As someone who is interested in both fashion and history, I absolutely adore when my two loves intertwine. I especially love the history of fashion. It's just so fascinating, as it quite often has undertones of economic and social regulation, as is the case with the wool and stocking trade in 16th century England and the ensuing Acts of Parliament in the form of Sumptuary legislation (also, I don't know why spellcheck won't recognize 'sumptuary' as being a real word, I can assure you that it is, which makes me smarter than spellcheck...yay?). But I won't get into that here, mostly because I think I am the only person in the world, aside from Joan Thirsk (if anyone wants a truly riveting read, I highly suggest you find yourself a copy of Economic Policy and Projects: Development of a Consumer Society, although, I do realize that probably no one is going to go out and read it, but you can't blame a girl for trying right?!) who finds that interesting. Anyway, I have lost myself in thoughts about history, yet again. I promise that the rest of this post will actually be something interesting. Where was I? Oh yes, fashion. The only thing, other than school, that I look forward to in the fall is the September Issue of Vogue. Granted, 3/4's of the magazine are ads, but that's the point. The ad's are what make the magazine! The ads give the eye candy. Sure there could be a great editorial spread, but at the end of the day, I am more likely to remember a specific Prada or Gucci of Louis Vuitton ad than the photographs.
But I think I have lost myself a little (which seems to be the case more often than not as of late). The point of this post was to share something wonderful that I found, that merges my love of history and fashion together. I have been meaning to share it for a while, so here it is.