Pages Menu
RssFacebook
Categories Menu

Posted by on Nov 11, 2013 in Events, Society events | 0 comments

Costume Society of Ontario’s 2013 Annual General Meeting

  The Costume Society of Ontario’s Annual General Meeting will be held Saturday November, 30, 2013 2-4pm at the St Matthew’s Lawn Bowling Club, just off Broadview Avenue.  Come to find out more about the Society’s work over the past year and plans for 2014. Doors open and sign in at 1:30 pm with the meeting running from 2 – 4 pm St Matthew’s Lawn Bowling Club 14 Saint Matthew Rd. M4M 2B5 Located just north of the Don Jail/ Bridgepoint Hospital on Broadview Avenue There is on street parking and TTC streetcar service (Gerrard St East or Broadview...

Read More

Posted by on Feb 27, 2013 in Events | 0 comments

Toronto Vintage Clothing Show and Sale March 3rd at Ontario Science Centre

Toronto Vintage Clothing Show and Sale March 3rd at Ontario Science Centre

    The Toronto Vintage Clothing and Textile Show and Sale, formerly held at the Enoch Turner Schoolhouse, is back this year at the Ontario Science Centre on Sunday March 3rd.   Open from 10am to 5pm there will be the opportunity to see and buy a wonderful array of clothing and textiles from vintage designer fashions to quilts, linens and laces.  There’ll also be samplers, sewing related items and jewellery.     Admission is $8.00 (12s and under free).  Partial proceeds to the Canadian Cancer Society.  For further information please call or email June C. Troy (905) 666-0523 junetroy@sympatico.ca  or visit www.torontovintageshow.com     The Ontario Science Centre is at 770 Don Mills Road, Toronto, Ontario...

Read More

Posted by on Jan 20, 2013 in Events, Publications | 0 comments

Jonathan Walford Lecture at Joseph Brant Museum February 28, 2013

Jonathan Walford Lecture at Joseph Brant Museum February 28, 2013

    The Joseph Brant Museum is pleased to welcome Fashion History Museum curator Jonathan Walford on Thursday, February 28 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss his traveling exhibition, “Nuclear Fashion: Selling Style to Suburbia 1946-1964”.  There will also be a book signing for Mr. Walford’s latest book, “1950s American Fashion”. For more information about the lecture, please contact Paul Stone, Curator, at (905) 634-3556. To find out more the exhibition visit the Joseph Brant Museum website....

Read More

Posted by on Nov 12, 2011 in Costume related, Events | 0 comments

CSO DAY PROGRAM BALL’S FALLS

CSO DAY PROGRAM BALL’S FALLS

Winter Sports: A lecture by Rita Brown & Winter Sports: 1900-1950: the exhibition on loan from the Fashion History Museum Saturday, December 10 from 1-2:30 pm, $15.00* per person *This fee includes admission to Ball’s Falls Conservation Area for the entire day, 9:00 am–4:00 pm To purchase tickets please RSVP by December 5 to Nicci Hingley, 902-562-5235  ext. 26. Winter is the time to take a break and have fun.  The exhibit Winter Sports, featuring 20th century winter sports clothes and accessories, is on loan from the Fashion History Museum.   Fashionable winter attire for skiing, snowshoeing, skating and tobogganing are matched with images and accessories. Winter Sports, a presentation in conjunction with Ball’s Falls Conservation Area, is an illustrated talk focusing on sports costume history by Rita Brown.  Ms. Brown was the senior cutter of women’s costume at Shaw Festival and is a long time freelance textile conservator.  Drawing from her extensive career in theatre and her knowledge of costume history, she has embarked on a book project focusing...

Read More

Posted by on Sep 27, 2011 in Costume related, Events | 0 comments

ABSOLUTELY VINTAGE SALE

Absolutely Vintage Sale, Saturday October 29th, from 10am to 5pm. Carefully collected from fabulous Ontario estates this sale offers an impressive assortment of men’s and women’s clothing from the 1890s to the 1970s! The sale also includes antique costume jewellery, accessories, ephemera, and textiles, etc. Gadabout www.gadabout.ca , Angela McCool, and Eclectisaurus www.eclectisaurus.com , combine their considerable inventories to make this a not-to-be-missed sale. Admission is free. Located in the Toronto Heritage Maple Cottage at 62 Laing Street. The Queen East Street Car stops at Laing (2 streets east of Leslie street), and the Maple Cottage is just steps south off...

Read More

Posted by on May 23, 2011 in Costume related, Costumed Events, Events, Publications | 0 comments

COSTUME JOURNAL Vol. 41, #1 BUMPER ISSUE!

The first 2011 issue of Costume Journal was delivered to members of the Costume Society of Ontario early in May. Anyone interested in current events, exhibitions and resources dealing with the wide spectrum of aspects of the field of costume will find this a persuasive reason to join the CSO!  Illustrations, colour and black & white, liven outside and inside covers and many of the forty inside pages. One article gives us a satisfying revelation of features of Palestinian and Jordanian dress with a close look at textiles and jewelry at the Jordan Museum of Popular Tradition. The author, Leslie Montgomery, passes on a rich taste of the regional distinctions, especially in the style and stitching of embroidery.  The Jordan Craft Development Centre in the capital city Amman was also a revelation, and Leslie cites contacts and publications for additional information. Four outstanding reviews liven this issue: the CSO Symposium on “Eternal Style: Fashion and Decorative Arts in Ancient Egypt and Their Influence Into Modern Times”  fully reviewed by...

Read More