Sustainability Step 1: Balanced Ideals

Sustainability Step 1: Balanced Ideals

The joys of slow living and sustainability Waking up in the morning to a soft pink sunrise and the weight of the dog on your feet. Knowing that you’re within yourself; reminding yourself that you are centred, grounded, and recite the mantra “peace begins with...

Regency Foundations

 Mission one on my foundational adventures is regency stays! There is not as much information on the foundational garments of this time as there are for others, such as the 18th and late 19th centuries.  The whole inspiration for my ongoing exploration into these...

Foundational Garments

Foundational Garments Foundational garments have always been of utmost importance through history, with bodies, stays and corsets being used and evidenced for years and years. There is a lot of discourse on the ethics of these pieces, and everyone seems to have...

The Arts and Crafts Movement; an introduction

Marshall & Snelgrove Ltd, 1895 – 1900, V&A Museum Characterised by flowing lines and natural floral motifs, the Arts and Crafts Movement was a reaction to industrialisation, as opposed to being a style with a specific set of rules. It promoted and celebrated...

Dior Dress Analysis, 1947

Figure 1, a black pencil dress, with 15 covered buttons up the centre front. 1949 Here is a dress created by Christian Dior in 1947. Technically, it is a simple, black two-piece ensemble, with two skirt options. The bodice itself has 3 self-covered buttons and...