Month: October 2014

Upcoming Exhibition: Wardrobes of 18th Century Wealth

Via FIDM Museum and Galleries: Ladies and gentlemen living in 18th-century Europe dressed opulently. The designing, producing, and wearing of fashion was elevated to an art form. Luxurious silks, handmade laces, and precious metal trimmings were de rigueur for those aligned with royal courts and attending state theatres. In this exhibition are displayed lavish garments…

Review: Outlander Episode 2

Episode 2 of the TV adaptation of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander picks up right where we left off, with Claire arriving as a prisoner at Castle Leoch. It’s another exposition-heavy episode, but fills in necessary information about Jamie, introduces some intriguing secondary characters, and sets the stage for Claire’s prolonged visit to the eighteenth century. A…