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Monday, February 9, 2009

Book Hour - When Royalty Wore Ruffles

Mindy interviewed the author and the illustrated of When Royals Wore Ruffles: A Funny and Fashionable Alphabet! by Chesley Mclaren and Pamela Jaber. Mindy loves this new picture book: a funny collection of odd and peculiar facts of people and their clothing going back to the 1400's. Both Chelsey and Pamela love fashion and did lots of research to find out the funny and interesting things included in the book.

Some weird facts that they talked about: At one time there were wig snatchers because of the expensive jewels that people would fills their wigs. The wigs were so big and fancy that they wouldn't wash them, and would end up with creepy crawlies living in them. Women would make lipstick out of crush ed beetles and fish scales and crushed jewels and used crushed lead that was poisonous. People used to have animals living in the hair.

One fun fashion thing for kids to do is to create a window display of fashion ideas -- it takes imagination, paper, paint. It does help to have a theme.

Attitude is important to feel comfortable in what you are wearing. Fashion trends get started when someone has enough attitude...

Chelsey's Fashion Do's:
Do Get dressed
have fun in what you get dressed in
March out the door like you own the look.

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