Costume College 2015

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

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 [...]

1920’s Dresses and the Beginning of Women’s Liberation

By | May 26th, 2015|Categories: Roaring 20s|Tags: , |

When the Women’s Movement picked up and suffrage was extended, the Roaring 20s played off of the idea of women’s rights and the silhouette of dresses changed drastically. Dropped waists that gave a boxy impression were all the rage, not to mention the shortened hemlines. The most important feature of the 1920s dress is that [...]

Creatures of Habit

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

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 [...]

Dress Like The Great Gatsby with our Style Guide

By | March 24th, 2015|Categories: Roaring 20s, Style Guides|Tags: |

Do you wish to go back in time to the Charleston, flappers, boas, and speakeasies? Well, let Recollections help you find your Great Gatsby style with our Pinterest Style Guide! With the release of the Baz Luhrmann version of “The Great Gatsby,” starring Leonardo diCaprio, Tobey Maguire, and Carey Mulligan, the style of the 1920s [...]

Victorians at the Beach

By | April 24th, 2013|Categories: 1920s fashion, Edwardian Era, Edwardian Fashion, Fashion, Roaring 20s, Uncategorized, Victorian Era, Victorian Fashions|Tags: , , , , , , |

Early Victorians generally had little interest in visiting the ocean for any reason, but somewhere around the mid-1800’s doctors started recommending spas and mineral waters as a cure for many ailments. Natural hot springs – like the Glenwood Springs mentioned in an earlier Blog article – became popular places for fashionable Victorians to go to [...]