Friday File

Happy Friday! Like everyone else, I’m flabbergasted that it’s already August. Faculty will be returning to campus in a few weeks and then the students. Too fast! I’ve been inventorying the fashion study collection during the summer break, which is very time consuming. Wish I had more time before school starts up.

I’m hoping to get a little bike riding in this weekend. Travis and I might take our bikes out to an arboretum to take in the cool summer weather. We also have a double date planned, and I’m sure there will be tasty craft beer involved. What are you up to?

Here’s a roundup of my favorite links this past week:

Colin McDowell breaks down the state of fashion criticism and lack thereof and why the industry desperately needs it.

Madewell has a new denim collection I’m pretty excited to check out.

There’s a blog about everything these days. Even though I know little about opera, I’m fascinated that there’s an opera gossip blog.

I’m learning a lot over on the blog Pattern Observer about artists who moonlighted as surface/textile designers. Check out these first two posts of the series on Henry Moore and Raoul Dufy.

And for any museum professionals, have a good laugh (while cringe) reading the satire “Museum Professionals Make Terrible Visitors.” Not that all of us do these things, but I’m sure some of this will ring true.

And don’t forget to take my blog survey by this Sunday at midnight if you want to be entered in the drawing to win the cool coffee table book Fashion Scandinavia. I’m loving learning your preferences!