Pain, Parties, Work: Sylvia Plath in New York, Summer 1953 by Elizabeth Winder

Before The Bell Jar, before she became known as the “demon-plagued artist,” Sylvia Plath spent one summer in New York City working on Mademoiselle’s annual college issue. Elizabeth Winder’s new book Pain, Parties, Work explores that internship, Plath’s relationship with her fellow interns, her brief romances, and how the time set the stage for the rest of […]


Grandma Had it Goin’ On: Your Guide to Vintage Fashion of the 1950s

This is the second in a series I’ll be going for Persephone (you can find the first here).  It’s based on my experience as a seller and collector of vintage clothing.  I adore “granny” clothes, as my husband calls them.  There’s something delightfully subversive about being a Feminist while wearing the trappings of the 1950s […]