About the Author

Tove on BlueI am a sassy New Yorker who formally studied English, Costume Design, and Art History, but I continue my education and fuel my love of Costume History by reading voraciously, attending lectures, exhibits, galleries, and films. Though I have many loves (color theory, burlesque, yarn crafts, and bookbinding among them), fashion remains a filter that I use to read and interpret politics, social and class struggles, gender and sexual identity themes, and more. For someone who has struggled with retaining numbers and dates, fashion studies offered me concrete visual accompaniment to historical events, and continues to be a benchmark of more “serious” subjects.

I currently work in Development for a major New York museum with no costume collection (most unfortunately), and I am the Editor of the Costume Society of America E-Newsletter. I am eager to land a job involving costume/fashion/textile research/education, but as yet, that opportunity has not come.

I love to hear from readers, so drop me a line with questions, comments and suggestions!





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