Friday File – Lecture Central

Next week is Spring Break at work! However, all that means for me is that it’ll be super quiet with no classes in session. I still have to work. But that’s ok, because I have a lot of registrar-type backlog (cataloging and organizing files) to do since the past few weeks have been devoted to hosting classes and giving lectures.

I’ll be surprised if I’m not a little hoarse by this afternoon. I have two tours, a presentation, and two lectures today. Wish me luck on keeping up my energy.

Here are my favorite links from the past week:

A guest post by Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell on Worn Through takes us through the history of ship-themed headwear — literally. Check out these crazy historical illustrations of miniature ships perched atop elaborate coiffures. The post doesn’t miss contemporary references to headwear shaped like ships either.

Over on Business of Fashion, another guest post by Diane Pernet breaks down fashion criticism over time. This op-ed covers who the top critics are and doesn’t hesitate to offer opinions on who is good at it.

Street-style blogs have made careers of some of the people who cover fashion shows. The Cut reviewed the style evolution of a number of street-style stars — what they wore before the photographer’s lens was trained on them and after.

And lastly, the New York Times put out a full special section on museums yesterday. I was like a giddy kid when Sandra of Raincoast Cottage filled me in. I haven’t had time to read many of the stories yet, but I bought a physical copy of the paper yesterday, and I plan to spend some quality time with it this weekend. I’m sure you fellow museum nerds will enjoy it as much as me.

Happy weekend!


  1. Heiress Emma says:

    I absolutely love ships as headwear. I think it’s one of my favourite historical fashion quirks, along with dressing children in sailor suits. Great image.

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