Archive for March, 2018

  • April 1937. The newest edition of Vogue Paris reveals that vibrant colours are trendy this season. The dreams of every woman, “to go out, dance, shine and be beautiful,” (1) are […]

    Glamorous Depression

    April 1937. The newest edition of Vogue Paris reveals that vibrant colours are trendy this season. The dreams of every woman, “to go out, dance, shine and be beautiful,” (1) are […]

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  •   July, 1917          I will forever remember today for the rustle of muslin as the summer breeze drifted through the pleats of my skirt,  fluttering my hem […]

    Muslin Memoirs

      July, 1917          I will forever remember today for the rustle of muslin as the summer breeze drifted through the pleats of my skirt,  fluttering my hem […]

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  • Theoretical Framework One of the key ideas to emerge from theories of material culture is the communicative power of objects. This communicative power is amplified when applied to dress artifacts, […]

    Inuvialuit Parkas

    Theoretical Framework One of the key ideas to emerge from theories of material culture is the communicative power of objects. This communicative power is amplified when applied to dress artifacts, […]

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  • A lot of women are obsessed with shoes, for me it is handbags! I cannot really tell what it is, but there is something about them that is very special […]

    It is more than just a bag!

    A lot of women are obsessed with shoes, for me it is handbags! I cannot really tell what it is, but there is something about them that is very special […]

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  • As a “90’s kid” my Friday nights were spent watching the MuchMusic countdown, and afterwards, Electric Circus. Electric Circus was a program on MuchMusic that was a live streamed electronic […]

    Rave Culture and Resistance

    As a “90’s kid” my Friday nights were spent watching the MuchMusic countdown, and afterwards, Electric Circus. Electric Circus was a program on MuchMusic that was a live streamed electronic […]

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  • Material objects have power over us. Referred to as “Thing Power,” Jane Bennett describes the power of the object as “the curious ability of inanimate things to animate … to […]

    Material Power: The 1987 Albert Nipon Skirt Suit

    Material objects have power over us. Referred to as “Thing Power,” Jane Bennett describes the power of the object as “the curious ability of inanimate things to animate … to […]

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  • “Here, you can have this back. I think if we continue to wash it will fade away,” my husband alerts me while handing me back a sweatshirt he had taken […]

    A sweatshirt as a memory

    “Here, you can have this back. I think if we continue to wash it will fade away,” my husband alerts me while handing me back a sweatshirt he had taken […]

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