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Met Museum’s 16th century sculpture collection – A costumer’s wet dream

I’ve been posting links to 16th century sculptures from the Met over on the Elizabethan Costuming group on Facebook, but I figured I might share the love with those of you not on FB, too! Lazzaro Casario, “Elisabetta Bianchini Vizzani”. 1589. Italian (Bolognese). Enjoy the 360o views on all of these, as well as the… Continue reading Met Museum’s 16th century sculpture collection – A costumer’s wet dream

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Be sure to thank Debbie Reynolds

The story goes that Debbie Reynolds’ amazing Hollywood costume collection was accumulated by the actress during a period of time when the big production companies were practically throwing away these iconic garments.  Like any right-thinking individual, Ms. Reynolds knew she had to do something to preserve these garments for posterity, because seriously… What was Cleopatra,… Continue reading Be sure to thank Debbie Reynolds

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Long time, no update

Yeah, I know, I go through these periods of long silence on this blog, which is kind of sad, considering all the costuming activities I’m usually involved in.  What typically happens is I’ll be up to my eyeballs in studying during the week and then on the weekends, I’ll be up to my eyeballs in… Continue reading Long time, no update