Category Archives: Fashion

One seam coat

As I mentioned last week, Cristobal Balenciaga was famous for his unconventional pattern making.  He avoided side-seams and sought to find ways to let fabrics drape and fall around a body regardless of traditional slopers and patterns. A famous design

One seam coat

As I mentioned last week, Cristobal Balenciaga was famous for his unconventional pattern making.  He avoided side-seams and sought to find ways to let fabrics drape and fall around a body regardless of traditional slopers and patterns. A famous design

Cristobal

The items I told you about last week are all in the permanent collection at the V&A and can be seen any time for free.  Alongside the permanent collection, there are usually two or three special exhibits.  As a member,

Cristobal

The items I told you about last week are all in the permanent collection at the V&A and can be seen any time for free.  Alongside the permanent collection, there are usually two or three special exhibits.  As a member,

Grandeur in the basement

On my way to the living chandelier, I was distracted by this exhibit in the basement by the tunnel entrance into the V&A (there is a tunnel from South Kensington Underground station to the museums on Exhibition Road, running underneath

Grandeur in the basement

On my way to the living chandelier, I was distracted by this exhibit in the basement by the tunnel entrance into the V&A (there is a tunnel from South Kensington Underground station to the museums on Exhibition Road, running underneath

Towersey

Usually I go on trips and then tell the tales.  This week I’m giving you a pre-view of an upcoming event – Towersey Village Festival over the August Bank Holiday weekend. This folk music festival has  been held in the small

Towersey

Usually I go on trips and then tell the tales.  This week I’m giving you a pre-view of an upcoming event – Towersey Village Festival over the August Bank Holiday weekend. This folk music festival has  been held in the small

A quick detour to fashion again

Longer term readers of this blog will know that I spent 2013 at Fashion School in Houston.  When this blog was all about me rather than all about travel, I blogged about my fashion exploits I then decided that travel-tales.org

A quick detour to fashion again

Longer term readers of this blog will know that I spent 2013 at Fashion School in Houston.  When this blog was all about me rather than all about travel, I blogged about my fashion exploits I then decided that travel-tales.org

The other half of Texas

I slept from San Antonio until Del Rio for about 170 miles.  Sunrise was scheduled for 6:36am and the dining car opens for breakfast at 6:30am so I set my alarm to wake me up in time to be able

The other half of Texas

I slept from San Antonio until Del Rio for about 170 miles.  Sunrise was scheduled for 6:36am and the dining car opens for breakfast at 6:30am so I set my alarm to wake me up in time to be able

Costumes for Cinderella

Through a friend I met one of the founders of the Playhouse Community Theatre in Houston.  It is a charity which offers after-school bi-lingual drama, dance and visual arts classes to children in the local area.  Unlike some bi-lingual initiatives

Costumes for Cinderella

Through a friend I met one of the founders of the Playhouse Community Theatre in Houston.  It is a charity which offers after-school bi-lingual drama, dance and visual arts classes to children in the local area.  Unlike some bi-lingual initiatives