Thursday, October 22, 2015


This book is one of my treasured recent birthday presents from my better half 
Mr. Twister. 

Heather Firbank, London Edwardian socialite clotheshorse, eventually waxed  impecunious, but in doing so she did an exceptionally intelligent action. Rather than chuck her fashionable wardrobe out when she downsized, she preserved and stored all of these fashionable clothes dating from 1900 - 1925. When she died, the unearthed legacy became the major basis of the vintage collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum. I'd happily don the first example with a more modern adjustment of the hem; the second with an adjustment of my fitness routine...

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