Your Right to a Wedding:

Monday, October 7, 2013 | | 0 comments

Social Considerations Influencing World War II Bridal Attire

I had the honor of presenting a piece of my dissertation research on World War II Warbrides at the LIM College Fashion Now and Then: Meaning, Media, and Mode Conference last weekend. The presentation was titled, “Your Right to a Wedding: Social Considerations Influencing World War II Bridal Attire.” About once a year I get the opportunity to revisit my dissertation research and I’m always amazed that I still really enjoy reading my dissertation, looking at the data and images I collected, and thinking about an era so incredibly different from the one in which I live.

Below is a recording of the presentation I gave. I hope you enjoy! Check out my bio for the conference, here.


September 2013 in Photos

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 | | 0 comments

1. 4th STreet Art Festival in Bloominton, IN
2. Donuts from the new Rainbow Bakery
3. Student Involvement Fair
4. My new favorite snack: wasabi seaweed
5. Give Back to Africa event
6. Homemade charcuterie plate
7. First IU Football game of the season...hopefully not the last
8. Seeing Black Gold at the IU Cinema
9. Taking my Visual Merchandising students to the Grunwald Gallery
10. Ready for book club!
11. Observing my colleagues in their classrooms
12. Preparing for a poster presentation on campus
13. Cardinal Baseball game with old friends
14. Best surprise ever: Michael Buble concert!
15. Pancakes at Half and Half in St. Louis
16. Krispy Kreme Donuts in Arkansas
17. The first piece of art my parents have purchased for themselves
18. Pussy willow from the farmer's market
19. Reunited with my KD Ladies at Nevada's wedding
20. Eric loving his Krispy Kreme hat
21. Visiting the Enactus headquarters in Springfield, MO
22. Taking my Visual Merchandising students to the Jordan Greenhouse
23. Enactus Mass Meeting
24. Proctoring an exam for a colleague
25. Apples galore from Anderson Apple Orchard
26. Flashback to 2010
27. I finally got my new bike!
28. Pumpkin Ice Cream and the cutest dog ever
29. Homemade Apple Tarts
30. Campus

August 2013 in Photos

1. Homemade Pesto
2. First to arrive at yoga
3. Starting my first IFS experience
4. The Astronauts Wives Club by Lily Koppel
5. Trying to work out on a regular basis...
6. The aftermath of learning
7. A stack of books my student checked out from the library
8. The building where my office is located
9. Pasta made with the homemade pesto
10. Our treats from the farmer's market
11. My Berlin Kitchen by Luisa Weiss
12. Homemade plum bread
13. Snuggles with my Huxley-dog
14. Eating out at Finch's Brasserie
15. A gift from my IFS students
16. Celebrating the end of my first IFS experience
17. Beautiful flowers from the local farmer's market
18. Starting a Breaking Bad Marathon
19. My IFS students
20. A night on the town with my colleagues
21. Making homemade gazpacho
22. The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout
23. The cutest thing you ever saw
24. My parents playing foosball
25. First day of school
26. Crazy busy schedule
27. I wish I had more time to spend with this little guy
28. Banana Cream Pie
29. Beautiful day in Indiana
30. My first Pumpkin Spice Latte of the season
31. A beautiful bouquet of flowers from the farmer's market

July 2013 in Photos

Friday, August 2, 2013 | | 0 comments

1. Huxley being a super snuggle-bug
2. Summer is my favorite because I get to read for fun! Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
3. My cousin and her sweet baby, Noah!
4. Sipping on a cocktail in Cincinnati with my family
5. Fireworks at the Great American Ballpark after watching the Reds play baseball
6. My favorite piece of artwork at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
7. Movie Night at the Hasty Household: Identity Thief
8. Eric got a new bike!! Still waiting for mine to arrive...
9. Summer also allows for more cooking time: homemade creamy spinach enchiladas
10. I made this lemon trifle for book club and it was a big hit! But it was way too much...
11. Homemade oreo ice cream! Eric has perfected the art of making ice cream.
12. Touring the President Benjamin Harrison home in Indianapolis with Eric's parents
13. Homemade Lavender Honey Ice Cream (even better than the oreo!)
14. A beautiful lotus in my bouquet from the farmer's market.
15. The Receptionist: An Education at the New Yorker by Janet Groth
16. Starting to work out regularly again, hoping to keep it up.
17. Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler
18. Homemade Peach and Prosciutto Tart with Ricotta Cheese
19. Yoga!
20. The Ai Weiwei exhibit at the Indianapolis Museum of Art
21. Celebrating National Ice Cream Day with ice cream from Hartzell's
22. Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
23. Homemade Peach Cheesecake
24. Setting up for a dinner party with friends, the first time we've hosted 2 couples at once!
25. Two hour massage and a one hour facial equals a truly relaxing day
26. A picnic at Lake first time at the lake!
27. Summer cleaning: donating 6 full boxes of clothing
28. A sip of wine with my husband at Oliver Winery and enjoying the beautiful weather
29. When We Were the Kennedys by Monica Wood
30. Creme Brulee Cheesecake from Feast in celebration of National Cheesecake Day
31. Library books are becoming available faster than I can read them! First, The Astronauts Wives Club by Lilly Koppel. Then, My Berlin Kitchen by Luisa Weiss

June 2013 in Photos

Sunday, July 7, 2013 | | 1 comments

1. Flowers from the Bloomington Farmer's Market
2. Ice Cream from The Chocolate Moose - our favorite!
3. A beautiful day in Indiana
4. Laying poolside and enjoying the summer
5. A new hairdo
6. Drinks at The Rail with my friend Mary
7. Our first time at the Bloomington Gallery Walk
8. Take Steps for CCFA - finding a cure for Crohn's Disease
9. The Very Thought of You by Rosie Alison
10. Never enough pool time
11. Meetings at Wells Library
12. At the pool with my friend Jessica
13. Creme Brulee - my favorite dessert
14. I love summer and the extra time to read - at the Monroe County Library
15. Every Saturday morning we eat a French breakfast at the Farmer's Market
16. Happy Father's Day to my daddy
17. The Twelve Tribes of Haddie by Ayana Mathis
18. Happy Anniversary to the best parents in the world
19. New art from Paris framed and hung in our bedroom
20. Hot Air Balloons make me so happy!!
21. Finally got around to hanging the tapestry I got from from Ecuador last year
22. Purchased new art from Arts Fair on the Square in Bloomington
23. Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
24. Downward facing dog - Huxley doing yoga
25. TV breaking down - big red 'x' is not a good sign
26. The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer
27. His and Hers - Warby Parker
28. Trying out new recipes - Veggie Tart
29. Louisville Slugger Museum in Louisville, KY
30. Lunch at the Garage Bar in Louisville, KY

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