Recollections’ “Sharp Objects” Debut

By | June 9th, 2017|Ball Gowns, Civil War, Customer's Ball Gowns, Uncategorized, Victorian Era|

What do you do when Hollywood comes knocking on your door? You answer the call of Sharp Objects! Sharp Objects is the new eight-episode HBO series that went into production in May. It is based on the 2006 debut novel by Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl).  The series stars Amy Adams (Arrival) as Camille Parker, a reporter [...]

Recollections Fashion Show at the Centennial Building

By | October 23rd, 2015|Ball Gowns, Civil War, Edwardian Era, Fashion Eras, Hats, Old West, Pioneer Dress, Polonaise, Uncategorized|

Recollections Fashion Show Recap The Lake Huron Discovery Tour 2015 has come and gone, but the Recollections fashion show at the Centennial Building in Alpena continues to live in the memories of those who joined us on October 10 for the festivities. The day started early for Recollections, with the models from the show prepped [...]

Halloween is Just Around the Corner!

By | September 3rd, 2015|Ball Gowns, Civil War, Downton Abbey, Edwardian Era, Fashion Eras, Old West, Pioneer Dress, Roaring 20s, Uncategorized, Victorian Era, Victorian Era Celebrations|

Halloween is Just a Hop-Skip-and-a-Jump Away!   Yes, the calendar just flipped from August to September, and the thermometer is still registering summer temperatures. But, make no mistake, it's almost heeeeeerrrrre! It's time to start thinking about autumn and one of its highlights - Halloween.   Themed parties, no theme parties, and everything in between [...]

Costume College 2015

By | August 21st, 2015|Ball Gowns, Civil War, Customer's Ball Gowns, Destinations, Edwardian Era, Fashion Eras, Old West, Pioneer Dress, Polonaise, Roaring 20s, Steampunk, Uncategorized, Victorian Era|

By Sue McDonald   Costume College - Whirlwind of Classes and Special Events   If you haven’t heard about Costume College, then you haven’t been paying attention! After hearing about it for years, a friend convinced me to enroll last year, and I am now positively addicted to the excitement, the many opportunities for learning [...]

The History of the Hoop Skirt

By | June 8th, 2015|Ball Gowns, Victorian Era|

When we think of the hoop skirt, we tend to think of the Victorian Era. And it’s true that hoop skirts were used then. However, hoop skirts have been around since as early as the sixteenth century. The farthingale was a hoop skirt popular in Europe, and different forms of farthingales originated in France, Spain, [...]

Period Events & Entertainments Re-Creation Society

By | May 4th, 2015|Ball Gowns, Edwardian Era, Steampunk, Victorian Era, Victorian Era Celebrations|

What is Period Events & Entertainments Re-Creation Society?   The Period Events & Entertainments Re-Creation Society (PEERS) is a non-profit corporation based in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. The organization is dedicated to remembering, researching, and re-creating the performing arts of the past. Their goals include producing and sponsoring original and re-creations of [...]

Creatures of Habit

By | March 26th, 2015|Accessories, Ball Gowns, Civil War, Fashion Eras, Roaring 20s, Uncategorized, Victorian Era|

Creatures of Habit Background Creatures of Habit is a true costume emporium offering more than 19,000 costumes and 500,000 authentic period garments and accessories for rent or purchase. They are much more than that, too! Jack Cody and Natalya Haden opened Creatures of Habit in 1987 with the intent of costuming Paducah and the surrounding [...]

Heartfelt Thanks to You!

By | January 16th, 2015|Accessories, Ball Gowns, Civil War, Downton Abbey, Fashion Eras, Gloves, Hats, Old West, Thank You, Uncategorized, Victorian Era Celebrations|

  Heartfelt thanks... Recollections loves our clients! You are our lifeblood; the heart of who we are and why we do what we do. What better time to show our love and say "thank you" than Valentine's Day?  Hearts, flowers, and romance fill the air.  Romance and Recollections fashions go hand-in-hand, just like taking a [...]

Besser Museum’s Season of Light

By | December 27th, 2014|Ball Gowns, Fashion Eras, Uncategorized, Victorian Era Celebrations|

  By Donna Klein   On the northern edge of Alpena, not far from the Thunder Bay River, is a gem of Northeast Michigan called the Besser Museum.  Named for Jesse Besser, a pioneer in modern concrete technology, the museum is home to a variety of exhibits.   Each year, the museum hosts a "Season [...]

Slatington Ball

By | June 26th, 2014|Ball Gowns, Civil War, Uncategorized, Victorian Era Celebrations|

This year Recollections will be one of the proud sponsors of the Slatington Ball, an event which happens only once every 25 years. The ball will take place on Friday, August 15th, at the Diamond Fire Company Social Hall. This year will be special because the ball will be the culmination of the 150th anniversary [...]