Archive for April, 2020

We had to share this photo that has been passed around on Facebook. Its one of the best as far as fashion for these troubled times. We bet some highfalutin designer will pick up on this and we will see it on the next runway show. If so better pay off these two wonderful young folks, a breath of fresh air if you will, Vikki Van Riper and Dead Gemini.

fashion in these times

And how about fashion from another time:

Secrets Behind the Creepy Plague Doctor Mask and Costume | Ancient ...

Plague doctors wore a mask with a bird-like beak to protect them from being infected by deadly diseases such as the Black Death, which they believed was airborne. … The costume was worn by plague doctors during the Plague of 1656, which killed 145,000 people in Rome and 300,000 in Naples. The beak could hold dried flowers (e.g roses or carnations), herbs (e.g. mint), spices, camphor or a vinegar sponge. The purpose of the mask was to remove bad smells, thought to be the principal cause of the disease. Plague doctors would also commonly carry a cane to examine and direct patients without the need to make direct contact with the patient. The scented materials included juniper berry, ambergris, roses (Rosa), mint (Mentha spicata L.) leaves, camphor, cloves, laudanum, myrrh, and storax.