Here's a full thread of all the #QuarantineFashionHistory

I decided to recreate a look from every decade of the 20th century using only the clothes, accessories and makeup I had in my luggage during mandatory 14 day Australian #hotelquarantine, after 10 months stuck in Britain.
The clothes and accessories I used for each shoot are detailed in a thread below each post. There was a lot of photoshopping and filtering afterward to get the right period look, and sometimes the right period waist and eyebrows ;) I mostly don't look like this in real life!
Yes, they are all clothes from my luggage, but not even my whole wardrobe. I have a couple of suitcases and can pack small. Most of it is created by careful styling and attention to mood.
No, I didn't plan it before leaving. The idea came to me on the plane, somewhere over Sri Lanka when I couldn't sleep. I enjoyed the #GettyChallenge so much I thought I'd try a personal one and knew I had the clothes for it
No, I won't do the Noughties or Tens! I don't have the clothing, it's still too close, and I've run out of time and energy, especially for the makeup. The twentieth century is a nice neat time period to work with.
The project has definitely made #hotelquarantine much more fun, and everyone has been so enthusiastic and suportive, that's also helped me get through. Thank you all!

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26 Jan
Decade 10 of #QuarantineFashionHistory and the final look - the 1990s.

I caught a serious case of black Lycra in the 90s, one I've never quite shaken, so I went with it. This is inspired by high fashion looks, especially Gaultier, Galliano and Lacroix

Many thanks for inspiration also to Christy Turlington, Yasmeen Ghauri, Versace, Hervé Léger, Anneliese Seubert, Cleo Glyde, Madonna circa Like A Prayer and Dick Tracy, Kevin Aucoin,Tori Amos, and the Springwood Hippy Shop.

That's one of the best selfies I've ever, ever taken
This one is very much for my teenage self, with all her incredible insecurities and big dreams. I've tried very hard to sort out the former and live out the latter, and I think she'd be proud of me. We dreamed of looking like this!
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25 Jan
Dress historians!!! I must make you aware that there exists a board game called Rococo, where the premise is 'Make dresses for a prestigious ball while managing your deck of employees!'

It's... quite something.…
Methinks they greatly overestimate the income and size of 18th century mantuamaking businesses. @RebeccaE_M @HottyCouture @TimesmithDress try not to injure yourselves laughing!
and @Serena_Dyer @egernerd - check out this 18th century dressmaking boardgame!!!
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24 Jan
Decade Nine of #QuarantineFashionHistory - the 1980s.

The decade my hair has been waiting for. I have to wrest it back from the 80s every morning so finally, I let it run. There were so many options for this one! In the end I did what the hair told me.

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I first became conscious of clothes and fashion and make up in the 80s, so this is an homage to the women in magazine pages I used to tear out and stick on my wall as visions of glossy glamour, plus the accompanying make up instructions.
Clothes: trousers and bodysuit from H&M, Witchery handbag, same belt, necklace and earrings as for the 1910s (context is key), and three pairs of sports socks to make shoulder pads! Image
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17 Apr 20
I get to investigate a lot of historic garments in my line of work. It's a joy and a privilege (as well as essential!). This is a thread sharing how I look at dress objects when researching, using photos from archive visits. Lots of juicy digital details for you.
This is a pelisse from c. 1810 made of muslin lined with yellow silk, in the collection of @Fashion_Museum. After I lay the object down, I take a full length back and front shot to record its overall proportions and effects. Not like putting it on a mannequin, but useful.
I sort of stand and think about it as well. Where does it fit in my mental database? What qualities does it have? Is it usual or unusual? Does it confirm trends of the time or have different features? What is the quality, size, fit, construction? Has it been altered or damaged?
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2 Jan 20
First, here's an article specifically about the hair.
Some highlights:

'Gerwig encouraged [hair dept] to envision the March sisters as early bohemians and provided photos from ... photographer Julia Margaret Cameron as inspiration.'…
“Greta...suggested that this family and these girls and women were possibly the original hippies” “The hair was always meant to be a little less structured than you see in a lot of period movies. I find that more relatable than coiffures, which are so distinct and untouchable.”
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5 Aug 19
This is a thread on ways to reduce the cost of getting and publishing academic images. It's based on my experience with the 182 images for my book. We're publishing more and being funded less, so I hope this is helpful for fellow authors #academicimages
1/ Use the website I put together of sources for free or nearly free academic images. You can search in the side bar for particular institutions or kinds of collections. Thanks to everyone who has contributed. #academicimages
2/ Within this group, there are some places that are standout providers of easy to download high-res images. Try them first. It's amazing what lurks in their collections: @rijksmuseum @ngsdc @nypl @LACMA @YaleBritishArt @NGVMelbourne @ExploreWellcome
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