Hemline Quarterly is updated on a semi-regular basis by me, a history grad and librarian who has collected vintage clothing, accessories, & sewing patterns, with articles discussing the styles & fashions of the past. Focusing on Western fashion from the 1920’s up until the 1990’s, I aim not only at describing & analyzing the history of fashion, but hopefully bringing it to life. I’ve been slowly working my way through the decades of fashion to give a broad overview of the basic trends and styles, as well as incorporating art deco architecture and Old Hollywood history. Thanks for checking out my blog, and feel free to leave a comment if there is a certain era or type of fashion you’d like to see featured here. I took a break from blogging and am now starting back up, so please bear with me as I make a few updates around here.
Note: the beautiful illustration in my header is by Enoch Bolles, one of my favorite artists and a true pioneer in what later became referred to as “pin-up” art. There are a ton of amazing examples of his work here.