Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Clothing and History

Happy Boxing Day, Sweet People!

PeaceBang is on her way to visit family, imagining herself all dolled up in furs and riding on a troika (or do you ride IN a troika? Or does one simply "ride a troika?") to deliver gifties to her kinfolk honeylambs. You and I know that she'll be in jeans and a knit cap and driving a Honda CR-V, but PeaceBang likes to have some Romance in her life, so please don't ruin the fun.

Speaking of fun -- PeaceBang's Favorite Male Product Tester got her Caroline Weber's marvelous new book, Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore To the Revolution for Christmas and she's already many pages into it and adoring the mix of feminist history, fashion commentary, and psychology. Great stuff, well-researched, fully deserving of all the fantastic reviews that came out earlier this year.

Queen of Fashion

In all seriousness, this book is an important study of the relevance of clothing, and the ways that public people can use their attire to project messages about who they are, who they are not, and how they inhabit their social roles. A definite must-read for fans of this blog.

Meanwhile, PeaceBang got a run in her stocking on Christmas Eve, and then spilled some dinner on her skirt. She was ne'er so grateful for vestments as she was during the second Christmas Eve service.

P.S. You can purchase a wonderful candle wax remover at Illuminations.com. PeaceBang swears by it, and it's safe for all your most treasured holiday garments and altar adornments.



Blogger Berrysmom said...

Hey, PB, can you give us the exact url for the wax remover product?

I have black yuk on my lace tablecloth, and the altar cloths are unspeakable! (Where's the Altar Guild when you need them?)

I searched on the Illuminations site and didn't find anything.

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