It’s been a busy summer for this costume designer, between mounting shows and traveling to various museums for costume and fashion exhibits. While some shows have been hit-and-miss, I never regret seeing what new museums have to offer!
Most recently, my co-workers and I trekked up to Sandwich, Massachusetts to visit the beautiful Heritage Museums & Gardens to see the CUT! Costume and the Cinema show. It was pretty exquisite– keep reading to find-out more about the exhibition and the museum!
Continue reading CUT! Costume and the Cinema: A review.
When Nightbird by Alice Hoffman came up on Netgalley, it sounded really intriguing. Set in Sidwell, a quiet Massachusetts town, a young girl called Twig has isolated herself, as has her mother. The two women do not accept social invitations, they do not attend town functions, and most adamantly, they do not attend the annual performance of a play on the witch of Sidwell. James, Twig’s secret brother, and every male in their family before him, were cursed by that very witch.
Then one summer, a family with two daughters moves into the house right next to Twig’s. The house previously occupied by the witch. Julia, the younger of the daughters, begrudgingly convinces Twig to be her friend, and it changes everything, not just for Twig and her family, but for the entire town of Sidwell.
Continue reading Nightbird: A Wish For Summer
In my limited experience, living in the suburbs of any city is an endless cycle of seeking out new things to do, and for those who live in the South Shore area of Massachusetts, the routine can get a bit dull. There are malls, there are movie theaters, and during more seasonable months there are places to hit up mini-golf, lazer tag, rock walls, and go-karts. During the winter, I tend to crave arcades. Unfortunately, there aren’t a whole lot of arcades around to boast of… Continue reading Jenn of Arcadia: The Local Scoop