Friday, March 6, 2009

Plates in the Head

Lately I've been thinking about fashion plates, though perhaps "thinking" is the wrong word; obsessing may be a better descriptor. One particular consignment store here in Austin tends to carry framed mid-century plates regularly. Unfortunately, the consigner knows the value and they are often too expensive for me. Therefore I have to improvise.
Yesterday I found a cache of images in the public domain on Wikipedia and hope to incorporate some in a few projects milling around in my head. Meanwhile, for those who, like me, are cash strapped but taste-expansive, why not click on some of these images & links -- enjoy the view!

Fashion Plates

University of Washington Digital Library Collection: Fashion Plates

Koshka the Cat: Fashion Plates

Wikipedia: History of Western Fashion

Godey's Ladies' Book