Last Day for Contributing Writers!

Today is the deadline for contributing writers!

The ARLIS Fashion Textile and Costume Special Interest Group is currently seeking members who are willing to commit to blogging. FTC bloggers should commit to writing one post a quarter for a minimum of one year. If you are interested in being a regular blogger for FTC, please fill out the form here by June 30th, 2020.

ARLIS FTC members already have access to contribute content to this blog and are encouraged to post announcements and individual posts in this space.

Please note that you do need to be an ARLIS FTC member in order to sign up!

Fashion, Textile, and Costume SIG Annual Meeting 2020 Summary

The ARLIS/NA 2020 Conference in-person conference was canceled in early March and instead ARLIS/NA held a virtual membership meeting on April 22nd, 2020 (recording here). Special Interest Groups were asked to schedule their own virtual membership meetings for their members.

The Fashion, Textile, and Costume Special Interest Group held their meeting on Thursday May 7th. At this meeting we:

  • Thanked Shannon Robinson and Olivia Warschaw for their guidance as Co-Moderators for the previous year and presented the annual report
  • Discussed the status of old and finished projects (including the finalization of migrating all Fashion Librarian’s Resources Guide to this platform)
  • Solicited new contributors for this blog (apply here)
  • Angela E. Weaver, Fine & Performing Arts Librarian at the University of Puget Sound, presented on her digital casebook project La France Sauvée ou le Tyran Détrôné: A Dramaturgical Casebook
  • Bloomsbury rep Selina Mahar presented on updated and upcoming products

This year will undoubtedly be new territory for everyone in every industry but I look forward to navigating it with you all.

Lauren Bradley
Moderator
Fashion, Textiles, and Costume SIG

Article from “The Cut” about Nina Simone’s Fearless Wardrobe

A great 2015 article by Allison P. Davis, looking at some of Nina Simone’s stage costumes, evening gowns, and casual at-home looks.

Note: initially discovered here: MessyNessyChic blog.

ARLIS FTC Seeking Contributing Writers

The ARLIS Fashion Textile and Costume Special Interest Group is currently seeking members who are willing to commit to blogging. FTC bloggers should commit to writing one post a quarter for a minimum of one year. If you are interested in being a regular blogger for FTC, please fill out the form here by June 30th, 2020.

ARLIS FTC members already have access to contribute content to this blog and are encouraged to post announcements and individual posts in this space.

New Books: Spring

New book releases you may have missed from this past winter/spring!

Digital Research Methods in Fashion and Textile Studies, Amanda Sikarskie, Bloomsbury Visual Arts January 2020
Diana Vreeland: Bon Mots, Alexander Vreeland, Rizolli March 2020
Robert Doisneau: The Vogue Years, Flammarion March 2020
Dressed: a Philosophy of Clothes, Shanidha Bari, Basic Books March 2020
Betsey: a Memoir, Betsey Johnson with Mark Vitualno, Viking April 2020
It’s Not About the Burqa, edited by Mariam Khan, Picador, April 2020