July Monthly Archives

WT clothing swap in Huffington Post

This week I co-hosted a successful clothing swap with my book club gals in honor of my July selection, Eccentric Glamour by Simon Doonan. Today I popped in to the Goldstein to work with a friend on a project, and she was already wearing one of her swap finds (one of my old shirts actually) expertly re-configured into a sleek workplace ensemble in a way …

Sailing Fashion

At the end of last summer Harlo bought a sailboat, but it was nearing Minnesota’s chilly Fall, so basically we just cleaned it up and bought supplies. This summer however has been all about boating, as we’ve taken group and private lessons, and have mastered wine and cheese entertaining while navigating the high seas of the small lake we keep it on. It’s been a …

Two Exhibitions in France

(Sonia Rykiel by Andy Warhol 1986, © Andy Warhol Foundation/Corbis) For those who might be planning to visit France in the near future, here are two exhibits at Les Arts Décoratifs: EXHIBITION Sonia Rykiel. Exhibition 20 November 2008 – 19 April 2009 This first retrospective of the couturière’s work, marking the 40th anniversary of her fashion house, is composed of clothes, fashion photographs (Sarah Moon, …

Job-Curator of Education at the Textile Museum

The Textile Museum in Washington DC is looking for a Curator of Education. The person in this role would develop educational materials (for in-person and online), supervise staff, as well as handle budget responsibilities. There is a lot more specific info on the position and the application procedure if you follow the links. Click here for more details or email here.

Guggenheim Job in NYC

Here is another position that is arts based but might appeal to people in dressand textile studies. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in NYC is seeking an Associate Registrar for Collection Exhibitions. Reporting to the Director of Registration and Art Services, the Associate Registrar for Collection Exhibitions is responsible for organizing and supervising the assembly, dispersal and transfer of collection exhibitions presented at the Guggenheim …

Call for Abstracts: Sustainability and Fashion

There’s an international conference in New Delhi, India being held November 28-29, 2008 entitled: Sustainability of the Fashion Industry Chain: Crop to Shop. Abstracts are being accepted through August 15. Abstracts for papers are invited for the following themes: * Design interventions and Sustainability * Fashion Materials and Sustainability * Sustainable production processes, technologies and ethical issues * Sustainable consumption and retail * Policy and …

Hey Sewers! Call for Book Submissions

My friends Rebecca and Trish from here in the Twin Cities, of the store Crafty Planet, are putting together a new book entitled 101 One-Yard Wonders and are looking for submissions by August 31, 2008. They said: “With this book, we are setting out to fill a need that so many of us have: what to do with that single yard of special, coveted fabric …

Fashion, Appearance, & Identity at PCA/ACA

The annual joint conference of the Pop Culture Association/American Culture Association will be held April 8-11, 2009 in Louisiana. The Fashion, Appearance, and Identity section has a call for submissions out and they’re accepting papers related to history, marketing, aesthetics, and other topics which would fall under their umbrella. You can check out the specific call for papers here or go to the general PCA/ACA …

News Flash

Newsweek featured an article about the policies in Flint, Michigan for the police to start arresting people whose pants sag in a way that represents “immoral self-expression.” Depending on whether the person was wearing underwear the sagger can be punished with 93 days to a year in jail and up to $500. July’s Italian Vogue features only black models in an effort to address the …

Job: Textile Museum of Canada

The Textile Museum of Canada (Toronto) is looking for a full time Textile Cataloguer to start this September (Application Deadline: August 1, 2008, 5:00 pm). Job Description: The qualified candidate will play an integral role on the Museum’s curatorial department team cataloguing textile artifacts from the permanent collection in support of an exciting, large-scale online programming initiative called In Touch: Connecting Cloth, Culture + Art. …

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