Author Archives: Beth

Needles in the Stacks, Couture edition

  Here in the FIT Library, we have many many books on how to make clothing.  There are different points of view on techniques, as well as different types of machinery.  In our last post, we spent time reviewing books … Continue reading

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Menswear again: down, not up

In my slightly obsessive following of menswear trends (and their marketing mojo),  I found this businessy tidbit: http://www.businessinsider.com/this-hoodie-is-so-insanely-popular-you-have-to-wait-months-to-get-it-2013-12 Not being a huge fan of the hoodie, this caught my eye.  I mean, seriously:  Why a hoodie?  I like a bit … Continue reading

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World’s Fair Site: can you get there from here?

(Thank you, Wikipedia, for this image of the Queen’s World’s Fair site from August, 1964!) We interrupt the longer blog post we’re frantically working on to bring you this urgent debate concerning one of New York City’s most interesting historic … Continue reading

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New Year, New Beginnings!

Since several folks I know got married this past week, it seems apt to begin the new year with hopeful thoughts of love. This florist is making a beautiful, yet unconventional, winter bouquet: http://www.nytimes.com/video/fashion/100000002623408/a-winter-bouquet-locally-grown.html And this young woman is an … Continue reading

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