If you’re looking for some Summer reading material for the beach, your next trip, or just to relax at home on the couch with a cup of tea or a refreshing drink, then this round-up is for you:
- For a long time women were often viewed as consumers of fragrance rather than creators. This is slowly changing, and women in the perfume industry are finally getting the recognition they deserve.
- Fashionista’s series on the untold tales of fashion’s invaluable fit models is an interesting read.
- Used wedding dresses are a growing phenomenon, here Racked’s Gray Chapman interviews the woman who sold her her wedding dress.
- Bras are rarely given to local charities, which makes it extremely hard for people in poverty to get the undergarments they need.
- What it’s like to shop as a tall woman.
- I found “Why Makeup Matters to Women in Prison” a thought-provoking article.
- Yahoo! rounds up 14 adaptive clothing brands that make getting dressed easier for people with special needs.
- If you’ve been meaning to try Rent the Runway’s $89 subscription service, read these 7 tips before you get started.
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Kari has been greatly enjoying Dressed: The History of Fashion, a new podcast, and its accompanying Instagram made by fashion historians April Calahan and Cassidy Zachary. They have covered subjects such as the House of Worth and Paul Poiret; Elizabeth Keckly and Gaby Deslys; Givenchy; fashion and physique and how fashion silhouettes and “ideal” body types change over time. The podcast “explores the incredibly rich and complex history behind the clothes we wear,” and Kari finds it fascinating and well done.
She adds: “If you listen to only one episode, I would recommend ‘The Body: Fashion & Physique, an interview with Emma McClendon‘. This episode explores how the body type considered ideal shifts over time, and features guest fashion historian Emma McClendon who talks about her current exhibition The Body: Fashion and Physique at The Museum at FIT.”