Off on a European adventure!

6:32 PM

Hello my lovely readers,

This is just a little note to say that I will not be updating for the next few months. I was lucky enough to receive the Frances L. Phillips Travel Scholarship from my now alma mater, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and will be using my funds to travel all over Europe for the next three months, studying the interrelation between 18th century fashion, architecture, and politics. It's the most amazing opportunity in the world, and I feel so fortunate to have been given it.

If you would like to follow me on my travels, and see pictures of all the fashion history goodies I encounter, feel free to do so at my travel blog:

The Roaming Redhead

See you all in August!!


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  1. I truly believe that all good learning these days is at the edge of a person's academic discipline, right at the interface with other disciplines. So a historian would be wise to be aware of economics and a literature scholar should be improving his foreign language skills etc etc. This does not make me popular in universities where departments guard their territory carefully.

    But the interrelation between 18th century fashion, architecture and politics is unusual, even by my expansive definitions :) Good on you... have a successful trip!

  2. I am truly so happy to have found this blog today. I am going through a very tough time and I am an antique collector,lover. I am so curious about the women of earlier centuries and how they went about day to day activities. Those of the rich and the poor alike. How did they deal with stress, babies, miscarriages, religion,love, even losing weight. The things we take for granted were so much greater back then . And yet there were no other expectations of woman other than to produce what if you could not have children?, and really wanted them badly?. What did women strive for?. What frustrated them ?. What was their economy like and what did they spend money on mostly. Thanks so much for this blog.