Hollywood Forever.

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.


6 responses to “About

  1. I forgot to mention this when I dropped by before (October 1st ish), but you would probably like to know about The Art Deco Society of California http://www.artdecosociety.org/ as you would have a lot to contribute with them. Check me out and drop me a line.

  2. daisywalkerillustration

    Hi! I love this stuff – I hope you don’t mind but I’d love to cite this article in my undergrad dissertation – I’m an illustration student in England, UK.

    It’s about patriarchal values in Disney films, focusing on female protagonists and antagonists, and this article has some great relevant quotes as Snow White’s appearance is based on the ingenue characters of silent movies.

    All I need to cite your work properly is your last name and first initial 😀 if not I can just use the URL

    Daisy xx

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