually their work when it is not. Fran Lavolta Press Kimiko Small wrote: Thank you Fran for stating what should be the obvious, and reminding me of something I often forget in my recreation attempts. I really have to remember to set a specific

Re: [h-cost] Flour Sack Fabric

2005-08-01 Thread Lavolta Press
I think it's also called feed sack fabric and is sometimes available at quilting stores, including on-line ones. This is what I gather from some groups I'm on, I've never bought any myself. Hope this helps. Fran Lavolta Press Books on Historic Costuming http://www.lavoltapress.com I

[h-cost] Need someone to make belt

2005-08-03 Thread Lavolta Press
this at a reasonable price? Fran Lavolta Press Books on Historic Costuming http://www.lavoltapress.com ___ h-costume mailing list h-costume@mail.indra.com http://mail.indra.com/mailman/listinfo/h-costume

[h-cost] For those who like Dangerous Liasions

2005-08-10 Thread Lavolta Press
and reputed to be one of the longest novels in the English language, perhaps _the_ longest. I haven't read it and I'm not going to, as I gather it gets quite tiresome. But the film, with the action left in and much of the moralizing stripped out, is another story. Fran Lavolta Press Books

Re: [h-cost] For those who like Dangerous Liasions

2005-08-11 Thread Lavolta Press
it back the same way and responds in the same tone, Yours, I believe? It's a fantastic film. I don't understand why BBC waited over ten years to put it on DVD. Fran Lavolta Press Books on Historic Costuming http://www.lavoltapress.com I saw this when first out and was disappointed

Re: [h-cost] For those who like Dangerous Liasions

2005-08-11 Thread Lavolta Press
as entertainment, not a documentary on how to layer 18th-century clothing. Fran Lavolta Press Books on Historic Costuming http://www.lavoltapress.com Suzi, making an 18th century chemise to be worn with an 18th century corset and wedding dress. I thought the costumes were, in general, good

Re: [h-cost] Re: clarissa

2005-08-11 Thread Lavolta Press
Encouraging--did she read the full or the abridged (a mere 700 pages) edition? Fran Lavolta Press http://www.lavoltapress.com Gail Scott Finke wrote: I haven't seen the film, but I actually do know someone who read the whole book. She liked it. Gail Finke

Re: [h-cost] Re: clarissa

2005-08-11 Thread Lavolta Press
strips most of that out. Clarissa is still a bit insufferable and overly passive (in fact self-destructive IMO). But the action is so compressed you can understand why she didn't have time to think a way out of her troubles. Fran Lavolta Press http://www.lavoltapress.com Lavolta Press wrote

Re: [h-cost] For those who like Dangerous Liasions

2005-08-11 Thread Lavolta Press
valid. I agree you're entitled to express express your point of view--just as I am entitled to express mine. Fran Lavolta Press http://www.lavoltapress.com Suzi Clarke wrote: You try explaining that to someone who doesn't know about costume history, and wants the dress that so and so wears

Re: [h-cost] For those who like Dangerous Liasions

2005-08-11 Thread Lavolta Press
I think that in terms of plot, filming, etc. Clarissa is similar and almost equal to Dangerous Liasions. The costumes are by no means a dead loss, either. Thing is, they had some points where they wanted to show skin . . . so they did. Fran Lavolta Press http://www.lavoltapress.com

Re: [h-cost] For those who like Dangerous Liasions

2005-08-11 Thread Lavolta Press
As for Queen Margot, I had more trouble with the improbability of the plot. When Clarissa is down to her corset there are some points being made about eroticism and vulnerability--but that doesn't mean every costume in the film is bad. Fran Lavolta Press http://www.lavoltapress.com C'mon

[h-cost] Going into Business

2005-08-11 Thread Lavolta Press
Lavolta Press http://www.lavoltapress.com ___ h-costume mailing list h-costume@mail.indra.com http://mail.indra.com/mailman/listinfo/h-costume

Re: [h-cost] Re: Indian Fabric Stores

2005-08-12 Thread Lavolta Press
Shalincraft is OK, I've bought from them. I got fast service and reasonable (though not spectacular) quality items. There are a lot of saris and cholis for sale on eBay. Fran Lavolta Press Books on Historic Costuming http://www.lavoltapress.com Karen R Bergquist wrote: Here are some sites

Re: [h-cost] Re: Indian Fabric Stores

2005-08-12 Thread Lavolta Press
I should say, I just looked at Shalincraft and they have a lot more embroidered stoles than last time I looked, some of which are very tempting. Fran Lavolta Press wrote: Shalincraft is OK, I've bought from them. I got fast service and reasonable (though not spectacular) quality items

Re: [h-cost] Where to buy kebayas and crochet

2005-08-25 Thread Lavolta Press
Lavolta Press http://www.lavoltapress.com Chris wrote: I love china-usa. I've gotten a couple of things from them and they were very, very good quality and have held up well. Thanks for the info on the kebayas! Chris G. ___ h-costume mailing

Re: [h-cost] Question Sari fabric and Victorian dresses

2005-08-29 Thread Lavolta Press
of the Victrolas were lined up with the horns exploding from them like flowers. Fran Lavolta Press Books on Historic Costuming http://www.lavoltapress.com [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: In a message dated 8/29/2005 10:49:46 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Someone wants me

[h-cost] Broomstick skirts

2005-09-01 Thread Lavolta Press
yields dozens and dozens of listings. I've been stocking up on them in all my favorite colors. My favorites are the plain fabric ones with gradient/dip dye/ombre. But there's a ton of calico print ones out there too (which I don't like, but lots of people do). Fran Lavolta Press http

Re: [h-cost] Response to conditions in Coastal Areas

2005-09-02 Thread Lavolta Press
not discussing it. Assuming I was even able to log on, I'd still have more urgent things to worry about. And now, I'm off to make a contribution. Fran Lavolta Press http://www.lavoltapress.com Penny Ladnier wrote: This is probably the only time I have ever written ANY message like this online

Re: [h-cost] Was: Response to conditions Now: Fiber Art

2005-09-02 Thread Lavolta Press
The whole modern wearable art movement is an outgrowth of DIY hippie crafts. I'm hoping to see the DIY aspects, the loving-hands-at-home experiments, revived as a foundation for a new generation of fiber artists. Fran Lavolta Press http://www.lavoltapress.com My non-historical 'costumes

Re: [h-cost] fiber arts and making vs buying clothes

2005-09-03 Thread Lavolta Press
. Fran Lavolta Press Books on Historic Costuming http://www.lavoltapress.com Good to know that's where/when/how working with textiles and fiber went from something one did if you were too poor to buy you clothes to something one did as an artform :-) When did off the rack clothes become THE WAY

Re: [h-cost] regional crinoline fashions

2005-09-03 Thread Lavolta Press
BTW, my husband's answer to the question What did hippies wear? is dense clouds of smoke. Fran Carol Kocian wrote: I was looking at the way certain eras of fashion are associated with an area, which is different than what people were actually wearing. It's not the reality, it's

Re: [h-cost] making vs buying clothes

2005-09-03 Thread Lavolta Press
of modern RTW. Fran Lavolta Press http://www.lavoltapress.com WickedFrau wrote: I missed the first post. What is RTW??? I used to never buy any clothing because I would always think...I can make that. But of course I rarely got around to it. Then another sewing friend of mine set me straight

Re: [h-cost] Woven a disposition? was: regional crinoline fashions

2005-09-03 Thread Lavolta Press
A disposition means with a pattern printed or woven in, to be arranged a certain way when making the garment. For example, you can get modern border fabrics, with a special border intended to be used at the bottom of a skirt. Fran Lavolta Press http://www.lavoltapress.com WickedFrau wrote

Re: [h-cost] making vs buying clothes

2005-09-03 Thread Lavolta Press
. Shipping is very reasonable too, less than I've paid many eBay sellers for shipping within the US. And fast, and efficient. BUT, those are all thin cotton skirts . . . and I'm looking for velvet for fall/winter. Fran Lavolta Press http://www.lavoltapress.com Dawn wrote: Lavolta Press wrote

Re: [h-cost] 1968 SCA views of medieval clothing

2005-09-03 Thread Lavolta Press
. Renaissance Faires, BTW, are another outgrowth of the hippie movement. //Fran Lavolta Press http://www.lavoltapress.com / As far as I know, there were not any texts available for more accurate patterns despite what the writer had said -- at least, not by our 21st century standards

Re: [h-cost] fiber arts and making vs buying clothes

2005-09-03 Thread Lavolta Press
mainstream is at least common. Places like Michael's craft stores carry supplies for making wearable art, and a few kits for the same. But what do you call wearable art? I'd say it's something more avant-garde, or arty, than a nice but mainstream hand-knitted sweater. Fran Lavolta Press http

Re: [h-cost] making vs buying clothes

2005-09-03 Thread Lavolta Press
Lavolta Press http://www.lavoltapress.com Carolyn Kayta Barrows wrote: BUT, those are all thin cotton skirts . . . and I'm looking for velvet for fall/winter. Does it make sense to layer one of these over what would amount to a petticoat underneath? The underskirt would keep you warm

Re: [h-cost] making vs buying clothes

2005-09-03 Thread Lavolta Press
and/or trimming), I personally would pay more. Fran Lavolta Press http://www.lavoltapress.com Dawn wrote: http://snipurl.com/hf4r $8. You couldn't buy the fabric for that little, never mind the work involved. http://snipurl.com/hf4t $24. Still a steal

Re: [h-cost] fiber arts and making vs buying clothes

2005-09-03 Thread Lavolta Press
the environment by recycling. Fran Lavolta Press http://www.lavoltapress.com Jacqueline Johnson wrote: I would agree. Define wearable art. The DIY movement is VERY strong and VERY mainstream. In particular among teenage girls. Just take a look at Etsy and you'll see the demographics. http://www.etsy.com

Re: [h-cost] fiber arts and making vs buying clothes

2005-09-03 Thread Lavolta Press
. But some of the ideas on the net I've seen are really creative. The Gothic Lolitas seem far too sweet and innocent to be real Goths though. While, as far as I know, none of my passing Goth acquaintances actually drink blood, they seem pretty sophisticated. Fran Lavolta Press http

Re: [h-cost] fiber arts and making vs buying clothes

2005-09-03 Thread Lavolta Press
-bikini crowd - wearable, but is it art? Dunno. There's a sense in which, the first time someone makes it, it's art; but if a bunch of other people make pretty much the same thing, is it art anymore? Fran Lavolta Press http://www.lavoltapress.com

Re: [h-cost] 1968 SCA views of medieval clothing

2005-09-03 Thread Lavolta Press
I come to understand that you may be saying that SCA came out of the hippie movement. If I am understanding correctly, I would like to say that SCA was not an outgrowth of the hippie movement, it grew from a history club at Berkley. I thought the fantasy author Marion Zimmer Bradley was

Re: [h-cost] fiber arts and making vs buying clothes

2005-09-03 Thread Lavolta Press
the praise turned to condemnation. Oh, that would be _yardage_. I thought that was silly; if one piece is art is it really degraded by her making a mere two others? On the other hand, I have to say that if she'd churned them out by the hundreds I might stop calling it art. Fran Lavolta Press

Re: [h-cost] 1968 SCA views of medieval clothing

2005-09-03 Thread Lavolta Press
It's a very counterculture idea for the mid 1960s. Fran Lavolta Press http://www.lavoltapress.com Cynthia Virtue wrote: I thought the fantasy author Marion Zimmer Bradley was supposed to have started it. She was part of it. The first SCA event was a goodbye party for someone going off

Re: [h-cost] I don't know art but I know what I like

2005-09-03 Thread Lavolta Press
, with coarse fabric and the wear that comes with actual use - is that as much art as the upper class dress? I'd say neither is necessarily art. One is fashionable upper-class dress, the other is lower-class dress. Fran Lavolta Press http://www.lavoltapress.com

Re: [h-cost] I don't know art but I know what I like

2005-09-03 Thread Lavolta Press
not be as happy to include a lovely, expensive modern upper-class garment of no historically important provenance. The scarcity of that type of item plays a part too. Fran Lavolta Press http://www.lavoltapress.com ___ h-costume mailing list h

Re: [h-cost] 1968 SCA views of medieval clothing

2005-09-04 Thread Lavolta Press
of reenactment IMO). But usually such events are public, buy-a-ticket, because they usually require renting a largish space. And I agree, people are often allowed to wear modern evening dress, although for some the attempt at a period costume is stipulated. Fran Lavolta Press http

Re: [h-cost] Early Reenactments

2005-09-04 Thread Lavolta Press
What did they do for ancient Roman reenactment in the 17th century? Fran Glenda Robinson wrote: I've seen references to 17th century ancient Roman /16th century/fantasy reenactments. The Little Castle at Bolsover was designed for these sorts of parties.

Re: [h-cost] Early Reenactments

2005-09-05 Thread Lavolta Press
I know about masques, but was wondering if there was something closer to a modern reenactment. Fran http://www.lavoltapress.com Elizabeth Walpole wrote: Aren't there a couple of books from around the turn of the 17th century that feature drawings of costumes for a Masque (i.e. fancy

Re: [h-cost] 1968 SCA views of medieval clothing

2005-09-05 Thread Lavolta Press
, and partly because it required wearing seriously offbeat clothes. Furthermore, that it appealed to people who already liked wearing seriously offbeat clothes. Fran Lavolta Press http://www.lavoltapress.com Something happened in the 1960s, and all these things, and Hippies, came out

Re: [h-cost] Early Reenactments

2005-09-05 Thread Lavolta Press
I've seen a lot of websites for people who want slaves. How's your black leather wardrobe? Fran I need to extend my ancient reenactment and buy a good slave snip Glenda ___ h-costume mailing list h-costume@mail.indra.com

Re: [h-cost] 1968 SCA views of medieval clothing

2005-09-05 Thread Lavolta Press
Perhaps, but if I were to describe a person involved in reenactment, I'd say that (a) they did it pretty regularly and (b) not as part of a theatrical performance. Fran I think it is difficult to determine what is Re-enactment and what is merely dressing up for an event or occasion.

Re: [h-cost] 1968 SCA views of medieval clothing

2005-09-05 Thread Lavolta Press
. But in a Renaissance Faire sales is the primary purpose of the event. Fran Lavolta Press http://www.lavoltapress.com In short, SCA events are not a performance for an audience. Renaissance fairs and nearly all battle re-enactment societies' events are. And this difference profoundly affects

Re: [h-cost] Experimental Archaeology (was 1968 SCA views of medieval clothing)

2005-09-05 Thread Lavolta Press
more, regardless of the records kept? Fran Lavolta Press http://www.lavoltapress.com Experimental archaeology is a scientific concept that requires a certain rigor in materials, environment, test design, documentation, and such that is lacking in most cases. Marc

Re: [h-cost] Experimental Archaeology (was 1968 SCA views of medieval clothing)

2005-09-05 Thread Lavolta Press
What makes it archaeology, as opposed to just learning a task or craft, even if one of the past? Fran [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: To clarify, I refered to experiential archaeology - that is learning things about the past by doing them. Experimental archeology is, as you say, something somewhat

Re: [h-cost] Experimental Archaeology (was 1968 SCA views of medieval clothing)

2005-09-06 Thread Lavolta Press
, to differentiate themselves to outsiders, from more casual participants. But why worry about what other people think, if what you do is rewarding to you? Fran Lavolta Press http://www.lavoltapress.com An important part of the experience is to understand how it *felt* to be a person

Re: [h-cost] RE: Experimental Archaeology

2005-09-06 Thread Lavolta Press
I don't think that discovering something is science, per se. Fran For instance, one of the questions that keeps getting asked about medieval shoes is what are the welts for. ___ h-costume mailing list h-costume@mail.indra.com

Re: [h-cost] RE: Experimental Archaeology

2005-09-06 Thread Lavolta Press
Yes, but personal discovery is not necessarily science. Fran Betsy Marshal wrote: Science is all about discovery! (then classification, then explanation, then testing, then verification.) Pyro ___ h-costume mailing list

Re: [h-cost] RE: Experimental Archaeology

2005-09-07 Thread Lavolta Press
It is not neccessarily_ not_ science to try to find evidence to support a hyphothesis. And unscientific efforts can be made to break one. The important issue there is objectivity. Fran Lavolta Press http://www.lavoltapress.com Marc Carlson wrote: Fran: I don't think that discovering

Re: [h-cost] RE: Experimental Archaeology

2005-09-07 Thread Lavolta Press
it becomes an issues of My clique says versus your clique says. This routine is totally different from real scientific discussion. Fran Lavolta Press http://www.lavoltapress.com Marc Carlson wrote: Fran: I don't think that discovering something is science, per se. I think it has to do

Re: [h-cost] RE: Experimental Archaeology

2005-09-07 Thread Lavolta Press
But for social status reasons? Not because, All research to this point has shown that . . . Or I agree with Smith but that's because [advancing arguments]? Fran ROTFL! Not necessarily. I can't tell you how many scientific discussions (aka arguments) that I've witnessed that are of

Re: [h-cost] RE: Experimental Archaeology

2005-09-07 Thread Lavolta Press
if someone says, Prove yourself to me, I'm waiting. And I'll push you to the wall with question after question. Generally, someone who wants to prove a scientific theory wrong, has to provide some evidence to the contrary himself or herself. Fran Lavolta Press http://www.lavoltapress.com

Re: [h-cost] RE: Experimental Archaeology

2005-09-07 Thread Lavolta Press
plausibility. Not all competition is social, not everyone wants to or is allowed to BS to compete professionally, and not all screening is personally supportive or vindictive. Fran Lavolta Press http://www.lavoltapress.com You mean like Lab XYZ is *the* place to be (rather like publishing

Re: [h-cost] Moda a Firenze

2005-09-09 Thread Lavolta Press
Fred Struthers/Books on Cloth carries a lot of museum catalogs, and can sometimes be persuaded to special order. His email address is [EMAIL PROTECTED] Fran Lavolta Press http://www.lavoltapress.com Wanda Pease wrote: I'm not having a lot of luck ordering this from the museum. Someone

[h-cost] Dye question and unrelated dish recommendation

2005-09-13 Thread Lavolta Press
, is easier to navigate than their website. Fran Lavolta Press http://www.lavoltapress.com ___ h-costume mailing list h-costume@mail.indra.com http://mail.indra.com/mailman/listinfo/h-costume

Re: [h-cost] Dye question and unrelated dish recommendation

2005-09-13 Thread Lavolta Press
True, and the white is probably bleached. I think cotton is not naturally bright white. Yes, I've considered wearing the skirt over a colored petticoat, I just have a hankering for a colored one too. Thanks, Fran Joan Jurancich wrote: Very pretty skirt. The natural color (a light

Re: [h-cost] making a fan

2005-09-19 Thread Lavolta Press
You could search eBay for antique fans in poor condition and recover them. Fran Lavolta Press http://www.lavoltapress.com [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Can anyone help me with what the proper term is for this item? And if anyone can point me towards websites that might carry this, I'd be very

[h-cost] House of Elliot

2005-09-20 Thread Lavolta Press
is not much on intellectual content, but it's got great clothes. For those who don't know, it's about two fictional sisters who started a couture house in the 1920s. Fran Lavolta Press http://www.lavoltapress.com ___ h-costume mailing list h

Re: [h-cost] A New Programme to watch out for - Elizabeth

2005-09-21 Thread Lavolta Press
Suzi, I take it you applied for this costuming job, but didn't get it? Fran snip he hated costume that did not look right, and in particular was horribly disappointed with David Starkey, whose documentary series on Elizabeth used her original costumes for Elizabeth R but for the wrong

Re: [h-cost] why renaissance and not 18th century?

2005-09-22 Thread Lavolta Press
of the country I originally came from, everything was named for Washington. Towns, streets, schools, you name it. There was hardly an 18th-century house or inn around that Washington didn't supposedly sleep in. He was Our Father, larger than life. Fran Lavolta Press http

Re: [h-cost] why renaissance and not 18th century?

2005-09-22 Thread Lavolta Press
in parts of the US where that part of history didn't happen to speak of? Granted, there won't be the existing organizations, the historic houses and such, to build it around. But the SCA has done very well in the absence of medieval castles . . . . Fran Lavolta Press http

Re: [h-cost] why renaissance and not 18th century?

2005-09-22 Thread Lavolta Press
not be the body of myth that most affects you emotionally, but it definitely exists, and it's definitely only partly in accordance with historical fact. Fran Lavolta Press http://www.lavoltapress.com Cynthia Virtue wrote: Lavolta Press wrote: Nah, to most Americans the 18th century is the remote

Re: [h-cost] RE: why renaissance and not 18th century?

2005-09-22 Thread Lavolta Press
. They are partly emotionally motivated at all times. As long as you don't allow emotion to triumph over abstract reasoning, there is no problem with the quality of your reasoning. Myths may not be facts, but they are real and valuable. Fran Lavolta Press http://www.lavoltapress.com Marc

Re: [h-cost] why renaissance and not 18th century?

2005-09-22 Thread Lavolta Press
give up playing with dolls because they're too old. You just need to recognize them for what they are, and also recognize that they may be partly true, that they may contain actual historical facts. Fran Lavolta Press http://www.lavoltapress.com Shane Sheridan wrote: Here is another

Re: [h-cost] why renaissance and not 18th century?

2005-09-22 Thread Lavolta Press
it. I'm not saying all novels, or films, or other art forms are equally good in my own estimation. But the fact remains that many people love and get value from things I don't think are good, and from things our current marketing trend has declared pop culture. Fran Lavolta Press http

Re: [h-cost] the 20th century

2005-09-22 Thread Lavolta Press
already think of the pigeon-front look, the Titanic look, the flapper look, the 30s Hollywood look, the World War 2 look, the swing 1950s look, the Mod look of the 60s, the Hippie look of the 70s . . . it's just the 80s and 90s where we're still undecided on The Image. Fran Lavolta Press http

Re: [h-cost] why renaissance and not 18th century?

2005-09-22 Thread Lavolta Press
Lavolta Press http://www.lavoltapress.com ___ h-costume mailing list h-costume@mail.indra.com http://mail.indra.com/mailman/listinfo/h-costume

Re: [h-cost] why renaissance and not 18th century?

2005-09-22 Thread Lavolta Press
published, that it's much harder for the works of any fiction writer to emerge from the sea of other stuff as even existing, let alone great or not. I'll tell you who I think the greatest 20th century writer is so far: Gene Wolfe. Fran Lavolta Press http://www.lavoltapress.com

Re: [h-cost] the 20th century

2005-09-23 Thread Lavolta Press
! I've never been quite sure who Olivia Newton John is, but I don't think I really want to know. I think she has something to do with music? but I don't listen to modern pop or rock or rap music, whatever the thing is now. Fran Lavolta Press http://www.lavoltapress.com

Re: [h-cost] the 20th century-influences

2005-09-23 Thread Lavolta Press
and such) and I've collected antique and vintage clothing since I was 16. And I've gotten by very nicely all this time without having to subject myself to MTV. Fran Lavolta Press http://www.lavoltapress.com ___ h-costume mailing list h-costume@mail.indra.com

Re: [h-cost] Re: Re: the 20th century

2005-09-23 Thread Lavolta Press
to be a platform for an excuse to put me down, I'd say that you don't have much of a platform to stand on. I suggest you get back to discussing costume in a more general way. Fran Lavolta Press http://www.lavoltapress.com ___ h-costume mailing list h-costume

Re: [h-cost] Re: Re: the 20th century

2005-09-23 Thread Lavolta Press
historic with modern, and so on. Fran Lavolta Press http://www.lavoltapress.com I'm not primarily into modern fashion either, but I do believe in being dressed; and on some occasions even well dressed. Right now I'm wearing an old t-shirt and my everything-else-is-in-the-laundry jeans

Re: [h-cost] the 20th century-influences

2005-09-24 Thread Lavolta Press
not beauty. If they're happy with it why not? Fran Lavolta Press http://www.lavoltapress.com ___ h-costume mailing list h-costume@mail.indra.com http://mail.indra.com/mailman/listinfo/h-costume

Re: [h-cost] the 20th century-influences

2005-09-24 Thread Lavolta Press
and search on (for example) black velvet jacket. Hope this helps. Fran Lavolta Press http://www.lavoltapress.com Hi fran, could you tell me what you search for on ebay to find interesting stuff? thanks, Kitty ___ h-costume mailing list h-costume

Re: [h-cost] Re: Re: the 20th century

2005-09-24 Thread Lavolta Press
-class dress is casual, by any means. There are plenty of jobs where people must wear conservative clothing to succeed, and so forth. Fran Lavolta Press http://www.lavoltapress.com Truebut societylike high society, still cares what you wear sometimes far more than young people. It's

Re: [h-cost] Current day fashion magazines

2005-09-24 Thread Lavolta Press
That's at least partly being short--your calves are not where the boots manufacturer thinks they should be, height-wise. I have the same problem with long boots. I also welcome the return of long skirts. Fran Lavolta Press http://www.lavoltapress.com Suzi Clarke wrote: At 03:02 24/09

Re: [h-cost] Current day fashion magazines

2005-09-24 Thread Lavolta Press
Well, I am rejoicing. I'm buying clothes like I haven't been for years. Stuff from the 1960s through the 1980s is getting mixed together and marketed as boho--which is great with me. Fran Lavolta Press http://www.lavoltapress.com Re-enactors must be rejoicing right now

Re: [h-cost] Re: Re: the 20th century

2005-09-24 Thread Lavolta Press
identities to match their labels, as in I'm boho, that's boho, so I'll buy it. But individuals are, IMO, much better off looking at lines and construction and colors and what is convenient for them, and picking it out regardless of labels, and regardless of where it is sold. Fran Lavolta Press

Re: [h-cost] Current day fashion magazines

2005-09-25 Thread Lavolta Press
huge-batwing one recently. And I like sweater-coats--but not belted. They look dowdy belted. Fran Lavolta Press http://www.lavoltapress.com ___ h-costume mailing list h-costume@mail.indra.com http://mail.indra.com/mailman/listinfo/h-costume

Re: [h-cost] Current day fashion magazines

2005-09-25 Thread Lavolta Press
right now as far as I can tell. Fran Lavolta Press http://www.lavoltapress.com Adele de Maisieres wrote: Lavolta Press wrote: I've been seeing some wonderful sweaters--batwings and other draped styles. A lot of them just swamp me, though I bought a nice drapey huge-batwing one recently

Re: [h-cost] Current day fashion magazines

2005-09-25 Thread Lavolta Press
eBay always has lots of vintage sweaters and ponchos for sale. . . . Fran Dianne Greg Stucki wrote: - Original Message - From: Lavolta Press [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Historical Costume [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Sunday, September 25, 2005 6:04 PM Subject: Re: [h-cost] Current day

Re: playing in period societies? Re: [h-cost] why renaissance...

2005-09-26 Thread Lavolta Press
beginner members; but regular rehearsals are usually not open for people to drop in.) Fran Lavolta Press http://www.lavoltapress.com Kahlara wrote: Another possibility for finding like minded people, if you are at all into traditional or folk dancing you might check out some of those groups as well

Re: [h-cost] Cotton Fabrics and substitutes for Edwardian underthings.

2005-10-03 Thread Lavolta Press
Yes, that's a classic of the period. I have a couple editions of it. Fran Lavolta Press http://www.lavoltapress.com Sharon Nevin wrote: At 02:24 PM 3/10/2005, you wrote: What is the book you are using? Cutting Out for Student Teachers by Amy K. Smith. 3rd Edition. Printed By Sir Isaac

[h-cost] Henry James film

2005-10-05 Thread Lavolta Press
which is a rather unusual costume period for films. Fran Lavolta Press Books on Historic Costume http://www.lavoltapress.com ___ h-costume mailing list h-costume@mail.indra.com http://mail.indra.com/mailman/listinfo/h-costume

Re: [h-cost] Henry James film

2005-10-05 Thread Lavolta Press
The Moonstone, and there is a good film of that, which I also have on tape. Lady Audley's Secret is another good Gothic film. The BBC Bleak House is on film too. Fran Lavolta Press http://www.lavoltapress.com Anyway...speaking of Dickens and Diana Rigg, there's a Bleak House I've never seen. BBC, I

Re: [h-cost]Bleak House, was Henry James film

2005-10-06 Thread Lavolta Press
of liked the modernized Great Expectations with Gwyneth Paltrow (think Dickens Lite), aside from the music. I am looking forward to the new Bleak House. Do you know when it will be coming out and especially, coming out on DVD? Fran Lavolta Press http://www.lavoltapress.com Kate M Bunting

Re: [h-cost] Review? Women's Costume 1877-1885: The Complete Dress and Cloak Cutter

2005-10-07 Thread Lavolta Press
using my knowledge of period patterns and clothing, and what's left of my college German. And there isn't an infinite number of foreign sources either, nor are they, as a general rule, hugely different from the ones in English. Fran Lavolta Press Books of Historic Patterns http

Re: [h-cost] Review? Women's Costume 1877-1885 --correction

2005-10-07 Thread Lavolta Press
Sorry, I meant not the best original books of patterns for all time, but the best ones for women's clothes of the late 1870s and early 1880s, specifically; not before or after. Fran Lavolta Press http://www.lavoltapress.com The best books in English with women’s clothing patterns that I know

  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   >