Trying It On Blog

Clothes: vintage, designer, wearing, keeping, consuming, loving

LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED

August 11, 2016

A little word on what's up here. Meanwhile, love to you all...

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VICTORIAN OR EDWARDIAN?

August 11, 2016

Sort out your turn-of-20th-century costume confusion...

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THE FOOT OF FASHION

May 10, 2016

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Learn how Aurora James made us all crave springbok erongos at The Hand of Fashion talk at F.I.T. Wednesday May 11. All about making sustainable desirable...

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Turn it inside out and #ShowYourLabel...

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topshop-challenge-is-EVIL

UK fast fashion retailer Topshop thinks it's selling too slowly. They just issued a self serving "challenge" to fashion tech startups: "help us capitalize on the hype"

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SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL

April 08, 2016

A resale site at scale is brutal. To please their moneymen, they must reject half your pieces, sell the rest too cheap, and keep a huge chunk of that price. But why? Why does it have to be big?...

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1956: Marie Margaret Tanner from St Louis was 19 years old that Christmas, and freshly engaged to John Owen Rottler. She must have spent a...

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COMING TO YOU LIVE...

March 03, 2016

... from Brooklyn! Welcome to vee three-point-lost-count complete with About sections and... 

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As this post-Rana Plaza initiative turns two, I wonder: are take-back programs righteous, or veiled advertising...

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THIS DRESS WON A NOBEL

March 02, 2016

How did a dress win the greatest prize in science? This laureate got couture...
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