Valentine’s Day 2019 is here again… yes, we made it! It’s a notation of mystery and romance that has served time and generations to just be there - available if so desired. The history of Valentine’s Day is long and involved with the Roman’s, the Catholic and other churches and a few Saint’s.
Over the centuries, the holiday evolved, and by the 18th century, gift-giving and exchanging handmade cards on Valentine's Day had become common in England. Hand-made valentine cards made of lace, ribbons, and featuring cupids and hearts eventually spread to the American colonies. The tradition of Valentine's cards did not become widespread in the United States, however, until the 1850s, when Esther A. Howland, a Mount Holyoke graduate and native of Worcester, Mass., began mass-producing them.
Now, it’s the number one card-sending holiday in the world. Cissy could not be more delighted - any excuse to be out of the box and sharing with friends, collectors and admirers!
CHRISTIAN DIOR: DESIGNER OF DREAMS
Victoria & Albert Museum
Spanning 1947 to the present day, this exhibition will trace the history and impact of one of the 20th century’s most influential couturiers, exploring the enduring influence of the fashion house, and Dior’s relationship with Britain.
As well as featuring looks designed by Christian Dior, the exhibition will feature work from the designers who followed him at the house, including Yves Saint Laurent, John Galliano, Raf Simons and the incumbent, Maria Grazia Chiuri. The exhibition is the V&A’s largest fashion-themed exhibit since 2015’s Alexander McQueen retrospective.
“THE FAVORITE” COSTUME DISPLAY
Kensington Palace, London
View costumes created for Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz and other cast members of The Favourite, and learn more about the history behind the film, in the Queen's Gallery at Kensington Palace this winter.
FOR WHAT DID IT SELL?
I’m getting more inquiries about Cissy internationally regarding the doll and Cissy prices via dolledition.com - I’m posting another FOR WHAT DID IT SELL? Here are four Cissy’s I sold from 2010:
Cissy “Opera” 1957 #2172 — lace overlay on heavy faille $2,200.00
Cissy 1955 #2084 MIB navy taffeta with coordinating straw hat $1,900.00
Cissy 1958 rare cotton print variation with yellow straw hat $2,200.00
Cissy 1958 #2205 Yachting with white gaberdine slacks and navy blazer $1,800.00