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Posted by on Sep 15, 2012 in Costume related, Links | 0 comments

VISIT CSO FACEBOOK PAGE – INTERACT!

CSO has a Facebook Page, active since late June 2012; link below and live on our Links page. Posts may be random items related to fashion and costume history generally including: Fashionality exhibition at the McMichael , exhibitions at the Design Exchange, the V&A in London, FIT & Met in New York and more; links to various articles about fashion or costume, and on as far and wide as those observing the field find interesting. Click here for Link to Facebook page....

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Posted by on Sep 14, 2012 in Costume related | 0 comments

ABSOLUTEY VINTAGE CLOTHING SALE!

Absolutely Vintage Clothing Sale. When:   Saturday, October 20 from 10 am to 5 pm Where:  Maple Cottage, 62 Laing Street, Toronto                South of Queen St. East, one block East of Leslie Carefully collected from fabulous Ontario estates, this Absolutely Vintage Sale features men’s and women’s clothing from the 1890s through the 1970s, costume jewellery, textiles, accessories and more. Gadabout www.gadabout.ca, Eclectisaurus www.eclectisaurus.com, & Angela McCool angela@mccool.ca have combined their considerable inventories to make this a not-to-be-missed dale. You may well find some treasures...

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Posted by on Sep 14, 2012 in Costume related | 0 comments

CSO MEMBERS VINTAGE SHOPPING AT GADABOUT 4 DEC.

CSO members are invited to a special evening of Vintage shopping (plus Wine & Cheese) at Gadabout, Tuesday 4 Dec. from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Gadabout was voted “Best Vintage Clothing Store” on toronto.com’s Internet poll. You will find an extensive collection of vintage clothing, accessories, fabrics, ephemera and curios plus a Manly Man corner. Victoria, Gadabout’s owner and a member of CSO Executive, is offering members a 20% discount on the evening’s purchases and will also arrange to have a rack of her earliest vintage – late 1800s, early 1900s through 1920s – available for browsing. Space is limited; members RSVP to Victoria at 416-463-1254 or email info@gadabout.ca This notice may tempt some readers to consider taking out a CSO membership for 2013 on the spot? That might be arranged, but only if you have notified by rsvp your intention while there is still...

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Posted by on Sep 14, 2012 in Costume related | 0 comments

BATA SHOE MUSEUM FOUNDER’S LECTURE

The Second Annual Founder’s Lecture 2012 will be AT MY FEET: SUGGESTION AND CONTRADICTION IN THE LANGUAGE OF SHOES. It will be presented byMargaret Visser, Writer and Broadcaster, moderated by Novelist Katherine Govier. The lecture will be Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 6:30 pm, in the George Ignatieff Theatre, Trinity College, 15 Devonshire Place, Toronto.   There will be a reception at the Bata Shoe Museum following the lecture. Those who attend will have the opportunity to view the latest exhibition, Collected in the Field: Shoemaking Traditions From Around the World with Mrs. Sonja Bata.   Lecture: $30 adult; $20 BSM (and CSO) members and students;  Lecture + Reception: $60 adult; $40 BSM members and students. LIMITED SEATING FOR TICKETS, call 416.979.7799 x445 or E...

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Posted by on Sep 13, 2012 in Costume related | 0 comments

LECTURE on MONUMENTAL CARD-WEAVING in ETHIOPIA

Friends of Textiles & Costume Presents Royal Processions and Rural Replicas: Monumental Card-Weaving in Ethiopia The Gondar Hanging Presenter: Dr. Michael Gervers Friday, October 19, 2012, 5:00 – 7:00 pm Classrooms 3 & 4, main Floor Royal Ontario Museum 100 Queens’ Park Circle, Toronto Dr. Michael Gervers is a medieval and art historian at the University of Toronto. His current interest is the Orthodox Christian rock-cut and monolithic churches found in Ethiopia. His presentation will focus on the great card-woven church hangings with particular reference to the so-called Gondar hanging, a ROM treasure. It was made in the early 18th century and depicts the coronation of an Ethiopian king. Free to FTC members; all others $20.00 Registration Required To register/purchase tickets call 416 586-5797 or    Go to www.rom.on.ca/whatson and select by date on “What’s On”...

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