All posts tagged: costume books

Christmas and New Years prettiness

I was given some lovely costume related prettiness for Christmas, and I picked up a bit more on my road trip. First, my wonderful in-laws asked me for a wish list, and off of it, they got me…(drumroll here)… And…. I’ll be reviewing all three of these as I use them. Space was limited on the road trip, so all I picked up was these three bits of deliciousness: The mirror has the cutest little wreath motif on the back. It also has some damage, and the tortoiseshell has shrunk, so I’m going to be researching how to conserve it, and blogging about that. Finally, just before Christmas I found these gorgeous embroidered napkins: The handwork is exquisite, and the motifs are all different: I suspect that there was a 6th napkin at some point.  I’ll just have to have 5 person tea parties with this set!

The Museo de la Moda Costume Book

I am so, so excited about what I get to show you this week.  It’s something I have coveted for a long, long time, and didn’t think I would ever be able to get. It is the catalogue from the Museo de la Moda‘s first exhibition: You might not have heard of the Museo de la Moda, or the catalogue.  And that wouldn’t be surprising, because it is a new museum, with very little web presence, located in Santiago, Chile – not usually the centre of costume fabulosity. But it has a fabulous collection, and a fabulous catalogue.  Neither of which is available in any form except for in Santiago.  Gah! I’ve been so obsessed with the catalogue that the minute the fabulous Claire of Well, I used to be a Lady mentioned that she was going to South America, I asked if she was going to Santiago. And she replied that she had a stopover of a few hours. And I very cheekily asked if she would take a taxi out to the Museo …