Best New Project, History of Fashion Division

Why is this woman smiling? (Well, because her dress is kick-ass, that's one reason.) The other is because she probably (like me) just found out about this from of . (Thanks Kat G for the link!)

Pham is collecting images of women of color, who, as she points out, are almost completely overlooked and left out of fashion histories. 

Her blog is fantastic and the pictures are wonderful. Highly recommended (and send her your pictures)!

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Slow Art, Nice Clothes.


[Image of the Met's Anglomania exhibit BY-NC-ND 2.0 by ]

Mina sent me a list of fashion museums around the world from — I've repurposed it into a wiki page over at the . Know of others? Please add them!

Which reminds me, do you all know about ? It's April 16 this year.

Slow Art Day was started to invite novices – and experts – to experience the art of looking at art slowly.

It's a very simple process. Volunteer hosts (not necessarily experts) invite people to come to a local museum and view a small number of works of art for 5 to 10 minutes each. Then everyone meets for lunch at a nearby cafe to talk about their experience. And all this happens the same day around the world.

In San Francisco, my son and I will be doing Slow Art Day at the Cartoon Art Museum — come !

If there's a fashion museum by you, why not  in your city? 

A is for Awesome

Many thanks to Caroline who tipped me off that was an A-Z of alphabet prints and bright colors. (Also, some .)

If I can't get some of this fabric, it won't be for lack of trying. (Also, can I pull off high-heeled orange sneakers?)

Thanks, Domenico and Stefano! Choose Life!