Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Upcoming Library Event: Can You Be Successful and Have a Rewarding Career Selling Sustainable Fashion?

LIM College's Adrian G. Marcuse Library is hosting an event on sustainable fashion in celebration of Earth Day. Please join us for "Can You Be Successful and Have a Rewarding Career Selling Sustainable Fashion?" on Wednesday, April 23rd from 1:15-3:30pm on The Townhouse's 4th Floor.

The panelist will be discussing sustainability as it relates to the business of fashion. The featured panelists include:

*Tara St. James: Owner and Head Designer - Study
*Carrie Parry: Fashion Designer
*Sarah Hoit: Materials Scientist - Material ConneXion
*LeeAnn Rutkovsky: Milliner, Sustainability Consultant, and LIM College faculty member
*Natalie Jeremijenko: Artist and NYU Professor

*Sally Shapiro (moderator): LIM College Professor 

Mr. Eric Feigenbaum, Chair of the Visual Merchandising Department, will also be discussing sustainability in retail environments. This talk will be held in The Townhouse's Fashionopolis. 

Everyone in attendance is invited to tour Material ConneXion after the presentations. For more information and to R.S.V.P. to the event, please visit our website and click on the Library Events tab to the right-hand side of the page. 

Posted on March 25, 2014 I Blog post by Nicole LaMoreaux, M.L.S. (Reference and Instruction Librarian)

Monday, March 24, 2014

Book Review: Memos: The Vogue Years

To make it as editor in chief at a fashion magazine you must be daring, outspoken, creative, and of course fashionable. Or in the words of Diana Vreeland: “You gotta have style!” With more than 250 pieces of Vreeland’s personal correspondence, the book Memos shows how she transformed Vogue and fashion from 1962–1971. The letters give readers a transparent look at her communication with photographers, staff, and designers during a revolutionary time. The archival letters are enjoyable to read in a typed format with Vreeland’s handwritten comments scrawled across the pages. You will find that her outlandish notes are still as inspirational today as they were decades ago. Alexander Vreeland, her grandson who edited Memos, carefully placed historical images throughout the book to complement her words. There are also anecdotes from Vreeland’s closest collaborators that provide insight into how she worked at Vogue. Memos captures Vreeland’s vibrant personality and reveals an unknown piece of fashion history. I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in a behind-the-scenes look at the fashion business, or for those who just want to read about a fascinating woman.

Other materials about Diana Vreeland available at The Adrian G. Marcuse Library include The Eye Has to Travel (book and DVD), Allure, D.V., Man and the Horse, Diana Vreeland, and Why Don’tYou?: Diana Vreeland, Bazaar Years.  

So, why don’t you visit the library and check these out?

Vreeland, Alexander. Memos:The Vogue Years. New York: Rizzoli, 2013.

Posted on March 23, 2014 I Blog post by Elizabeth Marotta (Evening Librarian)