Thursday, April 2, 2015

Exciting News and a #ThrowbackThursday Contribution

Those of you who have been around a while know that I love tartan, and that I often look for ways to add tartan into my historical wardrobe. In order to produce historically accurate plaid clothes, I've also ended up doing a lot of research on how tartan (and other plaids) play into fashion trends throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries. I love reading and writing about tartan, and I love sharing it with you!

I'm excited to say that now I'm getting to share all of this crazy plaid love with a whole new audience over at Jezebel/Pictorial! The article itself pulls from some of the posts I've written here, but is updated to reflect the amount I've learned since I started posting about tartan almost two years ago.

Plus, how cool is the illustration the Pictorial team came up with? I love it!
You can check out the article on Pictorial here.

You know I love tartan, but what about you? I'd love to see/hear about your favorite tartans, plaid outfits, or other historical inspirations!

the (Dress Stuart) tartan ballgown that started it all, at Newport in 2012


  1. Hey! I followed you from Jezebel and am totally digging the blog. I am originally from North Carolina and grew up with Highland games, Scottish folk dancing, and the idea that tartan was subversive. Great article!

    1. Hi!! Thanks, I'm so glad you liked the article and my blog :) I spend a lot of time in NC, and am always tickled by the Scottish names of towns we drive past. I'll have to find a Highland games to check out when I'm there this summer!