Sunday, June 24, 2012
Fashion, Economy & Newspapers
I loved this book, Overdressed, about the economy, history and the sociology of fashion. It is well written and strongly researched. The author touches on several issues that relate to the women's pages. For example, she wrote about the increased consumption of cheap clothes or "fast fashion." In part, this is because so few people sew now. Sewing clothes used to be so common place that women's pages would include sewing patterns.
I am working on revisions for an article about fashion editor Eleni Epstein and will be including information from this book. I plan to write about fashion writer Eugenia Sheppard in the fall.