A Century of Fashion Photography

Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography, 1911-2011 opened June 26 at the J. Paul Getty Museum and features more than 160 fashion photographs alongside a selection of costumes, illustrations, magazine covers, videos and advertisements in the world’s most comprehensive analysis of fashion photography. Drawn from the Getty Museum’s photographs collection as well as … Read more

Karolina Zebrowska Talks “Real Women – Beauty Through The Decades”

Karolina Zebrowska became a Youtube sensation in 2015 with her hugely-successful video ‘Real Women – Beauty Through the Decades’ that conveyed a simple but powerful message on how we view the past. In just two minutes she debunked the popular idea that past decades were always glamorous – with vintage enthusiasts choosing to focus on … Read more

Top Facebook Groups for Costume

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Are you tired of the fact that most people you meet day to day don’t share your interest in costume? The result can be extremely isolating when you have to join conversations you don’t connect with but Facebook groups are full of engaging conversations on what you really care about. If you go to many … Read more

Meet the Jeweller Behind #GeorgianJanuary

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The Costume Rag meets Dames a la Mode, the maker of exquisite historical jewellery who started the phenomenal #GeorgianJanuary trend on Instagram.  What Inspired #GeorgianJanuary? “Three years ago I started #GeorgianJanuary because I wanted some cheering up during January, which is always a bleak month for me.  I thought it would be a great way … Read more

How to Use Instagram as a Costumier

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Instagram is one of the most powerful tools for costume professionals and fans to connect, share ideas, promote their brand or Etsy shop and keep up with what everyone is up to. If you are not already using Instagram to promote what you do or simply enjoy seeing people with similar interests then have no … Read more

The Rag Meets: Berolinensis

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The Costume Rag talks to Olga Jonarska, better known as Berolinensis on her popular Instagram feed. “My interest in the 19th and early 20th century culture started when I was a teenager (I think I was around 15-16) – I first got interested in literature and art of the period, and then my interest developed … Read more

Five Edwardian Instagrammers to Follow

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Edwardian style often seems like an uncomfortable niche between the decline of the Victorian era and the sinking of the Titanic followed by the First World War before the roaring twenties made things better. However many still enjoy the extreme elegance of the period as a unique, brief aesthetic and way of life. Instagram has … Read more